*Tip: Plastic processing caps will be invaluable in you and your child’s natural hair journey. You’ll use them for pre-pooing and deep conditioning regularly so stock up. (Of course, if you’re out of processing caps you can always use a grocery bag.)
Products and Tools
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Tools You'll Need for Conditioning
*Tip: As an alternative to a harsh store bought deep conditioner you may opt to create your own deep conditioning treatments for your little one until they get a little older. Bananas and honey are the ingredients some fantastic deep conditioning treatments, so have some of these on hand.
Tools You'll Need for Washing
*Tip: Little to no heat is best when it comes to taking care of your little one’s natural hair; but when you’re doing a conditioning treatment on your little one’s hair, a hooded dryer can be your best friend. Use heat during conditioning to help product penetrate the hair shaft.
Tools You'll Need for Styling
*Tip: You may be surprised to find these on the list; but the reality is that rubber bands are perfectly okay to use if used properly. They should not be wound too tightly, and when it’s time to remove them cut them out carefully with nail clippers or child safety scissors.
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