Our Media Specialist Lesa Ferguson recaps Adopton STAR’s Annual Hair and Skin Care Workshop which was held last Thursday, 10/17/13.
Adoption STAR hosted their annual Hair and Skin Care class. Samuel L. Adams of Iconz Hair Design – 3138 Main St. Buffalo, NY 1421 taught us about proper hair care for ethnic hair. The conference room was full with beautiful babies, children and parents eager to learn the best tips and techniques to take good care of their children’s hair and skin. My husband, my 20month old son Cal and I attended. As my husband Dave and I had a very active and enthusiastic 20month in tow, we heard snippets. If you were there and heard more, please add to what was said in the comment box at the bottom of the page! Here are the pictures I snapped along with some good hair care tips.
- Wash your child’s hair with shampoo only once every two week. Use conditioner once or twice a week.
- To thoroughly wet a full head of hair for shampooing takes at least 15 minutes.
- Hair can be wet every day. Never try to comb out hair when it’s dry.
- Traditional Relaxer is made from the same materials as the Liquid Drano and can permanently damage children’s hair.
- There are natural and safe relaxants for younger children available at finer hair care stores.
- A good place to shop for hair care products is at Sally’s.
- Olive, grapeseed and coconut oil can be applied to your child’s scalp to keep it moisturized. Take no more than a dime size amount, part hair and apply to scalp.
- "Divide and conquer" when braiding and/or straightening. Take a comb and part your child’s hair.
- Shea butter is excellent for cracked heals and palms. Vaseline protects skin from cold weather conditions.
- Be sure to use positive language when speaking of your child’s hair. Enjoy learning good hair techniques and take the opportunity to learn more about the rich traditions, culture and community that comes with hair care.
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