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Old 07-22-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
 
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Default Curly Callie's Curl Conundrum!

Hello parents of Curlies! I am here to ask for help and advice.

I seem to have birthed a Curly, and i know not how! My parents, grandparents, husband and husband's family all have straight hair. I had cute little ringlets until I was about five and my hair all got cut off, then all I got was the odd wavy bit and kink in an otherwise straight mane.

Now, my daughter's hair is wretched! She was a baldy baby when she was born and her hair has taken forever to grow. Suddenly in the last six months, she's grown curls all over her head.

Having no family members with curly hair, I neither know how to classify or take care of it. All I know is that it's quite fine, tight curls that look like poodle curls when wet, and very short. She is two and a half and there are two month olds with more hair!

I have decided that I really need to take care of her curls properly, as they are dry and frizzy, and also because her hair isn't growing well (she looks a bit like Sideshow Bob at the moment, because her ginger curls are sticking out at the sides and up on top!). I don't know what I'm doing with regards to products but I have to be careful because she has eczema and has had huge flare-ups of it when different products have been used.

Please help me! Everyone loves her hair but they don't have to take care of it like I do!
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
 
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If there is atopic eczema are you avoiding all sulphate surfactants, ideally all anionic surfactants? They are in everything from shampoo to body wash to hand soap to toothpaste to aqueous cream.
Aqueous Cream : National Eczema Society

Just as you can wash the body with a lotion/ cream type product instead of a foaming product in eczema, you can also wash the hair with conditioner rather than shampoo, this is much gentler and helps with detangling. You can use a plain silicone and oil free conditioner or a specialist cleansing conditioner. There are a number of curly baby lines including CURLS It's a Curl and Curly Qs, Ouidad Kurly Kids, Mixed Chicks Kids, Kinky Curly Tiny Twirls.

Secondly be sure you comb rather than brush her hair, ideally just finger comb. Consider silk or satin bed linen to stop tangling or frizzing during naps. Be sure you are eating enough oily fish, this will help strengthen the skin barrier and reduce inflammation.
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