This is what I wake up to every morning. Adorable right? But look at that hair! It’s literally a whole other being in this picture. I love my biracial baby daughters hair, people literally stop us and comment on how beautiful it is. Beautiful but WHEW it’s a lot to deal with sometimes. I spent the better part of an hour yesterday morning getting all the matted tangles out of it which with an active toddler is no fun. So I thought let’s discuss biracial baby hair.
Now this is mainly for the folks out there with a half black child, especially for those mommies who aren’t of African American descent themselves. Us black folks have hair many people don’t understand (side note if you get a chance check out Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” it’s fantastic, even my husband said he learned something about black hair) Anyhow, first thing you need to understand you can’t wash the babies hair everyday. Black hair needs oil in it and if you wash the hair everyday you strip it of essential oils.. Second thing, product. It’s okay to use oil, detangler etc. on your biracial babies hair, trust me they need it. Not only does it help to keep it healthy but it makes it alot easier to work with. There is a company out there that specializes in biracial hair products, check out www.mixedchicks.net for their products and let me know what you think. Another thing, patience. You’re going to have to be patient in learning how to care for your biracial babies hair, there are so any many textures, lengths, fullnes etc to deal with and just like child rearing, hair care takes patience (seriously think about your own trials and tribulations with hair, I know mine is a hot mess sometimes). Lastly is appreciaton. I adore my biracial babies hair with all it’s mass of curls, afro-ness ( I know not a real word), unruliness. We always comment on how crazy it is, but I have to remember to tell her how beautiful it is so she doesn’t grow up hating her hair and she appreciates how many people pay money to have hair like hers. So celebrate your biracial babies hair and learn how to manage it……. at least until they turn 12 and can do it themseleves