7 month old Curly: What do I use?

Hi Ladies!

I need some product suggestions for my God Daughter. She is a multi-ethnic (mostly African Decent) 7 month old with 3b hair (which is getting thicker and curlier everyday). Her mom uses Johnson & Johnson products, but they arent helping. Her hair is dry and her scalp is too.

I am interested in the following lines:

1) Mustella: http://www.mustelausa.com/

2) Blended Beauty/Blended Cutie: http://www.blendedbeauty.com/products-kids.html

3) Curls/ Curly Qs: http://www.curls.biz/curly-hair-prod...-for-kids.html

I am interested in knowing your opinions on these lines or if you know of any other lines that are good, please tell, tell, tell.

Thanks in advance .

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I'm no expert (don't have a baby yet), but at that young age, I don't know if you really need to use a ton of products on her hair. The J&J shampoo doesn't contains a harsh sulfate, but it does contain coco betaine (a more gentle cleanser). That may not be the culprit.

Has she ever had anything like cradle cap? I hear olive oil is wonderful for clearing that up. Actually, I'd suggest using a natural oil or butter to help seal in moisture on her hair. Jojoba, grapeseed, coconut oil....you get the idea!

Does she use a conditioner on her hair? There are a variety of ones with natural ingredients at Whole Foods & Trader Joes. Personally, I'd stay away from things with too much artificial fragrance/ingredients for a child that young.

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I agree with PJ76..
But I guess if you have to use something maybe aloe gel or olive oil? Anything that's natural I would think should help.
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I believe that Subbrock uses the same product on her daughter's hair as she uses in hers: Elucence MBC. Maybe using alittle bit of a leave in on her hair would help with the dryness.

But I agree, at 7 months, she doesn't need alot of product.
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yeah i use the same products on my hair that i use on the munchkin. she has 3a/bish hair and for as long as i can remember we've used the burts bees shampoo bar (it never runs into her eyes which is awesome) and a bit of elucence mb conditioner. in the past month or two ive started using kiss my face whenever conditioner instead of the elucence because its a bit lighter and she doesnt need as heavy conditioner like me and her dad need. i got two little trial size bottles at target for like 50 cents. i still havent even broken into the second bottle yet!
that johnson and johnson is probably whats drying her hair out. maybe if you just switch products, you wont have to worry too much about a leave in.
I use Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut conditioner for my daughter's hair. I mostly co-wash, but occasionally, I'll use shampoo if she gets something really sticky in her hair. The Suave works great for her...in fact, she went swimming the other day and despite the chlorine, her hair dried in perfect, frizz-free ringlets. So unfair!
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Thanks for the advice. I am aware that she doesnt need alot of product at such young age. I just want to get her a good sulfate free shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer (she uses Soft Sheen Baby Love which is full of mineral oil ). I just started using jojoba oil and I think I love it. Maybe I will get some for the baby too or maybe sweet almond oil.

Her mom isnt natural, so telling her to use Olive Oil or something from the kitchen probably wont work at this point. I am currently trying to school her on the benefits of natural products, so maybe in the future.

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Last edited by MissKinkyCoily; 07-15-2008 at 06:54 PM.

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