Novella: In a previous video I shared my infants
haircare regime for growth and retention. I thought in today’s video, I’ll share my
toddler’s regime for growth and retention. My toddler currently has waist-length hair.
She is two and a half years old. I want to share everything I do to my daughter’s hair
in order for her to retain length. Novella: Hey guys, it’s Novella from Naturally
Crowned. For all your cares, natural hair tips, advice, and tutorials, you’re in the
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thank you so much for sticking with me. Before I get into my toddler’s regime, I want you
to understand what hair type she actually has. My daughter has low porosity hair, she
has a medium density hair. Her strand thickness is medium, and she has coily hair.
Novella: before wash day, I like to do a pre-shampoo treatment, or a hot oil treatment using avocado
oil. Now, avocado oil is my favorite oil to use on my toddler’s hair. It really helps
me to detangle her hair easily. I usually finger detangle her hair when I do the pre-shampoo
treatment with avocado oil, or when I do a hot oil treatment, before I actually go ahead
and shampoo her hair. I’ve actually recorded a video on that. If you click the link in
the top right hand corner of this video, you can go and watch that. Obviously, once you
finish watching this. In that video I show you how I do a hot oil treatment on her hair.
The hot oil treatment, I would warm up the oil. If I’m doing a pre-shampoo treatment,
I use the same oil, avocado oil, but instead of warming it up I put it straight on her
hair. That’s the only difference between a pre-shampoo treatment and a hot oil treatment.
Novella: I then shampoo my daughters hair every two weeks. Now, you’ve probably heard
me talk about my daughter’s regime on Instagram. If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve spoken
about her regime before, and I mentioned that I’d wash her hair every week. For that regime,
that’s when she goes swimming weekly. She doesn’t swim weekly anymore, so when she’s
not swimming, I switch back to washing her hair every two weeks. I then clarify my daughters
hair monthly. I use a sulfate-free clarifier, it’s the Kinky Curly Come Clean. I’ll leave
a picture up here for you to see. I use that to clarify her hair every month. And what
this does is removes any stubborn build up from her hair, allowing her hair to start
on a clean slate every month, just so that she can retain moisture well and
so that when I’m moisturizing her hair,