Luster's Pink Oil Lotion, Africa's Best Herbal Oil, boar's hair brush, rat tail comb, ouch-less binders, and stretchy bands of unknown composition, head bands with a rubber strip on the underside. The Pink Lotion is a light weight lotion and the Africa's Best is a bit heavier. Both have mild scents. I've also been known to use straight Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The boar's hair brush smooths Amanda's hair and the rat tail comb is good for taking out braids. The little plastic bands have become useless because the product in Amanda's hair causes them to break within minutes.This is my favorite hair style! I love the wild poof tucked behind a cute head band! I only wash Amanda's hair about once a week with very mild soap and then use the oil to moisturize after the bath. I wait until her hair is dry to comb it, brush or put into any kind of style. I always start at the ends in order to comb out tangles and may apply more oil to help loosen the tangles.
I am truly enjoying investing so much time into my daughter's hair. My sister and I spent hours braiding our cousins' long black hair when we were kids. Oh, and let's not forget our sweet horse, Schera. Perhaps, I'm not as unprepared for this as I thought.