Having an effective natural hair routine is key when it comes to caring for your Afro baby´s hair. Natural hair can be especially prone to breakage and damage, so it is important to create a regimen that will keep it healthy and happy. With the right tools and knowledge, you can create a hair routine that will help your child’s natural hair look and feel its best. This blog post will provide tips for creating a routine that will ensure your baby´s natural hair remains healthy and beautiful.
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Basic Hair Routine
Taking care of your child's natural hair doesn't have to be a complex process. I see mothers who start making their babies hair from when they are one or two months old and I feel sorry for the babies. I personally believe that babies scarps are too tender to be stressed trying to put their hair into tiny buns just to let people know that they are girls (I asked some mothers why they do that, and that´s their excuse always).
For the first three months of the baby, using water to rinse the baby´s hair is sufficient because they were born with natural oil. Even three months is subjective, you have to observe the baby´s hair type and length.
Detangling Afro children’s natural hair can be a tricky task, but luckily babies are born with very soft hair, so it´s not necessary to comb their hair. Using your fingers to detangle it while its wet is sufficient. Because combing the baby´s hair everyday can cause the natural curls God blessed us with to go away.
If the baby hair is dried, to make it easier to detangle, just put some water and extra-virgin oil (or any organic oil) in a spray bottle, shake well and apply to the baby´s hair before detangling with your fingers. If you most use a comb, use a wide tooth comb and start at the surface of the hair, and gently working your way up to the scarp. Make sure to be gentle and not pull too hard or cause any breakage.
Protective styles for babies are not too important because the less you do in manipulating the baby´s hair, the better it will flourish. These styles can help keep your child's hair protected and can also make styling easier. Protective styles can be as simple or complex as you'd like, depending on the amount of time you want to spend styling your child's hair.
Just using different accessories like clips, headbands or ribbons to style the hair is sufficient. Who don´t love a baby with headbands? they are so cute!
Keeping your child's natural hair healthy and happy is a journey, but following the tips above and following my blog posts regularly will help you get started. From finding the right products to putting their hair in protective styles, being consistent with a hair care routine is key. Also, setting realistic expectations and working together with your child will make the process much smoother.
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