Caring for your babies natural hair can be as rewarding as it can be difficult. While you get to experiment with their fresh, damage free curls, you also have to find ouch-free techniques that save you and your baby tears. If you’ve been struggling with what to do and not do when it comes to carry for your babies natural hair, keep reading.
Always look for tear-free, gentle formulas that are paraben and sulfate free. Sulfates can dry out your babies growing hair and scalp so it is best to avoid products that contain either of these ingredients.
Detangle the hair properly
Think about how bad it can hurt when improperly or quickly detangling through your hair. Now imagine being a baby and having someone rip through your hair with no clue of what is going on. Needless to say, tears are sure to follow. Gently detangle your babies hair while it is wet and with conditioner for easy, ouch-free detangling. Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to get through the knots.
Avoid rubber bands
While you might be able to do a few cute styles with rubber bands, they can also lead to hair breakage and shedding. Instead of using traditional rubber bands in your babies hair, opt for ones with fabric around it.
Have a schedule
Having a schedule and sticking to it can do wonders for you especially if you have multiple children. Dedicate a day as wash day and try to stick to this day every week that way you aren’t rushing and are well-prepared the day of to spend as much time on your little one’s hair as needed.
Make wash day fun
Wash day can be stressful for both moms and babies. Make it fun by having a fun cartoon playing, a toy for them to hold, singing to your baby and making sure they have a comfortable place to lay their head. Create an experience for them so it is more easy and enjoyable for the both of you.
While your child’s hair may not be long enough for braids, you can still keep it protected. Having your baby sleep on silk or satin pillow cases or sheets, using bonnets if they will allow it and keeping their hair up as often as possible can help to protect their hair.
Styling products for babies
Our Rose Water Curl Refresher works perfectly for little ones. The refresher works to restore curls so you can spritz it on their hair throughout the week to keep the curls looking healthy and shiny. For detangling and deep conditioning, our Honey Miracle Hair Mask works wonders. The mask works to gently detangle hair while drawing moisture back into the hair. Our Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer is a phenomenal leave in for babies. This rich and creamy moisturizer helps to combat frizz, flyaways and dry thirsty hair while restoring moisture.
What’s your go-to tip for caring for your babies natural hair?