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Hair Love stories is a new feature from Rainbow & Ginger London, it’s all about celebrating diversity through an appreciation of all hair types and all hairstyles of children.
In our new Instagram Live Chat from Rainbow & Ginger London, I speak to parents who are passionate about children’s hair care and hairstyles. I believe the information we share will help and inspire other parents to care for their children’s hair.
Insta Live Chat with Emma Beasley
Date: Wednesday 13th September, 8pm
Summary of Live Chat
Emma is passionate about styling her daughter’s hair and she has a lot of knowledge to share, so please check out her Instagram profile @roses_pretty_plaits
My name is Emma, I’m a primary school teacher from Leicestershire. My daughter Rose is nine years old and has just gone into Year 5.
Rose has previously been diagnosed with Alopecia, so we’re quite careful about what we use on her hair. We use homemade spray oil, made with essential oils such as lavender and rosemary for hair care and growth after a shower, and sometimes some argan oil. We always plait it before bed to avoid bedhead, tangles, and chaos in the mornings, using a detangler spray for styles but often just water.
I like Aussie leave-in conditioner, but also children’s detangler spray, like Johnson’s. I have a spray oil which I use, and I also use a scalp massager. If Rose sleeps in a style, she’ll wear a satin hair bonnet to keep it tidy. We use a leave-in oil sometimes, but a lot of the time we just use water!
Lots, Lots and Lots of bows!! We love jumbo ponytails and braids… Rose has a HUGE collection of hair accessories! We have lots of hair bobbles too and I love pinching some of hers! (Above: Rose is wearing an Abigail Long Tail Bow from Rainbow & Ginger London)
I prefer a tied-up style, to avoid bugs and knots… but this year so far, Rose has been all about the half up styles! She sleeps in a plait and loves how wavy her hair is the next day and wants to show it off! I often use an anti-knit spray if her hair is loose, especially at the nape of her neck!
Keep hair up! Knits are our biggest school fear! Hair tied up, and anti-knit sprays and shampoos are your best friend! We’ve never had them in our house yet! Also, take it easy: school mornings are chaotic enough, especially if you must work. To save time, I like to have a little photo schedule up on the fridge, so when I come down in the morning and I know what style to do.
Rose is very confident and loves being herself, performing, getting dressed up, expressing herself through what she chooses to wear and letting me know what styles she wants! She loves going to drama class and taking part in shoots, shows and acting jobs!
I am not going to lie, it is chaos! I have three kids to get ready in the morning, and because I am a teacher, I must be at school every Wednesday to Friday. We have a system though, and although it takes a while to get into a routine, we get there in the end with the help of my husband!
Rose has gone into Year 5! She loves everything about school. She is such a social butterfly and loves being with her friends, learning new things and getting on with her teachers! She is smashing primary school. Although, I wish time would slow down, as I am not ready for her to move on quite yet!
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