America Girl Hairstylessource(Google.com.pk)
I have 3 biracial daughters. When they were very young, I used baby care products made by Weleda and Aubrey Organics (both lines should be available through local health & natural foods stores in Canada or USA.) They aren't "no tears" formulas, but they are very gentle on the skin, made with very pure botanical products and vegetable oils. I never had any skin or scalp problems at all, probably because these soaps/shampoos do not dry the skin or hair (unlike mass market drugstore and children's products which contain some pretty harsh ingredients....most parents are extremely careful not to get soap suds in baby's eyes in the first place. Also, you want to use only a tiny dab of soap or shampoo - if the suds are flying around enough to drip into baby's eyes, you're using way too much!
I gave daily baths, but only used tiny amounts of soap; I shampoo'd only once or twice a week. Play it by ear - if your baby sweats a lot in the summer heat, then a more frequent shampooing might be in order to wash off the accumulated sweat and grime that could cause skin rashes and infections. I never used baby oil or lotion because their skin was never dry, even in the middle of winter living in a woodstove-heated house.
I don't know about the advice to never brush or comb hair for the first six months. My kids all had thick masses of curls from birth, and I can't imagine the hideous mess their hair would have been without gently combing and brushing every day, especially when it gets wet from a bath! Hair care (unless it's a boy with a close-cropped head) is going to be a big issue, and the sooner your baby gets used to combing and brushing, the better. I would think that after six months of never being combed, your baby's head is going to be a real rat's nest of snarls all the way to the scalp, which can cause skin infections in and of itself, not to mention a real nightmare the first time you try to comb it! But maybe others have another outlook based upon their own experiences.
Hi adoptn! Here's something you might like for your website on AA hair care. You can edit it as needed, and it's OK to use my name.
A new Black hair salon has opened in our town this summer, and I decided to give it a try with my 8 year old biracial daughter. What a great experience we had!