“If you happen to have kinky/curly/textured hair and you’ve just really begun digging into the facts of how to take care of it in its natural state, I’m sure you’ve probably come to the conclusion that our parents had no earthly idea of what they were actually dealing with on top of our heads.
Back when we were children, there were no natural hair blogs to read or YouTube videos to watch. Our parents just did to our hair what their parents did to theirs: snap a comb through it, slap some grease on the scalp, throw some cornrows in it, and call it a day.
The reality is that this technique does not make for a good long-term hair regimen. The only reason why we may have had “long” hair as a child is because our hair was most likely placed in a protective style (cornrows, braids, twists) for extended periods of time. Very little manipulation gave our hair the chance to retain moisture and length.
So, now you’re at a point where you’re realizing that the “comb, grease, cornrow” method just isn’t enough to maintain a healthy head of hair. Your child’s hair is chronically dry, broken, and damaged; and it seems like it’s getting shorter by the day. So what do you do?…”