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Old 08-06-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
 
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Question Straight haired mom lost in curly world ...

My husband and I both come from a long line of pin straight haired people, so imagine our surprise when our daughter turned out to be a curly... well sort of a curly. Her hair is completely straight on top and curly at the bottom. It's sometimes unmanageable and lately it's becoming frizzy. Sometimes her ends will be super curly and bouncy but other days it'll look limp and more wavy. I brush it and the curls go away and become waves... is that supposed to happen? I see a lot of advice for full curly heads but what should one do with combination hair? What type of hair does she have? If I dont brush it, her top half becomes very messy. I don't want her looking like a wild child anymore. I hate the fact that I have to tie it up often to keep her looking neat and not unkempt. I want to be able to show off her beautiful hair. Help please!
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
 
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My daughter had hair like that, but it was a little more clumpy. She grew it really long and donated it, but the curls aren't back, so be aware that that is a possibility. When you do her hair make sure that you use plenty of water and detanglers. Also, don't brush or comb dry. I used to be straight and didn't know that... But water works wonders to tame the frizz, and then you can use spray gel.
Are you doing CG?
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:43 AM   #3
 
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cg??? I guess I have to familiarize myself with the lingo. And now I'm worried about the haircut she's getting next week. I didn't know that there could be a possibility of her losing her curls, this is her first haircut. =\
Thank you for your help. I'll definitely make sure limit brushing and to focus more on detangling and conditioning.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:56 AM   #4
 
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CG is the curly girl method. Basically is involves washing with silicone and sulfate free products. Silicones coat the hair and sulfates strip them and other good things off the hair. Once you get the right products you can do one last sulfate wash and then wash with conditioner every other or more days. You can use a sulfate free "low-poo" when you feel it necessary.
Also, if she's just getting a trim, I wouldn't worry about losing her curls. We did a big cut on my baby (11 inches!) but before she had had plenty of trims and never lost her curl. Maybe if we had stuck to that method... My suggestion, just don't cut above the curl line and ask them to cut her dry. That helps show where the curls lie and makes sure it won't be too short. Hope all this helps!
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co wash- say yes to carrots, strawberries and cream Vo5
low poo- Lor'eal ever pure
leave in- burt bees very volumizing watered down
gel- beautiful curls wavy-curly, LA looks sport
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:16 AM   #5
 
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THANK YOU! I had no idea about the silicone and I guess I have to read the labels of whatever shampoos I buy from now on. And thanks for letting me know about the proper way to cut her hair. I would be very upset if I lost her curls, so I'll make sure they trim her hair dry. ^^
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