His hair is really soft and curly at 7 months old...will it stay this way or will it change texture?


Erica - posted on 06/01/2011




Here's the deal with mixed children and their hair...If you put any chemical or products into the child's hair while they are still young it will change the texture. As for boys if you get their hair cut to close to the scalp say a fade; when the hair grows back it will be different. It's the same with black kids. My son had wavy soft curls and when he was two I had his hair cut. Instead of using clippers and going to an African-American barbershop I chose to take him to white barbershop and had the stylist use scissors instead of clippers. When he was 3 my husband and I decided to grow his hair back out and it grew back the way it was before we had it cut. It's best to not get the child's hair cut until he is around 2-3 and to not use clippers or go to a black barber. Black barbers use sharper clippers and minimum guards. As for my daughter she has always had wavy curly hair but it didn't start to grow until she was 2. I use no chemicals on her hair to keep her texture the same. I shampoo her hair once a week and I use a leave in conditioner every other day just to keep it from getting frizzed. With daughters of mixed race you can't use chemicals because it will change the texture. It will go from soft and curly to frizzy and nappy. Only use basics like shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, and water. Hope it helps....

Jane - posted on 05/11/2011




The answer is... maybe. :-)

Both of my children were born with straight, black hair. My son's turned dark brown and became nappy. My daughter's turned blonde and falls in ringlets.

Did any other babies in either side of the family have similar hair at the same age? If they did, what happened to their hair over time? If there is a pattern, then odds are your son will probably follow the family pattern.

Or it might not. That is part of the joys of genetics!


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Amanda - posted on 04/04/2012




My Daughter (who is three now) used to have beautiful soft hair and now her hair kinks up to her roots. She is black, white, and islander. More then likely the thicker hair will come in the year or so :)

Karyn - posted on 03/20/2012




All my children had soft curly hair as infants. Only one of them got a little courser...but not much.

Serene - posted on 05/11/2011




My son had a the same texture of hair. i got his hair cut and it became coarse.

Shawna - posted on 07/29/2009




My oldest son, who is 9 now, had the same kind of hair. As he got older (and once he got his first haircut) it became more coarse. My little one, who is almost 7, was born with the same hair as well, but his has stayed that way. Very soft, very curly. I guess it depends on genetics. Both my boys came from the same 2 parents, and they are exact opposites...in all ways...including their hair. LOL :o)

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Your sons hair is going to change. A child real hair doesn't come in till later close to three yrs...or so. My own son's hair has gone thru so many changes since he was born.. I gave up trying to figure out what it will be =)

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