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Old 07-23-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
 
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I found this site looking for more information on relaxers. I have ordered the CG book, but until it gets here...I have a 9 year old bi-racial daughter, and she has been getting her hair relaxed (or texlaxed) for a few years. I'd love not to do that anymore, but its really hard when shes still at an age that her hair is just WAY too much for her to handle on her own, and texlaxing just seemed the easiest way to make it not such a painful experience when it had to be washed/styled. Looking back at pictures of her before, I see her beautiful texture and curl and would love to get it back. I think I'm more educated now, and more prepared to handle the different challenges her hair has compared to mine (also curly, just not quite so!). Has anyone helped their child transition? Anyways, hello to all, and was wondering if anyone can tell by looking just what her hair type is. I'd say 3c/4a, but its hard to tell (not tons of new growth yet). Its hard without knowing her hair type where to begin. I've had lots of problems learning to use products...some seem like they're not enough, some seem like to much, and then of course it could be that i'm not using enough or too much!

BTW, here are some pics of her...
There's one before she ever had anything done, another on the beach (thats pretty much what it looks like all the time - in a ponytail), then one of it in pigtails with wet set curls, the one of new growth.

Thanks to everyone!
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
 
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Very cute little one, with very pretty hair! I dont have any children and had a relaxer my entire childhooh life, so I dont have a TON of advice. But from looking at her hair it just looks like it needs more mositure and more conditioing.

I would suggest protective styles like cornrows, plats, twists etc for her while she transitions, she is a young girl and should not have to handle her hair on her own quite yet. Just my opinion though.
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