Center Stage: Aila

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Name: Aila
Age: 2
Hobbies: Exploring and watching Maisy Mouse

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Hair Care Routine: Wash, yogurt conditioning and moisturizer (coconut oil, Kinky-Curly Knot Today and Shea Moisture Coconut Oil and Hibiscus).
Favorite styles: Wild or curly puffs

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Hair Care Tips: I use a light vinegar solution with her wash routine and plain, 100% fat yogurt as a conditioner makes her hair soft and shiny, mine too!! For this I dilute about a tablespoon or 2 of apple cider vinegar into about 2 cups of water, rinse her slowly with the solution and lather the shampoo into her hair (I use Creme of Nature Naturals) rinse and repeat the wash again with just water and shampoo. Before hand I mix the whole (100% fat) yogurt (2 parts) with her conditioner (1 part) warm it a tad and smother her hair. I leave it on during her bath (about 15 mins.) and rinse after. At times I put saran wrap or a plastic cap on her head to prevent drips. After the rinse I towel dry and smooth in a quarter-sized dollop of coconut oil of her scalp and hair. I use a large-toothed comb or a large bristle brush and gently comb her curls with kinky-curly knot today. I then add about a quarter amount of Shea Moisture and style as usual. I always let her hair air dry. Every morning, between washes, I add more moisturizer. I usually wash once a week on Sunday nights. I do the same for my hair and since I have been using this regimen, I have seen a huge difference in the look and feel of our hair.

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  1. Tiffany C. says:

    Oh my goodness. She is so darn cute. I just want to pinch her cheeks.

  2. Arrion says:

    This is darling! Thank you for this feature!

  3. Shary says:

    I emailed this to my friend. Your bathtime routine would be very helpful for her!

  4. Oh my goodness! She is so stinkin’ cute!

  5. Carshena says:

    Too cute! I’m going to try the yogurt conditioner!

  6. Jenny K says:

    What cuteness! Love her hair! :)

  7. Lena says:

    Yogurt? Are you serious? I so need to try it – my hair is bad and so is my daughter’s

  8. she’s too cute. I love seeing little babies with natural hair. hopefully their mamas will not be as silly as i was and relax theirhair when they get older!

  9. She is adorable! A little model!