Biracial Hair: Caring for Your Biracial Child's Hair

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Discovering how to care for your biracial child’s hair is simple once you know how to style and have found the right products. Biracial hair is just as beautiful as any other hair type.

The art of hair care is simple once you master it once. Once you learn which products and ingredients work well with different hair types, especially your biracial child’s hair, it can make things so much easier.

Just as you have experimented with different shampoos, conditioners and hair care products on your own hair; you should also experiment to find the best hair products that produce the best results for your child’s hair.

Due to the diverse textures of biracial hair, no one rule can be followed. Each hair type is quite unique and therefore may require different styling techniques, products and maintenance.

But first you must remember to first take time to understand your hair and its needs. But most importantly, you should also be patient! The only way you will begin to know your hair is by trying various techniques and seeing what works best for you. The techniques used on one individual may not necessarily work on another, but through trial and error your hair care routine can become much easier.

But for someone working with biracial hair, these tips are most useful when followed correctly:

  • Don’t wash the hair everyday. Over-washing the hair can make the hair dull but also strip the hair of the necessary essential oils that keep it looking and feeling healthy.
  • Always use a wide-tooth comb while the hair is wet as this separates the hair easier without pulling or tearing on the hair.
  • Never brush the hair! But if you must brush the hair, do so when the hair is still wet using a natural boar bristle brush like Brush Strokes 7 Row Pure Boar Bristle Styling Brush, as the fibers in this type of brush are closest to the natural texture of human hair. But before you brush the hair (while wet), a wide-tooth-comb should be used first, followed by the natural boar bristle brush - if you so desire.
  • Always use a leave-in conditioner to soften, moisten and detangle the hair. The Just for Me Leave-in Conditioner and Infusium 23 are great leave-in detangler conditioners!
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  • Always section the hair when styling using sectioning clips (please see below). Sectioning the hair allows for easier detangling and manageability of the hair.
  • Use a satin pillow case, satin sleeping cap or silk scarf at night to reduce tangles, breakage/split-ends and to hold in moisture. Because biracial hair can sometimes have the same characteristics as African American hair (in that it requires extra moisture), keeping in this moisture is essential not only because the hair is curly, but because it may have some of the same needs as African American hair.
  • NEVER use heavy oils on biracial textured hair as this may clog pores, weigh the hair down and leave the hair feeling greasy and looking lifeless.
  • Always use a shower filter! A proper filtering system removes chemicals from your water which can damage the hair, leaving curls looking dull and lifeless. A shower filter is the best option for sustaining moisture and in promoting healthy hair.
  • Allow your biracial child or African American child to get to know their hair texture. Let them embrace their curls while giving them lots of styling options so that they will learn to love their curls.

    Teach them gradually how to care for their hair. The more they learn about themselves and their biracial hair the more they will love themselves. Curls are a blessing not a curse.

    Love your curls and they will love you back!

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    CURLS - Mahisha Dellinger has created the CURLS product line. It’s a complete line of hair care organic products specifically designed for curly hair. It's a line of products created for racially mixed, multi-ethnic, and biracial women and girls with naturally curly hair. What I love most is that these products don't only work well on curly hair but are made using more natural ingredients. You're really getting the best of both world's - a product that works but also products that are organic. Check out the complete line of CURLS products here. They also have organic products for babies and kids with curls! This line rocks!

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    Explore the entire Blended Beauty product line! Natural ingredients make these products stand out. These products are formulated to provide smooth comb through for difficult curls. Many of the natural ingredients include chamomile, rosemary extract, silk proteins, grapeseed oil and keratin to assist in improving the smoothness and to help promote growth for your hair.

    Curl Keeper and Curly Hair Solutions product line The best thing about Curl Keeper ™ is that it reacts well to water because it's a water-based product. All you have to do is wet your hands and place them on your hair to re-activate Curl Keeper ™. It's one of the most popular products for all curly hair textures!

    Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner – Founders Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge created a line of curly haired products especially useful for those with biracial textured hair. The Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner Styling cream is a non-sticky, light-weight product that promotes definition, adds moisture and leaves your curls inviting to touch.

    Other Recommended Biracial Hair Care Products:

    Jason Natural: For Kids Only Shampoo, Jason Natural Jojoba Conditioner, Bumble and Bumble, Curl Friends, Frederic Fekkai, Jessi Curl, Curly Pudding, Carol’s Daughter, Mia Simone, DevaCurl, Curl Keeper

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