Needing advice on what products to use for my African American sons hair

I am a white momma with a half African American son! My husband is also white. Long story, but we separated for a year, and I got pregnant, and then we got back together when I was ten weeks. How do we treat our son’s hair? Do we put something in it daily? He has a super dry scalp, and his hair is starting to curl. Also, how LONG do we treat his hair? Like his whole life or what? Lmfao help. He’s eight months.

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Try to find a black barber shop and they should be more than willing to help and teach you! Unfortunately I have no idea.

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His hair will be the same texture throughout his life. He will need different products and care than you. Seek out a professional who knows African hair to help you.

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Leave in conditioner and detangler will be your bestfriend. Make sure, you section the hair before combing. L

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Not from personal experience but just thinking out loud…maybe baby oil. Just plain ole baby oil may help with the dry scalp. But as far as products i wouldnt know any lol im sorry :cry: good luck tho

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Argon oil products is what we were told to use :slight_smile: with a monthly treatment of black jamacian castor oil

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Its all trial and error with different leave in conditioner, oils and detangler products, he will need a comb like this not a normal brush, yes you will need to look after his hair until his old enough to do it himself. I have 4 mixed white/African babies. Goodluck.

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Please join the group Mixed Kids Hair you will surely benefit from it all and learn everything you need to know to properly take care of your babies hair needs !

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We use Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk combing creme. It moisturizes and makes it manageable. After bath time, section, apply at roots and comb.

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Argon oil!! Its the BEST!! I love the cream

Argan oil with no silicone added and sheamoisture products! My son is half black and has extremely dry hair and these work wonders.
I only wash my sons hair with shampoo once a week and just rinse on other days when he’s messy. After every wash and shampoo add argan oil and some kind of leave in conditioning product.
I started with sheamoisture kids products when he was your babies age, we currently use a sheamoisture hair milk for his hair.

Find a barber that has experience in working with POC hair. They know better than anyone! Trust them. And if you find the right barber, he’ll have somewhere to go forever :slight_smile:

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Im mixed myself and a mixed momma i use these shampoo and conditioner in mt girls hair then when i comb it out i use

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Ok soo he’s a baby a little oil is all he needs you won’t know what type of hair he will have until he’s about one then if you want to cut his hair please take him to a black barber he can tell you how to style and keep up with his hair.

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Curly girl method is a fb page you can surely get some advice and help!!!

Follow the curly girl method, there is a section for kids where you can learn everything for now as he is 8 months
Try johnson & johnson shampoo and conditioner the green one, while its wet use a special brush for curly hair just google it, and you may need gel up to you but all of this has yo be done before the hair is dry.
If you take care of his hair now it will be easy for him to learn how to take care of it and also it will be manageable

This usually works pretty good. But don’t use too much and It also has oils in it to help the hair. You can get them online at wal mart or some stores may carry it.

I wouldn’t say treat his hair anymore😬. Instead think of it as your learning to properly care for your son’s hair. It is not a treatment or a process, it is the hair, and texture he was born with. Although it may change slightly as he grows, conditioning will always be key to healthy hair. Also washing hair regularly as you do your own could be problematic for his hair type.

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Children’s Natural Hair Care & More
I learned everything here.
Porosity
Curl pattern
LOC or LCO methods

My children’s hair thrives because I learned what each of their hair needed.

We use olive oil spray in our kid’s hair. You can get it at walmart in the African American hair product section. Just a little spritz after washing and then brush through. I wash their hair with regular shampoo/conditioner. We use dove. Their dad uses other products because his hair is more coarse.