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10 of the Best Natural Products to Use on your Afro Baby’s Natural Hair

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One of the biggest questions that I receive on almost a daily basis is what products I recommend for children with natural hair. The reality is that there is no perfect, β€œone-size-fits-all” answer that I can give.

Since natural hair comes in so many different textures and porosities, the combination of products that you’ll have to put together for your little one will be just as unique.

There is one universal tip that I tend to give when asked about product selection though, and that is to skip the products whose labels include a long list of unfamiliar chemicals. Either make the majority of your products at home; or opt for products with simple, all natural ingredients listed.

Whether you’re choosing products for your own natural hair, or you just need to find products for your little one, you will very quickly run into problems if you slap just anything onto the hair without giving the product label a quick onceover.

Most hair products with natural ingredients will list the β€œtextbook” name and then the recognizable name after it in parenthesis. For instance, shea butter will be listed as Butyrospermum Parkii with β€œ(Shea Butter)” listed after it.

More good ingredients include things like any sort of extracts, Cetyl Alcohol, which is a natural alcohol derived from plants or vegetables and, of course, water (aqua).

Reading and deciphering labels will take some practice, but once you identify what is what, the payoff will be great.

The following is a list of 10 products that are free of harsh chemicals. You can use any of them and have peace of mind that they will be safe for your little one.

Indian Hemp & Tamanu Strengthen & Grow Moisturizing Co-wash


This strengthening co-wash is great for kids who need extra moisture due to damage from heat or a chemical treatment. It conditions hair while helping prevent breakage. This co-wash is sulfate-free and it removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils which makes it safe enough to use weekly. The Bamboo and Garlic Extract ingredients help to strengthen and thicken the hair while protecting it from breakage.

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Retention Shampoo

raw shea butter moisture retention shampoo

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is a sulfate-free shampoo that is perfect to use after you’ve taken down long-term braids or cornrows from your little one’s hair. This shampoo will get the hair and scalp cleansed and will give you the perfect clean slate to apply a favorite conditioner for a deep conditioning treatment.

Alikay Naturals Caribbean Coconut Milk Conditioner


This conditioner smells absolutely delicious. It’s has a special blend of natural ingredients that provide amazing slip, which makes it the perfect conditioner to use when your little one’s hair needs a good detangling.

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner


This Oyin Honey-Hemp Conditioner is light and can easily penetrate the hair strands. This makes it perfect for little ones with looser curl patterns. Type 3’s and 4a’s can benefit a lot from this silky blend of ingredients that include aloe vera gel, hemp oil, honey, and hydrolyzed silk protein. It’s got a nice detangling slip and some serious moisturizing power.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner


If your little one suffers from dry scalp, this is a great conditioner to have in your arsenal. It’s a salon-quality conditioner at a really great price. It has a blend of certified organic botanicals that include peppermint and tea tree. These ingredients work together to moisturize and clarify your little one’s hair while alleviating dry scalp. This conditioner works best when combined with a good leave-in like Kinky Curly Knot Today (which I’ll cover below). Great for hair types 3c and 4a.

Kinky Cury Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner-Detangler


Kinky Curly is a leave-in conditioner and detangler that many naturals with coarser hair textures absolutely swear by. (It’s a leave-in that I personally use on my “straight-from-the-motherland” super thick texture of hair. Not sure what I would do without it.) It’s designed to smooth the cuticle and removes knots, snarls and tangles from kinky-textured hair quickly and easily.

Alikay Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner


Here’s another great product from the Alikay Naturals line. This leave-in is the PERFECT moisture solution for ALL HAIR TYPES. It’s a lightweight leave-in conditioner that’s able to penetrate deep into the hair’s cortex to lock in moisture and soften, strengthen and condition each of your little one’s hair strands. It’s Infused with Essential oils, Aloe Vera and Silk Amino Acids which are able to repair dry damaged hair to promote moisture from inside the cuticle.

Wondercurl Get Slick Hair Smoothy


Get Slick Hair Smoothie is a hair creme that can provide your little one’s hair with the benefits of organic coconut oil and organic castor oil. Coconut oil is known for its benefits to skin and hair and is the only oil that can penetrate the hair shaft. Castor oil is known for its medicinal properties and can protect the hair and promote hair growth.

My Honey Child Buttery Soy Hair Cream


A little goes a long way with this thick buttery hair creme. It’s not greasy and can infuse new life into your little one’s dehydrated, damaged hair. Regular use can give you or your little one soft and well moisturized hair that bounces with health. The product nourishes the hair with Vitamins A & E for extra moisturizing and effective damage repair.

Clean Curls Cleanser


With African Black soap, mint and rosemary as the primary ingredients, this shampoo cleanses gently and naturally leaving no buildup behind.

Keep lovin' that Afro Baby!

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  • Sandra
    February 16, 2018

    Hey love,

    My girls are 4 months old and the hair is incredibly dry all the time. I put extra virgin olive oil but yet it still dries out. I was wondering can u start using conditioner and leave in conditioner for their hair.

    I started using cantu shampoo and that seems ok but I really need help with the dryness cause after I moisturise it with Shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil it just goes very dry. It’s frustrating now

    Pls help lol

  • Sonya
    February 16, 2018

    Hey love,

    My girls are 4 months old and the hair is incredibly dry all the time. I put extra virgin olive oil but yet it still dries out. I was wondering can u start using conditioner and leave in conditioner for their hair.

    I started using cantu shampoo and that seems ok but I really need help with the dryness cause after I moisturise it with Shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil it just goes very dry. It’s frustrating now

    Pls help lol

  • Anonymous
    March 8, 2018

    HI I’m a grandmotherof 6 and I loved the Baby Shea Moisture line on their hair and when they got about 2 yrs old I started with the Kids Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner they are a little more expensive but only need to use a little and it’s well worth it I love this as well still use it didn’t care for the Cantu line on them

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    May 1, 2018

    My baby is 5months old ,she has thick hair though hard to comb ,what can I use to make the comb pass through gently without her feeling pain ,and what should I use to soften it

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