how do i help my sons hair?

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is half black half white. he was born with straight hair but the top eventually became extremely curly, the front and back stayed pin straight so my boyfriend shaved his head when he was seven months old. the curls now are a lot bigger and arent as tight and his hair feels very dry. what are the best tips to help his hair grow curly and feel soft, not so rough??

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Nicole - posted on 05/12/2012

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Hi Melissa, my children aren't bi racial but most likely have similar hair texture .Try taking him to a barber shop specialized in cutting ethnic hair Keep it cut close"fade". Then go to a ethnic beauty supply store and buy a product to put in his hair daily. Pink oil moisturizer or a light grease. There is also a product called twisted sista that works with natural curls. I use it in my daughters hair and it is really good. Brush it daily and get hair cuts as often as possible. If you don't want to cut it, take him to an ehthic salon and perhaps they can give you some tips. His hair isn't rough just different from yours. You want to instill pride in him and give him the resources that he needs when he is older. He is a beautiful boy!! Best Wishes.

Akita - posted on 05/11/2012

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My daughter is half black and half white also..she is almost 11 and a half years old. I too would recommend Shea Moisture product line or Organics for Kids. My daughter's hair gets extremely dry and I just tried the Shea Moisture product on her hair the other night ( this was originally purchased for my own natural hair) and it works FANTASTIC. I put it in over night and the next day from school her hair was still moisturized and the curls were defined. Plus it smells very good. I purchased the Shea Moisture Deep Masque from Target and I am going to get another container just for her hair. So the key is finding the right products that works. I have certainly gone through my share for my own hair as well as hers too. Good luck.

Alicia - posted on 05/07/2012

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My son washes his hair daily. When his hair is longer it has a nice curl to it. We use dove shampoo and conditioner and we put Infusium leave in conditioner friz control after. He has always had really nice hair.

Cindy - posted on 04/22/2012

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Keep it well conditioned. Light, VERY LIGHT coconut oil rubbed in your hands then gently tap the top of his.

Carly - posted on 04/15/2012

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First, I would suggest that you only wash his hair (with shampoo) about once a week. Then use a rinse out conditioner. After toweling put in some kind of leave in conditioner. That really should do the trick. Depending on his hair, you may need something heavier like an oil, but oil can be too heavy for some types of biracial hair, it just all depends. Trial and error is how you will find out your best routine. In between shampoos, you can just do conditioner washes or rinses. Check out the website or FB page of Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care. They are an awesome resource on black/biracial hair.

Meredith - posted on 04/11/2012

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I understand how you feel. I have tried many different products. Currently I am using Shea moisture from target. I really like it. It has coconut oil in it though so if you decide to try it make sure he is not allergic. The main thing to remember is that their scalp does not create the oil like white folks ( like us). A also don't recommend Johnson and Johnson shampoos at all it just dries their hair and scalp. Shea moisture and other brands have their own shampoo. I have used Wen from infomercials and have really liked it. I tend to lean towards organic products.

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You're welcome! :) Well, when I was little I know my mom would wash my hair, every two-three days. What might also help get rid of the "dryness," is Queen Helene Cholestrerol Hot Oil Treatment, that does wonders to my hair. You would basically just put the Olive Oil in after his hair is dried from washing it. From his scalp all the way down. The products of Olive Oil I was use is the Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Lotion. You can find all of these products in Wal-Mart. :)

Nina - posted on 04/07/2012

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Melissa, I would be careful not to wash his hair everyday unless it was sweaty...but, every other day--or every three days...it can get wet, but, don't shampoo it every time you bathe him.



Also, dilute one part conditioner and one part water and put in a spray bottle, when you want to style his hair, just spray a little on his hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb.



My family is multiethnic. My husband is white, I'm black & Native American...so, the hair textures in my home are quite diverse. Both of our daughters have very soft, non-frizzy, long hair and I feel it's because of the regimen.



My husband has to wash his hair EVERYDAY...I wash mine less often...our children are in-between.



Of course, every child of various diversities has different hair, I know some friends whose kids have hair almost entirely tightly coiled and some who have almost totally straight hair; it just depends.



The best of luck and your baby is so beautiful!

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2012

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thanks, ive heard a lot about olive oil, how often would i put it in his hair? and any specific conditioners? right now all i use is "johnsons extra conditioned shampoo" in the blue bottle. it says its for thick and curly hair but my sons hair is still soo dry so i dont think its meant for biracial hair

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Well, my little sister is the same way and I was too, when I was little. What my mother did to my hair and still does my sisters hair, was to add Olive Oil or you can buy some stuff at Wal-Mart with Olive Oil in it, it's in the ethnic section and you're son is adorable! (: Good luck!

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