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The 4 Lessons I’ve Learned in My Decade of Styling Teen Natural Hair

I have been styling teen natural hair for nearly a decade. During my journey of raising two daughters in the past 22 years, I have seen it all when it comes to discovering the best practices for natural hairstyling. Needless to say, I have also learned a thing or two about ensuring that teen natural hair is consistently beautiful, smooth, and tangle-free.

There are 4 key lessons that I have learned over the years in styling teen natural hair:

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Learn the products that are best for your daughter’s hair

One of the biggest mistakes that I made when I had my second daughter is buying the same hair care products for both of them. I had to learn the hard way that not all natural hair is the same. What worked wonders for my oldest daughter’s hair did the absolute opposite for my youngest daughter. I also learned that hair can change as kids grow into their teen years.

My youngest daughter is now 14. For her hair, I use Just For Me Natural Hair Nutrition products. I have trusted Just For Me for years because I know that their products will cause her minimal discomfort during the washing and styling process, plus keep my daughter’s hair looking its best.

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The 4 Lessons I've Learned in My Decade of Styling Teen Natural Hair

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Establish the Right Foundation

One of the number-one things that I’ve learned in caring for teen natural hair through years is that the success of styling teen natural hair all begins with the foundation. This means using the cleanser that is not only best-suited for natural hair, but also offers an effective, yet gentle cleansing. I use the Just For Me Detangling Creamy Co-Wash for my daughter because it provides a worry-free, comfortable detangling and washing experience for her natural hair. It removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils, preparing her hair for styling.

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The 4 Lessons I've Learned in My Decade of Styling Teen Natural Hair

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Conditioning and Hydration is Key

When I first began washing and styling my daughters’ natural hair, I noticed how dry and brittle it would be after styling. I soon learned how important that if I wanted their hair to be soft, I needed to keep it adequately conditioned and properly moisturized. To achieve this, I now use Just For Me Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner and Creamy Butter Moisturizer. Both provide the perfect balance of moisture needed to hydrate and style teen natural hair on a daily basis.

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The 4 Lessons I've Learned in My Decade of Styling Teen Natural Hair

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Protect It and Keep It Frizz-Free

Teen girls are very meticulous about their appearance. No girl wants to start off with a beautifully styled head of hair in the morning, and wound up with frizz and flyaway hair at the end of the day. My daughter trusts me to help her beautiful. Just For Me Moisture-Rich Styling Smoothie helps to smooth and stretch her hair during the styling process, while protecting it from wind, rain, and other harsh weather with beautiful results every time.

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The 4 Lessons I've Learned in My Decade of Styling Teen Natural Hair

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It has always been important to me that both of my daughters always feel confident with their natural hair – specially during their teen years. I am so glad that I have mastered the art of styling and caring for teen natural hair, and that I have products like the Just For Me Natural Hair Nutrition line on my side to keep my daughters’ hair looking it absolute best each and every day.

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To learn more, visit Just For Me on Instagram and Twitter.

Whether your daughter has tangles, dry hair or both, Just For Me has just what you need to give her happy, healthy-looking hair. Shea butter, soy milk and honey combine to nourish your little’s ones tresses and help make styling easier than ever. 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Just for Me. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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Ben Butler

This was a very interesting read. I had no idea that you had to take such care to style and maintain natural hair like that. Thanks!

Catherine Sargent
Catherine Sargent

This looks like a terrific line of products. You did a great job with your daughters hair it looks great.

Veronica Solomon
Veronica Solomon

My 19 year old daughter went back to being natural now for that last two or three years. I am really jealous and think I may go that route

Pam W
Pam W

I keep hearing about this brand of hair products. It looks like it really works for your daughter!

OurOrdinaryLife®
OurOrdinaryLife®

This looks like a great line of products. Your girls’ hair looks amazing! Keep up the great work!

Nicole Cochingco Escat
Nicole Cochingco Escat

This is my first time to heard about this brand, and I think this would be perfect for teens. BTW, your daughter hair are gorgeous love it.

Lisa Favre

Your teen looks really great! I’m happy that you found some good products – it’s never easy choosing what works best for your locks, no matter what type you have. I’m still trying to figure out what works best for me!

Liz Mays

It’s amazing when you find the perfect hair products! We went through some trial and error when learning to style my daughter’s hair.

Cinny

It is definitely hard to find the perfect hair products. I’m glad she found something that works.

Reesa Lewandowski
Reesa Lewandowski

Love the confidence your daughter is displaying in these pics!

Christina Richard
Christina Richard

My daughter is still too little to know what her hair may be like, but right now it’s pin straight and thin–I’m jealous. But its awesome that you have found a remedy for both of your girls. I know it was a struggle for me to find something that worked because I have very wavy frizzy hair. These products look great.

Ann Bacciaglia
Ann Bacciaglia

I will have to share this with my friend. Her Daughter has really curly hair. She has been looking for a good product line to help her work with it easier.

Cassie Tucker

Even though I am going into cosmetology, I have never heard of Just Me before. I will have to look into it more.

jennifer reyes
jennifer reyes

This looks like a great product for natural curly hair. Thanks for sharing this! Your daughter looks so lovely. 🙂

Melissa Chapman
Melissa Chapman

Your daughter is beautiful and these products look so great for those of us with curly hair which includes my daughter! Can’t wait to share these with her!

Becca Wilson
Becca Wilson

These products look like the are perfect for getting the styles done that you want! Styling a young girl’s hair is definitely a challenge some days.

Monica
Monica

What a beautiful girl you have. Love how you take such great care of her.

Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com
Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

So gorgeous! I hear great things about these products. I’ve never tried them before but they sound like they really work!

Stacey Werner

You really have a pretty daughter!
It looks like you take great care of hair and know quite a bit about it.

GameOnMom
GameOnMom

This sounds especially great for the winter when everything gets extra dry. There’s nothing worse than static and frizz!

Mary Fitzgerald Edwards
Mary Fitzgerald Edwards

Your girls are beautiful! And they look super confident. These products look perfect for their hair!!

Joyce Brewer
Joyce Brewer

Honey, I don’t envy you with all that hair you have to do. I keep our son’s hair short so it’s easier to maintain. But it still needs conditioning and moisture.

mail4rosey
mail4rosey

Little beauty queens. 🙂 I like that the product line doesn’t strip oils. That’s important because hair without the right moisture won’t look healthy!

Amanda Love
Amanda Love

It’s tough when you’re a teen, you’re already dealing with so many things and it would be better if you didn’t have issues with taking care of your hair. I love that there are products specifically for them! That’s awesome!

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