Your edges are your friend, this includes your baby hairs! Love on them. The wear and tear on your edges from different hairstyles can cause your baby hairs and edges to thin. Being gentle with your delicate hair is key.
What are Baby Hairs?
Baby hairs are those small feathery hairs located around the edges of your hair. They are very fine hairs and depending on the texture of your hair; wavy, curly or straight, these baby hairs can be curly, long, or event short. Baby hairs are usually found on children (thus the word ‘baby’), but they can also follow you into adulthood.
African American women have been styling their baby hairs for decades. Many of us with natural coils and coarser hair oftentimes use professional styling gel to tame those unruly baby hairs for a picture-perfect slick down look. Action, camera, roll it! Check out the VIP beauty’s baby hair in the photo above.
While some women may wish to slick down those baby hairs, others prefer to exaggerate them by making them more curly to blend in with their beautiful coarser coils.
Grow Your Baby Hairs
So many VIP beauties ask us which products work best for baby hair growth. Whether you are using our Wild Growth Oil or Shea Moisture Castor Oil Edge Treatment, the truth is, as Rosalin will tell you, even with the best VIP product, consistent care is still key. Keep in mind that this takes time, but here are some tips on how to care for your hairs!
Sleep in a satin cap or use a satin pillowcase
Rub castor oil on your baby hairs
Watch those headbands as they can cause rubbing and hair breakage
Get a scalp massage
Try a professional hair and scalp treatment mask
Moisturize your scalp regularly (try using castor oil)
Avoid damaging habits (i.e. scratching your scalp with fingernails, ouch)
Ranging from $7 to $14, here are a few products that may also help grow your baby hairs:
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque deeply conditions while restoring strength and resilience to damaged, brittle or chemically processed hair. Perfect for those who regularly color, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly or wavy natural styles. Formulated with nutrient-rich Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic Shea Butter to replenish moisture and soften while strengthening hair. Helps promote growth by supporting hair’s elasticity, reducing the appearance of breakage and shedding. Peppermint stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience. Leaves hair soft, manageable and shiny.
Wild Growth Hair Oil
Wild Growth Hair Oil is a proven, concentrated, natural, rich and silky hair and scalp oil and nail and skin conditioner that is effective for all ages (0-99+ years), both male and female. Wild Growth Hair Oil consists of an uncompromisingly rich plant based formula that hydrates, conditions and softens for more manageable hair. Dry, tangled and hard to manage hair will become soft, healthy and less prone to split ends and hair breakage. The hair oil promotes strong, thick hair growth for all hair types.