help...1 year olds hair..what type and how to take care of it..

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hello my name is renay and i'am struggling trying to figure out how to manage and take care of my daughters hair..it is very curly,almost puffy and always dry I try to keep it hydrated but it absorbs and doesn't hold much and she cries whenever I touch it..i try to detangle it with no luck I also struggle with my own hair.it was was very long past my shoulders now it is shoulder length due to breakage and not doing anything with it it is also relaxed=/ I don't want her to have the hair troubles I have.i will post a picture of her hair I would love to know what to put in it and how to take care of it.....i'am clueless and would love help

Last edited by rena911; 07-26-2014 at 09:52 PM.
Welcome!

Your post has accidentally ended up in the 2s section which is for those with wavy hair. Would be worth reading the curly kids board, also check out the YouTube channels with children whose parents are following the Curly Girl method.

Curly hair is not supposed to be tangle free, that is the nature of the beast. Consider conditioner only washing, ONLY detangling when hair is soaking wet and slathered in a slippy conditioner, use fingers or a very wide tooth comb, protecting the hair at night from tangles with a silk/ satin sleep cap or silk/ satin bedsheets.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
i wouldn't put a cap of any kind on a 1 year old to sleep in. and, i would think satin would be too uncomfortable for a baby.
i agree that you need to use lots of conditioner and a wide tooth comb to come (gently) out the tangles. since she is only 1 yr, i would stay away from products with oils, etc. as it may cause a reaction. however, i would also stay away from sulfate shampoos, including johnsons baby shampoo..
instead, look at a line like california baby, peter rabbit, etc. for gentle poos and conditioners. you can even leave a little conditioner in her hair, it will help keep it moisturized.
and for sure put this on the parents of curlies thread as they will have lots more suggestions.
she is lucky to have a mom wanting to learn how to best care for her curls.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
My hairdresser's daughter has 4b hair, and struggles with the same issues. What has worked for her is coconut oil for the dryness, and KCKT to detangle. A silk pillowcase helps for the overnight (I wouldn't use a cap on a baby, I find them annoying and rip them off when I sleep, and I'm grown), and a braid or twist should help stretch the days in between washes.
Fine, med/high porosity, med density, protein craving
Last chemical straightening Nov. 2013

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