I feel blessed to have two beautiful girls, whose characters are as different as their hair texture/types. Big Sis is my gentle spirit and always willing to help others and learn from them, while Lil Sis is adventurous and her active and sometimes wild spirit keeps me on my toes.
Afraid to repeat history, I started teaching my girls how to care for their hair. When we do our weekly wash and daily maintenance, I tell them what I am doing. Yes, I do use silly references, but make sure to tag along the real name of the product. If you are a fly on the wall during these bonding moments, you will hear me telling Lil Sis that we need to make sure her Grandpa/Grandma hair gets its food. Grandpa/Grandma hair is what we call the ends of our hair; the oldest most fragile part. You will hear Lil Sis reply back with, "And don't forget my baby hair too, Mommy!". Big Sis is much older, so she always reminds me to not forget to give her a scalp massage. She L-O-V-E-S her scalp massages.
Big Sis and Lil Sis have different hair textures/type. Teaching them to love their hair shows to them that it is beautiful, not something that needs to be modified to be accepted. If they do choose to change it at an older age, it will be their choice and they would be well equipped with the tools necessary to maintain it.
These bonding moments will create longer impression on your child than a fun day at the best-est amusement park. These moments will be carried on through generations, after you are gone.