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Old 07-26-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
 
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I have an 18 month old daughter that has 4a/b hair. The front of her hair is more 3c/4a but most of it is in the 4's witch means its very dry. This is my first child and Im not sure if Im suppose to be doing her hair everyday. What I do is, I might have her hair in little braids or 4 pony tails for like 2 weeks then I let her hair rest for a week in one or two ponytails. Is it necessary to re-do her hair everyday even if we don't go anywhere? I feel I need to do something because her hair needs moisture but don't want to put stress on her hair by re-doing the style all over again. what styles can I have her hair in where I can easily moisturize and have to re-do the whole hairstyle over and will I put stress on her hair if I restyle it everyday?


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Old 07-26-2006, 08:53 AM   #2
 
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Mine usually just wears 2, 3 or 4 pigtails/puffs. Sometimes she goes loose. Yes, I comb it and redo the pigtails everyday or just pick it out and leave it loose. It doesn't take hardly any time, so it's not an inconvenience. Her hair is too short to braid...at least for an novice braider like me. Yeah, my daughter's hair is extremely dry (not because I don't take good care of it...it's just the way it is...just like mommy's), so I use a lot of glycerine or glycerine-based product on her hair. She follows the CG routine. I wash it maybe twice a week...never more than that.
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i don't think she should have ponytails every day. let it loose for a while or put it in one big pony. unless you're using scrunchies the other kinds of rubberbands or ponytails can cause major breakage and i'm serious i used to wear my hair in a ponytail every day or almost every day and one day i had this lock of hair in the back that was only a couple inches long when the rest is like at least a foot long. hope i helped!
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
 
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The thing is, at this age their hair may be very short still. I can't do one ponytail on my DD's hair; it's not long enough to be pulled back into a single pony tail. It's only 2 or 3 inches long and very, very curly. With shrinkage, it's only a half inch long.
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that's true. its just my opinion that its best and easiest to let the hair be until its longer
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My daughter will be 18 months tomorrow. I'm pretty certain she's a 3c (you can agree or correct me by seeing her in my FOTKI) I've finally found products and routine that work pretty well for her, and may work for you as well. I wash her hair with Cream of Nature Shampoo. I moisturize once a week with Soft Sheen Carson Optimum Oil Therapy (does really well moisturizing her hair) and for daily moisturizing I use Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1. She goes to daycare everyday so I do comb daily and put in 2-4 ponytails (depending on my mood) but at night I braid her hair and weekends I let her hair free to breathe. So far so good. Just thought I would pass my routine on. Hope you find one that works for you.
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Thanks for the replies. I agree with both spiderlash 5000 and blush. Her hair is short on the sides but long enough to put in a ponytail at the top since she will be starting daycare soon and I don't want to send her looking crazy so thats what I will do. I do put her hair in ponytails if wher going somewhere special like a birthday party or when I just feel like it but most weekends I just let her hair be free

curlyplus2 your daughter is so beautiful her hair is kind like my daughter's hair but in the back of her head its like a 4a/b tiny corksrews. I am gonna give that Hawaiian silk a try, cause Ive been using the s-curl stuff since I ran out of her leave-in conditioner and its been working well. I would like to ask do you use a leave-in conitioner or just the hawaiian silk?
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Thanks for the replies. I agree with both spiderlash 5000 and blush. Her hair is short on the sides but long enough to put in a ponytail at the top since she will be starting daycare soon and I don't want to send her looking crazy so thats what I will do. I do put her hair in ponytails if wher going somewhere special like a birthday party or when I just feel like it but most weekends I just let her hair be free

curlyplus2 your daughter is so beautiful her hair is kind like my daughter's hair but in the back of her head its like a 4a/b tiny corksrews. I am gonna give that Hawaiian silk a try, cause Ive been using the s-curl stuff since I ran out of her leave-in conditioner and its been working well. I would like to ask do you use a leave-in conitioner or just the hawaiian silk?
Thanks for the compliment. The Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 that I use is a leave-in conditioner.
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It is? I must be thinking of something else. Could you tell me the exact name of the product so I know what to get exactly?

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It is? I must be thinking of something else. Could you tell me the exact name of the product so I know what to get exactly?

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Sure. It's Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker 14 in 1. Part of the description on the back says "this versatile product can be used as a curl activator and moisturizer on natural curls and perm waved hair and a leave-in conditioner for relaxed, natural and braided hair". That is why I refer to it as a leave-in. Hope this helps. (P.S. White bottle with green writing)
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:39 PM   #11
 
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Thanks Thats what I was thinking about but didnt know that it was a vesatile product. Thank You
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