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Paris’ Wash and Retwist

The girls have enjoyed their summer safety swimming lessons donated from @frobabies founder @kanika_nigist these last two weeks. However that constant chlorine and shampoo daily for two weeks has wrecked havoc with all our hair. So I’m taking this weekend to get us all back where we need to be. First up is Paris.

We use Melanin Haircare African Black Soap Revitalizing Shampoo and Multi-Use Softening Leave-in Conditioner for all of our heads (Except me now that I’m red). When we run our of Melanin Haircare we use Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo and Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner.

However the absolute star of Paris’ wash routine is her shampoo visor. We absolutely love that thing. Initially, she was skeptical of it. So I demonstrated first on her teddy bear and then on me to show her how it protected her eyes from water. Once she tried it and saw the water dripping from the visor and not in her eyes, she was sold. She will even pour water on her own hear

After she is washed and conditioned I get her body dry and in her comfy pajamas of choice. Then, I set her up an entertainment area: foam mat for comfort, iPad for entertainment, chips or fruit for snack, and camelback straw cup for drink and sensory. I divide her hair in four sections and palm roll her locs then two strand twist them. I fasten them with a rubber band. The entire process takes about 1 and 1/2 hours.