Afro-textured hair is a term used to refer to the typical texture of Black African hair that has not been altered by hot combs, flat irons, or chemicals (by perming, relaxing, or straightening).
Afro textured hair is known for it's super tightly curls. Because of this feature, it's not always easy to be combed or de-tangled and its unique shape also renders it very prone to breakage when combed or brushed. This can be so difficult to handle especially with kids.
There are some simple steps that I've been using which has been quite effective for me and also for my daughter.
1. Wash the hair with non Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Shampoo. One of the cheapest and natural product I use in place of a shampoo is Baking Soda (if you are in Germany, it is called Kaiser Natron, usually found in many drogerie stores eg, Dm, Schlecker, Müller, etc).
*I will do a post on how to use baking soda.
2. After washing the hair, generously apply some hair conditioner. Using a wide toothed comb (which is very important), take small section of the hair and comb one section at a time starting from the tip. When it's untangled, gently work your way down to the roots. Add more hair conditioner (if necessary) as you comb each section. Make sure to rinse the hair thoroughly after this process.
3. Dry off excess water and add your hair products starting with leave -in -conditioner, hair moisturiser and hair oil.
4. After you must have added the hair products, braid or style as usual.