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Mocha Baby Regimen

I haven't been doing much with Mocha Baby's hair. I will occasionally run a super soft brush through it to loosen what little cradle cap she has. When she takes her evening bath she loves for me to slowly pour water over her head. The plain water is enough to rinse away sweat and even spit up. I'm careful to keep her face dry. I always have my face buried in her hair. If I don't like the smell I may do a gentle shampoo with diluted castille soap. Otherwise, I leave her hair alone.

The other day, I noticed some dryness and tried the following:

1. Wash with diluted castille soap. Try 1 tbsp castille soap to 8 oz water (you'll have plenty left over to use many times).

2. Rinse profusely.

3. Pat dry with soft towel.

4. Dime size Trader Joe's Refresh Conditioner (suave natural tropical coconut may be another good choice). Massage through hair and leave in.

5. Dime size drop of Grapeseed oil (may also try jojoba,unrefined coconut, or other light oil).

6. Allow to air dry.

The result was super silky and moist hair!


  1. OMG she is sooo gorgeous! Sucha darling. Castile soap is the best. I will definetly have to look into grapeseed oil. Hope you have a good week.

  2. She's such a gorgeous baby!
    Aren't Suave products the best?! My baby has SUPER thick coarse hair that tangles so easily...I am going to have to try the castile soap on her hair...
    But I have to condition her hair so I use a mix of water, suave or J&J detangling conditioner, and castor oil...that works really well..

    Glad you posted a new post!


  3. Thanks--she's a happy one too!

    KMN--J&J is Johnson & Johnson? I haven't tried their conditioner.

  4. Yep it's Johnson and Johnson...It's a really good detangler...I even use it on my hair full strength and in that mix I was talking's fabulous IMO...

  5. Should I do on my 5month old her hair is very soft

  6. I was just reading through your blog because I have a 1 month old girl and was searching for ways to keep her natural tight curls as she grows. I am so glad I found your site. It has really helped me in dealing with my baby's hair. So much so that I went out to buy the castile soap that you recommended from Vitamin Shoppe. I just wanted to say thank-you for being an inspiration to new mom's like me.


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