Hello everyone! I've been a member of this site for a few months and have generally just been a lurker because my daughter didn't quite have enough hair for me to distinguish her actual type. Now that she has enough, I still don't know.
I'm fairly certain she is mostly 3b?? I can run my fingers through her hair on the top and sides usually at any given time, but the back is a different story. It has that cotton, tangled look about 3 hours after her bath. It's total business in the front, crazy wild party in the back.
I will tell you a little about my regime so you can get the idea of what I'm currently doing. I'm sure it's completely wrong so that's why I'm needing A LOT of help, please!
I'm using California Baby shampoo and conditioner usually every 2-3 days to avoid drying her hair out. I start with the shampoo (about a quarter size amount) and then I rinse and use about a nickel size of the California Baby Conditioner. I then have to comb through the severe tangles and matted mess in the back. After this, I apply a little 100% aloe then top it off with Burts Bees apricot oil. I also sometimes just co-wash.
This just isn't working....
I don't like the "overly" oily feel of her hair with the apricot oil. Even when I use a minimal amount, it still has that wet look and when it dries, we are right back to frizz city. The aloe just makes it crispy and leaves a weird residue.
I'M AT A COMPLETE LOSS MY FRIENDS =)
Are there any other remedies anyone could suggest. What about the Kinky Curly or Blended Beauty lines? Anyone tried these with any success? Ideally I'm looking for a soft curl without the "wet" look. This may be impossible with her hair type, but any advice is greatly appreciated.
Also, because I'm completely new to this type of hair, is there a timeframe with your experience that her hair will begin to lay flat instead of just growing outward?
I've attached some pictures of her so you can get a feel of what it looks like. I really want to get where I can do more than just throw a bow or headband in her hair. haha. Thank you for your help and time!
It's crazy back there. ha!