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When I had Red, I was overjoyed. Strawberry locks, which I promptly cut before his first birthday lest he look like a mop, with a stick-straight texture was just as easy to brush and tame as my own. What he did have, however, was wicked bedhead, which I learned to calm with serum and a stiff comb. When Scarlett was born, her already-long locks of dark brown hair fell out suddenly (literally, in the bath one night, she totally went bald) when she was five months old, and curly light brown hair replaced it. For a short while, I tamed the curls into a little fauxhawk and tempered them with a clip. Now that she is approaching her second birthday, her shoulder-length hair needs more attention and I had to learn how to style curly hair!
Add to this scenario a little girl with sensitive skin and I need to be extremely attentive to what products we bring into our home. For example, a laundry detergent I used for at least 10 years left a rash on her back so awful, I stripped Scarlett down in the parking lot and wrapped her in a blanket for the ride home. Her bath products now are organic, gentle and of course, meant to soothe. As Scarlett’s hair grew and grew, so did the need for some hair products. Shampoo, mousse, and detangler leapt onto the grocery list.
After going through a few that weren’t quite right, I found some SoCozy leave-in detangler at my local drugstore. It was just the ticket. It helped her curly-cue locks stay put, eased the bedhead and smelled good, too. When I last visited Target’s baby aisle, I saw the SoCozy products, but the looked a little different. GASP! Were they meant for sensitive skin? I grabbed one of everything I could find and tossed it into the cart. The new collection called HUSH, included a Sensitive Serum, Hush Sensitive Foam, Hush Sensitive 2in1 Hair Cleanser, and Hush Sensitive Detangler. After using nearly an entire bottle and now obtaining this HUSH line, there are a few things I really like about SoCozy. The healthy, non-toxic formulas work really fast and really well. It lasts well throughout our hours of playing, napping, and errands (which is more than I can say for my hair products). The scents are clean and light (if there are any at all), and the compact bottles travel well. I keep the plastic lock for my spray bottles on the shelf.
How to Style Curly Hair like Scarlett’s: In order to keep her large curls, I wash, towel dry, and then add SoCozy styling foam to her roots.
Then, detangler gets sprayed to her ends with the spray bottle. A good brush works everything in before styling. And… bonus points for learning to brush your own hair before age 2…
I tend to leave her hair damp since she won’t yet tolerate the blow dryer or a diffuser. Add a very small rubber band and a hairbow, and you’re ready to take on the world! Scarlett’s hair dries in about 20 minutes, leaving the curls full and bouncy, even in the winter dryness.
Of course, nothing sets off the perfect hair do like a sweet hairbow like ours from BabyWisp. They are gentle, on-trend and have all kinds of clips to stay in wispy baby hair and curly toddler heads alike. We are amassing such a collection that Scarlett had to put them all in a basket for her morning ritual of choosing a color.