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   My son’s hair is getting longer every week I wash it and, it seems, drier too. I deep-condition his natural curls once a week but it still ends up dry because he wears his hair “out”. In fact, after I wash it, I let it air dry and leave it alone until next wash day. No combing, no brushing. Even if I put his hair up in a quick ponytail, I do not comb it first.

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   I have all the right products for my 2 year old’s full mane, but not the right techniques. Just as I protective style my hair to retain moisture and combat dryness, I realized a few protective styles could greatly benefit my boy. However, it was difficult to find protective styles for natural boy’s long hair! I had to look really hard and found inspiration via Jaden Smith and Farouk James

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  Natural boy’s hair is something that needs as much TLC as girl’s hair, despite the lack of elaborate styles available. How cute were Jaden’s twists way back when?!

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