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Should I Use Rubber Bands In my Child's Natural Hair?
With rubber bands "elastics", you can use them. I prefer on the base of the hair rather than the ends. However, cut off the rubberbands upon take down. The issue with putting it at the ends is that since the ends of the hair are quite fragile, it can break the ends of the hair. In addition, it makes it difficult to moisture the ends of the hair properly. With it being at the roots, it can also cause breakage if it is done too tightly and your child pulls on that area or itches that area. That is why some people experience short hair along these areas. This issue can also happens with hair ties too. It is your preference whether to use it or not.
To secure ends without rubber bands, I do this
How I remove rubber bands and get rid of lint at the root, do this
To start off, it is important to create a routine. Similar to how you have a life routine of what you do each day. For hair, you can create one like for example let say you wash your hair every week. Then when you do so, shampoo to wash scalp and hair, deep condition to nourish your hair, Moisturize your hair after and then style. Then once a month, you can do a protein treatment. During the week, Moisturize your hair regularly. This video talks more about creating a routine: https://youtu.be/rTniJGM-LAA Now, let us break it down into small parts. SHAMPOOING When it comes to washing your hair, there are different things you can use but I will keep it simple for you. The best shampoo for natural hair is a sulfate free shampoo. This type does not contain ingredients with the word sulfate in it. It also does not strip your natural hair oils and cause hair and scalp to be dry . Dry hair breaks. Learn more about shampoo here https://youtu.be/EMlMYksvBVs Here are some recomme
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