African American skin & hair care?

Jerri - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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We will soon be getting a newborn(who was a preemie at birth) , she is african american & I have questions concerning her skin & hair care. I want to do this correctly , so I need advice..Please!
Thank You for any help!

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Tomeka - posted on 03/04/2011

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no johnson and johnson products they are very drying to african american babies hari and skin. Try all natural products like california babies conditoner and shampoo at target or Aveno babies cream mosture bath. Wash hair once a week to much washing breaks and drys the hair. All natural hair oils like almond, shea butter, jojoba and extra virgin olive oil or cocunut oil are great hair moisturizers apply on dampen hair after bath. Also purchas a silk pillow case to place in babys bouncer, car seat or crib to prevent baby from rubing out hair.

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Dawn - posted on 10/28/2010

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I have a 17th month almost 18 month old foster son and we are looking to adopt him but anyway I have heard that pink oil is great for there hair but when I went to buy it I found this stuff called BB Oil Moisturizer Hair lotion with Castor oil and Aloe it works great and smells wonderful and it states on the bottle Great For Babies!!! I use this daily on his hair! Then for his skin I use Johnston and Johnston products lotions and oils. Just keep knees and elbows very moisture.Hope this helps! Good luck and enjoy!

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