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Black Childrens Hair Care

Looking for tips and ideas on black childrens hair care? Your baby girl is your pride and joy and her hair should be her crown and glory.

When your child looks good you feel even better.

It's important to take good care of her hair starting from the moment she's born until she's old enough to take over and do it herself.

When it comes to black childrens hair care it's best is to keep things simple.

Washing, conditioning and moisturizing your child's hair the right way will save lots of time and tears later.

Black and African American Baby Hair Care

From the time your child is born till around her first birthday her hair doesn't need more than a washing once or twice a week with a gentle baby shampoo, a light application of hypo-allergenic oil and brushing with a very soft bristle brush.

It's also best to stay away from excessive styling and too many hair accessories. Stick to headbands and accessories with snap clips.

Hair Care for Biracial Children


Do you have a biracial child? Biracial Black childrens hair care can be a real challenge, especially if you're the non-black parent. Do any of these issues ring a bell?

The most important thing you always want to do is embrace the natural texture of your child's hair. The more you fight it the more it will rebel and trust me, the hair will win.

The goods news it that what works for Black childrens hair care also works for your childs hair. The focus should be on keeping her hair well moisturized.

Use the tips and product suggestions that follow to care for your baby's unique wavy, curly or coily hair.

Tools for Black Childrens Hair Care

A big part of Black childrens hair care is having the right tools. Here are some of the must haves.

  • Wide Tooth Comb
  • Soft bristle Brush
  • 7 Row Detangling Brush
  • Spray Bottle
  • 4-6 Butterfly Clamps
  • Hair Friendly Accessories
  • Satin Bonnet
  • Conditioner
  • Leave-in
  • Heat Protectant
  • Ionic Blow Dryer
  • Satin Pillowcase
  • Shower Cap
  • Shampoo

Hair Regimen for Black Childrens Hair Care

Here're the basics of what you should be doing in your biracial or black childrens hair care routine.


Tweak this plan as needed once you see what does and doesn't work for your little star's hair. The only thing left to do after that is repeat for her healthiest hair.

Products for Biracial and Black Childrens Hair Care

In the seas of hair care products available it can be confusing to choose what to use on your child's precious locks.

Look for hair products for African American and Black childrens hair care that have gentle ingredients and are made specifically for their unique hair textures.

Best Moisturizer For Black Childrens Hair Care

The best moisturizer for black children's hair care is glycerin and water mixed in a 40/60 ratio and applied with a spray bottle.

It keeps hair super moisturized, soft and easy to comb.

You can find glycerin in any pharmacy near you. Bonus: It's super cheap!

These product lines for biracial and Black childrens hair care are a great place to start.

Read what other moms (and dads) are saying about them at

How to Comb, Wash and Dry a Black Child's Hair

Hair wash day can be one of the most traumatic days for your child.

I remember crying before it even started because I knew the headache that was waiting for me after all the pulling and tugging that was about to happen. If I could go back in time I'd give my mother these tips; they would have made both our lives easier.

Tips for Combing Black Children's Hair


Tips for Washing Black Children's Hair

Tips for Blow Drying Black Children's Hair

Hairstyles for Black Children


As far as I'm concerned there are only 3 rules when it comes to styling Black kids hair.

  1. It should be easy.
  2. It should be fun.
  3. It should look great.

Braided hairstyles for black kids are popular because they fit the bill perfectly. Just be careful on her hairline and take the braids down after a week or two to wash and condition your child's hair underneath.

Black kid's protective hairstyles like buns and twists are good if you're interested in growing your child's hair longer. You don't have to comb them much and these styles keep the hair from drying out and breaking.

Tips for Relaxed Black Childrens Hair Care

A big question a lot of moms have is "What type of perm (relaxer) is recommended for a black child?" The answer? None!

Your child's hair is delicate and if at all possible you should avoid putting relaxers, curly perms or any other kind of chemicals in it. This way your child will have the healthiest possible hair.

If you're determined to straighten her hair, look into one of two products.

  1. Hair Relaxers for Black Kids

    • Soft and Beautiful Just for Me Hair Relaxer
    • Africa's Best Kids Organic No-Lye Organic Conditioning Relaxer with Scalp Guard
    • ark and Lovely Beautiful Beginnings Kids Relaxer
    • Organic Root Stimulator Girls Relaxer
    • African Pride Dream Kids Olive Oil Miracle Relaxer

  2. Black Kids Hair Texture Softeners

    • Just For Me Texture Softener
    • Africa's Best Kids Organic Hair Softening System

You can find these at any beauty supply store, chain pharmacies and online for $5-$15.

What's the difference between kids hair texture softeners and relaxers?

Relaxers get the hair bone straight while texture softeners gently loosen the curl in the hair making it easier to manage.

Choose the one that gives you the final result you want to achieve with your baby's hair. Keep in mind that once you start using one product it's best to continue with the same one for future treatments.

Black Kids Relaxer Tips and Warnings


Thinning Hair and Alopecia in Black Kids

Tips for Reversing Thinning Hair in Black Children

Take it easy on your baby girl's hair and scalp and she'll grow up to have a full healthy head of hair.

Use these tips for Black childrens hair care to make your little one's hair healthy and strong.

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