Help for kids from our curly hair product expert

Dear CurlySuzy: I need a good moisturizer for my 5-year-old daughter. Her hair is not really kinky, but very soft and extra dry no matter what I put in it. I can grease her scalp and her ends and when she goes to sleep and when she wakes up, it's dry again. It is breaking very badly and I don't know what to do. Can you help me, please?

Dear Liz: Here are some suggestions for your daughter's hair. I think she needs more moisture in the forms of butters and oils. The line Blended Cutie is made by a mom of lots of girls. I will give you the suggestions below. Also the line Curly Q is a good one as well. I hope this helps!

Here are two good, mild cleansers; try to use a non-sulfate shampoo on her curls. Most shampoos are super-drying and won't help her curls. Also, you don't really need to wash curls very often; you can co-wash them on some days (wash with the conditioner).

Curly Qs Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream
Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo

Here's a conditioner that she can put on in the bath and comb through her curls with a wide tooth comb — really makes detangling a breeze, really! Try to leave it on for at least 5 minutes or more.

Blended Cutie Tug Me Not Condiitoner

Next step is to spray this into curls by sections. This will keep the moisture in and helps with definition and frizz.

Start at the ends and work your way up. You might have to clip up the curls in sections and work your way through the hair with the spray.

Blended Cutie Curly Cake Shake

Here are some good leave-in to keep the moisture in and begin to style. Apply in sections; they are very concentrated, so go easy.

Blended Cutie Down & Out Styles
Blended Cutie Butter Me Up

This is a good gel/cream with a hold that you could use on top of the ones as the last step when she wears it down.

Blended Cutie Jelly Cream

These videos are good for how to use the Blended Cutie products

Good to use on dry hair to style:

Curly Qs Moist Curls Moisturizer