It is quite common for the new hair growing in to be different than the original baby hair.
Q: My 2-year-old daughter has unique hair. The front half is soft curls that hold nicely, and the bottom half of her hair is really tight kinky curls. In recent weeks I've noticed that her sideburns are also becoming dry and kinky. We recently cut her hair in order to lessen the detangling and pulling. I would love to start using a good product that will give her hair the essential nutrients. Any suggestions? Cozy: Your daughter’s hair isn’t as unique as you think! It is quite common for the new hair growing in to be different than the original baby hair. It sounds to me that what your daughter really needs is some great moisturizing, conditioning and detangling. I recommend that you use a thick, creamy conditioner (we like So Cozy Sweet Strawberry), and comb out your daughter’s hair with a wide-tooth comb in the bath WITH the conditioner in her hair. Definitely use a leave-in conditioner/detangler, which will help add the vitamins and nutrients that your daughter’s hair so desperately needs. We like So Cozy Fruity Delight, which was made specifically to fill the needs of your daughter’s hair!
Q: My daughter's hair is extremely coarse and frizzy. Pieces of it look as if they were crimped with a crimping iron. It doesn't grow very fast, but feels super thick. Both her dad and I are Caucasian with wavy hair. I don't know what products to use on her hair or if there are curls hiding in all that frizz. Do you have any advice you could give? We would all appreciate it. Thank you!
Cozy: What you need to try to do is enhance and define your daughter’s curls. Try leaving a little bit of conditioner on the ends of her hair instead of rinsing it all out in the bath. So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner is thick and creamy and filled with herbal extracts and Sweet Almond Oil, which will help deal with the coarseness and frizzies. After bath, DO NOT comb her hair. Wring out excess water and scrunch in alcohol-free Styling gel to help define and enhance curls. So Cozy Groovy Grape Styling Gel comes with a pump for easier use. Let hair dry naturally or use a blow dryer with a diffuser to encourage curls.
Q: I have a 3-year-old daughter who I think is a 3c (sometimes). It is a thick, frizzy, wild dry mess. Some parts are straight and some parts are curly. She reminds me a lot of the picture of Julianna Margulies on the celebrity section when her hair is wet and she has a lot of product in it. I have always had her wear it in ponytails because it bothers her to be in her face. Because of this, it is breaking along the hairline. Here in the humid Florida rainy season, her hair is a big frizz ball. I have reached the point of making an appointment to cut it really short and hope for the best. I use an anti-frizz shampoo and a separate conditioner about every three days, a leave-in conditioner or detangler and mousse or gel. It looks good down for about 30 minutes. But then it becomes dry and frizzy until I wash it again. Her hair acts like a sponge and seems to dry out within a few minutes no matter what. Should I keep me appointment? Is there a short hair style for a 3-year-old that would look okay and be easier to care for?
Cozy: It is hard for me to say without seeing your daughter’s hair whether she has new hair growth along the hairline or if it is in fact damaged hair from constantly pulling it back with an elastic. Either way, she sounds like she could very use use a good leave-in conditioner to help moisturize, hydrate and heal. So Cozy Fruity Delight will help with that and will also detangle hair so that when you comb out will not break. Mousse is not the right product for her hair and is probably help cause the dryness. Also, mousse is used to add volume, which is not what you are looking for! Use a styling cream like So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream. Not only will it help smooth, de-frizz, control and add shine, but it has aloe, panthenol & Vitamin E, which will help hydrate & strengthen hair. It smells great too!
Q: My daughter is 2, and her hair curls in ringlets, from the bottom of the head to the ends in the back. But is straight in front, on the top and and on the sides. How do I encourage the curls but make the rest of the hair look good? She has a mild form of eczema, which gives her cradle cap, so we have to be careful with shampoos. What would you recommend? I don't want her to wait until she's an adult to love her curls (like I did!).
Cozy: It sounds like your daughter’s hair is still developing, and that she currently has a combination of baby hair and her big girl hair! Of course, for a 2-year-old you need to keep your “styling regimen” as simple as possible, I’m sure you are busy enough. One product for styling two types of hair is best. So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream is great for both curly and straight hair, so this will be perfect! The styling cream will help de-frizz and define the curls while at the same time smoothing it and adding shine to the straight part. Use a gentle and mild shampoo no more than two to three times per week since she has eczema. You want to try to keep her scalp hydrated and moisturized.
Q: My daughter is 18 months old and pulling her hair out. I don't know why this is happening, but just last night she pulled a tuft of hair out of her head while in her car seat. As a result, the top of her hair is very thin and wispy compared to the rest of her head of curly 3a/b type hair. I comb her hair just before we leave the house because she will pull it all out. Once we were driving somewhere and I turned to get her out of her car seat and her hair was a mess all over her head and she had a big proud grin on her face. What kind of styles would you recommend? So far, I've either put it in a curly ponytail on top of her head, or one curly puff of each side of head. Sometimes, I twist the hair and put barrettes on ends. I need something that I can do quickly because she will not sit still. The hair around face is always fuzzy.
Cozy: Your daughter's habit is much more common than you think. Unfortunately, there isn’t that much you can do until she grows out of it on her own. Very often, we see kids with the same problem at Cozy’s Cuts For Kids, and we give them a cute, super short haircut to discourage their natural tendency to tug and pull their hair. Just remember that this is a temporary thing and it will pass.
Q: I need help with my 2-year-old's hair. She has curly ringlets from the chin down and the back of her head to her ends. The crown is as flat as can be. I didn't think I was curly until a friend had me put products in my hair. Wow was I amazed! So I was thinking this might be the same case for my daughter's hair. What products should I use (first timer, even for me) and how do I get her to let me touch her hair? She won't let me near it!
Cozy: My guess is that your daughter needs a haircut with more layers on top. The layers will encourage her curls to come out. Try So Cozy Groovy Grape Styling Gel to unleash her curls. Enlist your daughter’s help by having her pump the gel into your hands and then you can scrunch it in, evenly distributing it throughout her hair. Try this on wet hair and let it dry naturally. It also is okay to use on dry hair as a de-frizzer!