My Bi-racial Toddler’s Hairstyling Routine
Get to Know Your Child’s Hair
At first, I didn’t know how to take care of and style bi-racial hair because I have type 1C hair type and am used to taking care of my hair. Hair type changes with life changes such as puberty, menopause, or due to illness such as cancer. My husband has Type 4C hair. This information is essential because when you combine our two hair types, it creates my son’s hair type, which is type 3B hair. He has beautiful bouncy ringlets around his hair with a few tighter corkscrew curls on the back of his head. His hair type requires proper care because it can quickly get damaged and frizzy due to weather or poor maintenance.
Choose the Right Products and Tools
When my son was first born, he had straight hair like mine, and I would use a small comb to style his hair. Now that he has curls, I knew I wanted to take excellent care of it, so it doesn’t get dried out and frizzy. Many curly-haired people I speak to tell me that can be an issue. Frizziness, tangling, and dehydrated hair were my main concerns for him, so I tried to look for products that would help easily detangle and moisturize his hair.
I wanted to use as natural as possible hair care for him, so I chose products that have minimal ingredients or ingredients that I can understand. Also, if frizziness is something you want to avoid, then don’t use a soft bristle brush. Instead, get a wet brush to detangle your baby’s hair gently.
- Travel size spray bottle
- Travel size wet brush
- Soft bristle brush
If you don’t wish to dry your baby’s hair out, don’t wash your baby’s hair every day. I only wash my baby’s hair once a week. Washing your baby’s hair with shampoo, despite how natural it might be, can dry out curls. Just like a sponge, when you get your skin and hair wet, moisture is better absorbed. So that’s why it is crucial to get your baby’s hair wet first and then put in a leave-in moisturizer. Next, spray the detangler.
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moosturizing Detangler
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-in Conditioner
Wet the hair with the spray bottle filled with water. You want the hair to be wet but not completely soaked.
Massage the leave in conditioner into the hair strands and then spray the detangler spray on the hair.
Gently brush their hair with the wet brush by holding onto the roots of the hair and brushing through it.
Lastly, take the soft bristle brush and smoothly brush down the baby hairs.
I hope you all enjoyed this blog post, and if you have any questions, then leave me a message below or email me. Take care.