A Guide To Haircare for your Biracial Baby
posted 2018 Aug by
When your baby has curly hair, how can you find the right products to care for them? Here's your guide to care for biracial baby hair.Most of us are aware of the fact that you can't treat every type of hair the same way - that different people have different needs. There used to be a time when hair care products were very limited, and your only products options were either for straight hair or curly hair. So much has changed since then! The market has exploded with every kind of product imaginable. But how do you know which ones are right for your baby, especially if he or she is Biracial, and their hair type does not easily fit into one category? In the last 35 years, the number of Biracial or Multiracial babies in the United States has tripled, and it's still on the rise. So you are not alone in your search for the healthiest and most effective hair care routine for your baby. Read on to find out our recommendations for the best ways to care for your Biracial baby's hair.
Above All Else, Go NaturalMore and more research is showing just how important it is to only use natural products when it comes to anything that will be in contact with your baby's skin and hair. You want to avoid tough chemicals like parabens and sulfates because these can be harmful to your child. Look for products that contain most, if not all, natural substances. Keep an eye out for things like:
- Soy protein
- Argon, jojoba, or coconut oil
- Shea or cocoa butter
- Sweet almond oil
- Vitamin E
How Often Should You Shampoo?How often you shampoo your baby's hair is going to depend so much on the type of hair he or she has. How thick is it? How curly is it? How much oil does it produce, and how quickly? Some parents find that washing their baby's hair every 2-3 days is the perfect schedule, while other parents only shampoo once a week or once a month, rinsing occasionally with warm water in between shampoos. The general rule is to avoid shampooing too often, and always use a quality moisturizer for curly textured hair. That will allow the natural oils of the hair and scalp to help keep the hair healthy, and avoid it from becoming dry, brittle, and damaged. Another option is to try co-washing - use only a moisturizing conditioner instead of a cleansing shampoo.
Leave-in Conditioner is KeyThe most important product for your baby's hair is leave-in conditioner. Keeping the hair moisturized is essential. And again, you want to go as natural as possible. Make sure to be liberal and thorough with your conditioner, making sure to get every single strand of hair. And this is a good time to start working on detangling, by just gently running your fingers through the hair. This will save you time later.
Let the Hair Do the TalkingIt might take a little bit of experimenting to figure out what is right for your baby. Pay attention to how their hair responds to different products, how their curls lay and how they hold up over time. Keep in mind that your child's hair will change as they get older, so you may have to adjust their hair care routine accordingly. The most important tip we can give you is to always speak positively about your baby's hair. You want your child to grow up feeling proud and beautiful. No matter how difficult your baby's hair may be to manage, you want to teach them from an early age that they are perfect, unique, and beautiful just the way they are!