Saturday, January 16, 2010

Skin and Haircare Update

In a previous post, I wrote about how Ayana Hair and skin care routine. In that post, I mentioned that Ayana had bumps on her cheek and I didn't know what it was. Since then, we found out that it was Eczema, the doctor said it is very common with children with allergies, which Ayana does have. In that post, you guys left some great comments and I have been able to try some great products.

So...4 months after trying a lot of products on Ayana to see what works best for her, here is what has worked best for us.

A has dry skin in general but battles Eczema on her face that is very persistant in a spot of her left cheek. We tried many, many things that were reccomended and nothing took it away, UNTIL.....we applied straight Tea Tree Oil to it several days and WAA LAA, it went away. The first few days it gets rogher as it will scab over and then heal. We bought it at Wal; Mart for under 5 bucks.

We also apply RENEW intensive skin therapy lotion daily to her face and body and it is awesome stuff!

Our Second favorite lotion is Eucerin Calming Creme. The Eucerin lotion is great but can leave a greasy film on skin that can prevent your skin from breathing and from research it doesn't stand up to handwashing like Renew does, so you have to constantly reapply the Eucerin.

For hair care, we are still trying a variety of products. We just started using the Carol's Daughter Product line but we are experiementing. Their are so many products to try. Ayana has beautiful hair but as it gets longer, it is harder to manage. The back of her head gets so ratty and tangled when she sleeps at night. Do any of you put something on their head to keep it from getting that way and do they keep it on at this age?
More to come on haircare in a future post and my findings on all the differnet products....

We are preparing to leave on Friday to Ethiopia and things are CRAZY at work. I will update you as I can. Thanks for all your support. We are very excited!

12 comments:

The Siler Family said...

May God bless you on your upcoming trip!

The Sweet Life said...

When you have some time, take a look at the products listed at http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/ for A's hair. She reviews a lot of great products there for little girl's hair.

Melissa said...

for natural hair cair tips, I go to http://www.happygirlhair.com/, curlyniki.com,www.tightlycurly.com and beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com. These are really great cites.

My personally cite is, though i rarely blog,
http://live-laugh-love-everyday.blogspot.com/

Leah said...

I hope you have a very safe trip to Ethiopia. How exciting! :-D

The Zimmers said...

You are the second person to recommend Renew. I am going to try it! Have you tried Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioner? Addia and Ayana have similarly loose curls. (In fact, I think Ayana's may even be more relaxed.) Either way, we apply it twice a day to Addia's hair and really love it! Sometimes we spray it with just a misting of water first and then put it in. This is when I love it most! Thanks for the tips. And, I hope you have a GREAT, safe, and fulfilling trip to Ethiopia!

nancy said...

i am still on a learning curve, but here is what i have found:
Carol's Daughter has 2 products (I have tried about 10) that i LOVE: Hair milk and black vanilla leave in conditioner. Then the other one i LOVE is the one mentioned above: Garnier Leave in (it works GREAT)!!!
can't wait to hear about the trip...

Paul and DeeDee said...

I have the same problem with the back of livi's hair in the car seat and sleeping..... by the time we get anywhere the back is all fuzzy and matted just from the car seat! I heard that Nadia's sleep caps are the best but I haven't bought one yet...I don't know if she would wear it at night or not... you can find a review of them at happygirlhair.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You can try letting her wear a satin cap to bed or letting her sleep on a satin pillow case. You should be able to find these items at a Sally's beauty supply store.

Anonymous said...

You can try letting her wear a satin cap to bed or letting her sleep on a satin pillow case. You should be able to find these items at a Sally's beauty supply store.

dan and rachel said...

ooo, thank you so much for the update.

blessings on your trip to ETH! i will pray for you!!!

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kenya said...

She's beautiful! For the eczema we use Aquaphor and the tea tree oil, which has done wonders. Also for her hair, we definitely have very fragile hair, so use a satin cap or scraf and MissJeesie has great products.http://www.missjessies.com