3 Biracial kids but two totally different types of hair

Am going crazy here
i have three children a 4 year old (girl) a 3 year old(girl) and a little one that just turned a year in sept(boy). Am black with very dry thick hair and my husband is white with thin fine hair.my oldest daughter has very long curly but mainly wavy hair its thin like her dads but because there is so much of it it looks really thick. i feel so bad when i try to . right now she uses adult shampoo and condentiors and a kid detangler.i tried the pert plus detangler for kids shampoo and it did ok but not much and she is sooo tender headed. if anyone has any ideas i would love to hear from you. my youngest daughter has curly hair like shirley temple almost long ring curls she isn't to bad i have to use a anti frizz cream so her hair doesn't look like a big fuzz ball. how often do u wash their hair i can wash mine bout twice a week my husband everyday so what about the kids

O BLESS THOSE WHO CAN HELP ME ...LOL
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ok. my 3 yeard daughter is biracial too. she has 3 different textures of hair on her head (3c and 4a). I am black and understand your dilemma 'cause I straighten my hair and have no idea of how to handle curly hair.

First, do not wash hair twice a week. curly hair should be washed as less as possible. i wash my daughters once every week and many times DO NOT use shampoo as it tends to take away valuable moisture from her hair. So, i wash with shampoo about twice or once a month and the rest of the time (2 other times) I soak her hair with plenty of wataer and comb through conditioner to detangle her hair. i use lots of moisturizer. pantene for dry hair seems to work very well with her hair.

To control frizz, (that's a tough one) I have used a little of Fantasia IC gel. but i only use it on special occasions (parties, etc.) i usually braid her hair to control frizz.

Vivasmom is the expert on kids hair. She has done a good job on her little one. I'm sure she'll post a reply.
My baby has 3B hair with some 3c. I wash her hair once a week with burt bees hair and baby wash (it is sulfate free) or you can try california baby shampoo. they both can be found at Target. I follow with california baby shampoo and detangle. after I rinse I apply a little bit more as a leave in. Every nite I apply our homemade spritz of light conditioner ( suaves, VO5's, etc) water, jojoba oil and apricot oil mix. I comb through and she goes to bed ( her hair is not long engouh to braid up but when it does get longer I will braid up her hair to prevent tangles). In the AM I style with two pony tails. I apply my combonation of Jojoba oil and apricot oil along with Aloe Vera gel to keep hair in place. She is only 15 months so I don't expect her hair to stay nice all day. Sometimes we dont even make it out the house before she starts pulling the hair bands out. Most important switch to a sulfate free shampoo, use a leave in conditioner, and moisturize her hair daily.
I'm not even sure what kind of curls my daughter has (somewhere between 3b-4a) and her hair is fine, but she as a lot of it. Her father is Puerto Rican and I am Irish. I was her with sls free poo (right now we are using Common Sense Farms baby shampoo) and then condish (Activate Brand) then I put detangler in there My Honey Child's Neroli Detangler and I brush out the tangles. When I'm done I add Aura Hypo Allergenic Gel and scruch the curls. My daughters hair comes down to her shoulder blades when wet and when it's dry the curls are no longer then 3 inches. So she's got some crazy hair lol. Good Luck!!
I am multi-racial and I have 2 girls with very long and thick hair. One daughter is more 2C or 3B and the other is a thick 3C like me :-).

I wash their hair once a week or every other week with diluted CON shampoo or an ACV rinse. I condition with a CG conditioner like Suave Naturals, Jason, Elucense or Trader Joe's Nourish. I detangle with a shower comb, apply a bit of olive oil or coconut oil to their hair and put it in 2 or 4 pony tails. Here are some pics:





3C, BSL Unstretched -
Solange they're beautiful!!! Awwww!!!!

My daughter (3b) has very dry long hair so I only wash it once a week, but I co-wash every day with shea butter. I have to put her hair in a protective hairstyle on a daily basis or her hair will get knotted up badly. Mostly because she's always running around like a mad woman LOL I have only straightened her hair 3 times in her life.

My oldest daughter (18 yrs old) is more of a 2b/3a and she had hair to her hips when she was younger. I would put it in a bun every day and only get it straightened 3-4 times a year. She loved to gel it every day, but that's not how I used to take care of her hair. I would always keep it in a ponytail and braided to keep it protected. Her hair isn't as dry so I only washed it every 4-5 days.

My son (16 yrs old) is a 3a and has a HUGE afro I'm not allowed to touch LOL
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Solange, your daughters are just beautiful. I have twins, and their hair looks very much like your daughters (one very thick 3B/3C and the other probably a 3A with some 3B thrown in there). How did you make those beautiful fat, long curls on your daughter (is it a roller set?) Again, beautiful girls with beautiful hair.
3a/3b thin, just to the shoulders Modified CG 3/06; still working on a routine de jour
Solange, your daughters are just beautiful. I have twins, and their hair looks very much like your daughters (one very thick 3B/3C and the other probably a 3A with some 3B thrown in there). How did you make those beautiful fat, long curls on your daughter (is it a roller set?) Again, beautiful girls with beautiful hair.
Originally Posted by talltwinmom
Thanks

The 1st pic is a rollerset. I shampooed, conditioned and applied setting lotion before rolling her hair on these Super Rollers that I bought at Sally's:




I used the purple ones - largest diameter.
3C, BSL Unstretched -
I am multi-racial and I have 2 girls with very long and thick hair. One daughter is more 2C or 3B and the other is a thick 3C like me :-).

I wash their hair once a week or every other week with diluted CON shampoo or an ACV rinse. I condition with a CG conditioner like Suave Naturals, Jason, Elucense or Trader Joe's Nourish. I detangle with a shower comb, apply a bit of olive oil or coconut oil to their hair and put it in 2 or 4 pony tails. Here are some pics:





Originally Posted by solange
Sorry to guano this thread -
Solange,
I remember looking at your daughters' hair before I had kids and thinking that your older daughter had hair like mine when I was your age. Now I have a 2 year old who is well on her way to having hair like her (I think).

Question - do you have a hard time shampooing/rinsing her hair. Kenendy's hair is not as long yet but she is so anxious when we wet it. I remember being the same way. I absolutely hate washing her hair. Any tips? My new baby's hair is not as straight as Kennedy's was at the same age so how her hair will be remains to be seen.

TIA
I am multi-racial and I have 2 girls with very long and thick hair. One daughter is more 2C or 3B and the other is a thick 3C like me :-).

I wash their hair once a week or every other week with diluted CON shampoo or an ACV rinse. I condition with a CG conditioner like Suave Naturals, Jason, Elucense or Trader Joe's Nourish. I detangle with a shower comb, apply a bit of olive oil or coconut oil to their hair and put it in 2 or 4 pony tails. Here are some pics:





Originally Posted by solange
Sorry to guano this thread -
Solange,
I remember looking at your daughters' hair before I had kids and thinking that your older daughter had hair like mine when I was your age. Now I have a 2 year old who is well on her way to having hair like her (I think).

Question - do you have a hard time shampooing/rinsing her hair. Kenendy's hair is not as long yet but she is so anxious when we wet it. I remember being the same way. I absolutely hate washing her hair. Any tips? My new baby's hair is not as straight as Kennedy's was at the same age so how her hair will be remains to be seen.

TIA
Originally Posted by wavezncurlz
Hi WnC!!

I have been very blessed in that my older daughter has always loved getting her hair washed, even as a baby.

My youngest has always hated it so I have struggled with her. She has very thick hair so I make sure that I detangle well before washing or wetting it.

I use a Jilbere Shower Comb and this does wonders. I often co wash their hair and comb thru while full of conditioner. This makes it less of an ordeal. Finally I purchased one of those flexible shower heads on a hose thingies and wash her hair with that. I can get the water exactly where I need it - only on her hair and scalp. Nothing dripping into her nose, eyes or ears and this makes her very happy!!

HTH!!
3C, BSL Unstretched -
My routine for my 6 yo biracial DD has been the same since she turned one. I found it here on the boards and it works great. The only product I use on her hair is Suave coconut conditioner. Each time I "wash" I basically just rinse out--while scrubbing a bit--the conditioner that I left on her hair last time I washed. It lathers and rinses and leaves her hair clean. Then I apply loads more conditioner and comb through.

My DD has a TON of hair and it's very tightly curled (4a, I think) and fine and silky, so I wash in sections, minimum of four, so it doesn't have a chance to curl up and tangle. Then I rebraid each section right away.

Now that I'm good at braiding I find I can leave the same braids (usually 6) in for several days, just putting new scrunchies in at the top in the morning (always take them out at night to avoid breakage). I wash her hair when it needs it, which can be as long as 3 weeks between washings. It took me a while to get used to that as my hair needs washing every other day

Her hair has grown super long (we trim regularly, but it would be way past her butt if we didn't), and is very shiny and soft.

The downside is that it's braided all the time, which she will no doubt get bored with eventually. The upside is that it's a predictable routine that actually takes very little time overall. Also, it's insanely cheap I have a drawer full of expensive products that don't work nearly as well.

I let her wear braidouts sometimes and they look gorgeous.

Hope this helps!

Jen

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