Looking for help for a 3C routine for an 11 year old.

OK, I hope this post makes sense! I am a caucasion 3B (w/ a few 3Cs mixed in, I think). I met an 11 year old (mixed) 3C (I think) who I really would like to help with her curls. A friend of mine is her 'mentor' (in the girl scouts) and obviously knows her much better than I do. I just met her and I love her curls and I was really sad to hear that she thinks straight hair is better. I would really like to help her love her curls.

I think that she likes it straight because she thinks that straight hair is easier to manage. She told me that she gets up at 5 am every day just so that she can wash her hair! Obviously my first piece of advice was that she does not need to wash it every day, but I would like to give her some ideas that she can use at night so that she can do her hair more easily in the am.

I don't know what her routine is yet, but I know that she usually wears her hair in a pony tail and I know that she uses 'grease'. I was thinking of buying her Curly Girl for starters. After she has read it I wanted to help her come up with some products that she can afford (definitely drugstore) .

If I can swing it I may send her a CurlMart care package to help get her started, but then again I don't want to buy her things that she will love and not be able to re-purchase. Maybe a giant bottle of Elucence because it would last her a loong time. So far my drugstore list would include Creme of Nature shampoo and a good suave conditioner. I am not sure what to suggest for a gel/leave in etc.

Although my hair is almost as curly as hers mine is *very* fine and thin so I don't think that what works on my hair would work on hers. I gave her the Oyin whipped pudding that was too heavy for my hair and I think that she liked it.

Sorry for rambling here! Basically, I guess I am looking for products/routines to suggest to her. I want her to love her curls and take good care of them and get some sleep at the same time.
Fine, thin & tight 3B curls. Currently using Curl Keeper & Boots Curl Creme.
Rainy day started a whole thread on this... maybe she or someone will link it here for you, or bump it up.

Good luck!
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I know the thread you are thinking of... I think its called the young curly's help thread, but for the life of me I can't find it. It was just here! Ack. I'm not so good with the searching...
3c, CG Fine hairs, med growth.
Formerly "Rainyday"
You mean no one has it bookmarked?

Okay, I'll go bumpety-bump... Things get buried around here fast, so here's the link:

http://naturallycurly2.com/phpBB/vie...13214dfce72401
3c representative of a 2c-4a curly clan.
Keeping it simple, natural & sulfate free. Fan of pure oils, butters & glycerin to moisturize.
Yup, that's the thread... SORRY Enrica for not crediting you with starting it :P

I think it should go in the newbies section or be stickied or otherwise made easily assessible...
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
NP, Curltopia. I can barely keep up with my own posts.

GMTA. There does appear to be a steady interest. You've been around here longer than I -- would you know the procedure?
3c representative of a 2c-4a curly clan.
Keeping it simple, natural & sulfate free. Fan of pure oils, butters & glycerin to moisturize.

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