What Causes Baby Hair Not to Grow (African-American Hair)

I don’t know about you, but the first three months after having my baby was a big adjustment period. Most of my time and effort was spent making sure my baby and I were feed, clean, sleeping well, safe, and healthy. My baby’s hair (and my hair) were not a top priority, and this caused my baby’s hair not to grow.

I put forth an effort to maintain my baby’s hair growth, she began to develop the common balding most baby undergoes. It is very common for babies to lose hair at some point during infancy, so let me encourage you, that you are a great mom and you are doing a great job! With time and consistency…

Your Baby’s Hair Will Grow!

Why does some baby’s hair take long to grow?

  • Lack of understanding of the baby’s hair type is a reason it takes longer for your baby’s hair to grow. If you don’t know your baby’s hair porosity or hair type, you’ll constantly do things to your baby’s hair that will hinder it from growing.
  • Not having a consistent baby hair care routine is another reason the baby’s hair takes longer to grow.

Baby Hair Not Growing on the Sides

  • The most common places baby tends to lose hair is the sides and back. This is because these are the places their head typically touches the crib, car seat, and rocker while sleeping.
  • Baby’s hair becomes dry and brittle because of the cotton material that is normally used for most crib sheets and baby holding devices. These are a few things that cause baby hair not to grow

How can I make my baby’s hair grow faster?

Thankfully, there are simple and effective solutions to make your baby’s hair grow faster. I share 5 of those solutions below. So, let’s start with number # 1, which is my favorite!

How I made my baby’s hair grow faster tip #1

  • Love – Be kind and gentle to your baby and their hair. Speak positive affirming words to your baby and their hair. For instance, you are so beautiful and you have beautiful hair! Your hair is long and strong. You are beautiful on the inside and that beauty flows to the outside.

How I made my baby’s hair grow faster tip #2

  • Learn – Become familiar with your baby’s hair porosity and how to care for it. Research low porosity, medium porosity, and high porosity hair and determine which one fits your baby’s hair best.

How I made my baby’s hair grow faster tip #3

  • Nourish – Not properly nourishing your baby’s hair causes it not to grow. Keep your baby’s hair moisturized. Find a few baby-friendly hair care products and apply them to your baby’s hair.

How I made my baby’s hair grow faster tip #4

  • Be Gentle – Because baby’s and their hair are sensitive, you should only detangle your baby’s hair while it is wet. Use a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush. Always comb from the ends to the root.

How I made my baby’s hair grow faster tip #5

  • Protect – Use satin crib sheets and headbands in place of cotton. Look out for satin crib sheets and headbands coming soon from thespiritedmomblog.com! Please comment below if that is something you’d be interested in.

Want More Tips and Steps to Quick Baby Hair Growth?

Steps to quick baby hair growth

    Which oil is best for baby hair growth?

    The most common oils that are used for baby hair are:

    • Coconut Oil
    • Jojoba Oil
    • Almond Oil
    • Olive Oil
    • Castor Oil
    • Olive Oil

    It’s always good to consult your baby’s doctor before trying any hair products out. After you’ve received the green light, select one, use it consistently for 1-3 months to see if it’s the right fit for your baby’s hair and scalp. The purpose of apply oil is to keep your baby’s scalp hair moisturized so, that is what you should look out for.

    How often should I oil my baby’s hair?

    Moisture is the Key to hair growth

    It’s a good idea to apply oil to your baby’s hair and scalp daily or every other day. Again, moisture is the key to hair growth, so the more moisturized your baby’s hair is the better.

    Now, that you have a general idea of what causes baby hair not to grow, use my steps to quick bath hair growth guide, and start growing your baby’s hair fast today!

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