Monday, October 31, 2011

Questions & Answer:

Cornrowing 6 month old hair

Q: Hey Flydiva,

Hope ur good, just saw your post on 3 month and younger cornrows. Very disturbing!!

I have a 6 month old baby girl and was thinking of doing two frenchbraid/cornrows for her. More than anything to give her and me a break from detangling. She was born with a full head of hair (no bald spots) and its only gotten longer.
So do you think 6 months is still too early?

Lemme know what you think!

God bless

A: Dear Martha,

Thank you for checking out my  blog, I really appreciate it! When I saw that baby with cornrows in her hair it was and is still disturbing.

I wouldn't recommend putting cornrows in your daughter's hair till she is about 1 year old. When my daughter was your daughter's age, I would put her hair in little puffs (not w/rubber bands), but smooth bands and covered elastic bands)

Recommendation for kids use smooth bands or covered elastic bands. Rubber bands cause too much friction on the hair and can lead to breakage. It's best to avoid styles that pull the hair too tightly. Pulling on the hair can cause it to fall out, a condition known as traction alopecia.

  • Leave baby hair along (wash and moisturizing is good enough)
  • baby hair is fragile
  • If you have a baby with lots of hair, quick little ponytails are cute for your daughter (stay away from the too tight ponytails that could put her hair out)
  • flat twists is better than cornrowing (don't do it do tight)
  • regular twist
  • Braid (not too tight)
  • ponytails
  • Plaits

Please feel free to leave feed back! 

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