Baby Natural Hair: Wash Day With Born Curly

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I’ve been having a ball styling baby Akilah’s hair. I mean, I’ve enjoyed doing the boys’ hair (when they had it) as well, but with a little girl, I am able to get more creative. Her hair has grown sooo much. I never imagined having a little one this tiny with a full head of braidable, twistable, up-doable, rollable hair. When the boys were this age, they took after me. Well, I was a pretty bald baby and they had sparce curls at least. Miss Honey’s curls though? They are here to slay.

Her hair routine remains the same, but since the last time I’ve shared about her hair, I’ve started using a bit of oil since it has gotten thicker. The oil helps add that extra slip when detangling and keeps the frizz at bay.


While her hair routine hasn’t changed much, we have been using a new set of products by As I Am. We got to try their new Born Curly line specifically for babies and children. On wash day, we dove into our care package and Akilah’s hair has been laid and wafting of sweet vanilla frosting and shea butter ever since.

Now, I wouldn’t be excited about these products if they didn’t speak to my crunchy mama ways. And that, they do. Born Curly is actually the only hair product line for naturally curly kids (from birth to 10 years old) that are certified organic. They carry the NSF seal of approval, meaning that they’ve been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations of today. The NSF is held in high regard by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide.


On an average wash day, I cowash baby Akilah’s hair with moisturizing cleanser and use shampoo in her hair once a month. The Born Curly Avocado Shea Cowash left her hair clean and moisturized. Since I recently shampooed her hair after a day at the water park, I’ll be saving the Aloe Shampoo & Wash for next month.

After washing her hair and getting her dressed, I applied the Argan Leave-In Conditioner and Detangler to her hair and let her lay down for a bit on her satin pillow case. Doing her hair is a challenge and when she’s cranky? Forget it. After some rest, I re-wet her hair using a spray bottle and applied Nourishing Hair & Body Oil as I sectioned and detangled her hair with a wide-tooth comb. I love that the oil doubles as a body moisturizer as well as the Shea & Cocoa Butter Balm, which I reserved for big brother Jayden’s seasonal Eczema.

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I had to enlist the help of iPad nursery rhymes for entertainment. They served as a distraction that kept her from looking back, snatching, and examining all of the products as she would normally do. Instead, she chose to dance. Hey, you pick your battles. After detangling, I parted her hair with a rat tail comb and applied Rosemary Vanilla Twist Defining Smoothie to each section of hair before styling it into two pigtail puffs and bangs. I used a little Argan Curl Defining Jelly on her baby hairs/edges. To add some texture to her bangs, I did a quick twist-out, taking them down while partially dry.


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I’m thrilled with Born Curly products and will continue to use them in baby Akilah’s hair and Juicy’s on his next wash day. Born Curly products can be purchased at any Sally, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, RiteAid, and local beauty supply stores. If you try them on your kiddos, I’d love to see how you use them!

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Rosie M. Jordan November 4, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    She’s sooo cute in curly. Baby’s skin and hair are really sensitive so that choosing a right shampoo always confuses me. I’ll check this HairBorn. Thanks for the share!

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  • Jennifer October 18, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    What a lovely girl with this cute thick hair. And I do love those pics that you’ve post, they’re so adorable. Always love your sharing, keep updating.

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  • CAROL J. BRANNAN October 12, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    It’s really nice that you have presented to us a shampoo for infants! I look for some good products for my kids and I see your post. I’ll try get one for my kids. The hairstyle looks perfect with your daughter. Of course, the pictures are wonderful too!

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  • Christina Aliperti October 11, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Oh what a cutie she is! I wish I had those thick curls, so lovely. I am going to tell my sister in law about this line for my nieces.

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  • lynzy October 9, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Oh her hair! It’s precious! I love how pretty it looks! : ) I haven’t heard of these products I’ll look for them! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Lisa Rios October 8, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    She is adorable and I love her curly hair so much. Born Curly sounds like a great brand with some wonderful products to go with and I always prefer such natural products for my kids as well anytime!

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  • Tami Qualls October 8, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Oh how I love those curls. What great products to style ’em.

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  • Kelly Reci October 7, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    She is so cute, her hair is so natural and she deserved this product! I want to try it too!

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  • Nicole Etolen October 7, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    When Jacob was young, I always make sure to use natural products. This is a must-have for small kids.

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  • Kathy October 7, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    I love her hair! My youngest has curly hair as well. It’s not extremely curly, but it is certainly curly. I’ll have to try these products for her.

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  • victoria October 7, 2016 at 2:49 AM

    Sounds like a good quality of products, I should try these

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  • adriana October 6, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    She has such cute hair! I love hearing about new hair products, especially for babies and little kids!

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  • Cindy Ingalls October 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Having a girl definitely gives you more styling options. I love the style you created for your little one. It’s so cute and fun.

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  • Elizabeth O. October 6, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    She’s so adorable! I love her curly hair and I’m glad that there are hair care products that are just right for her, especially since their bodies are a little more sensitive compared to ours! I also like the way you style her hair afterwards. She’s such a cutie pie, especially when she smiles!

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  • Liz Mays October 6, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    These sound like really high quality products for the kids! I like that they are organic and it’s great that they have the NSF seal of approval.

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  • Jamie October 6, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    What a sweet little girl…love all the curls! It is great when you can find a quality product that works for your family! Wish my girls had had that much hair at that age, LOL!

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  • Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) October 6, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Oh my goodness! Your daughter’s curls are gorgeous! I always have so much fun styling my daughter’s hair too.

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  • Elle (@CleverlyChangin) September 28, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    I love this hairstyle for baby girls. There is very little stress on her tresses. She looks adorable. I am always on the look out for a good hair detangler. BTW, all of your pictures of Akilah are truly beautiful.

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