I am not adopting but I am caucasian and am currently a foster parent for a 16 month old African American boy. I am clueless about his hair. I looked on the internet and settled on washing it once a week and adding some coconut oil hair milk. His scalp still gets dry but this seems to be working ok. Thursday afternoon he had a meeting with his mom and she put his hair in plaits and now I am unsure of what to do. Can I wash it with them in or do I just take them out? How long do you leave them in? Do you use a separate conditioner when you wash his hair? Or just regular baby/kid shampoo?
I apologize for my ignorance but I just want to do right for my little guy.
Any advice on how to care for his hair is really appreciated. Thanks! Jennifer