I am a mom of three beautiful children with curly hair and have over 14 years of hair-care experience. All three of my children have very different curls that need different care methods. Although I have 10 years of experience in running a hair-braiding salon and have Afro hair myself, I found caring for my children’s hair to be a headache until I started to use a care routine . I could not imagine how it would have been for other families! Therefore, I was inspired to start the site All About Curls and write a book. The book “All About Curls” is now available on the site at http://www.allaboutcurls.com/tools-and-resources/.
The goal of this book is to help you understand the characteristics of the child’s hair that you will be caring for and to establish a care routine. It is important to figure out an optimal care and styling routine for the hair type in question in accordance with your schedule. We will also learn from stories of children with different types of hair. Please feel free to share you story on our website. The types will be categorized as: soft curly, gentle with texture curly, gentle afro and coarse afro. The breakdown of the type category will serve as a spectrum range. You will sometimes find an overlap in the spectrum as you learn about the child’s hair that you are caring for. After understanding where on the spectrum the child’s hair falls, you will be able to select the proper care methods accordingly. You will not need to read the entire book as each topic will be repeated for each type of hair. In each category you will learn what kinds of tools you need to use, how to keep the hair tangle-free at all times, how to properly clean it, how to keep it hydrated, as well as different styling methods. You will also learn all about braids and how to care for them.
Once you recognize the type of hair you will be caring for, go to the right part of the book for that type where you will find helpful hints and ideas to help you set up your own care routine plan. You might find this short description of each type helpful in doing so. If not, skim through each type to collect the information and ideas you need to set up your care plan.