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Natural Hair

Natural Haircare Maintenance and Hairstyling Tips for Biracial Kids

It took the birth of my beautiful biracial babies to motivate me to truly take the time necessary to understand and learn about how to properly care for our curls.  For years I relaxed my hair,  damaged it with extensions and had total dependence on my list of changing hairstylist to care for it.  Until I decided, to read and learn how to practice healthy hair regimens on my own.

When I saw Giana for the first time I was awestruck by her beauty. She was born with a full head of glorious curls.  It didn’t take long for her hair to become a constant subject of conversation in our lives.

When Misha was born, she also had lots of hair but it looked different. It was a finer texture, less dense and it was straighter for the first year. The hair on the sides and back of Misha’s hair fell out as an infant, unlike Giana who never experienced hair loss.

The fear of damaging my daughter’s hair motivated me to find out the best practices and techniques to care for naturally curly hair. The more time I spent, the more I became intrigued.  Eventually, I became empowered to start my own natural hair journey.

Follow us for natural hairstyle ideas for biracial/multiracial and mixed kids.   Plus my own hair tips for 4a fine coils.

Hot Air Paddle Brush Review

First and foremost we love our natural curly hair and I make sure to reinforce that with my girls.  Still every girl wants to get their hair done and feels good...

Guide to Hair Care for Textured Hair Kids

The most frequently asked questions I get about my girl’s hair is what product line do you use? Products play a part in maintaining healthy hair but it is equally...

36 Protective hairstyles for girls with textured hair!

They say that with crisis comes evolution, and I hope that they are right.  That we all take this opportunity to open up our minds.   Maybe this time, we can get...

New Wash Day Routine & Misha’s 1st Hair Straightening

Today I watched the documentary on Amazon Prime called Back to Natural.  It was a good reminder of why continuing the conversation about ethnic hair and identity is important.  It is a topic...

Five non-negotiables for curly kid’s hair!

Doing the girl’s hair week after week can at times be daunting.  There are days that I’m not in the mood, my back is aching and I just want to chill.  The...

Back to School Hairstyle: Cornrow Braids & Buns for Biracial Girl’s Hair

It was a glorious summer for the Laufenbergs and we ended it with a trip to Christmas Mountain for the weekend. We had one girls night with friends and one...

How to detangle hair without causing damage

Although we love our curls, we do come across some challenges from time to time. They usually involve detangling. No matter how religiously we condition if the girls wear their...

Tips and Tricks to Maintaining Natural Curls on a Beach Vacation

One of our Laufty friends posted the question: “How do you handle the girl’s hair when you are on vacation?” She was wondering if she needs to add extensions to...

The unfinished business of African Braiding Salons

We can and we should raise the bar for atmosphere and customer service in African Braiding Salons.  For years, I owned a day spa that provided clients with massage, skin care,...

Outskirts of Normal: Insight on black hair maintenance from a white adoptive mother’s point of view.

Book Review : On the Outskirts of Normal In the book On the Outskirts of Normal, Debra Monroe bares her soul as a single mother to a black adoptive daughter....