About Alma Ruddock

I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.


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  1. Tiffany says

    I love all the articles and advice and I read this one hoping to get some advice for maintaining my child’s hair. But he is a boy. Nobody really talks about how to maintain a boys afro. The world wants me to cut it off and I refuse. I don’t keep it in braids because he doesn’t like to sit still but also because I like his messy fro. I wear my fro and people applaud. He wears his and people ask if he is a girl or when he’ll get it cut. Kenyon turned 2 in October and has never had a cut, trim, shape up, nothing. I wash it when he takes a bath and fight like hell to rinse it. I flat twist it just about every night just so it doesn’t get too tangled but then it becomes too stretched and just ugh… After 2 years I am still trying to find a good regime and products that will work for his hair. I wish bloggers would talk about the men who choose to keep their hair long and show the boys (just like we show our girls) that the way our hair grows out of our heads is acceptable. And that conformity isn’t always the right path. A little deep for a 2 year old, I know, but I would be teaching my 2 year old daughter the same thing. Just a few random rambling thoughts.. Thanks for listening. 🙂

    • Zakiya Rowe says

      I have a husband with long hair and a daughter and an older brother with 3 boys. I’m the family’s unofficial natural hair stylist lol. Boys are easy and low maintenance for the most part. You can adjust regimen as it suits you but this is what I do for my boys. My nephews are 6 and under so they require hairstyles that are low maintence and can withstand rough play. I taught their mom easy go to stuff and make a routine and stick to it so they arent as antsy and get used to get their hair cared for. Anyway the youngest boy is close to your son’s age. I wash his hair once a week with sulfate free shampoo and conditioner then I use Cantu leave-in to detangle his hair then braid in a few quick and fairly large cornrows (he usually only sits long enough for 4 or 5) the spray his scalp with oil. You can leave the cornrows in for 3-4 days or just the weekend depending on how he is with his hair or how long you want to keep them in then take it down let him wear his fro until the wash day. Now my nephews have longer hair so I do rope twists or small cornrows in their hair because the style last longer and keeps hair out of there face. My brother usually wears two french braids straight back or rope twists in two braids and same with my husband.

      Hope this info was helpful if you have any questions Im no guru but I’ll try to help
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  2. Ki'auna says

    How will I know all her baby hair is gone?. She still has the bald patch and I’m not sure if I should switch shampoos yet .

  3. rikkicole says

    I have a 4yr old daughter,she’s black with very soft&Thick hair. My ??what shampoo & conditioner do you suggest??children products or adults??

  4. Tameka P. says

    Thanks for helping me out! I have 3 sons and a 10 month old daughter, so I’ve been asking other moms about their daughters hair regimen! Thanks for shedding light on this!

  5. Trina says

    Nice article. I have 6 little girls and can use all the help I can get lol. Do you have any suggestions on hair products for detangling?

  6. Tee says

    This was extremely helpful. My 6 month old is definitely transitioning and has a spot that is really thin in the back. I have her on a satin pillowcase. I have eased up.in washing every other day to once a week. It is growing but like you said…slowly. I am praying for the thriving stage and much pati3nce on both our ends.

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