Curly 17 month old baby girl

Hi all.

I have just started CG and thought I would start it with my daughter at the same time.

I did her last shampoo wash on 13th July 08 and her 1st conditioner was yesterday.

She has very thick hair that is straight at the top ad sides but she has ringlets at the back (about 1cm in diameter).

Am I doing the right thing with the right stuff? I am using the following on both of us:

FOR THE 1ST SHAMPOO BEFORE GOING CONDITIONER WASING ONLY - From Asda - Little Angels Conditioning shampoo. Ingredients: Aqua, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium laureth sulphate, sodium chloride, olive oil PEG-7 Esters, Phhenoxyethanol, glycerin, PEG-80 Sorbitan laurate, parfum, methylparaben, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, butylparaben, ethylparaben, citric acid, tetrasodium EDTA, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, sodium hydroxide, hexylene glycol, CI 15985, CI19140.

FOR CONDITIONING WASHING + DE-TANGLING - Johnsons Baby Conditioner. Ingrediants: Aqua, Distearyldimonium chloride, stearyl alcohol, hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-80 Sorbitan laurate, quaternium-18, PEG-5 stearamine, tetrasodium EDTA, Citric acid, sodium benzoate, parfum, CI 47005, CI 16035-(FPT0757)

How often do I need to co-wash her hair? (she gets really hot and sweaty as her hairs so thick)
Do you think I sould go back to shampoo until shes older?

All advice welcome and greatfully received.
From U.K & started CG 13th July 08

Using VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie for co-washing and conditioning.

Using Boots curl creme

Considering going Mod-CG and using H&S once a week to prevent build up, flakes and other nastys.
Hi Becci,

I've not got curly hair myself but I'm mum to a 5 year old curly girl with 2c curls/waves,I have just started the CG routine on her hair
Its so nice to know that someone else is new to CG and is also using the routine on their daughter
I think the products you are using are fine as long as the conditioner doesn't contain silicone's its okay.

I first washed her hair with Original Source Coconut and Almond Shampoo to clarify
Then I have been co-washing her hair with Inecto Coconut Conditioner from Superdrug and Jessicurl Aloeba Conditioner

I have just recieved my parcel from Mariposa today I have got some Kinky Curly No Knot today and Curl Keeper for styling and detangling/leave in conditioner, I will be using these on her hair next time I co-wash so will let you know the results

I would advise to co-wash whenever you feel she needs, kids play and get mucky! so you may need to wash it more often, especially in the summer and when on holiday it won't do any harm as you are just using conditioner

Good Luck
Oh great.. I will carry on then..

I dont need anything to style or de-tangle my daughters yet as its to short (just to her shoulders as I cut it the other day).

I think I will need to carry on washing it every day as that is what I was doing with shampoo but the back was getting really dry by the end of the day. Today her hair has been lovely and unfrizzy all day so I can already tell its making a difference.

However it seems to have made her ringlets disapear and by tonight she only had a slight flick to her hair. Whats that all about?
From U.K & started CG 13th July 08

Using VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie for co-washing and conditioning.

Using Boots curl creme

Considering going Mod-CG and using H&S once a week to prevent build up, flakes and other nastys.
Hi Becci

My daughters hair is curly underneath and wavy on top and her curls drops when she sleeps/plays ect the only thing I do to make her hair curly again is spray it with water and scrunch, I have also have started mixing the water with a tiny bit of conditioner to give moisture,

Hope this helps
Hiya,

Sorry, I didnt word it so well hun.

The inglets normally stay in all the time the just got frizzy because her hair was dry but since Ive done the co-wash they have almost disappeared to a flick.

Hope this is better..
From U.K & started CG 13th July 08

Using VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie for co-washing and conditioning.

Using Boots curl creme

Considering going Mod-CG and using H&S once a week to prevent build up, flakes and other nastys.
Right okay I know what you mean now!

I would reccommend a light styling product to keep her curls curly but I'm not an expert and I don't have curly hair i'm only giving you advice from the experience I've had with my daughter I'd definatly reccommend that you get some advice from the curly haired experts on this forum Laurabeth, FrizzBgone and kat180 (to name just a few) have given me some really good advice in the past

Do you live in the uk? I'm assuming that you do since its the middle of the night in the US

A lot of the products that people use and reccomend on this site are really hard to get hold of in the UK, I have been buying items from Mariposa.com they sell US brands such as Jessicurl and Curl Keeper

I have bought Curl Keeper as this is a water based product that is safe to use on children and has had really good reviews on this site I'll let you know how I get on

P.s I have some blended cutie children's styling cream that was too heavy for my daughters hair (it's really fine), if you want to try it on your daughters hair you can have, it just PM me

Last edited by mumofcurlygirl; 07-16-2008 at 04:18 AM.
Ok hun I will try the site now and see if I can see anything that takes my fancy (Im spending far to much money on this whole hair thing)

Oh before I forget, yeah Im in the U.K, wish I wasnt though when it comes to my hair. We dont have anything decent over here..

I will send you a p.m now hun.
From U.K & started CG 13th July 08

Using VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie for co-washing and conditioning.

Using Boots curl creme

Considering going Mod-CG and using H&S once a week to prevent build up, flakes and other nastys.
my 13 month olf daughter has 3a/b curls and i havent put her on a co wash only CG routine because co washing only makes her hair pretty flat. her hair gets really greasy/dirty fast.
right now i shampoo her hair with burt's bees shampoo bar (that may not be available to you in the UK) and then i condition her with kiss my face whenever conditioner. that conditioner makes her hair sooo soft. she doesnt need any leave in or styling products.
i also have a satin blanket tucked into her crib so its like shes sleeping on a satin pillowcase. without it it makes the curls on the back of her head dry and frizzy.
if you do go back to shampooing, it would be best to stay away from a shampoo that has sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate in it. it can be very drying to curls.
Thank you for the advice subbrock.

Mumofcurlygirl - I cant get that website to work hun
From U.K & started CG 13th July 08

Using VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie for co-washing and conditioning.

Using Boots curl creme

Considering going Mod-CG and using H&S once a week to prevent build up, flakes and other nastys.
Hi Becci,

Have PM'd you that website address

Subbrock-My daughters hair is doing really well with the co-washing because it is so dry and never gets greasy, but I don't think it would be suitable for every child my eldest daughter is 8 and she has really greasy hair that I have to shampoo every other day... but I am using a sulphate free shampoo which is really good for her hair so I don't feel too bad!
Ive saved the website and when Ive got enough money and used most of the stuff Ive already bought I will give it a try.

Thanks again hun, your a star. xx
From U.K & started CG 13th July 08

Using VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie for co-washing and conditioning.

Using Boots curl creme

Considering going Mod-CG and using H&S once a week to prevent build up, flakes and other nastys.

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