It’s funny how you can have two kids from the same parents and they can be total opposites. Case in point….my oldest is sensitive, talkative, creative, loves sweets, has a fair complexion like his mama, and doesn’t like being alone. My youngest is strong-willed, athletic, independent, hates sweets, has an olive complexion, and a dry sense of humor like his dad.
Even their hair type is different. My oldest has thick, coarse hair that can get a bit out of control when it grows, but my little guy has thin, baby soft hair. Last summer they begged me to let them get Mohawks. I kept trying to discourage this (I honestly didn’t want to cut their hair that crazy) but then I realized, hey it’s only hair it will grow back. I think it’s important to let them make some decisions, even if I don’t totally agree with them.
Well to my surprise, they got so many compliments on their hair style that as soon as the weather broke this year, they were sitting in the salon chair telling my friend (who cuts their hair) to give them Mohawks again. With the same hair style, so many people say they look a like. Not sure if it’s just the hair or what, but I don’t see it.
I have to admit they do look really cool and stand out on the ball field.
It was important to pick the right styling products that would work for both of them. I am loving SoCozy’s kid-friendly hair care product line. Their products are non-toxic and made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat or nuts.
I created a little video to show how we style their Mohawks:
Step 1: Wash hair
It is easier to work with dirty hair, but since my boys sweat A LOT when it’s warm out I make them get a shower every day. We use the Cinch 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash. My boys are learning independence in the shower, so it’s a lot safer to give them less options. They know to just grab the SoCozy bottle and use it on their hair and body.
Step 2: Dry hair
You want to make sure that their hair is completely dry.
Step 3: Use gel to mold and style hair
Now comes the fun part. If your son has longer hair, you may want to start with the Cinch detangler to make sure to remove any knots and to smooth out his hair.
Then squirt some gel into your hand, rub together, and start molding your child’s hair. You really can’t go wrong. Keep playing with it until you like the way it looks. We use Beehave styling gel and that works really well. It doesn’t leave my boys’ hair feeling crunchy and doesn’t leave nasty gel flakes behind. Plus, it smells heavenly!
Depending on how much hair your child has or their hair type, you might have to use more gel so that it holds throughout the day.
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