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Little girl

Dear Cozy:

Please give me advice! Where can I find and what could I use on my granddaughter's hair, which is very dry and thin? When it's washed and brushed, it looks lovely, but after a while it looks so dry. She sweats a lot in her hair. Maybe she needs something like oil? Please help. Much thanks.

Dear Concerned Grandmother:

It sounds to me that her hair needs hydration. I hesitate to recommend oil if her hair is very thin, it will likely weigh it down. One of the best dry hair remedies is a nice creamy conditioner like So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner. I like it because, although it's thick and creamy, it won't weigh down thin hair, and is specially formulated for children.

My secret tip: Don't rinse it all out—leave a dime-size amount in the hair on the ends.

Little girl

Dear Cozy:

I have a 5-year-old daughter, and from what I can tell, she has multiple hair types: 3b underneath, 2c in the middle, 3c on the sides and 4a up top. Her 3b curls are gorgeous, but those sit underneath the rest of her hair, which is my problem. She is biracial, so we don't wash every day, and I have recently started cowashing, with a moisture treatment after. We do a full wash once a week.

hair is dry, and it's coarse in the 2c and 3c areas, and of course she has fly-away. I have tried everything (at least it feels that way), I have an entire shelf of products that have done nothing for her hair. I need a regimen that will help me get her beautiful curls all over, so she doesn't have to wear her hair up all the time.

Curly Mom:

Wow, you have quite a challenge with a head of hair like that! The good news is that you are way ahead of the pack in the knowledge that you already have about your daughter's hair. I suspect that if you have tried so many products and you haven't achieved the results you are looking for, perhaps it's not the products you need help with, but the way in which you are using them. It's hard to say without knowing all the details of your routine, but here's some general rules of thumb:

  1. Never, ever brush her hair. Instead, while in the bath, run your fingers through her hair like a comb when you are conditioning her hair. You can do this daily to hydrate and detangle at the same time.
  2. My secret tip: don't completely rinse out the conditioner, especially on the ends. This will give extra protection and hydration to her dry hair.
  3. Squeeze out excess moisture, and do not rub her hair with the towel to dry it. Instead, wring out hair and "scrunch" in alcohol-free gel to help the natural curls form.
  4. Let hair dry naturally when possible or use a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment. This will allow the natural curl to form without frizz.
  5. When hair is dry (or nearly dry), scrunch in a light styling cream (like So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream) to smooth hair and lock in curls. This will also help to prevent the frizz.
  6. Whenever needed, spray in a leave-in conditioner/detangler to refresh curls and smooth hair. Your daughter will love So Cozy Fruity Delight Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner.

Little girl

Dear Cozy:

I have a 6-month-old who has extremely dry hair; her hair is curly at the top and fine in the back. Any suggestions on how to keep her hair moist?

Dear Curly Mom:

I have a few suggestions to help with your little one's dry hair.

First, be sure not to shampoo too frequently. For very dry hair, I recommend that you don't shampoo more than once or twice a week. Many people shampoo every day, which will totally dry out hair.

Next, you can try using a leave-in conditioner on the top part that is very curly. Try So Cozy Fruity Delight Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner. A few spritzes is all you need.

Dear Cozy: My 10-year-old daughter only washes her hair three times a week with a shampoo that contains sulfates. We use all silicone-free products, however. Her hair has been looking greasy (even right after she washes it) and there are white flakes that stick to her hair. I don't think it's dandruff.

A: A few things to consider. Have you checked her for lice? I don't mean to scare you, but it can happen to anyone, so you should just be sure to rule that out. Also, contrary to popular belief, lice don't usually like greasy hair, as they aren't able to hang on to the hair as well, so this probably isn't the problem.

Next, it sounds to me that the products you are using aren't agreeing with her hair type if she's having greasy hair after washing. There are so many products out on the market, you should use a shampoo for oily hair or one that controls dandruff. I don't usually recommend that children use adult products, but maybe in this case she would benefit from a stronger formulation.

Lastly, if you think her oily hair situation is not quite normal, a visit to the doctor may be a good idea. Especially if her head is so itchy and you are having a problem with dandruff.

Kids with curly hair

Do you need help with your child's curly hair? Cozy has all the answers.

Dear Cozy: I need to take my 6-year-old curly twins for their first haircuts. My friends go to your location on 84th and Madison and overheard that there's a stylist there who specializes in curlies. How can I find out who that is? Or is there someone at one of the other salons? I'm very nervous about this haircut (one of them is donating to Locks of Love since her hair is very long).

A: You are smart to inquire about a stylist who specializes in curly hair! We actually have a few stylists at each of our salons that are amazing with curly hair, so no need to worry.

What I recommend to you is to call the location that is most convenient and ask who would be great for curly hair & find out their schedule. If you're not in NYC, you can use the salon finder to find curly kids' hair salons in your area. It's a tough question for me to answer, as many of our stylists work in a few of our locations and their schedules do change. But have no fear—the receptionist will surely guide you to the right person.

Don't forget to bring your video camera for the special occasion!

Dear Cozy:

I have a 3-year-old, I think 2C, who has dry hair and beautiful curls under, but the top layer is a little less curly. Her hair is always knotty unless she just gets out of the bath with a leave-in conditioner. And that only lasts for a little while. I would like a non-drying shampoo and conditioner, some type of detangler and some type of product to get the curls into shape the next day. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

So Cozy Tropical Fruit 2-in-1

Dear Layered Curls:

For dry hair, you can’t go wrong with a lot of extra conditioning. Try a conditioning shampoo in addition to a great conditioner. I would recommend So Cozy 2 in 1 Tropical Fruit Conditioning Shampoo and then finish off with So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner. Both products have hydrolyzed wheat protein, which will really help to hydrate her dry hair. You also add a dime-size amount of conditioner to her ends and don’t rinse out. This will help add more hydration.

To help reset her curls the next day and help with hydration, use So Cozy Fruity Delight Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner. So Cozy products were formulated specifically for children, so these gentle formulations are packed with vitamins and minerals to promote growth, while at the same time solving problems unique to children.

Dear Cozy:

I wanted to get some advice on how to handle my little boy's hair. He has tight curly hair that looks dry, and he is always scratching his head. His hair texture is similar to that of my husband, who suffers from dry scalp. I have stopped washing his hair with shampoo/body wash because I fear it is making it worse. I have been researching online for organic hair products (shampoo and conditioners) to help moisturize his hair but I have found nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dear Dry Curls:

I think it would be a good idea to ask your pediatrician and rule out any medical issues, although it’s unlikely since you haven’t mentioned any rash or skin issues. I would also recommend doing a thorough lice check if his scalp is so itchy. Keep I mind that anyone can get lice and that it doesn’t have anything to do with cleanliness.

If you rule out all of the above and still have itchy head issues, I would limit the amount of times you shampoo, but not cut out completely. You do still need to cleanse about once a week. Be sure to use a gentle formulation made specifically for children, and I would recommend using a 2 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo like So Cozy Tropical Fruit, as it is enriched with wheat protein, which will help to maintain hydration.

So Cozy Fruity Delight Leave-In

Dear Cozy:

I'm trying to use the shampoo free method on my 16-month-old who has lots of hair. Her hair is 4a. I used Aussie's Moist Conditioner to co wash and as her leave in. I DO NOT LIKE how her hair feels. Also, there is gunk on some of her strands. As a side note, I used it in my hair for the same purposes and it seemed to work just fine. I'm a 3b. Is Aussie Moist Conditioner a CG approved conditioner? What should I use as a leave in and to moisturize her hair? Please please please help me. I do not know what to do. Thank you.

Dear Aussie:

This is the perfect example of the importance of using hair care products formulated specially for children! As you can see, your hair texture, needs, etc., are quite different from your child’s, so it’s no surprise that your child’s hair reacts so differently to the same product that you used.

I’m curious why you are using the “shampoo free method” on your little girl. Have you tried a gentle, tear free shampoo and not been satisfied? As for a leave-in, try So Cozy Fruity Delight Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner. Aside from being a great detangler, it’s a wonderful Leave-In Conditioner that you can use as often as you’d like without the hair feeling weighed down or “gunky”.

Dear Cozy:

I have a 3-year-old with beautifully curly hair on the bottom and all around her face. The problem is the top of her head — she has straight hair on top. I don't know what to do with her hair. No matter what I do it looks like a mess. Most days I just end up putting a head band on her so that she can see (with her crazy hair it is always in her face). I just don't know what to do with her two different hair types. And I'm not really sure what to do with curly hair because I myself have straight hair that won't even keep a curl. My sister with curly hair says NEVER brush it, just comb; that does keep the curls from frizzing, but doesn't help with the top layer. Any advice is VERY appreciated!

Dear Crazy Hair:

It is not unusual for a 3-year-old to have more than one hair type—it’s actually quite common! Eventually, her hair will make up its mind and it will all come together. In the meantime, here’s some advice. First, I’d recommend taking her to a stylist that you trust for a consultation. It could be as simple as putting in some long layers on top. Long layers will help lighten up the strands and encourage the curls to come out.

Next, I agree with your sister. Never, ever brush curly hair! It’s true that it will cause frizzing. It’s ok to comb the hair when wet, but then you need to let it dry naturally. If this is a problem with the top, even after you have consulted a stylist, you may want to consider some camouflage tricks. You are on the right track with headbands, but you can also try cute little clips and elastics. Everything with children is just a passing phase, and this too shall pass. Don’t worry!

Dear Cozy: My baby has curly hair—around 3b/c—and every time I braid her hair. it gets frizzy around day 3 and I want to start doing protective braids and leave in for 2 weeks but by the end of week 1, her hair looks like a disaster. Should I use braid sheen or what? I need help.

A: Braid sheen is a great idea. Try spraying in a small amount the second day of the braids and then approximately every other day after that. Be careful just to use a little sheen, otherwise it will make hair greasy. Now, here’s a secret tip—put a bandanna on your daughter’s head before bed, as this will help keep hair from getting ruffled and frizzy.

Fruity Delight Detangler

Fruity Delight Detangler

Dear Cozy: I'm a mostly straight-haired mom with a 2 1/2-year-old daughter. She has very fine strawberry blond hair. It was straight until she was about a year old but started to become curly. Now it is about a 3a, and seems to be getting curlier by the day. There is still some hair underneath at the back that is straight: I expect that it will eventually get taken off by haircuts. At the front where her hair is a bit shorter, especially in this warm weather, it is very much tight corkscrews. It is still quite thin but getting thicker and I have very thick (but fine) hair so it is possible she is heading in that direction. I'm at a loss as I've never dealt with hair like this. Initially we were washing it every night: I've just started a 2x a week regimen to see if that helps. We are using the Johnson's curly hair no-tear shampoo/ conditioner. It gets VERY tangled though on account of being so fine, so we rinse it and then I spray some Johnson's detangler in it and comb it through and let it dry. The tangles are tiny little knots so I don't think detangling with fingers is an option. In the morning it is a huge, tangled frizzy mess, so I spray it with water and get it quite wet, then detangler and then I comb it. Sometimes I need to do it again after her nap. It still gets frizzy regardless. I'm open to any suggestions as far as conditioners etc, and any other help!

A: Your daughter’s hair is definitely “maturing,” just like the rest of her! It’s great that you recognize this & are changing your care regimen. Washing less often is definitely the right start. So many people over-wash their children’s hair. As for products, I think that the best thing to do is to experiment with different products and find what works best for you. If you aren’t happy with what you are currently using, try something else! I recommend the So Cozy line, which was created by the staff at Cozy’s Cuts For Kids in NYC. It was formulated specifically for children and is quite gentle and nourishing. The Fruity Delight Detangler is especially amazing!

As for the tangles, try putting in a loose braid or pony for her to sleep with at night to help prevent tangles, and try to keep her hair up during active times like sports or playground. Good luck!

Dear Cozy: My entire family are curly heads... One of the problems is that my youngest, who is 9 years old, pretty much has always had her hair either put into just a ponytail on top of back of her head or also braided. Now that we are trying to let our curls be free, her top part of her head and top layers are not really curling, they are just frizzy. I have been just conditioning her hair, have tried the lavender mist that Lorraine Massey suggests, but nothing is working. She is loving not having her hair up and braided. She is a very carefree spirit. Just do not know how to get her curls to start back in at this problem area. Any help or suggestions are welcome!

Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream

Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream

A: You may want to consult a hairstylist to see if a different haircut would help bring out the natural curl in her hair. Often times, when hair is too heavy, it weighs down the curls. A few long layers may solve that problem. As for the frizz, try a light styling cream to smooth the hair cuticle, but not weigh down the hair. Try So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream, it’s light weight so it’s perfect for your daughter’s hair.

Dear Cozy: My 2-year-old has curly hair . . . it spirals mostly, although the sides of her hair nearest her face are mostly straight. I was told that might be lingering baby hair. Her hair continues to grow in more and more curly. When wet, it is half way down her back. When dry, it barely covers her shoulders.

I am having a difficult time keeping tangles away. Have been washing it only when I must, and using a baby conditioner on her hair every time I bathe her.

The biggest problem right now is that it becomes severely knotted every time she rides in her car seat—and has recently started breaking off in back. TONS of tiny little knots. Sometimes I am forced to cut them out, as I cannot remove them even after oiling her hair. Any advice on how to prevent the car seat problem?

A: Tangles are a huge problem for curly-haired kids! You need to know 2 things. First, you need to know how to deal with them when she has them and secondly, how to prevent them from happening in the first place!

For starters, try using a thick and creamy children’s conditioner like So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner. Apply a generous amount and then with the conditioner in her hair, comb through her hair with a wide tooth comb. The trick to doing that painlessly is to take small sections, one at a time and comb them, working one inch at a time from the bottom up. The real trick to keeping it painless is to hold the hair strand you are working on with one hand, while combing the bottom with the other. This will prevent tugging.

In between bathing, use So Cozy Fruity Delight Detangler to keep hair knot-free. Use the same combing method.

As for tangle prevention, wearing a loose braid or pony to bed at night will help a lot. Also, keeping her hair up during active times like during sports and playground time will help a lot, too.

One last piece of advice, the best way to deal with tangles is to constantly stay on top of them. Once you get too far gone, it’s nearly impossible to deal with without cutting the hair out.

Dear Cozy: One of the problems I am having is my youngest, who is 9 years old, pretty much has always had her hair either put into just a ponytail on top of back of her head or also braided....Now that we are trying to let our curls be free, her top part of her head and top layers are not really curling, they are just frizzy. I have been just conditioning her hair, have tried the lavendar mist that Lorraine Massey suggests, but nothing is working. She is loving not having her hair up and braided. She is a very carefree spirit. Just do not know how to get her curls to start back in at this problem area. Any help or suggestions are welcome!

A: Your daughter’s hair will take some time to come into its own. Be sure to never brush her hair, and you'll want to “scrunch” with an alcohol-free gel after bathing. Be sure to get as close to the roots as you can, to help encourage her natural curl to come out and to smooth the cuticle.

Dear Cozy: I have a 7-month-old son with dry, frizzy hair. I don't really know his hair type, but it is between a 3c, 4a, or 4b (maybe a combination of the three). I am currently using a line of products for multi-racial children, but his hair still looks dry after a few hours. I only wash his hair maybe once a week or I even let a week and a few days go by before actually shampoo washing. What am I doing wrong? HELP!!!!

A: You need to keep his hair hydrated as much as possible. Try using a spray leave-in conditioner that you can apply whenever hair is feeling dry and dull. So Cozy Fruity Detangler is a favorite for kids because it smells so good and parents because it really works! Also, don’t was hair too often. Once or twice a week is fine.

Dear Cozy: My daughter has 3c type hair. All she does is wash and pull it into a top pony, and leaves it. It frizzes and falls out, never looks good. Drives my nuts, and she will not take advice from me. I have type 3, but hers is thicker and tighter curls then mine. I need help on how to help her deal with her hair. She has decided to go into the military, which means she needs to get a handle on this hair or she will have to go bald.

A: If she is going into the military, I’m assuming she won’t have much time to be styling her hair and will need to have a very carefree routine. What’s amazing is that curly hair can be super-easy to care for with the help of the right products. Most important for her hair is a great gel that she can “scrunch” into her hair after showering. If she allows hair to air dry, her natural curls will form. When hair is dry, she can scrunch a little finishing cream or a little more gel to help soften the curls and help to keep hair smooth.

Dear Cozy: My 5-year-old daughter, who I believe is a 3c, has never had a hair cut. Her hair now hangs only a few inches below her chin but it is down the middle of her back if I pull it straight when it's wet. It's hard to tell, but it sort of looks like it might be a little longer on one side than the other. I'm really hesitant to cut this hair because several people have told me that the key to taming it is allowing it to acquire more length. Still, when it is dry, it looks like a bush that needs shaping.

Should we just wait it out and hope that it calms down with more length or is there a kind of cut that is ideal for her hair type? The hair needs a gallon of product just to look the way it does in my avatar. It's absolutely wild.

A: I agree that length will help prevent it from looking bushy, but a proper haircut for curly hair is imperative! You don’t have to cut a lot, but giving her a trim and shaping it up will make a tremendous difference. Be sure to find a stylist who is very experienced cutting curly hair. Search here to find a curl specialist in your area. Or you can call a salon and ask them who their best stylist is for curly hair or if you see someone with nice curly hair, ask them where they get their haircut.

Dear Cozy:

I need advice for VERY curly baby. My 6-month-old has TONS of hair and tons of curls. It is now starting to tangle and get very hard to separate. I am looking for a tear-free formula for a curly baby shampoo and conditioner. Can I also do a leave in for the baby or is 6 months too young? Thanks!


Dear Very Curly Kid:

Just so you understand, the reason to use specific products for babies is that these formulations address the specific needs of babies (sensitive skin, tear free, etc.). I would recommend that you keep baby’s hair short so that it is more manageable until your baby is old enough to use products that are formulated for older kids that address your child’s needs. If you do decide to continue to grow the hair and you want to use products such as a leave-in conditioner, I recommend that you test a little amount in a small area to be sure that no rash or sensitivity occurs.

Dear Cozy:

My 5-year-old daughter, who I believe is a 3c, has never had a hair cut. Her hair now hangs only a few inches below her chin but it is down the middle of her back if I pull it straight when it's wet. It's hard to tell, but it sort of looks like it might be a little longer on one side than the other. I'm really hesitant to cut this hair because several people have told me that the key to taming it is allowing it to acquire more length. Still, when it is dry, it looks like a bush that needs shaping.

Should we just wait it out and hope that it calms down with more length or is there a kind of cut that is ideal for her hair type? The hair needs a gallon of product just to look decent. It's absolutely wild.

Dear Hesitant to Cut:

I can’t stress the importance of a proper haircut for curly hair! I agree that longer hair styles can really help hair to grow down rather than out, but adding a few long layers can often do a world of good. Equally as important to a good haircut is using the right products. Keeping hair moisturized is critical. Using a good leave-in conditioner can do wonders to prevent that dried-out, frizzy hair. Try So Cozy Fruity Delight Detangler & Leave-in Conditioner.

Dear Cozy:

My granddaughter is blended black and white with a combo 3b/3c hair. My daughter puts it in a ponytail everyday. JAM helps it to keep it from looking too wild by the end of the day but would like to find something better. My granddaughter would love to leave it down like a "princess" but it's just a cotton ball by the end of the day. We wash her hair once a week with Pantene's For Women of Color Shampoo and then use just the conditioner 2 or 3 times a week. It seems starved for moisture. We have put what seemed to be greasy conditioner on it after her bath and left it in. I thought her hair might look dirty the next day but it is totally absorbed. I've seen ads for Mixed Chicks and Blended Beauty products. I wonder if any of these products are worthwhile and if one brand is better than the other? Thanks for any advice!

Dear Curly Princess:

It sounds like your granddaughter needs some good hair products to help smooth out her hair and to keep hydrated. I don’t think the oily products are right for her hair. She needs more creamy type products. I would recommend deep conditioning once a month. You don’t need to buy any special products. Try So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner. It’s thick and creamy, and you can apply a generous amount in the tub, comb out hair while the conditioner is still in and then wrap hair on top of head and put a shower cap on. Keep on as long as possible or for at least 15 minutes. Also, when conditioning daily, don’t completely rinse the conditioner out of the hair on the ends. This will also help. Using a styling cream would also help lock in moisture.

Dear Cozy:

My daughter has 2a hair and she likes to wear it long. Its easy to get the comb through a day or two after its washed but she gets very knotty at the ends, I can't even get through it with a Tangle Teezer. I'm after a chemical free detangler that is also light on oils. I've seen Knottyboy on ebay but not sure how much oil is in it.

Dear Knotty Curly:

Most people don’t know how to properly comb hair to detangle. Believe it or not, you must start one inch from the ENDS of the hair, not the roots! Separate a small one inch section of hair and starting from the bottom, work your way up the strand, one inch at a time. I recommend that you use great detangler like So Cozy Fruity Delight Detangler or for heavy duty tangles, try So Cozy Lucky Lime Pre-Detangler while in the tub. Good luck!

Dear Cozy:

I'm looking for advice on how to determine the best way to care for my son's curly hair. Do I try to determine his hair's porosity, texture and type first? My main issue is how to moisturize his hair.

Dear Caring Curly:

It seems that you have already figured out your priorities! Dry, brittle hair is always a top priority. Be sure not to shampoo too often, which can dry out hair. It's the most common mistake parents make. Shampoo twice a week. Next, be sure to use a good, creamy conditioner. My secret tip is to leave a little conditioner in on the ends, rather than completely rinsing out. This will help condition and protect hair. Of course a good spray leave-in conditioner is always helpful for dry and brittle hair. Try So Cozy Fruity Delight Leave-In Conditioner & Detangler. Kids love the fruity fragrance and parents love the paraben-free formulation!

Dear Cozy:

I have a 2-year-old daughter with soft, curly hair. Every morning we have battles with combing as during the night sleeping her hair becomes something like a cage.

We've been using Faith in Nature products for shampooing and Gliss Kur (Schwarzkopf) for combing. But I'm a natural cosmetics fan and don't want to 'poison' her with chemicals, additives and similar stuff. I'd be grateful if you could advise us about some natural products that can be bought in Europe.

Dear Caged Curly:

Tangles can be torture! Try to prevent them, rather than just learning how to deal with them. Be sure to put your daughter's hair up in a loose pony or braid before bed. This will help a lot. Also, keep her hair up in pony's or braids when she is playing and active. This, too, will help prevent tangles. I'm not as familiar with the European products, but look for formulations that are Sodium Laurel/Laureth and Paraben free. (Or please note that CurlMart ships to Hungary.)

Dear Cozy:

My oldest inherited my curly hair, or so I thought. She is 9 and the older she gets, the straighter her hair is. I can bring out some wave in it, but what happened to the curls? Is this normal for some curlies? Her hair is down past her shoulders right now. I am considering cutting it shorter with some long layers. Her hair also tends to frizz and look unkempt as the day goes by. My two younger daughters (4 and 6) have some waves but their hair is also much smoother.

Dear Growing Out of Curls:

It is very possible that her hair texture is changing. This happens to all of us as we go through life. Another possibility is that the cut she has is not encouraging her natural curls. If you want it curlier, long layers would be a great idea. To prevent frizz and messy-looking hair, try So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream. You can use it on wet or dry hair. Just rub a nickel-sized amount of product through hair with fingers, being sure to evenly distribute. This will keep hair smooth and shiny. It's ok to use as a touch-up at the end of the day if needed.

Dear Cozy:

My little sister (6 years old) is biracial; our mom is Caucasian and her dad is from the Ivory Coast. When she was really little, her hair was great and we had no problems managing it at all, but as she gets older, it seems to get worse and worse. She REALLY wants to have long, straight hair, but her hair is fluffy and dry and curly near her scalp, but she hasn't had a trim or a cut in a while (actually, I don't think she's really ever had one) and the ends are straight and fried. I'm trying to encourage her to leave it natural, however, and we're running into problems. My mom used to use relaxing cream on it, and she straightens it or curls it when she goes to school. As of right now, my mom uses pink lotion and this carrot cream stuff and we try leave-ins and I've even tried to convince my mom to start the no shampoo method with her, but nothing helps. I even tried shingling about an hour ago. Also, her hair is very thick, so it tangles REALLY EASILY.

My sister's hair is unmanageable, and we have no idea what to do with it to make look and feel better and healthier! Help please!

Dear Tangled Curly:

As the saying goes "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"! I can personally relate to this. I, too, always wanted long, straight hair, but my hair had a different plan! After many, many years of blow drying my hair straight and suffering through bad hair days when there was the slightest amount of humidity in the air, i finally embraced my curly locks. What was key for me was learning how to make my curly hair look good, rather than a fuzzy, frizzy mess. I applaud you for writing on your sister's behalf, you have already taken the first important step. You need to educate her (and yourself and your mom) as to the best way to manage her curly locks, to enhance the curls, rather than trying to hide them! First step is a good haircut by someone who understands curly hair. The proper cut will work wonders and get rid of all the damaged hair. Discuss with the stylist product choices and options for her hair type. Hair styles that pull the hair back like poys or braids are great options for preventing tangles. For really bad tangles, use So Cozy Pre-Detangler in the bath with a wide toothed comb. This will help remove tangles with out the pain. Good luck!

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