“I like my baby heir with baby hair and afros…” but if your baby heir is tender-headed, you need all of the Black baby hair care hacks you can find. And that’s when we turn to our readers. Here are five hacks to get you started. Post your favorite hair care hack below. We might publish it in a future article.
- To help keep your young child still during hairstyling, give him/her a doll and his/her infant brush to brush the doll’s hair. Your child will be so focused and still that you will be able to style the hair worry-free.
- Use a mixture of water, black Jamaican castor oil, and vegetable glycerin in a spray bottle to soften hair and manage tangles before brushing. Shake before using and always store out of children’s reach.
- Instead of using the big ball barrettes, which can hurt and cause injury, use ponytail hair hooks. They might be more expensive to start with but they last a long time, hold natural hair well, and don’t hurt the child’s head when lying down for nap time or when tumbling during gymnastics.
- For poofy natural hair try using a Puff Cuff. It comes in various sizes and was designed to hold Black natural hair tight without causing breakage.
- Store barrettes, bows, and ribbons in a clear Caboodles train case so you can find them easily.