Curly Girl Nylah Shares Her Daily Curly Hair Routine

In this week’s feature, we have 5 year old social media influencer, Nylah as our Curlee Girlee of the Week! Although she is just 5 years old, her mother has shared so many wonderful things about her including her daily curly hair routine. Below, you will find her mother’s answers to the set of questions we provided to give insight into what Nylah loves to do in her free time as well as what she is interested in, how Nylah’s mother manages her daughter’s curly hair, and some curly hair care tips Nylah’s mom recommends. These tips can be passed on to other curly haired boys and girls and their parents around the globe who struggle with their beautiful head of curls and seek guidance on how to better manage them.


1) Introduce yourself! What is your age, grade, favorite books, movies, favorite quote, song? What is her favorite school subject? Favorite activity? Favorite thing to do in her free time?

Nylah is a 5 year old girl who will soon be 6 in September and she is currently in her first year (reception) at primary school. Nylah’s mom says that she is a girl full of SASS! She loves to read all sorts of children’s books with her mom, but she does not currently have a favourite. Her favourite movie is Disney’s Tangled, as she is completely obsessed with the Disney princess Rapunzel. Nylah’s favourite activity to do is anything messy! She is very creative so anything to do with painting, drawing or making things she is all over it! She is also a bit of a diva so she loves to get photographed and to put on different outfits to wear. Using TikTok is another favourite for Nylah because she absolutely loves to learn the trending dances and sing along to the songs!


2) Your curls! What is your hair curl type? If you don’t know, please check out our reference page here.

Nylah’s curly hair type is a 3A Spirally.


3. Who else in your family has curly hair? Check out our family tree here which is a fun and educational way to trace the legacy of your hair!

Curly hair definitely runs in Nylah’s family! Nylah’s mom says that she has between 4a and 4b type curls and that they have many other members in their family that have the curly hair trait!


4) How would you define your style? (ie, are you a dress up girl, more casual, love to be fancy etc.  What is your favorite style for school, for dressing up, for each season, etc.

I would say Nylah’s dress up style is currently quite cool and casual. She loves to wear a good T-shirt, a pair of cycling shorts and a great pair of trainers. Nylah’s mom says that this is their favourite type of outfit to wear during spring and summertime. She also loves to wear accessories with her outfits, sunglasses especially!


5) Hair care tips!  What are some hair care tips you can share for taking care of your curly hair? Best advice for kids with curly hair?

Nylah’s mom’s best hair care tips on taking care of curly hair is to find a curly hair care routine that works best for you! She says that if she uses too much product on Nylah’s hair, it can weigh her curly hair down and leave it feeling greasy. Instead, Nylah’s mom tends to stick to light sprays and creams. Another curly hair care tip that Nylah’s mom recommends is to sleep with your hair in a silk hair bonnet or pillowcase!


6) How often do you wash your hair and why? 

Nylah’s mom washes her daughter’s hair once a week usually on a Sunday morning. She says that she likes to stick to once a week as washing curly hair generally any more than that tends to dry the hair out. Nylah’s mom says that she loves to use Shea moisture products on Nylah’s hair, and that she mainly sticks with their shampoos and conditioners. She says that Nylah also has used and loved the brand, “Grow Gorgeous.” Nylah’s mom says that her daughter uses their curl defining shampoo and conditioner as well as their leave in curl defining butter.


7) Are you a morning hair washer or an evening washer, why?

Nylah washes her hair in the morning.


8) Has curly hair impacted your child and her self-image, please provide details on her “hair journey”.  Did she always love her hair or was it something that happened over time? 

Nylah’s mom says that her daughter has always loved her hair! She says that she makes sure that she always tells Nylah how beautiful her hair is. This is because growing up, Nylah’s mom struggled with loving her curly hair, so she is making it a priority to build that curly hair confidence in Nylah.


9) Have you read our Curlee Girlee book series?  If not get your copy by clicking here Our Curlee Girlee books were written to ensure that all curly girls belong to our Curlee Girlee family and learn to love and embrace their curls understanding that their hair is part of a greater legacy they share with those who came before them and will one day share with those who come after.

Nylah’s mom says that her daughter has not read the book yet but she looks forward to starting it. She says that she will definitely take a look and that she and Nylah cannot wait to read the series!


Nylah is a curly headed, Instagram influencer with a following of 6.7K people, as well as our Curlee Girlee of the Week! You can find and follow Persia on her instagram @nylahs_world9.

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Atara Twersky, Author of Curlee Girlee is a TODAY Show Style Icon. Her mission is to teach girls to embrace the beautiful curls they have with power and confidence. Join us as together we change the “coarse” of curly hair. Don’t forget to check out our recent article on What to Do or Say if Your Daughter is Showing Signs of Hating Her Curly Hair.

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