I love Cree Cree’s curly Q’s! I had no idea his hair was going to be this curly, but once I realized it, I’ve been letting it grow out – it’s so cute! Girls seem to love it too…I have to watch out for them already lol!
Curly hair may be cute to look at, but it can be hard to be manage. So for those mommas with curly-haired babies and tots out there, here are some tips I learned:
Avoid the brush – We’re so used to associating hairbrushes with smoothing over unruly hair, but that flies out the window when curly hair is involved. Curls have their own unique pattern and a brush won’t do anything but mess that up! Instead, use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers. Make sure not to comb through all the way from the scalp because this will make it frizzier.
Don’t wash everyday – Washing curly hair every day will actually dry it out. I think 2-3 times a week is perfect for Cree. When you do shampoo, make sure you don’t rub and tangle the curls – instead, focus on their scalps and VERY gently massage the shampoo through with your fingers.
Trial & error – Nowadays, we’re lucky because there are products designed specifically for babies with curly hair. However, not all of them will work for YOUR baby. In fact, you might find that perfect shampoo for your baby isn’t even designed specifically for baby hair! On Cree, I like to use Herb N Life Royal Rinse – it’s all natural and smells divine (I get it online here). Just make sure that no matter what shampoo you choose, it’s all-natural. A lot of women trust Johnson & Johnson baby shampoos, but a year ago I remember the company admitted there were two toxic chemicals in its baby products – formaldehyde and Dioxane. They promised to remove them, but to avoid the risk I always stick with organic! To see a list of Cree Cree’s bath time essentials, click here.
Leave-In Conditioner – Leave-in conditioner helps form those famous perfect curls that everyone loves. I use Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In conditioner. It’s also natural and smells delicious! Air drying works best on cold days, but always towel dry (gently!).
How do you take care of your baby’s hair? Do you think I should cut Cree’s hair? 🙂