How to Grow Your Baby's African American Hair
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007
by Shaundra Williams
Lovely U, Lovely Me
You have your bundle of joy and want to give him or her the best hair care. However, you may not be sure where to turn. There are few hair care shampoos available on the market that cater to both children and African American hair.
Yet, one thing is certain. You probably want to expose your child to as few chemicals and skin irritants as possible, whether that be through shampoos, styling techniques, and styling products. Well, there is help available. Although infant hair care requires special love and attention, it is very simple. Just follow the rules below and you will uncover your baby’s beautiful curl pattern while also fostering the perfect environment for healthy, African American hair growth.
Rule #2: Apply a small amount of oil to your baby’s scalp two times daily. This will moisturize the hair, help a thirsty scalp, and create an environment optimal for African American hair growth. Great oils to use are Beauty 4 Ashes Follicle Fuze Shea & Jojoba Oil. Jojoba oil is particularly excellent in preventing dry scalp and not producing an oily head or face. You can find it at wwwdiscoverb4acom. You can also use olive oil, although not a moisturizing, it can be found in many stores.
Rule #3: Avoid bad chemicals on your baby’s hair, these include Vaseline, petroleum, mineral oil, sulfates, and silicones. Be also certain not to apply lotions to your child’s hair that contain parabens. Parabens are proven cancer-causing agents. If you prefer a hair lotion, try Beauty 4 Ashes Puritea Tea-Rific 10 hair lotion. It is 100% natural and includes excellent natural oils for thirsty hair you want to grow, including jojoba, shea, almond, wheat germ, and castor. It will also define your baby’s curls. Also, Carol’s Daughter’s hair milk is an excellent moisturizer. Light and silky, it will soften your baby’s curls. You can find Puritea Lotion at wwwdiscoverb4acom. Carol’s Daughter hair milk can be found at wwwsephoracom.
Rule #4: Protect your baby’s hair with proper styling. If at all possible, leave your child’s hair as natural as possible. African American hair is already fragile, excessive heat and styling methods that pull the hair (i.e. ponytails) may only make your child’s hair more susceptible to breakage. Don’t pull your child’s hair too tightly and do not use cheaply fashioned rubber bands on your child’s hair. They can snag and pull, causing splitting and breakage. Do not brush your child’s head too harsh. Try using wide tooth combs instead.
Rule #5: Use due diligence to stimulate your baby’s hair growth. Protect your child’s head from damage or breakage during appropriate weather conditions. Babies’ heads need to be protected from all types of weather, especially excessive heat and cold. Also, buy a satin pillowcase for your baby.
Rest assured, your baby’s hair can grow and it will grow if you use the right techniques for their curly, ethnic hair. African American hair needs love and great care. To detangle African American hair even more, and encourage growth and bring out curls, also spray the hair with an even mixture of water and olive oil or grapeseed oil daily.
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» left by deann Perry from Gary indiana 1 year 25 days ago.
My daughter is 4 years old she has long curly hair,but her scale stay so dry her hair is growing but it's growing slowly and then breaks off her ends her very UN evening so can u please.help my daughter hair grow longer thanks
» left by mesh from indiana 300 days 2 hours ago.
My daughter was born with more then plenty of hair. When she was 6 months I started to do her hair in little ponytails but my mistake was doing her hair to often and using the wrong hairties. She is now 13 months and I have had to cut her hair all off until even because it was so badly damaged. What can I do to make it grow back as reference to styling
» left by erica lindquist from st.thomas 293 days 8 hours ago.
i have a baby and you hair is grow slow what should i use please help me
» left by Sawyer from Uganda 288 days 19 hours ago.
I am a white woman and I adopted an African baby from Uganda. She is 8 months old now and the orphanage she once lived in shaved her head 2 or 3 times. Now she has some hair growing around the crown of her head, mostly bald on top. The hair she does have is only about 1/4 in long at most. What should I do to get her hair to grow?? I have only been washing it once a week (with johnson's baby shampoo) but I am very limited to what I can find here for hair care. I will switch to the homemade shampoo and can use olive oil. Any other suggestions?» left by Dearrius 231 days 18 hours ago.
Ine thing that i can help with is stop using johnsin's shampio harsh chemicals» left by quay from Decatur,GA 65 days 21 hours ago.
Johnson's baby shampoo does not contain harsh chemicals in it. If so
mothers's around the world would protest and they wouldn't be sold.» left by Quay from Decatur,GA 65 days 21 hours ago.
Everyone ones hair texture is different. But one thing for sure that it need moisture. I would use parnevu:T-tree oil herbal grow. It help dry scalp, prevent dandruff, and stimulate growth. And I would take her to the hair salon and have them look at her hair so they can give you suggestions/pointers. They should know alot about hair and what to do on how to help it grow.» left by Sarah from Savannah,GA 65 days 21 hours ago.
And also a healthy diet. Hair growth is dependent on good nutrition. Massaging a little natural oil (such as jojoba or olive) can keep the hair moist and will encourage it to continue growing. And Oftentimes trimming the wispy ends of your baby's hair will make it appear thicker, even if it does not help it grow.
When shampooing a chid's hair make sure you have a leave-in conditioner.» left by SL from AL 65 days 2 hours ago.
J&j is terrible on any baby. Cara b naturally is made for children of color. Can be found in select Walgreens, cvs, target, and online. I've been using for 5 months along with a mix of water, olive and coconut oil as a sealer. Try these natural products.
» left by alwaystry from detroit 284 days 10 hours ago.
Hi, Here is your solution "BABY DON'T BE BALD" sold in beauty supply stores. It's $9 buks a jar even though the jar is small its still worth it. Well good luck to you all with those bald head babys (lol) and the same goes to me.
» left by erica lindquist 271 days 12 hours ago.
i would like child to grow ok
» left by Samantha from New York 266 days 3 hours ago.
I tried this En'tyce products and they are amazing.... It is all Natural and made with all kinds of herbs. the website is entyce-your-beautydotcom.
» left by tasha from miami 138 days 9 hours ago.
Hi i have this 21 mnth baby girl and her hair is getting worst she once had this beautiful head of hair nw its droping alot i need help
» left by Eliza from texas 61 days 11 hours ago.
I have a 6 month old and her hair has fallen off at the back. I just bought kids organics protein plus growth oil remedy,do you think this would work for her hair or cause more damage?
» left by Felicia from wiaconsin 55 days 10 hours ago.
I have a 6month old african american baby girl and she is bald she has a little hair but doesnt seem to be growing what should i do?