hair advice for parents

Hair Diversity in the U.S. Navy


In this Transformation Day post, we salute the U.S. Navy, which finally updated its grooming standards, allowing servicewomen more flexibility in hairstyles. The policy shift has been a long time coming, and it's not perfect, but it's a start Read more

KS News Desk: Hair Products and Toxic Chemicals


From the Karline's Salon news desk, there's a ticker tape of articles on toxic chemicals found in many popular hair products. A cautionary and true study of what you put on your hair may be harmful to your health. Read more

Hair Story: Maya Rudolph


Maya Rudolph is one heck of an actor and comedian. Remember her "on-point" SNL impersonation of Donatella Versace, hilarious bridal salon scene in Bridesmaids, or tender moments in Away We Go? But beyond the screen, Maya, the daughter of Read more

Hair Flick Pick: ‘Nappily Ever After’ On Netflix


The "mane (main) attraction" that has everyone talking right now is the Netflix comedy-drama, Nappily Ever After. It's our pick for a hair flick for two reasons. One, it stars actor Sanaa Lathan of The Best Man, Love and Read more

Hair Trend Weigh In: Autumn-Inspired Color


Not that it makes a difference to those of us who live in South Florida's tropical paradise, but the fall season is here, and as the saying goes, life's too short to have boring hair. Now, let's go with the Read more

Back2Basics: What's Your Hair Type?


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics for an elementary lesson on hair type. Review the following strands of thought to understand your type of hair. Hairstylist Andre Walker is responsible for the Read more

Never Have You Ever Tried a Mayonnaise Hair Mask?


  Never have you ever tried a mayonnaise hair mask? There are a few strands of thought on this do-it-yourself mixture for hair moisture, frizz reduction, strength, growth, and yikes, lice treatment. A mayonnaise hair mask is touted as an alternative Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Orange You Obsessed with this Nicki Minaj Hair Color


In this edition of the beYOUtiful Life, let's look at one of the hair colors Nicki Minaj rocked to usher in the start of a new season. We just have to ask, orange you obsessed?  We confess this color Read more

Transformation Day: The Benefits Of Flaxseed Oil For Hair!


According to registered dietitian and healthline.com contributor, Rachael Link, flaxseeds provide many health benefits and flaxseed oil, made from flaxseeds that have been ground and pressed to release their natural oil, has a wide variety of uses, ranging from Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Rihanna's Short Bob


In this edition of The beYOUtiful Life, let's take a look at Rihanna's latest hairstyle, the short bob. There have been plenty of hair transformations this summer, but this one might just be the best one yet. As Cosmopolitan found, Read more

Hair Education: Advice to a Mom of a Daughter with Short 4c Hair

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Advice to a Mom Whose Daughter Gets Teased for Her Short 4c Hair Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! As I reflect, recharge, and review the appointment book, I am captivated by this advice for parents and I trust you will be too. Feel free to send us a message with your strands of thought on this topic. Remember, for a healthy hair opinion, products or styles for your child, #AskKarlinesSalon or schedule an appointment here. -Karline Ricketts, CEO and Master Stylist

Advice to a Mom Whose Daughter Gets Teased for Her Short 4c HairBy Erickka Sy Savané As the managing editor of CurlyNikki I read a lot of comments, especially on the Facebook page where folks nowadays seem more comfortable, or maybe it’s just more convenient, to sound off. This particular comment and question from a reader was tough to read, and I think anyone would agree, whether a parent or not: My daughter has 4c hair and the shrinkage is real! She gets teased at head start by her peers. They call her bald head and ugly because her hair isn’t long and silky. I try my best to instill in her love for her natural self. She doesn’t feel pretty unless she has crochets in. I was teased a lot in school, and it still has an affect on my self esteem. I’m afraid she’s going to end up the same way. How do we teach our kids to love themselves when we have other kids out here telling them they’re not good enough? Here’s what I do:

1. Affirm the beauty of hair like theirs. I always point out and affirm the beauty of black women with short to bald hair.

2. Affirm the beauty of their hair. When I’m combing, washing or conditioning their hair I tell them, “Oh your hair is so strong, soft and beautiful.” My youngest has heard it so much she says, “I know.”

3) Give their dolls a big chop. 

4) Encourage them to draw pictures of themselves as they are.

5) Lay off the fake hair. I know. This can feel like throwing your kid into the lion’s den because you’re forcing them to wear their own short hair. Yes, you are throwing them into the lion’s den but the character they build so young by showing up in the world as their authentic selves is priceless.

6) If you have fake hair, lay off of it too. Yea, I know. Why Sway? Well, because kids learn more from what they see, not what we tell them.

7) Explain to them that there are a lot of people out there who just don’t get it.

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