Genes determine our physical traits, including hair type. Curly hair is a dominant trait, so if both parents have curly hair, there’s a high chance the baby will too. However, recessive genes can override the curly hair gene, resulting in straight hair instead.
Contrary to popular belief, eating certain foods won’t make your baby’s hair curlier. However, a nutritious diet can promote healthy hair growth.
Various genes influence hair texture, and if both parents have curly hair, it’s likely the baby will too. Humidity often enhances curly hair. You can observe the baby’s hair texture when wet to get an indication of its natural curls. Avoid overwashing and use mild sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.
Encourage your child to embrace their curls by setting an example and showing appreciation for their natural hair. Establish a regular hair care routine with gentle washing and conditioning. Look for products with natural ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil that moisturize without weighing down the curls.