We’ve all seen babies and their Cute Baby Hair that curls perfectly on their head and sometimes falls to their foreheads. Some babies are born with a lot of hair while some aren't but grow it out later on. No matter the case, it is important that parents and guardians know how to take care of the Cute Baby Hair and how to maintain it as it continues to grow out.
Babies grow their hair out at different paces. Some babies start growing their hair only after they are born while other start growing a lot of hair when they are still in the womb. Some babies lose the hair they were born with within the first six months after birth while some babies don’t. When a baby loses all their hair, it grows back and it grows back in a different texture and sometimes a different color. This hair grows back at different rates and it varies from child to child. Some kids hair take longer than others to grow back but what matters is that it will. There should be no cause for alarm unless your doctor says otherwise.
Speaking of hair growth, there are some babies that do have scanty hair. This, of course, is a minor problem unless its a symptom of something else that's wrong with the baby’s health. However, there are things that can be done to make a baby’s hair grow faster and fuller.
Vitamin D is a hair growth vitamin that's good for babies but also for adults too. Many hair care products have vitamin D in them. If you want to specifically target hair growth in your kid, then you should get hair products that have a high amount of vitamin D in them.
Almonds are known to be a healthy snack and a great source of protein and amino acids. They are also great for promoting hair growth. Try using almond oil on the baby’s hair or buying baby hair products that contain almonds.
Iron is another nutrient that aids hair growth. It also stops hair from breaking which reduces hair loss. You can include iron in your toddlers diet by feeding them lots of vegetables and leafy greens. Beans is also a good source of iron.
Aloe Vera is a natural ingredient that is good for the skin. You can use it also on a baby’s hair and scalp as it helps aid hair growth. You can also mix it in with the baby’s shampoo or conditioner.
Proper grooming can aid baby hair growth or at least prevent it from falling off or breaking. When you bath your baby, comb their hair gently and massage their skull and this will aid hair growth by improved blood circulation due to the hair massage. You can also trim off loose ends an detangle the hair as if you don’t it could lead to more breakage. Grooming also involves keeping the hair clean. Wash it regularly with shampoo and when washing your baby’s hair do not use too hot or too cold water. Use lukewarm water. Using hair oils (like almond oil mentioned above) helps to keep the hair healthy and also massaging it into the head increases blood circulation and provide nutrition to the hair.
Babies usually develop a bald patch at the back of their head because they lie on it for long periods of time. When this happens some parents go into a panic but they have no reason to. The hair usually grows back and it is a common occurrence with babies. In order to avoid this bald patch from forming at the back of the baby's head, parents can use a cradle cap on the baby’s head. The cradle cap prevents the baby’s hair from rubbing against the crib surface and forming a bald spot.
Shampoo and Conditioner
You need to pick the right kind of shampoo and conditioner for the baby’s hair. Preferably you should get baby shampoo and baby conditioner. These baby hair products are made specially to cater to the delicate nature of a baby’s skin and scalp. These products also provide essential nutrients to the hair, prevent breakage and flakes on the scalp, and leave the hair looking lush and beautiful. Natural conditioners and shampoo are a great choice for babies if you can have access to them, go for these instead.
Many parents are usually unsure of when to give their kid their first haircut. The trick is to just go with your gut. Long hair does no damage to a kid and neither does short hair. Many parents wait years before they give their kid their first haircut and others do it as soon as possible when the baby is only a few months old. You can also trim your child’s hair yourself when you give them a bath.
Part of the want in not cutting hair for a long time can range from things like having a girl with longer hair that can be pulled up in ponytails, or braided. Especially if a girl is born with a lot of hair and parents are able to style it, there may be a desire not to cut it right away. Other parents of both boys and girls may realize that their kid has curls that they don't want to get rid of. There is nothing wrong with holding off or maybe not cutting off as much hair so as to display the cute curls to everyone.
Some parents are also afraid of having scissors near a baby that is moving about, or the sound or feel of clippers, even with the guard on, may frighten the kid. Luckily, there aren't too many social norms that state absolutely that babies need to have short hair, even the baby boys. Just about anything is acceptable, and there shouldn't be any pressure on parents to cut hair when they are not ready to do so.
Whether you are deciding to let the long locks flow, keep it high and tight or something in between, there are a lot of options for both our strapping young baby boys and our lovely ladies in waiting. All of this comes down to trying your best to have cute baby hair and maybe providing a bow or two to make sure everyone knows the difference between our little boys and little girls.