When it comes to taking care of Natural Hair, there are some skills that you should know. How to wash your hair...how to maintain your hair...how to do your hair. I call these the 3 "Hows". You as a mother or caregiver to a child, probably knows how to do these, but are you Passing on these skills to your children?
I am always a future-thinking. It is not that I don't live in the present, but I always want to think at least one step ahead. That is why this summer, my motherly goal is to make sure that at least Big Sis (8 years old) knows how to cornrow.
It is important to me to not only teach her and her sister how to love their natural hair, know what is good for their hair, but also how to care for their hair.
How to Start
We started off by learning how to twist. Lil Sis was able to master this at 4 years old, while Big Sis struggled a little with the concept. After the two strands twists was mastered by both girls, we worked on braids (three strands).
By using a chair and three ribbons, Big Sis was able to master how to do individual braids. You can also use this method for learning how to twist.
Using the same concept, I tied three strands of Marley Braid Hair onto the chair, and she was able to practice with using hair instead of ribbons. Since, hair can get tangles, this helped her to work through those tangles.
Are you passing on the skills to your child?