I have a new natural hair routine to share! But first, I have a confession. I have been hogging this sweetie pie a lot from social media. Here is Aaron, my precious and ever evolving 6 month old son. He is my testimony that my heart could truly love intensely another little person in my life after going hardcore solo for over 7 years. Can you believe my daughter is 8 already?
Because of the whole “Back to Sleep” campaign, Aaron lost quite a bit of hair in the back during his first 5 months. However, Aaron has been sleeping through the night (mainly on his tummy) for almost 2 months now! Praise God! In this time period, his bald spot has been filling in nicely. Therefore, I decided to adopt a simple natural hair routine to keep it moisturized especially overnight.
Aaron bathes every night as a part of his bedtime routine. No, he is not dirty, and no, bath time is not a relaxing time for him. Aaron plays and plays hard. Like, water splashing everywhere hard. LOL. Therefore, bath time is just his way of blowing off his last bit of energy before bed. While he super soaks in the tub, I wet his hair. When bath time is over, I dress him and apply some Cantu moisturizer in his hair. I lightly brush the product into his hair (usually either into a mohawk or slicked down to the side like a little gentleman as his sister calls it). And that is it! Nothing fancy or complicated.
I do this every night because Aaron does move around a lot in his crib, which can dry out his hair quickly. If needed in the morning, I will lightly re-spray his hair to activate the moisturizer from the previous night and brush through his hair. I love the consistency of this cream moisturizer. Not too heavy, smells great, and distributes into the hair easily.
As far as cleansing Aaron’s hair, I wash it with a tiny dab of Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash liquid soap. This product gives a nice light lather, does not burn the eyes, and washes out with ease. Plus this product smells so great! It is perfect for creating a relaxing mood (at least for me while he is kicking and splashing away in the tub) and a little goes a long ways.
And that is literally it. I have no idea how hubby and I would like for Aaron’s hair to be styled in the long run (aka a few months from now), so I am just taking it day by day. I have noticed several different textures in his hair already. His hair seems to have more of my texture at the top of his head. It will be exciting to see his hair evolve and take shape. I guess I will enjoy this simplicity now. Who knows? We might be chopping it all off for his first hair cut one day.
But until (and if) that day comes, I will post updates on Aaron’s natural hair progress. For now, I look forward to maintaining a nice curly fro in the near future. 🙂
For those with curly hair baby boys, what is your natural hair routine for your child under the age of 1? This is a new territory for me, so this inquisitive mind wants to know your regimens.