Today, say hello to Vanessa! Vanessa was just recently named one of Babble’s 100 Best Bloggers for 2013 in the Latina category, for her blog De Su Mama, where she shares love letters to her children and writes about identity, parenting, travel, and food. Vanessa is a Cuban-American mom of two biracial children, Alina (3 1/2) and Sebastian (17 months). She has shared her journey with caring for their hair in more detail on her blog…you’ll want to check that out after you finish up here!
Describe your children’s hair:
Are there any specific resources or tips you have found helpful, when it comes to learning to care for your kids’ hair?
I have many favorite hair care products. From the time they were infants, to toddlers and beyond, I believe that quality products are essential to maintaining hydrated curls. I wrote this article for BabyZone, listing some of my favorite (and most all-natural) hair care products.
I want my daughter to love her natural hair. For days after a deep condition, I always let her curls loose with a simple headband. Days 2 or 3, I can either wet and style. Day 4 and 5 are generally a pony tail or pig tails.