Immediately upon meeting my son JP, most people say: “He has his dad’s entire face!” or “Wow, he looks just like his father.” And I agree. But one thing that my 1-year-old and I have in common is our natural hair texture — or should say I, textures.
JP has a head full of thick hair that is curly and super defined from the hairline to the middle section. Then, his curls turn into dense, kinky coils towards the back — a sweet spot for single-strand knots. If you’re into the hair type way of defining texture, his head is a mixture of Type 3 and 4.
I reaffirm my son’s beauty every day by telling him just how “beautiful” his curls are, as well as how “amazing,” “smart” and “helpful” he is. However, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out how challenging it has been finding hair products that work best for his natural hair.
A few months ago, I had the immense pleasure of getting my ‘fro cut and styled by Philly-based hairstylist Victoria McCutcheon. When I opened up to Tori about the ups and downs of doing my son’s hair at home, she highly recommended Innersense Organic Beauty Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner.
This hair product ticked off many of the boxes on my list of eye-catching formulations. It’s…
- Made with certified organic plant ingredients — tamanu and rosemary oils, roobios tea, oregano, lavender, rice and soy proteins and honey — and has the Leaping Bunny program and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics stamp of approval
- It’s lightweight and non-sticky
- Boasts a divine yet delicate fragrance (making the hair-washing process meditative with its aroma)
- Can be used on both wet and dry hair
When I spritzed JP’s hair with the Innersense Organic Beauty Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner, it added instant shine to his freshly-shampooed and conditioned curls. But the real test was seeing how well it worked for detangling, and it was a game-changer. A little goes a long way, so I didn’t have to saturate his strands with product. As I flowed between loosening sections of hair with my fingers and a wet brush (huge fan of this one), those annoying single-strand knots started to diminish. Not to mention, my 1-year-old gave me way less scolding stares from previously pulling and tugging at his scalp.
Thanks to BPCM’s beauty team, I was gifted samples from Innersense Organic, which included the Hydrating Cream Hairbath and Cream Conditioner. I used it in conjunction with the Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner, documented a bit of the process on my Instagram Story and my DMs were filled with reactions to how gorgeous JP’s curly hair looked. The following day, his locks still maintained moisture and definition.
I can’t brag enough about how wash days have gone from a chore to a breeze because of Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner, let alone the Innersense Organic collection. So for any mama or parent out there searching for hair care for their curly-haired little ones, I suggest starting right here.
Hey Beauties: Do you have children with curly hair? What products do you use on their hair to help care and maintain their strands? Let’s talk about it! Leave a comment.