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Old 07-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
 
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Default Help! My five year daughter's hair is stuck!

My daughter is five years old and hair does not seem to be getting any longer. Her hair is dull, frizzy and medium length. I usually wash her hair with dark and lovely's beautiful beginnings and condition with Tresemme smooth and silky condition. I then condition with a hair food and cornrow hair while it is damp. We live in a hot Caribbean country and I find her hair is also dry. It is also heard to find good hair products because I rely on what I can find in the stores here on my island. It is summer now and I need a routine to aid her hair length.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
 
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My daughter is five years old and hair does not seem to be getting any longer. Her hair is dull, frizzy and medium length. I usually wash her hair with dark and lovely's beautiful beginnings and condition with Tresemme smooth and silky condition. I then condition with a hair food and cornrow hair while it is damp. We live in a hot Caribbean country and I find her hair is also dry. It is also heard to find good hair products because I rely on what I can find in the stores here on my island. It is summer now and I need a routine to aid her hair length.
Unless you have medical issues or alopecia likely the hair is growing but is breaking off so it seems like it is not growing. Dryness can cause breakage. Im guessing that Dark and Lovely shampoo has sulfate. Sulfate makes my hair like straw. You are also using a conditioner with silicones which dries out my hair by coating it. Im willing to be money that hair food has mineral oil and petrolatum which would suffocate my scalp and give my hair build up. Im sure these techniques might work for some but I wouldnt have much hair either. I suggest you read up on the curly girl method and try that. As far as products Most of what I put in my hair comes from grocery or health food store. I did a hot oil treatment with EVOO last night and it gave me much needed moisture. I also put oil in my hair before a shampoo. I use honey, banana baby food to dc and many times homemade flaxseed gel to style. You have more than you think.

Also braiding too tight can cause breakage. I never put small tight braids in my hair. If I go small i do twists. Twists are very versatile and easier to put in and take down. I have my hair in a bun made of twists now and it is super cute for summer. Good luck.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
 
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Tresemme products always made my hair look really bad - you might try switching. Also you might look into using shampoo less often if her hair is dry, although you will have to be sure there isn't hair product build up.

Lastly it may also be a health/nutritional/food allergy issue - do you think it is possible she is not getting all the nutrients she needs or is allergic to some foods? For instance if I eat cow dairy products regularly, my hair grows out very frizzy and also falls out some.
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Can you try coconut oil as a leave in or especially before braiding. Maybe she needs a break from braids?
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:13 AM   #5
 
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Hair is weak when wet and can shrink as it dries, maybe cornrowing when damp is putting too much stress on her hair and it's breaking?
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