This Portfolio will show the progression of learning how to moisturize, condition, style, and maintain bi-racial Hair. As you can see, I was so lost in the beginning, didn’t know how to shape a natural Fro, could not corn roll to save my life. I had no idea what I was doing, so I pretty much stuck to pony tails and regular braids. Jazzing it up here and there will some Ginormous bows. I wasn’t moisturizing enough each day, or using the right products as her hair grew. You can see a huge difference in moisture, texture, and curl patterns between both of my daughters. There was an epic learning curve! But, as time went along, I watched YouTube videos, tutorials, articles, asked friends etc. And I have fallen in love with the hair journey between my girls and I.
I take huge pride in continually learning about my girls hair. As a mother to Bi-Racial daughters, it is an honor and responsibility to take in as much knowledge as you can for them. Going from my experience with Mexican/Native American Hair that could simply be washed and combed through, hardly using any products in my hair outside of the shower, to my arsenal of products for Black/Mexican hair was a leap equivalent to Mt Everest. I cant help but laugh at my struggle. I love every second of it. If you have any questions, tips, suggestions, please do not hesitate to comment. I will respond to you as soon as I can. Motherhood takes a village, well hair care for bi-racial children takes the whole damn world!
I will list below all of the products I use. I like to switch back and forth between brands to depending on the style I am looking and I switch up the shampoo/conditioners every other month. If any can be found on Amazon, I will provide a link as well, but honestly, purchase them wherever you like.
Visit my YouTube Channel for full Tutorials of styles, wash and go’s, hair routines, and much more…
Majority of the time I use these products to for Wash days: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus 13 oz. Curl & Shine Shampoo, 13 oz. Curl & Shine Conditioner, I typically purchase the combo pack since i love the curl enhancing smoothie as well. I have found these products at my local grocery store, but if you cannot, Click here for the Amazon link to the combo pack.
I like to alternate between these as well: Dove Nutritive Solutions Absolute Curls Shampoo & Conditioner 12 Fl. Oz. These I do have a difficult time finding at my local stores, so I do purchase online. Click here for the link.
I have used these products since I was a teenager and I can attest, your hair will grow thick, strong, and long!! I add the Mane and Tail conditioner in every other wash with regular washing routine. If you cannot find them locally, here is another link, click here.
Here is complete list of my “arsenal” of products when it comes to styling, moisturizing, texturing, edge control, and detangling:
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie Click Here for Link
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner repair cream Click here for Link
Cantu Shea Butter Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel Click Here for Link
Aunt Jackie’s Grapeseed Recipes- Slicked! Flexible Glue, Slick it, Smooth it, Sculpt It, Spike it, Slay it Click Here for Link
Carols Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Shine Pomade for Dry Hair and Textured Hair, with Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter Click Here for Link
Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Curl Stretch Pudding Click Here for Link
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream Click Here for Link
Long Aid Extra Dry Curl Activator Gel Click Here for Link