Meet Li'l Bit, a little natural from the blog Different Kinds of Curls!
We call my little natural Li’l Bit, though she is becoming not so little anymore so I may have to change her nickname soon. Li’l Bit just turned 4 years old, and is the youngest of 4 children. She loves gymnastics (we have been told that she is a natural), making mud pies, and dressing up like a Princess.
PC: What products do you use on your little natural?
Li’l Bit’s hair is constantly changing, and we are still trying new products and routines to see what will work best on her hair. Currently, I wash her hair every other weekend, and co-wash on the alternating weekends. Our favorite conditioner after washing is Herbal Essense’s Hello Hydration. Before washing, I always saturate her hair with extra virgin olive oil that has been heated slightly, then wash with a sulfate free shampoo. While her hair is still wet, I apply a leave in. Our favorite is Shea Moisture’s Curl Milk. I use Olive oil or Ion Inspired by Nature Oil Treatment as a sealant. For down styles, Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie really gives her curls some serious definition.
PC: What is your little natural's hair care routine?
OOPS! I answered 2 questions in 1 above. I think I can add that I do as many protective hairstyle on Li’l Bit as possible, and I try not to over manipulate her hair.
PC: What are some of your little natural's favorite hairstyles?
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PC: How does your little natural feel about her hair?
She loves it! Li’l Bit is the only type 4 gal in my house, so we went through a period of time when she questioned why her hair did not look like everyone else’s. But big hair is coveted here, we LOVE it! And Li’l Bit has realized that her beautiful coils are BIG and BEAUTIFUL, and she has grown to love her hair just the way it is. Braids, beads, ‘fros….she loves it all. She loves trying different styles on her hair, and I’m pretty sure she has developed an addiction to "pretties" (bows, barrettes, headbands, flowers, etc.)
PC: What tips/suggestions do you have for parents of little naturals?
Find your child a hair idol. Someone with hair that has a similar texture to theirs, so they can see the potential of their own beautiful mane. Especially if you have a different hair type than him/her, or if you relax your hair and theirs is natural. If it very difficult to recognize and embrace your own natural beauty if you have nothing to look up to. Also…hydration is key to healthy, natural hair. Condition, seal, style is my advice. There are so many great blogs online, like Precious Curls, to gain knowledge and inspiration from, also.
I appreciate it so much, thanks for the opportunity to be featured on your fantastic blog!
Li'l Bit is a cutie pie! I just love her little coils! Thanks to Li'l Bit's mom for allowing me to feature your little natural! Be sure to check out their blog here!