- Tresemme Naturals ‘Nourishing Moisture’ shampoo and conditioner. These are good as they don’t contain such harsh chemicals as your average products. Sulphates (a key ingredient in most shampoos) can cause curls to become really dry and silicone conditioners can cause trouble as the silicone builds up on the hair. The Naturals range has low sulphates and no silicone at all, and since using it my daughters’ hair has been so much more manageable. As a bonus, it’s often on special offer in Superdrug. You can also get it in Boots and some supermarkets.
- Coconut Oil. We have used the one from Superdrug, which is £1.99 a tub and lasts a decent amount of time. It smells lovely too. Currently we are using one from ebay that was about £6.50 for a huge tub and has a wonderful consistency. This one is fragrance free. Coconut oil is great to use on skin too!
- Tangle Teezer Hairbrush. This is the thing to splash out on. It minimises hair breakage and makes hair brushing time much less stressful for everybody as it doesn’t pull the hair as it goes through. It is an absolute godsend and I would recommend one for anybody, curly or not. They are available in Boots and some hair salons, as well as online.
Have a poorly-taken photo (someday soon I will learn to take some better shots!) of my current knitting project. Also in the picture, my gorgeous bamboo needles which are so delicious to knit with.
This scarf will be for me come winter. I saw the colours in my local yarn shop and couldn’t resist. The yarn (King Cole Big Value Chunky) is lovely and soft too. It was something like £2 per ball. £4 for a one-off scarf isn’t bad, I think, and I also get the joy of making it. Looking at this picture now, I see how far I have come from my attempts at knitting a few months ago, which were horribly uneven and holey.
I also plan on making a scarf each for my children and husband-to-be in colours of their choice.
Two months post-partum and I feel like I’m starting to get into my groove being a mum of three. Everything takes a lot longer than I expect, and I’m usually running even later than usual because I’ve forgotten to pack something, or had to change a poo-splosion, or had to stop and feed (I look forward to the day I get the hang of feeding in the wrap!) but I’m feeling less and less frazzled as the days go on, and thinking more and more that I can do this. It’s just taking a little bit of adjustment.
I think it will be easier still now that school is back on as I have a bit more structure to my days, plus my eldest gets to let off stream with her friends so there is less excess energy to be used fighting with her sister or ploughing into door frames. That said, getting all of us up and dressed, fed and with hair done on time isn’t easy, but they say practice makes perfect. We were only a little while late today and the hair looked fabulous.