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Hair Styles in Foster Care for Little Black Girls

Curly Afro-puffs hair for little Black girls is a classic hairstyle that looks timeless and highlights your little girl's natural beauty. The traditional afro puffs (Mickey Mouse Ears) or a single puff on top of their head are a beautiful way to highlight their natural curls and are manageable. 

Braids are another popular hairstyle for little Black girls, and the style is easy to maintain and keeps your little girl's hair in place. Braids are a great choice for busy kids and manageable for travel. You can also accessorize the braids with headbands and barrettes, which are easy to wash. Ponytails are a classic hairstyle for little black girls in foster care and can be done in various ways with braids. In the book Koily Kurls Presents: The Girls With The Kurls, multiple hairstyles are shared with QR Codes that link to videos to walk through each hairstyle. Some braids and hairstyles can last for weeks. This is an excellent book to have in your library, whether you have a little girl in your foster home, have adopted her, or need to be prepared for a possible future placement. 

Little Black Girl Hair Care products are gentle yet effective. The shampoo and conditioner are non-greasy and don't leave hair sticky. They are designed with black hair in mind and are especially effective for curly hair. In addition, the products contain essential oils like argan, jojoba, coconut, and olive. Keep a set in your home if you get a little Black girl placed in your home or need help with a current foster or adopted child. 

Less is more

Keeping your foster or adopted daughter's hair healthy isn't difficult – the key is not to overdo it. Instead, use a natural shampoo and conditioner, such as Carol's Daughter, to leave her hair soft and moisturized without being greasy or sticky.

Washing Your Black Foster Daughter's Hair

Black children should get their hair washed once each week. However, the right shampoo is essential to avoid drying out the hair. If your child has dry hair, use a moisturizing shampoo, a type specifically designed for dry hair. While washing your child's hair, you should only use a tablespoon of shampoo and massage it into the scalp.

Moisturizing Your Black Foster Daughter's Hair

One of the best ways to care for your child's hair is with a moisturizer. Applying moisturizer daily will help keep their hair hydrated. Also, try a natural hair care product if you are worried about their hair being too dry or breaking too easily. 

Products to Use on your Black Foster Daughter's Hair

Whether her hair is dry, coarse, or curly, it's important to find a product that works for her hair type. For example, if her hair is naturally coarse, you should try Cantu's conditioner and detangler. On the other hand, if you want her curls defined, try Miellle's Coil Sculpting Custard, a tear-free formulation that adds definition to curls.

Another good product for curls is SheaMoisture styling milk. This product provides moisture and shines while detangling the hair. It works best on damp hair but can also be used on dry hair. Curls love moisture and pop when moisturized. Avoid alcohol-based styling products because they strip her hair of moisture and make her curls frizzy.

Things to Remember

  1. Put their hair in a style that will last for a few days to a few weeks.
  2. Hair products: Shampoo, Conditioner, and moisturizer.
  3. Comb, brush, shower, sleeping cap, and ponytail holders.

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