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Old 09-16-2012, 08:51 AM   #4
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Well, some of the change in your daughter's curls could just be normal for her age - our curls can change with age and hormones, etc. my daughter had curly hair until about three, and now it is mostly wavy with a few curls around her face. But that could change again with puberty!

As far as caring for your daughter's curls, have you considered going CG? You could try cutting out harsh sulfates and silicones to see if that helps reduce the frizz. Most of the products you listed have silicones, which need shampoo to wash out and avoid build up, and shampoo can dry hair out and cause frizz. Also, over conditioning can cause frizz as well. If her hair is fine, this can happen pretty easily.
Oh thanks! Yes her hair is thin... that makes sense. Honestly, I though the CG method was going to make her hair more "heavy" because her hair is very thin. I feel so ignorant now! lol


No need to feel ignorant - there is so much information out there I'm still learning

You could start with just a sulfate free shampoo that will be gentler on her hair, eliminate silicones. You can still use richer products, just use a smaller amount so it doesn't weigh her hair down. Or look for lighter products if you don't want to have to worry too much about the amount you use. A lot of fine haired curlies like KCKT as a leave in/detangler and it is very light. For a co-wash, the Sauve naturals or VO5 conditioners are also very popular - others with fine hair really like the V05 clarifying conditioners as these are very light weight and don't weigh down there hair. To start the CG method, you'll want to do a final sulfate shampoo wash (just make sure the shampoo does not contain any silicones - anything that ends in -cone or -xane) to get rid of any silicones that are already in her hair. Then you can condition and style with silicone-free products.
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My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

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