Ice cream. Hair cream. We all scream

I thought I would share the current products we are using on Ayanna's hair and skin. Prior to bringing her home, hair care was one of my biggest fears. Knowing she needed special conditioning for both her hair and her skin, and wondering what products to use, and what would work well for her, had me searching blogs and on line sources for what seemed like forever. And since I really did (almost) scream in my endless quest for the wonder products for my baby girl, and because she is beginning to scream (for real) when we are eating something and not sharing, (like ice cream): here is what we are doing---to ease both problems.

Skin: We have had a lot of luck using home made coconut oil/aloe vera/beeswax lotion. I make it myself and it works very well. We also use Carol's Daughter body jelly. Actually, in my opinion they work equally well. I just like making stuff from scratch. When she has a bath, about once or twice a week (like if she is eating mud) she is washed with either Burt's Bees baby bee shampoo and wash or California Baby tea tree and lavender hair and body wash. Again, I don't really see a difference or have a preference.

Hair: We are currently using California Baby calming hair conditioner, both to comb through her hair after a shampoo (while it's still wet) and daily to comb through her hair (when it's dry). I find this to work very well and I don't mind the smell. The California Baby is a leave in conditioner. After the combing we use Karen's Body Beautiful unscented Baby Locs. For anyone that isn't fond, or can't tolerate scented products, I would recommend this. They do make a scented version, but there are many scented products that I just can't stand, so I bought the unscented. It is indeed 100% free of any type of sniffies.

I actually have been using the California Baby conditioner since she came home along with Carol's Daughter Hair Milk. The problem with this combination is that the back of her hair, where it rubs in her car seat, or on someone's arm, was always VERY dry. It even felt dry and crispy. I didn't like that, and that's when I found the Baby Locs. I still think that the Hair Milk works well to give her cute, defined curls, it just does not moisturize like the Karen's Body Beautiful product.

And when she is demanding and screaming for us to share a bit of what we are enjoying, here is what we do:


1 comment:

Fine family said...

Hey girl if you don't mind can you send me the lotion recipe? I am using its a curl for Hasina's hair but she does't have that much to worry about yet ;o) Looks like your family is doing great so good to see! My email is


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