Caring for the Hair of Your African American Child


When you are caring for a child transracially, there are many things you may worry about. For many caregivers, thinking about hair care can easily fall to the bottom of the priority list until it becomes clear that new skills are required. Caregivers who may be parenting transracially, specifically those caring for African American children, may not know the steps needed to take appropriate care of hair that is so different from their own. This tip sheet gives a few tips and recommendations to help you get to know the proper techniques for caring for your child’s hair.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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