Help with baby hair...6 month old!

Hi all,
My niece is 6 or 7 months old and her hair is hard to the touch. The hair along her hairline and the new growth is soft and curly but the rest feels like a brill-o pad. I told my sister to start putting shea butter in her hair, but I do not know the rest of her hair routine. Now, that she would be staying with me for a while I was wondering what types of things should I use and how to educate my sister about hair (she has two boys and she perms her own hair). Her hair also, looks as if it is coming out along the sides....Sorry for the length of this but I don't want my niece hating her natural hair as she grows up.
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My little girl has just a little hair, so I'm very careful about using products that won't clog hair scalp. Maybe shea butter is too harsh, if the baby has just a little hair.

On my daughter I use a mixture of aloevera gel and coconut oil, about a dime size of each mixed together in my hand. I lightly mist her hair with water, and then I rub the mixture in and smooth the curls with a very soft baby brush. At first the hair is smooth and shiny, but through the day the curls will pop back up and be a little more defined, but definitately softer and more moist. My daughter is 1.5 yo, and has what I think will be 4a hair.
lots of hair: fine, spongy, soft, s-curls 3c-4b, shoulder length un-stretched, waist length stretched
My son is ten months, has eczema and VERY DRY hair and scalp in the back of his head. I use organic soap with no SLS or other sulphates and I use kinky curly knot today because it's organic and organic coconut oil in his hair everyday. I sometimes put the coconut oil in his hair twice a day because he's so dry and let him sleep with a stocking cap.

I should probably also note that my son has 3b in front and 3c in back

Last edited by MsPuddles; 11-28-2009 at 01:31 PM. Reason: added note
i would also recommend the kinky curly knot today, its light and gentle enough for childrens hair and its all natural.. baby hair is fragile so [tell your sister] to stay away from the too tight ponytails that could be pulling it out. Kinky curly also has a new product esp for children, but the knot today is just fine!
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Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

A 6 month old child doesn't need any knot today and KKCC in their hair. that's ridiculous! You dont know if the child could be allergic to any of those ingredients or what. Use someting that is safe for children.

It just sounds like the poor baby's hair is dry. The baby shampoo's have the lauryl/laureth sulfates in them so it's important to either find a shampoo that doesn't or to just condition the hair afterwards.

My son's hair started feeling a little dry when he was 9 months old. I started to co-wash his hair with a kids conditioner and now at 11 months his hair is moisturize and soft!

Probably whats needed is for everytime your neice's hair is washed, it should be conditioned well!

Find some conditioner by loreal kids or something like that and for an after wash moisturizer, use some shea butter and/or olive oil.

Last edited by PumpkinSmasher; 04-26-2010 at 08:42 AM.
A 6 month old child doesn't need any knot today and KKCC in their hair. that's ridiculous! You dont know if the child could be allergic to any of those ingredients or what. Use someting that is safe for children.

It just sounds like the poor baby's hair is dry. The baby shampoo's have the lauryl/laureth sulfates in them so it's important to either find a shampoo that doesn't or to just condition the hair afterwards.

My son's hair started feeling a little dry when he was 9 months old. I started to co-wash his hair with a kids conditioner and now at 11 months his hair is moisturize and soft!

Probably whats needed is for everytime your neice's hair is washed, it should be conditioned well!

Find some conditioner by loreal kids or something like that and for an after wash moisturizer, use some shea butter and/or olive oil.
Originally Posted by PumpkinSmasher
+1. Also, my second daughter had eczema (before I realized she was allergic to dairy and millk.) The allergist said we needed to bathe her -- body and hair -- with just water and Cetaphil lotion. This is a very mild, lubricating cleanser. It doesn't dry the skin or hair at all -- in fact you don't even have to wash it off your skin, you can just wipe it off if you want and it leaves your skin conditioned. Obviously you'd want to rinse it out of hair. Poos and conditioners for adults have heavy fragrances and other irritants in them, and actually most products marketed for children do too.
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Curl Type: 3c
Fine, low density, not sure about porosity.

Products / Routine:
Daily shampoo & rinse-out conditioner: Currently using Tresemme Naturals.
Styling: Curls Milkshake as a leave-in conditioner, followed by Curls Gel-les'c (the kids version - it's cheaper) for hold.
Usually I air-dry, SOTC, and fluff from roots, or smooth it down. For faster drying I use a Belvedere salon hood dryer for about 20 minutes.
A 6 month old child doesn't need any knot today and KKCC in their hair. that's ridiculous! You dont know if the child could be allergic to any of those ingredients or what. Use someting that is safe for children.

It just sounds like the poor baby's hair is dry. The baby shampoo's have the lauryl/laureth sulfates in them so it's important to either find a shampoo that doesn't or to just condition the hair afterwards.

My son's hair started feeling a little dry when he was 9 months old. I started to co-wash his hair with a kids conditioner and now at 11 months his hair is moisturize and soft!

Probably whats needed is for everytime your neice's hair is washed, it should be conditioned well!

Find some conditioner by loreal kids or something like that and for an after wash moisturizer, use some shea butter and/or olive oil.
Originally Posted by TheDuchess

Seriously? Johnsons & Johnsons baby products have harsher ingredients in them than KC Knot Today... Knot today is freaking ORGANIC I dont see how you could recommend a drugstore kids product over that.. Drugstore kids products have made ME break out and im grown. Also, Nobody recommended the Curling Custard i agree that is doing a bit much.
But for some moisture and protection i think Knot Today is a great idea. If the child breaks out switch things up but I think thats more likely to happen with a drugstore product full of chemicals we cant pronounce than with KCKT. That sounds so contradictory. Have you SMELLED Loreal kids products? The fragrances in them alone seem toxic. Just because Target slapped a kids label on them dosent mean theyre best for kids, its about the ingredients.



I also recommend Chagrin Valley Castile & Calendula baby soap as a baby shampoo (i bought some for my neice and shes used it with no problems) its very gentle and simply made of saponified olive oil, water and calendula petals. Their bars are huge and if you cut them up last pretty long.


If anything id simply go with some olive or coconut oil on their own if your that concerned with ingredients, those cant let you down.
dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

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