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Nya Impressions' 3 yr old Little Diva usually likes to wear her hair 'Big' however today we thought we should try something different. Glad we did as she absolutely loves this adorable heart hair style!
You can try this too by following our detailed step-by-step tutorial, product suggestions are included. Please drop us comments and share this post!
Firstly we washed Little Divas' hair with Bed Head Tigi Foxy Curls Frizz- Fighting Sulphate Free Shampoo. It's a light weight shampoo mild enough for everyday use. Due to Little Diva having Afro-Textured fine & delicate strands, which are seriously prone to build up. We tend to wash her hair twice a week. This shampoo works great as it doesn't dry her hair out or weigh it down.
For Little Divas' hair we used a generous amount of two pumps of the shampoo, her hair density is medium and she has 'big' hair. You can use more or less according to your little darlings hair density.
I make sure her hair is soaked right through with warm water. Then we squeeze out the remaining water so her hair is damp, as her hair doesn't absorb products very well. Products tend to just sit on her hair and build up very easily.
If your child's hair isn't like this then make sure their hair is soaking wet before you add products.
Due to the fact that Little Diva doesn't have a lot of hair and doesn't tangle easily. We just smoothed the shampoo onto the roots of her hair then massaged her scalp gently. We rinsed off the shampoo thoroughly with her head tipped back using a jug in the bath. Little Diva HATES the shower so we passed on that one haha!
Little Diva with Tigi shampoo lathered on her kinky curly hair! Keep smiling!!
Now this is a Favourite conditioner product we love! It's suitable for all hair types and textures it's a great deep hair treatment.
Keeping the hair soft, moisturised,shiny, manageable, silky and strong! It is also great to use to on hair which tangles easily.
On little Divas hair it penetrates into her strands and helps keep the moisture balance right, without product build up.
We used this amount on Little Divas' hair- alot we know, indeed we felt this much was needed as her hair was very dry prior to washing it, and needed extra nourishing.
Can we kindly welcome World Barbie- Mexico? Little Diva adores her first Barbie named Mexi. She wanted her to have a Osmo deep treatment, and cannot have a wash without her being present!
In the past Little Diva has found our hairdressing scissors and secretly gave her Mexi's fringe/bangs a little trim! We were horrified at first, but now realise she just wanted to show off her potential talents (behind our backs of course!)
After getting Mexi involved and making her feel special, We sectioned off Little Divas' hair into four sections.
On each section we smoothed on a small portion of the Osmo deep conditioner we selected. Concentrating on the ends of her hair.
Then we finger combed the Osmo right through each strand and smoothed as we went along. Straight afterwards putting each of the four sections into little buns. You can use sectioning clips/grips if your little darling is older or if they have straighter or looser curls/waves.
'Don't forget to put Osmo on Mexi's hair!'
How can we forget?!
Now here is the part ourselves and Little Diva do not mind, the brush through! Because we have finger combed her hair with Osmo deep conditioner. It acts as a detangler so brushing becomes a breeze!
Now if your child's hair is tangle prone, you can use a large detangle comb or a tangle teaser brush.
A denman soft boar bristle brush works well for Little Diva, so we do not need those tools during this process.
Once all the hair is detangled. Rinse well with warm water, If the hair strands find it hard to absorb water/products.
If the hair finds it easier to absorb water/products then feel free to rinse with cool water. This helps to close the hair cuticles and seal in the moisture.
We squeezed out the remnants of the water to allow Little Divas hair to remain damp/almost dry This is so it can absorb the styling products more easily.
Again if your child's hair is okay with absorbing products, then leave their hair soaking wet before you add the styling products.
We tied her hair up and out of the way, in order for her to get dressed and ready for the styling session.
Finally Mexi and Little Diva are dried and dressed, ready for the next stage of the hairstyle!
To begin with our styling session we use an all time favourite since birth!
Introducing Blended Cutie Softest Curls.
This is a natural based moisturisier and condtioner, made for children with textured hair. From the slightest wave to the kinkiest coil, very versatile, light-weight and non greasy.
These products (blended Cutie and Blended Beauty) have natural based ingredients and are a small business chain from Canada.
The creator is of Mixed-Race heritage, she designed these products for people who found it hard to find products designed for their hair types.
We really like these lines as they are the perfect balance for Little Divas kinky-curly hair. This is a mixture between kinky coily hair and loose curly hair-not quite one or the other. Before using Blended Cutie/ blended beauty we found it extremely hard to find the right balance.
Products made for Afro textured hair were too heavy, greasy and drying. Whereas products made specifically for curly/wavy hair were not moisturising enough. It became very frustrating trying to use these types of products and found it wasn't effective, so we were all very pleased to come across this styling product line!
We were devastated to discover that these products contained Rice and Soy. Rice and Soy were one of her multiple food allergies.
Little Diva was very sensitive to her allergies, any trace of Soya, Milk, Fish, Rice, egg, nuts and seeds caused her to react badly even if traces of it touched her skin. This lead us to discontinue using these products. Luckily she has outgrown most of her allergies and this was the first time we reintroduced these products, so we back on track with healthy hair yippie!!
We sectioned off Little divas' hair into small sections, due to her having Kinky-Curly hair.
If your little darling has Kinkier/Highly textured hair, section off their hair into smaller sections.
If their hair is straighter/looser just section off their hair into larger sections.
Now Little Divas' hair isn't as thick as it appears, so only a tiny amount of Blended Cutie Softest Curls Creme is needed just at the ends.
We smoothed the product in and twirled it into the hair strands so it can reach the mid sections and roots, without being heavy-handed and causing build-up.
We did this the entire head and sectioned her hair off into twists read for the next product. You can use hair grips/clips if your child is older.
Life is so much easier with Blended Beauty Kick For Curls!
A nice little curl refresher, so moisturising and great for re-wetting hair! Again Blended Cutie/Beauty products are not greasy or weighing that is why we are addicted to using them!
We sprayed liberally the Kick For Curls onto the back section of Little Divas Hair, this re-wetted her strands slightly and a few curls popped!
We did this to her entire head ready for the next styling products to be used.
Blended Beauty Curly Frizz Pudding, is a natural based hair gel. We like this as it is a natural alternative to a medium hold gel. No alcohol in the ingredients list, so it's not going to dry out those tresses!
We are using this on Little Divas' hair to keep her hair in place. It helps to keep the smoothed hair strands to stay nice and flat and to hold the curls at the ends of her hair.
Here we have used two small pumps of the Curly Frizz Pudding. A bit more than we usually would for this back section, as we want more of a hold to help keep her hair smoothed down.
We applied this to the whole of her head, again we smoothed and twirled each section.
You can use the Blended Beauty hair oil if your child has kinkier hair or coarser hair strands.
However for us we like to use something more light-weight, as Little Divas hair strands are quite fine and delicate. Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal with Argan Oil is finishing serum which is suitable for all hair types and textures. It gives the hair a polished shine, strengthens the hair and cuts hair drying time.
It gives Little Divas' hair more of a gloss then a shine, it also helps the light to reflect better on her dark brown hair.
This is the best serum we have used on her hair, no matter how much we use we haven't noticed it making her hair greasy or causing any product build-up. To us this is perfect!
Now if you wanted to leave your child's hair 'Big' or 'down and out'. We suggest (depending if your child's hair has waves,s-curls, spirals or coils) to twirl and smooth each natural forming curl to enhance and define their curl pattern. However if you have ringlets like Nya, we suggest you smooth the hair down flat and slightly scrunch the ringlets. Or else you could end up with the ringlets frizzing and ruining.
Here is a picture of Nya's natural ringlets. We washed and just scrunched in some leave-in conditioner.
The ringlets would look even more defined with Osmo and Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal with Argan Oil Serum applied! (We must do a Hair tutorial on these ringlets in the near future!)
Smoothing and twirling the natural curls will counteract the results, and will just cause frizzy ruined curls- it's best to scrunch these types of ringlet curls.
Smoothing and twirling Little Divas' s-curls creates defined springy frizz free curls! Lovely when it is left out 'Big'.
Now that all the styling products are applied, bar one, we combed the hair right through. If you find that the hair is tangling, re-wet with the Blended Beauty Kick For Curls Spray and continue.
The hair was now all prepared for the hair hairstyle!
First we parted Little divas' hair vertically down into two halves.
Leaving an inch of hair at the front edges. Start on one side of the two halves and part yourself a small half heart, with a rat-tail comb.
Try to centre your heart as much as possible, in order to allow pigtails to form at the sides, back and front of the heart design.
Section off the small half heart design with clips or bobbles.
Now part a larger half heart around the already parted half heart.
This will give you the bases for you to canerow around the half heart you created.
Canerow around your heart design!
Not sure how to canerow?
Below are three demonstration videos. Please click onto the links.
For looser curls or waves, it is best to not braid the hair all the way to the ends. Simply twirl the last remainding 2/3 inches of ends and seal with an elastic band or a small hair bobble. Add more Curly Frizz Pudding to ends if needed be.
Next we brushed the hair smoothly with our Denman soft boar bristle brush. We used a fancy glass purple rose bobble, to tie the hair up which added some jazz to the mix!
Now these are the final stages of the heart hairstyle!
simple section of small parts of the hair for mini pigtails.
We parted semi-circles to add a bit more of creativity to the style. Once you have parted the sections, use the boar Denman brush to smooth the hair and carefully put the hair into pig tails.
We used a colour co-ordinate theme of white and black bobbles!
Ultimately we braided up the pig tains, added a purple butterfly slide clip and added some Argan Oil heat defence leave in spray for added shine!
This is very lightweight and is great as a extra light reflecting product on Little Divas' dark brown hair!
Please comment below, let us know how this worked on your own Little Divas' hair! You do not have to use the above products, you can use what works well for your child's own hair texture/type.
However the products used here apart from Blended Beauty/Cutie are suitable for ALL hair types including European, Afro- textured and Asian hair.
We use these products plus more at Nya Impressions, they are available for all our clients.
In the very near future they will be available on our online store. Look out for the launch!
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