Natural Hair

My Daughter’s 5 year Hair Growth Journey

I knew when my daughter was born that I would want her to have long, healthy hair. My mom put a relaxer (they called it Kiddie Perm) in my hair when I was 5 years old, so I never knew what my natural texture was like until I stoppd relaxing my hair in 2007. My grandmother used to always tell me, “Ooooh baby, you had such pretty hair when you were a baby!” Well, why did my mom put a relaxer in it!? SMH!

My baby at 7 or 8 months.

Well, my lovely daughter turned 5 this week and it’s amazing to see her hair growth. When she was 1, I started researching hair growth and how to retain length. I learned that it was more about the process than the products!! People ask me all the time, “What do you use on B’s hair?” But the truth is, over the course of 5 years, I have used many different things and loyal to none. I will say the only product I will go back and buy is Shea Moisture. Mainly because it’s a quality product and GREAT on my pockets.

Her hair is starting to grow!
She should have been maybe 2 on this picture.
Here she is this past weekend 12/1 – Before (twist out) and After (getting her ends clipped)
This was on her actual 5th Bday!!

My routine:
1) Wash / Condition weekly (every Saturday or Sunday evening).
2) Braid or Twist it up for the week (Sun-Sat)
3) Moisterize throughout the week – spray with a water bottle or let her get it wet in the shower and then seal it with oil.
4) Satin pillow case – she sleeps on one.
5) Weekend Style – on the weekend I give her something cute!! Her 2 free days.
6) Start all over again.

This weekend, she went to the stylist for the first time. She needed her ends clipped. The stylist said, I have been doing a great job on her hair. It was very healthy and continue doing whatever it is I am doing. I must say, it’s working with me too. Have you seen my 6 month hair growth!?



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  • Katherine Phillips
    December 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Her hair looks absolutely fabulous!!!

  • April Pickett-Moncrief
    December 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I love this Bernetta! She is a beautiful you g lady! I’m taking notes, Bailey’s hair is beautiful & healthy!

  • Yolanda Christopher
    December 5, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I got stuck at the first pick for a while she is too adorable!!!

  • Baby Shopaholic
    December 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Your daughter is so cute and has beautiful hair!

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    December 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Baby girl is super cute! She has so much hair! It’s gorgeous! I’ll be putting these tips in my back pocket for my baby girl. 🙂

  • Redhead Baby Mama
    December 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Love seeing her locks grow – she’s got a lot of them!

  • Yum Yucky
    December 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    What a cutie she is. Beautiful hair! My daughter is 4 and her hair is pretty long as well. I took a whack at giving her a trim, but I won’t be doing that again. LOL!

  • Renae
    December 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Adorable!! What products do you use on her hair?