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Alishab. 05-10-2012 02:03 PM

Clueless to my bi-racial daughters hair.
 
Im white and have the complete opposite type of hair from my 2 year old daughter, ive been doing some research and i've come to find she has 4c type hair..Im very lost as to what all the terms mean like consealing and banding ext. Im in need of some help keeping her hair mosit and getting it grow, but i dont have 100's of dollars to spend on hair products i'd love it if someone could help me. :colors:http://i46.tinypic.com/5xvlw5.jpg

Kilajo 05-10-2012 02:35 PM

Your daughter is beautiful!

I would try a conditioner like tressamme naturals to detangle with and cowash. (I personally don't use shampoo in any of my kids hair.) I would finger detangle in the bath with her hair soaking wet and covered with conditioner. I would only use a wide tooth comb to style if at all. You can get the seamless ones pretty inexpensive from Sally's.

I use kckt in one of my sons' 3b hair as a leave in and it leaves his hair super soft and moisturised. I've also used curls creme brulee which both my sons love (the other is 3c) because of the smell.

Now my daughter is 4a or b and her hair doesn't like the kckt or the curls products but I've used the tressemme mixed with evco as a LI in her hair. This gives her moisture for days. If you don't like the idea of a rinse out left in, you could also try mixing oils (jojoba, grapeseed evco, etc) with kckt or another leave in.

Also at your daughter's length I'd probably style it into puffs or braid it (cornrows).

I would always be sure to seal in the moisture with oil. My daughter's hair likes grapeseed to seal.

I hope some of this helps you. Best of luck!

eta, btw none of my kids did well with the regular ol' kiddie products but since your daughter is so young (my kids are 3, 6 and 9) if you don't want to use "adult" products shea moisture has a kids line but I haven't tried it.

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parislarue 05-10-2012 04:39 PM

In addition to the advice given above, I believe this website may be a good resource.

Check it out!
http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/?m=1

Raquel28 05-10-2012 05:27 PM

There is also a blog called chocolate hair vanilla care by a white woman who adopted a black baby girl. She has VERY detailed instructions about how she has handled her daughter's hair from the time she was an infant. I think the little girl is four now but the blog is very helpful. I even learned somethings about how to take care of my hair.

Greatcurls 05-10-2012 06:19 PM

Your daughter is a cutie!

Cowashing is good for very dry hair. You can use make your own leave-in using conditioner and water: 40:60 to start. Just be sure to shampoo when you feel the buid-up in her hair. Then seal with shea butter or an oil of your choice.

Homemade shea butter mixture is good to use as a sealant or even as a moisturizer in drier months. When you whip the shea butter, add the butter and oils of your choice. YouTube has some wonderful examples.

Covering her hair at night with a satin cap (just about any store, and Sally's) or a satin pillow case would help keep tangles at bay and keep in moisture.

In the morning, lightly mist with your homemade spritz.

Don't worry-you'll find the right products for your daughter's hair.

anonymous_114091 08-22-2012 06:15 PM

Your daughter is beautiful! There is tons of great information on this site as well as many children's hair care blogs. It's going to be an adventure but eventually you will learn how to care for your cutie's hair. I agree that beads braids and beyond is an excellent blog to check out.

hairy situation 08-26-2012 10:13 AM

She's adorable
 
There's a book called "It's All Good Hair" by Michelle N K Collison that I found really helpful at that age. It has detailed instructions on how to do different braid and twist styles. It's well worth getting good at those now her hair is short. Most likely you will want to keep her hair in braids or twists as it grows, as it will be less likely to tangle and break. DD loved to flip through it and pick out styles to try. Then I would sit her in front of a favorite movie or tv show and go to work.

ollie 09-03-2012 07:42 AM

Sheamoisture Products they also carry this in the sheamoisture for babies as well and Qhemet Biologics would be good products to use on her head.

Also check out ~ Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care : Natural hair care for kids, transracial adoption, and everything in-between.

This mom is also white with adopted black girl and she does wonders with her hair, she may also be able to give you some wonderful tips :)

simone.tunzi 11-26-2012 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alishab. (Post 1951184)
Im white and have the complete opposite type of hair from my 2 year old daughter, ive been doing some research and i've come to find she has 4c type hair..Im very lost as to what all the terms mean like consealing and banding ext. Im in need of some help keeping her hair mosit and getting it grow, but i dont have 100's of dollars to spend on hair products i'd love it if someone could help me. :colors:http://i46.tinypic.com/5xvlw5.jpg

Although I myself am not an expert I truly think
That the curly girl book from Lorraine Massey really would help.
No matter the type of hair it really would benefit.
You also do not even have to buy her products
To upkeep it.it's the know ledge in knowing which
Products to buy ( inexpensive or not) that would benefit
It's about adding moisture and not using sulphates or silicones

CurlyJanae 01-01-2013 04:43 AM

Some good products to use would be conditioners like Aussie moist or tresseme naturals and to moisturize I like to use Cantu leave in.

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QurlyQuties 01-17-2013 07:40 PM

I do twist outs on my grand daughters hair using flax seed gel and it does wonders. She has thick curly hair and usually squirms at the sight of a comb. He is the link to the YouTub video showing how I did it.
27 Curly Girl Method Flaxseed Twist Out on Kids Hair - YouTube
Also to make hair much more managable, conditioner, conditioner, conditioner is key. Keep hair moisterized. Use less shampoo and more co-washing.


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