Bianca Gonzalez-Intal is among the superstar mothers Filipinos look as much as with regards to parenting. The host and creator retains it actual on her social media platforms, sharing each the rewards and challenges of elevating two daughters in trendy occasions.
Her followers additionally adore seeing her unfiltered and candid tales on motherhood, amongst them, tending to her daughters’ hair.
“Mommy’s Salon is open. #mommydiaries,” she shared on September 2021, together with pictures Lucia, 7, and Carmen, 4, of their freshly-cut hair.
Apparently, it was an exercise that Gonzalez, in her childhood, additionally loved sharing along with her personal mom.
“As just a little woman, up till I used to be in highschool, it was largely my mother who minimize my hair. From blunt and quick apple cuts once I was youthful to only a straight trim once I was older, it was my mother who did all of it,” the multi-media character shared with The Manila Instances in an interview.
“And now, serendipitously, each my daughters need their hair minimize by ‘mommy solely!’ I invite them to go to the salon with me, however they like a haircut from me right here at dwelling,” she furthered.
Gonzales additionally shared that she has minimize her eldest Lucia’s hair greater than six occasions already, whereas her youngest Carmen’s solely twice to this point.
“I’m not nice at it, however I do know the fundamentals from watching my very own hairstylist of 20 years Alex Carbonell. And thus far, the children love my haircuts for them,” the proud mommy famous.
However as a lot as she loves fixing their hair, she additionally lets them select how they put on it, particularly for her grade schooler, Lucia.
“On a regular basis for varsity, she decides what she’s going to put on and the way she’s going to repair it. Her prime choices now are simply hair down with a headscarf, or tied up with a ponytail holder, as a result of she not too long ago discovered the best way to tie her hair on her personal.”
Gonzalez, nevertheless, makes certain that no matter type they select, their hair are sturdy and wholesome. She does this by giving them age-appropriate merchandise, primarily as a result of research present hair of children as much as age 12 are two-times thinner than grownup hair.
“Lucia’s shampoo has at all times been Johnson’s Child since Day 1. Actually! We began with the traditional yellow shampoo when she was a new child. When she was a toddler, we switched to the Shiny Drops Shampoo and have been utilizing that ever since. Lucia’s hair is of course thick, and the Shiny Drops Shampoo has Argan Oil and Silk Proteins, so every strand actually turns into a lot shinier, more healthy, and stronger.
“Carmen’s hair, in the meantime, is straight, however with a number of waves, and can also be thinner than Lucia’s hair. However ever since we began utilizing Sturdy and Wholesome Shampoo, her hair has gotten a lot thicker. Plus, Carmen is commonly in braids and pigtails for varsity, so this variant is absolutely good for her.”
In giving them correct care to develop stronger hair and the liberty to decide on how they wish to type it, Gonzalez hopes that these little issues will add as much as construct their confidence even at a younger age.
“I do know for a incontrovertible fact that Lucia already feels empowered by her hair, and so does Carmen, as a result of we encourage them to decide on how they wish to repair their hair for the day.
“It might sound like a ‘small’ resolution, however for them to really feel that they’re accountable for what to put on, the best way to repair their hair, even their baon snacks for the day — these are the day by day decisions that construct their confidence in making selections for themselves, for determining what it’s that they need, and opening themselves as much as making an attempt new issues,” Gonzalez ended.