Styling your baby’s hair can be a challenge because she won’t have much of it and the hair that she does have is likely to be quite thin. Though some babies are born with a full head of hair, most have only a small layer of fuzz. This is sometimes disappointing to parents of a little girl who is frequently mistaken for being a little boy. Work with what your baby has to find the right look for her.
In most cases, it’s best to let your baby’s hair simply do its own thing and not worry too much about it. If you have problems with it sticking up, use a baby brush to smooth it down after his bath.
Headbands and Barrettes
If you want everyone to know that you have a little girl, you may want to adorn her hair with barrettes. If she doesn’t have enough hair to hold a barrette, try purchasing the headbands that have a tiny bow.
Shaved Heads and Mohawks
You may not want to cut your baby’s hair, but if he was born with a great deal of it, it won’t be too long before he needs a cut. Baby hair that is too long can hang in your baby’s eyes and make them itchy. You can use an electric beard trimmer to shave your baby’s head. If you are more daring, you can shave it into a mohawk. Just be prepared for the reactions that you’ll get.
Pigtails and Ponytails
As your baby gets a bit older, her hair will grow longer, and you’ll start to be able to do some of the fun things you wanted to do. One of these styles is a cute waterfall ponytail on the top of her head. You may also be able to pull it into two pigtails in the back.
Though not for an everyday look, you can purchase a “baby toupee” that makes it look like your baby has a full head of crazy hair. One option is a Rastafarian hat with dreadlocks attached and another is a long pink wig.
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