when do babies get their hair texture

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Babies Hair Texture

When will my baby get his/her hair texture? Parents often wonder this when their babies are born without any hair, or when the newborn has very little hair.

Genetics

Hair texture is determined by genetics. It’s all in the baby’s genes, so if the parents have different hair textures, then the baby will likely have a mix of their textures.

Newborn Hair

Most newborns are rightfully bald, but some may have really fine hair. After a few months, their hair will start to come in. It may resemble the fine hair they had when they were born or change completely.

Changes

Babies go through different stages of hair growth and texture.

  • 2-4 Months: Hair will continue to develop and thicken.
  • 4-6 Months: New hair follicles start to grow.
  • 6 Months – 1 Year: New hair appears and starts to cover their head. It often becomes thicker and curly and more pronounced.
  • 1-3 Years: Hair has now become more articulated and may have a more definitive wave or curl pattern.

Hair Care

You can help maintain the health of your baby’s hair by brushing it in the proper direction, avoiding harsh chemicals, using protectant when swimming, and protecting their scalp from the sun. Babies can have sensitive scalps, so look for gentle shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for babies.

In conclusion, babies get their hair texture based mostly on genetics. Some babies will have a full head of hair just a few months old, while some may have very little hair for a few months before it starts to grow in thicker. Additionally, proper hair care helps keep their hair healthy and strong.