Multiracial Children, Mixed Hair Care & Why It Matters

Multiracial Children, Mixed Hair Care & Why It Matters

Taking care of mixed hair is not easy. I won't pretend it is. But apart from the beauty of various curl patterns and textures that a mixed child is born with, curly mixed hair is also a product of interracial marriage and raising multiracial children in that you have parents with one type of texture taking care of children with another type of hair texture. Add the incredible differences of hair culture and I can see why so many questions arise. But does hair really matter? Mixed Hair Care: Raising Multiracial Children While D and I were away in New York, my mom stayed home with the kids. … [Read more...]

Beautiful Curly Mixed Hair {Wordless Wednesday}

Beautiful Curly Mixed Hair {Wordless Wednesday}

I Love Her Curly Mixed Hair We had so much fun on our first big vacation as a family of four. My favorite time spent was lounging on the beaches of Southern Florida, watching my babies play in the sand. With sunscreen lathered on her pretty brown face, my daughter looked radiant to me. Goodness, she's grown up so fast. I especially loved her hair, which soaked up the sun and ocean water to create defined strands of beautiful ringlet curls. Alina, I'm so happy that the humidity and pace of tropical living suits you. I have always loved visiting Miami, soaking up the crazy Cubans, … [Read more...]

Curly Mixed Hair: Back to School Routine

Curly Mixed Hair: Back to School Routine

A Simple Curly Mixed Hair Care Routine Alina completed her first full week of preschool, but I started to firm up our mixed hair care routine long before. I knew that adjusting to our first back-to-school season would mean some tweaks to our morning routine - quicker breakfast, mainly (my kids eat slow) - and that I didn't want Alina's hair to sacrifice from it. Curly mixed hair is not "easy" to care for, in that you can't brush, without having to worry about what you did to it the night before, and run out the door. But, when properly nourished, curly hair is so beautiful. There is really … [Read more...]

Mixed Hair Care Tools: Transition to Shower

Mixed Hair Care Tools: Transition to Shower

Tools for cleaning biracial hair Our journey in healthy mixed hair continues. At three years old, Alina's hair is thick and thick. And super thick. Her mixed hair is definitely very curly, with tight, tight ringlets at the nape of her neck, with looser curls on the top. She still has a more coarse section at her hair line. It is growing beautifully and the length is starting to really come down. I think doing the banded ponytail in our mixed hair night time routine really helps. Right now, her hair is taking shape very much like mine did was I was her age - like a big cone! Whenever we do get … [Read more...]

Mixed Hair Care: Night Time Routine for Ringlet Curls

Mixed Hair Care: Night Time Routine for Ringlet Curls

For better or worse, women make a big deal over their hair. The color, the texture, the length, how its styled, all of it seems to be of importance when talking about our self image. My curly hair and personal identity went hand in hand during my formidable years. Raising Alina to, not only learn how to properly care for her curls, but to LOVE them, is on the high priority list. Which is why this mixed hair care series is archived under the Parenting category - it is my opinion that healthy hair care promotes healthy self image, in accordance with other parenting values. In this post, you … [Read more...]

Mixed Hair Care: Tips for Toddler’s Ringlet Curls

Mixed Hair Care: Tips for Toddler’s Ringlet Curls

Curly Mixed Hair - a Toddler's Routine After many requests, I am finally updating the mixed hair posts with Alina's curly, mixed hair care routine now that she is a toddler. I wanted to give a few tips on how to get those adorable ringlet curls that adorn her head in most of the photos here on De Su Mama. Hair has a lot to do with personal identity for women. Having curly hair myself, I believe strongly in reinforcing the beauty of curly mixed hair in my positive parenting values. And that starts with healthy and proper hair care routines. Alina's hair has changed tremendously since I … [Read more...]

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