07-13-2009, 12:16 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Hi, Your daughter is gorgeous and I LOVE her good day hair!
I have 5 children with curly hair of various types. (I actually have 6 children but although my oldest son has wavy hair that doesnt really count cause he wont let me near it LOL)
I am trying out CG with all of them and have made some discoveries. Most of the baby shampoos actually contain the same harsh cleansing ingredients as adult shampoos (sulfates) so should be avoided. Using too much conditioner, or a conditioner that is too heavy can weigh down my youngest ones hair. My 16 month old, and 3 year old do well with a low-poo once a week or so. (this is a shampoo that has no sulfates in) The rest of the time I co-wash with a light conditioner.I find they all (except my oldest daughter)get weighed down if I use a leave in.Usually I just use a little bit of pink boots curl creme, but not on the youngest ones who have finer hair and this also can weigh them down.My 16 month old has really fine (baby soft!) hair and only needs a TINY bit of conditioner or he gets very weighed down.My oldest daughter has much denser and coarser hair so can take heavier conditioners etc...
I would suggest that the baking soda rinse and vinegar rinse may well be too much for her hair, and probably arent necessary. Maybe you could try co-washing with a light conditioner and not using a leave in. I would also leave out the olive oil for a while and see if that helps. I would also maybe look for a low-poo that you could use once in a while.
2c coarse,very dense hair, average porousity.
Original Source conditioners
Boots intensive Honey and Jojoba hair mask
Boots pink curl creme
Loreal InvisiGel mineral gel
Also now experimenting with Anita Grant products Yay!
Also mom to 6 little curlies of various types!
Avi:My cute baby boy's super soft baby curls!