3 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Natural Hair Care

(Last Updated On: March 22, 2015)
DiscoveringNatural and her girls (Big Sis and Lil Sis)
By DiscoveringNatural

As a mom, who loves everything about natural hair, from the different textures to the way the hair reacts with different products, I want my children to share in the knowledge. It is very important for us to teach our children about natural hair. Teaching them will not only help them appreciate their hair, but also empower them on how to care for their hair as they get older.

There are different ways you can teach your child.

  • By Action

There is an old African proverb that says, “When deeds speak, words are meaningless.” Children love to watch. When caring for your hair, do you show your child how much you appreciate your hair? Or do they see you being disgruntle about it?

  • By Involving

Let your child be involved in the care of their hair. Don’t make their hair care a hands-off process. If they are still too young, you can give them a doll with afro-textured hair to play with.

Child practicing the LOC method of moisturizing
  • By Loving

Ask your child, “What do you love about your natural hair?”. You will be surprise what the answer will be. Show them how to love their hair. Let the positive overcome the negative aspect.

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About Sola

Sola is the mother of two natural hair girls, known to all, as “Big Sis” and “Lil Sis”. She is a blogger and advocate for helping parents with caring for their children’s hair and also their own hair. Sola is passionate about helping other people discover what being natural is, hence why her blog and YouTube channel is known as “DiscoveringNatural”. She enjoys spending time with her family and sharing life experiences with her friends, family and YouTube friends on her vlog channel, “DNVlogsLife”. Sola’s natural hair journey started with one year of transitioning. She had already transitioned her older daughter the year prior and was fully equip with doing so herself. The information she gathered during this time was valuable in educating others following the same path to returning to being natural. As of November 2013, Sola has been two years natural, however, the amount of knowledge she has learnt from this journey has been enormous. Her goal is to help others have a successful natural hair journey, and also teach parents how to manage their children’s natural hair.