Kassia - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )
I have been doing searches on how to take care of my son's hair and all i can find is info on taking care of girl's hair. Does it make a difference if it's boy or girl hair? I am white and my son's dad is AA. My son has never had his hair cut (16 months old). The back of his hair is course and curly and acts like it wants to be a fro while the top is nice and soft and curly. Do i cut or trim his hair to try to make all of his hair want to do the same thing or will it just happen over time? I feel dumb and only just found out that i am only to be washing his hair once a week. Because i have been washing it everyday (like i have to for my hair) i have now dried out his scalp and he is scratching his head all the time. How do i moisture his scalp and his hair? I have been using shea butter shampoo from the Body Shop (specifically for babies, tear free). Is that an ok shampoo to use? Do i start using conditioner on his hair? If so what kind? My boyfriend and i have been putting olive oil I think it's palmers brand) in his hair to keep his curls tight and moisturized. Is that wrong? .... I have lots of questions for this is something very new to me. I would love any suggestions on what to do or what NOT to do.