Becky - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a lot of questions that I will try to shorten. Basically I was living with the father of my child we was having problems to where the police was involved because of the situation I was forced to move 2 hours away back to my parents out in the country and the near by city is still small around 50,000 people. So me and his father have been in contact on and off but currently he's not able to be in the picture. First question I've seen the responses on how to care for a mixed child's hair but being in a 98% white city there aren't really any black people around or hair products so does anyone have suggestions on what to try I'm on a very fixed incoming so I can't afford expensive products all produts that have been listed in recent posts are not available in this area. Right now I pretty much keep his hair short or else it sticks out all over the place and I wash it maybe 2 times a week with shampoo the rest of the week I do have to rinse it with water because he gets food and dirt in his hair but then I put some conditioner in and lightly rinse. Secondly he is only 2 but I feel its very important for him to know both sides of his background but he is not exposed to black people but very rarely. His father's family is 3 hours away so we haven't been able to visit and where we use to live I'm no longer in contact with anyone up there so how can I expose him to black culture when there is none around us? I do have pictures of his father's family that he sees and a picture of his father but pictures doesn't really expose him to culture. When I get back on my feet I do plan on moving back to diverse community so he can be exposed to many different cultures but until then I'm lost at what to do.