Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I thought it might be fun to talk a little bit about the boys' hair! They both have great hair, but it is very different from one another. In the summer, I was keeping their hair pretty short, but I've been letting it grow ever since school started, so now we've got some serious curl action going on!

Jeremy's hair is jet black and has a shiny gloss to it. In truth, the boy doesn't know the meaning of a bad hair day. His hair makes Patrick Dempsey's hair jealous. I took these photos of the boys one morning shortly after washing and styling it. He has curls that are tighter around his forehead and neckline/back of head, but looser loopy curls on top and on the sides.

Zachary's hair is dark, dark brown with tighter curls than Jeremy's. In fact, Zachary's curls might better be referred to as coils. I think his hair is cool because it forms natural "twists"!

The below pictures were taken after waking up in the morning. Jeremy's hair get's "bigger", but it doesn't really get frizzy. With just a spritz of water/lotion, he's back in business!

Zachary's hair on the other hand...well, let's just say that it gets the frizzies. Here is little dude with his morning "halo".  His hair can also be tamed by spritzing it with water and reapplying some styling cream.

I've tried several different products on their hair to see what produces the most defined curls without drying it out. And so far, the best thing I've found is Cetaphil cream. It comes in a tub, and I apply it to damp, towel-dried hair immediately after washing. It's been a great styling tool, because it gives it a "gelled" look without drying it out. In fact, it actually moisturizes the hair, which is what black hair always needs!


Kim said...

Be careful with that. A black friend of mine was telling me that if you don't care for black hair with the right products, it can fall out.

Tracy said...


My sons' pediatrician is an African American woman, and she recommended using Cetaphil cream for the boys' skin and hair. So far, it is the best I've found!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Wow, a mom who styles her boys' hair for them. You rock!