Biracial Identical Twin Girls - NEED HELP!

Hey there...I have been looking around this board and website for awhile and have finally decided to ask for some advice! I have identical twin girls who are 6 with hair almost to their bottoms. It's gorgeous when they get out of the bath but if I leave it down, it is ratty and dry looking the vey next day and just seems to grow and grow bigger! I have tried having them sleep with a silk scarf along with tying it back and it doesn't help much. I try ponytails and braids but they always have fuzzy, small hair all around their face the next day. One of my girls came home and said her friend asked why her hair looked like straw sometimes? They will NOT go to school if their hair looks the least bit "fuzzy" in the mornings which can make for a difficult morning at times as I don't have the time to fully re-do their hair every single morning.

My questions are:
Is there anything I can purchase at Walmart, Target, Sallys or a drugstore that will keep their hair non-frizzy and almost wet-looking throughout the day when I leave it down?

What can I do to help the hair dryness around their face? Any product recs?

Not sure if I should use a gel, a mousse or if there's a milk or grease that will work. I'd like to be able to put it on and pull their hair back with no big frizziness around their face and use the same stuff to put through their curls after a bath and it still look wet the next day--is there anything like that out there?

I don;t really have any pics of their hair with the frizzines but the one of them both below shows the beginning of what it starts to look like once it dries and its pulled back. The other one is a pic of what i want their hair to look like ALL day --- not just while its wet in the morning for a school picture. It was 3 times that size when she came home! Lol

Thank you all SOOOOOOOO much!
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Hi, your girls are adorable. Well my hair doesnt really frizz except for one small 1" square spot above my left eye. Judging from the pic (school pic) I have similar hair to your daughters when it's long. Anyway I use shea moisture products (Target or Walgreens) and the product helps my lil frizzy spot wave up like the rest of my hair. I use the smoothie and the hair milk (from the coral label line). I also use different oils. After I cowash I apply an oil then apply the smoothie or hair milk. It stays shiny and moisturized all day. HTH

ETA I also use these products in my 9 yr. and 3 yr olds hair. My three year old has hair like mine (well except he's blonde lol) and it keeps his nice and shiny. My daughter has kinkier hair and it keeps hers very moisturized and frizz-free. Anyway, neither have had any issues using these products. Good luck!

On my EVO

Last edited by Kilajo; 11-18-2011 at 05:57 PM.
I mixed Eco Styler Moroccan Argan Oil with Grapeseed Oil, Peppermint Extract and some Aloe Vera Gel and so far my hair is weighed down, defined and frizz free. I have 4a curls about the size of pensprings and some a little bigger, and wavy 4a and wavyish 3c/3b patches. That weighed it down and went on better than just eco styler by itself.
I'd reccommend kinky curly products, especially the curling custard (you can get it at target). Also, you may want to look into satin pillowcases if your girls aren't already using them. Cotton tends to zap the moisture right out of hair leaving it dry and fuzzy.

I think you'll really like the curling custard, it gives great hold and can deliver the look of the 2nd pic, all day.

ETA: I have 3c curls the same size as your girls. Sheamoisture products didn't do much for me. It made m hair feel greasy and kind of dry at the same time. Didn't want to just throw it away so I just tried to use it t smooth down my fuzzy edges in the morning and it kept me fuzzy.
Blame it on the cell phone...

Last edited by subbrock; 11-18-2011 at 06:51 PM.
I'd reccommend kinky curly products, especially the curling custard (you can get it at target). Also, you may want to look into satin pillowcases if your girls aren't already using them. Cotton tends to zap the moisture right out of hair leaving it dry and fuzzy.

I think you'll really like the curling custard, it gives great hold and can deliver the look of the 2nd pic, all day.

ETA: I have 3c curls the same size as your girls. Sheamoisture products didn't do much for me. It made m hair feel greasy and kind of dry at the same time. Didn't want to just throw it away so I just tried to use it t smooth down my fuzzy edges in the morning and it kept me fuzzy.
Blame it on the cell phone...
Originally Posted by subbrock
Oh wow mine doesn't get greasy at all and it stays very moisturized, but I should add I've never had dry hair. I don't like gels or mousse and the smoothie gives me all the hold I need or want. It's funny how the same products work differently in different hair.

On my EVO
Yeah, my hair doesn't like shea butter.

Blame it on the cell phone...
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I think that you should check out the tightly curly method. I think that it will make things easier on you and keep their hair looking beautiful : )

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I have multi-racial 10 year old twin girls who seem to have a similiar curl pattern to your twins and who also have hair that comes past their waists. Only one of my twins gets that halo frizz around the face that you mentioned your girls get--the eldest--she used to get it often, but now it's really only if a style is getting old, like been in for a week such as box braids. The halo frizz used to look very wonky because the rest of her hair would be these perfect curls and then she would have this dry, bushy tiara of hair in the front, lol.

After trying tons of products and different styling methods, we settled on the Tightly Curly Method, mentioned by another poster, using a conditioner called Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner, and we seal that conditioner with Coconut Oil. To further combat frizz, I put a small amount of the Kinky Curly Gloss Pomade on the halo frizz area, put hair under satin cap/on satin pillowcase as she sleeps. She rarely ever wakes up with any frizz after doing that routine. If she develops frizz later in the day/week, I refresh that area with some distilled water and add a very tiny amount of pomade or Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz (we can't use the Kinky Curly Curling Custard anymore because my girls hair texture changed and the custard now strangely behaves like glue in their hair)--very tiny amounts because I do want to encourage any buildup.

My girls mostly wear box braids, ponytails, flat twists, and buns and rarely wear their hair down because they have yoga, sports, martial arts, dance--too many darn activities to have all that hair hanging down. So, maybe the fact that they don't wear their hair down much contributes to my eldest twin not getting massive frizz.

I gave Shea Moisture's styling milk a try and it did nothing except impart shine and a nice scent to the hair. Now, that would be great if the product wasn't $10, and if it didn't claim to moisturize and detangle, both of which it did not do for anyone's head in our home. I think our hair hates shea butter.

I imagine that you could purchase at least a decent pomade (no mineral oil, petroleum jelly) at Sally's, Target, Walgreens or CVS and try that with the tightly curly method, or the washing-conditioning-styling method that you've been using to combat frizz.
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Holy Grails: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner, AVG, EVO Coconut Oil, Amla Oil, KC Spiral Spritz, Brahmi Oil, Tea Tree eo, Rosemary eo, Distilled H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, Neem Oil, ACV, Dr. Bonner's Skikakai Castile Soap, Avocado Oil

Sometimes: AOMM Jelly, KCNT, KCCC

Last edited by madhuri_dixit_fan; 12-05-2011 at 11:09 PM.
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