Mixed race hair issues?!
Hey everyone. I don't know what to do with my 3b/3c hair, because I've never been taught how :( and I'm only 12. It's gets so frizzy! And whenever it's not, is when it's in a messy bun, or when it's in a wash n go with tons of gel. I hate using gel because it's crunchy,
But I need something moisturizing and thick that will hold my curls :(
My mom has curly hair too (both my parents are mixed) but she doesn't wear it out or know what to do, so no help there. And my dad grew up with his African american mother, so they think I should use grease, but it's too oily :( help please!!!
I understand your pain/
How to Detangle- get a paddle brush (google it) they sell them everywhere and they are cheap. Get conditioner. Put the conditioner in your wet hair, and comb from bottom to top. It takes me 2 mins to comb out my hair :)
To Style: If you want to wear it down, drop all the gel. There are TONS of products for biracial/ curly hair. I used a leave in-conditioner (which is for styling curly hair) called Mixed Chicks. Its 20$ a bottle, sadly and they sell it at target. If thats to much, there is another leave-in called Mixed Silk, which is sold at sallys for 10$. Make sure your products are targeted to YOUR hair, and has no alcohol. Target has sooo many products for out type hair.... Shea Moister (Curl enhancing smoothie for thick curly hair), Curls, Mixed Chicks, etc. When you put these products in your hair, you need to section your hair out and put a good amount from your roots to the end of your hair, let it air dry, while its air drying DO NOT TOUCH! Or it will make your hair huge and frizzy,
How to keep it healthy- Buy a deep conditioner, which is diff from reg condtioner, and leave in conditioner. It repairs and strengthens hair. Deep condtion once a week.
Good luck, hope this helped :)
Try skipping shampoo
One thing that works for a lot of people is to use a light conditioner instead of shampoo. We've used Suave Coconut Conditioner on my DD's hair (she's 11 now) for years and it works great. It seems to have enough surfactants in it get the hair and scalp clean. (Though you might need to clarify to remove buildup from time to time depending on what else you're putting on your hair).
That plus leaving in your conditioner instead of rinsing it out may make a big difference.
Everyone's hair is so different you just have to experiment and see what your hair likes. You don't need to buy a lot of expensive products made for special types of hair. There are plenty of moisturising products on the grocery store shelves so it's a question of finding what works for you. Natural oils like coconut oil and olive oil work for a lot of people, too. Have fun experimenting.
My DD does her own hair now and the most challenging part is the detangling (she uses a goody brush with hard white nylon bristles, which works really well) but she's got the hang of it and it looks great, especially if she can manage not to touch it! Her hair loves insane amounts of conditioner and just soaks it all up--never gets weighed down. Mine would be a limp mess if I followed her routine. Everyone is different!
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