“We just didn’t have the information and resources that mothers have now to care for their children’s natural hair back when I was a new mom in the early 80s. If I had what you all have now in the natural hair community, I would’ve never relaxed Jonna’s hair.” Words from my mom at one of my natural hair events about a year ago. “Even as a step-mother, I was often the go-to when it came to styling and caring for my now 18-year-old step-daughter.”
The number of mothers in the natural hair community who are choosing to care for their daughters’ hair in this day and age has definitely increased. The beauty is that moms now have more options. You now have the tools and resources to care for and maintain your daughters’ hair right at your finger tips via your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Through the Internet, you can watch and even communicate with natural hair enthusiasts and professionals and learn all types of tips and techniques – everything from detangling for a tender-headed child to kid-friendly products and ingredients.
Here are some must-see mother-daughter duos on YouTube that you should watch right now!
Yolanda Renee – Taylor’s Updo. In this video, Yolanda Renee of EtcBlogMag does a style tutorial on her daughter Taylor’s hair. What I love about this video is that her daughter is a part of the tutorial as well, explaining the products and the steps along with her mom. This makes the video relatable for young girls to watch. Check out her entire Natural Kids playlist!
4CHairChick – How to Wash Kinky Hair | Kids with Kinks. Sola of DiscoveringNatural shares all the steps you need to know to successfully wash a child’s hair to remove build up and cleanse both their scalp and hair strands. This video also features kid-friendly products from SheaMoisture. As a bonus, Sola does a style demo showing a great trick to avoid using bands at the ends of the hair, which is key to avoid split ends. Check out the entire Kids with Kinks series!
TiffanyNicholsDesign – Kid Friendly Crochet Braids on Natural Hair. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to do a protective style for your daughter’s hair from Tiffany of TiffanyNicholsDesign. Since this style involves adding hair, every mom may not feel comfortable depending on their daughter’s age – but for your pre-teen or teenager, this style is totally appropriate. I love this option because many girls want to wear their ‘out’ especially as they get older, but because of the maintenance, it can be a lot for moms to maintain. Plus you want your daughter to be able to play and have fun without having to worry about her hairstyle. With this style, they have the look they want while their hair is tucked away and protected. It’s a win-win. Check out Tiffany’s channel for more kid-friendly styles!
GirlsLoveYourCurls – Baby Natural Hair Care: Washing & Moisturizing. For the new, new moms, this tutorial shows how to gently wash your newborn, infant or toddlers’ hair. This is great information for a new mom since babies have special needs, because she shares the how and the why. Fair warning – there is an overwhelming amount of baby cuteness in this video. If you are looking for a channel dedicated only to kids natural hair care, then GirlsLoveYourCurls is the channel for you.
CurlyUncurly – Kids Hair Style for Sports. Have an active daughter? Here’s a quick style that you can try that will keep her looking adorable. Let our girls know early that a hairstyle is no excuse for not being active and exercising. If you are looking for a channel that is geared towards children with 4c natural hair, take a look at the rest of the videos on CurlyUncurly’s channel.
Weren’t these videos too cute? While you can certainly get lots of natural hair care information from just watching your favorite YouTube vloggers, kids hair care is truly it’s own niche. Children of various ages have differing hair care needs as the videos above show. Being able to engage with your daughter/s, watch videos together, and show them examples of other girls with hair like theirs is a plus.
Who is your favorite mother/daughter YouTube duo?