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Caring for Your African American or Biracial Child's Hair

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Loving Black Hair Care
It Is Important for Foster and Adoptive Parents to Learn Basic Black Hair Care

It is important for foster and adoptive parents to learn basic black hair care.

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Caring for your child's hair can be a daunting experience, but it doesn't have to be. Armed with the proper education, the right technique, and, most importantly, the right products; you can master the art of caring for ethnic hair.

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with hair. Because my hair was easy to manage, I began styling my own hair at an early age. Using my long locks, I taught myself how to French braid and soon became a styling expert (or so I thought). As I matured, my interest in healthy Black hair peaked. I learned which hair care ingredients were good for my hair type and which ingredients were not. I learned how to shampoo, condition, and properly handle my hair. Most importantly, I learned to love my hair. With the proper care, your child will love his/her hair too!

Over the years I've read, seen, and experienced unbelievable acts of ignorance regarding ethnic hair care. It is my attempt to provide a few basic tips and tricks so you will avoid common pitfalls.

I hope these brief tips will encourage you to invest in the health of your child's hair.

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