As millions of children head back to school, millions of moms are figuring out what to do with their children’s hair. Usually, I slick Caitlynn’s hair back into an Afro puff and drop her off at my parents’ house, When she goes to her toddler program, I put a bit more effort into styling. She’s at an age where she’s starting to fight me when I do her hair. So it’s important that I learn quick and easy hairstyles, which minimize the hair battles erupting in our living room each morning. At times, I wash and part her hair into four sections while she takes a bath and pays more attention to her squirt toys than she does my tugging and twisting.
So, I’m always on the look out for products to help make my job a bit easier. Although I relax my hair with chemicals, I want my daughter to embrace her natural curls. I’m even contemplating going natural to reinforce this idea. That’s why I agreed to participate in the African Pride Back to School Twitter Party. As a mom blogger, I receive a lot of requests to host giveaways. I turn most of them down. I won’t push a product that I won’t buy. I thought about turning this opportunity down, just because I’m been super swamped at work. I offered to donate the products to a homeless shelter, and the company loved my idea so much, they decided to ship me another box! They had me at hello! They hold the same core values as I hold in my heart as a mom. Therefore, I wanted to learn more about their line of African Pride and Dream Kids product lines. And the products moisturized and detangled at the same time.
Here are the lessons I learned from the parents partying online:
Give Great Beauty Advice to Your Children
My beauty advice is for them to smile. Oh, and wrap your hair at night. lol.
I don’t wear too much makeup in front of my kids. I want to appreciate natural beauty!
You have beautiful hair & can wear it curly or straight. You don’t need a perm.
Encourage Your Children to Embrace Their Natural Beauty
I tell them they are perfectly the way god wants them to be and to have pride n confidence in it.
I tell them that they are beautiful and I let them explore their individual sense of style. They are all so unique!
That they r beautiful inside & out. I don’t want them to see validation any place else.
I tell my boys hair texture doesn’t matter. It’s how you deliver and the person you are inside.
By telling them that the are beautiful and exposing them to beautiful people who look like them.
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