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XsMom 04-30-2009 01:38 PM

What type of curls/hair?
 
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Please tell my what type of curls my son has....thank you!!!
Also - I'm looking for :
- a good shampoo - we use Blended Cuties but we'd like something cheaper!
- a product that would get rid of frizzies on the in between days!
Any recommendations would be great!

rdgjd2002 04-30-2009 06:17 PM

Hair Type
 
I would say 3b or 4a. Mixed Chicks also had a kids line that might be a little bit more seasonable. I have also used Elin Lavar's shampoo and deep treatment conditioner ( you can buy it at CVS for about 7 bucks sometimes cheaper when it is on sale) which have a lot of plant extracts and it should be gentle enough for him.

subbrock 04-30-2009 08:36 PM

he looks like a 3c/4a to me.
giovanni makes gentle shampoos for a reasonable price and can be found at walmart, target, and other grocery stores.
iv recently started mixing my leave in conditioner with castor oil and that prevents alot of frizz. also, sleeping on a satin pillowcase is a great frizz reducer. have you ever tried gel in his hair? aloe vera gel (like the kind you use for sunburns) is gentle and provides a light hold.

XsMom 04-30-2009 08:43 PM

We currently use Giovanni leave in conditioner and have been satisfied - but we need a product for the days we don't wash/condition. What is CO washing - should we try that? Thanks!

DeLaEd 05-01-2009 11:30 AM

Your sons hair reminds me a lot of my sons hair. I have tried the oils mixed in his conditioner but his hair seems to be anti oil. But I agree that he looks 3c/4a. I am going to lurk on this thread and get some ideas as well.

madhuri_dixit_fan 05-02-2009 08:50 PM

3c/4a... awesome hair color!!! :viking:

Co-washing is using a conditioner like you would a shampoo, ie. washing scalp and/or hair with it. Many people use cheap conditioners like VO5s or Suave to do co-washes. Nice to do in between regular washes to help maintain curls and moisture.

On days you don't wash or co-wash you could use a curl refresher product (one like Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz, I haven't used it, but a product designed to do what it says is what I'm rec'ing) to lightly mist your son's hair and then seal with tiny bit of oil (or not) to maintain his curls. In the past I would mix up some conditioner with distilled water, Glycerin and a few EOs and Oils and spray that very lightly onto my kids' hair. Or I would lightly mist their hair with distilled water and then run some conditioner over their hair and then style it. But, I find just plain distilled water + tiny bit of aloe vera juice does the trick for us, then I put some oil on the ends of their hair. I do that between washes.

In addition to what the great ladies have suggested (especially the satin pillowcase, OMG that's been saving our curls and cutting down on tangles),

[]Maybe try Camellia Seed Oil or Avocado Oil to seal in moisture and help control frizz. Both oils leave my kids' hair soft and aren't greasy or heavy as the hair absorbs them well (and I use small amount). But, too much of those oils plus a good conditioner can make hair way too soft, so gotta use small amount. Coconut Oil also helps with frizz, but, with my kids, it also tends to make hair bit tempo-straight if use too much.

[]California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Conditioner have been great for us. I also use the conditioner as a leave-in on bottom half of hair and then seal with Avocado Oil on the very end of hair and on areas that tend to get frizz and sometimes follow that up with Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Hair Moisturizing Jelly.

hairy situation 05-10-2009 08:43 PM

He's adorable
 
When my DD's hair was that length I would spritz it on non-wash days with either glycerine mixed with water, or Luster's No Drip S-Curl. We still use the latter product regularly in between washes (her hair is now waist length and usually braided). The name and packaging are horribly 70's but the ingredients are simple and good (mostly glycerine, no oils or grease) and it leaves a nice shine while encouraging curl. We've always just used conditioner to wash--no shampoo. Works well with this product.

I recently left her hair loose for a week and we used the Luster's every day to boost curl (this reduces frizz for her, by making the hair form ringlets). Not sure if this would work as she naturally has very tight, shrinky ringlets, and his curl looks a bit looser, but might be worth a try as it's cheap and comes in a spray bottle so it's easy to use :sunny: I should mention that this technique works best when there's humidity in the air.


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