What are good hair products for biracial babies?

Lynzi - posted on 01/24/2012 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I am biracial (my mother is white, father is black)..my son's father is Nigerian. My son is 5 1/2 months old and has a head full of hair on top of his head!... I use regular Johnsons Baby Shampoo and nothing else when he takes a bath....I have been putting Johnsons Baby Oil Gel in his hair afterwards.. My sons hair gets very dry, quickly! I know what hair products to use if he were to be older, but my question is what are good "baby" products that will make his hair smooth, soft and moisturized?! Thanks!

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Isolina - posted on 01/03/2013

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I'm mixed and I have been using Nutress Hair products for ages. Now, I have little mixed babies of my own and use the same products on their beautiful curls. The products are great for detangling, moisturizing, and keeping hair healthy!

Stella - posted on 04/05/2012

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Well being Nigerian, I can tell you that there is NOTHING out there on the market for our hair. Nigerian hair is very different from black american hair, it's much more coarse and difficult to manage. Imagine a large cotton ball and when you take it apart, it just makes a bigger cotton ball! That's our hair in a nutshell. No fun.



But since you are half white, his hair may be looser and that may be easier for you to deal with. I use leave in conditioning products that have shea butter in them. I would suggest you do your research on shea butter because there are a lot of products with it, but there are two different kinds (it's really annoying, but trust me it wil get easier once you find your staples. The main thing is to use water based leave ins that will keep his hair moist throughout the day, as our hair dries very quickly and soaks up moisture like an African spunge!!!



I use Africa's Best Kids Organics Hair Lotion, Shea Butter Detangling Moisturizing, here is a link on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Africas-Best-Organ... . This should be OK for his age as well, don't buy stuff for the grown and sexy, it may be too powerful on his tender scalp. I promise you, you will not be disappointed with this on Nigerian hair. I have been through so many products and brands. This one is the best by far.



Try going on youtube as well to research the ins and outs about shea butter, it will definitely help :). Sorry so long :/

Kim - posted on 02/23/2012

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Johnsons shampoo is very drying, and baby oil is not good either. Try coconut oil it is organic and a very good moisturizer.

also only wash the hair once a week because washing curly hair too often removes the natural oils that help keep it moisturized.

Mercedes - posted on 02/11/2012

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my best suggestion would be to ask in a 'black' haircare shop for suggestions but oil based products work the best< dont use vaseline unless his hair is very coarse dax works better even on childrens hair because vaseline tends to create more breakage and makes hair harder to handle

Elise - posted on 02/06/2012

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I have 5 sons &3 have curly thick hair. I quit using Johnson's shampoo because its too drying. I have used Aveeno shampoo or just conditioner (whatever moisturizing brand I have on hand) Then I put leave in conditioner& moisturizing creme. My mixed children (I'm black but light skinned& mixed background & their father is white) their hair is soft with one being more coarse who gets the better quality products that I use. Olive oil & pure cocoa butter oil are my favorites for their skin & hair.

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Hope - posted on 09/20/2014

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I am the mother of a mixed child and I went through a lot of products and found a great product for my daughter. My daughter's becomes a tangled mess at the end of the day. I would recommend Mixtina conditioner. It is great for tangles and flyaways. Make sure you condition in the bathtub with hair very wet. The shampoo is not tear free so I don't use that on my daughter as she is 4 and my son is 2 and I don't want any soap that is not tear-free in the bath water. I use California Baby for shampoo but defiantly try Mixtina Conditioner it works great for me.

Isolina - posted on 01/03/2013

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I'm mixed and I have been using Nutress Hair products for ages. Now, I have little mixed babies of my own and use the same products on their beautiful curls. The products are great for detangling, moisturizing, and keeping hair healthy!

User - posted on 03/14/2012

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Does the dad have any sisters or aunts maybe you should ask them for help, they will know what to do.

User - posted on 03/14/2012

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i would just use cream of nature dangling shampoo, it works on mixed and black kids hair very well.

TINA - posted on 02/25/2012

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My daughter is black Korean & white and a head full of curly hair. I use regular ole conditioner or aveeno lotion for her hair. It works great. I put it in right after i wash her hair (daily) and it makes it soft and pretty.

Kasarah - posted on 02/24/2012

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Johnsons baby shampoo for cruly hair is really good makes it easier to comb out, and after use shea butter leave in conditonar it gives it that mostiure look and easy to comb hair.

Kasarah - posted on 02/24/2012

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Johnsons baby shampoo for cruly hair is really good makes it easier to comb out, and after use shea butter leave in conditonar.

Kimberly - posted on 02/10/2012

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well stop using the baby oil in the hair your actually damaging it!! Use just for me spray or light hair lotion ( its white) you will find it where the black hair products are I use that for my boys and it works great !!!

Michelle - posted on 02/08/2012

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There's a product called Mixed Chicks - it's very pricey though (at least I think so, about $20 for a very small bottle). There is an "generic" version which is called Silk Elements Mixed Silk - works just as great and is a fraction of the cost. Not sure where you are located but I'm in California and you can get this at Sally Beauty Supply. They have Shampoo, Conditioner and a Leave-In Conditioner, which is a must for my daughter!

Jennifer - posted on 02/07/2012

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Carol's Daughter is the best hair products that I have found for my son's hair. They haven't broken his head out, been too greasy, or left any kind of bad smell on his hair. They have stores all over the country, but you can also order their products online.

Serree - posted on 02/05/2012

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I use blended cutie products on my kids. I live in CO where it is very dry that this has done wonders on their hair. (sadly can only find it online)

Carla - posted on 01/27/2012

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Hey Lynzi,



Your welcome. I loved putting that stuff in my kids hair when they were babies. It made their hair smell so fresh and it moisturizes so well.

Lynzi - posted on 01/27/2012

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Carla- What a coincidence! I just went to walmart yesterday before I read your post and bought a tube of that. It's called soft & precious moisturizing creme hairdress. It worked wonders & smells great! Thanks for both of your ladies help!

Carla - posted on 01/27/2012

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When my kids were babies I used this moisturizing hairdress most beauty stores and walmart carry it. I cannot remember the name of it but it has a baby on the front of the jar. The jar is white with a dark pink lid. If you open the jar the haircreme should smell like baby powder. This stuff worked so good on my babies head. If I come across the name of the product I will let you know. Hope this helps.

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With my son, we put a tbsp. of olive oil in the water we used to rinse out his hair after shampooing and we would also sometimes put vaseline in his hair after his bath. Once he got to be a bit older we started using Kids Organics Shea Butter Conditioning Shampoo

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