Help your curly kid get the "look" with these care and styling tips from the Queen of Curls.

Little girl

Dear Ouidad:

My daughter is 7-years-old and biracial. When she was younger, she had silky curls, but I may have sabotaged her hair while desperately trying to find the right products for her hair. Now she has semi kinky, frizzy, dry curls that tangle badly. She loves to wear her hair down, but its torture for both of us because after an hour or so, it's like a fuzz ball. How can we achieve a softer, less tangled look that hangs down over her shoulders when she wears her hair loose? Please help my little princess get her "look."

 

Dear Saboteur:

I would suggest a gentle shampoo and conditioner for your daughter to help repair and nourish her curls. Make sure to shampoo her hair only once a week to cut back on dryness. While conditioning, try not to rinse out all of the conditioner; moisture is the key to beautiful curls! Detangle her curls with a wide tooth comb like my Double Detangler while there is still conditioner. Finish with a moisturizing gel for shiny, frizz-free hair throughout the day.  You may also want to try my Rake and Shake styling technique.