How to Take Care of African American Baby’s Hair


Natural hair care for African American babies doesn’t have to be nerve-racking. Caring for your baby’s hair isn’t hard once you’ve learned the nuts and bolts of hair care and a few tricks.


Black hair doesn’t make its own oil and will get a lot drier than other hair types. So, it is essential to keep the hair and scalp moisturized. Baby hair is typically very soft, however as kids grow older it needs more hydration. There are a lot of different grades of hair and kinds of curl; some hair types are drier, so you need some trial and error to discover what’s right for your baby. So if you want to style up the baby’s hair, the most important thing is to choose hair products that are made for your baby’s hair type. This will maintain the hair in good condition. Then you just need to learn the basics of styling the baby’s hair.


Hair Care Tips for your African American Baby


Wash the scalp using all natural shampoo and apply some oil every 3 to 4 days. This will aid in healthy hair growth. Avoid awful chemicals like Vaseline, mineral oil, petroleum, silicones and sulfates. Never do any kind of  hair bleaching .  It is better to leave your baby’s hair natural. Already, African American hair is brittle, extreme ways of styling like hair bleaching and the ones that pull the hair might only make your baby’s hair more vulnerable to splintering. Remember, your kid’s head should be guarded from harsh weather, particularly extreme heat and cold because they are drying.


Although baby’s hair care calls for special love and attention, it is not something too hard to do. Just make use of the tips offered here and you will reveal your infant’s gorgeous curly/kinky hair pattern !

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for

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