HELP I don't know what to do with my toddler's curly frizzy hair!

Ok, I have a 1 1/2 year old who is mixed (black/white) her hair is soooo frizzy, I want her to wear her hair down sometimes but its so frizzy it looks terrible! I need to know how to unfrizz it. Her hair is not kinky curly, its just curly, I think I looked and it was like a 3b. After she gets out of the tub and I brush the little curls out it looks ADORABLE.. just won't stay that way =( Please, any advice will help. Thanks!

Last edited by kriskris; 01-17-2013 at 08:44 AM. Reason: add link to picture
for 3b? I recommend no brushing and maybe trying to go shampoo free.

I know, sounds gross, but will not hurt anything to try just once. next washing, put conditioner in your baby's hair and massage it into her scalp for a few minutes. rinse. do not brush, finger comb, rake your finger through her hair.

im not 3b, but im pregnant with what will be a mixed baby girl. just in case, I have been paying attention to what the 3s do, and all seem to have cut brushes and shampoo and eliminated frizz.

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I agree, brushing could be causing a lot of your issues. If her hair needs combing, you could try using a wide tooth comb when hair is wet and full of conditioner.

You may want to occasionally shampoo, just use something gentle like Cocamidopropyl Betaine. You shouldn't use terry cloth to dry--you'll want to use flour sack towels or cotton tee shirts.

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I agree with the other replies. Brushing if VERY damaging to curly hair and it gives a lot of frizz. Shampoo (or rather the sulfates in shampoo) also make hair dry and frizzy.

There are many mild, sulfate free shampoos like Nature's Gate, Replenishing Shampoo, Chamomile, 18 fl oz (532 ml) - for example. Or try conditioner only washing.

I think if you'll apply this all you'll see a HUGE difference in her hair, but if there's still some frizz left and you live in a very humid or dry area, try avoiding glycerin, sorbitol, pathenol and honey in her hair products.

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My kids have very curly hair but they both have different hair texture. I just started the cg method for all 3 of us and it's the best thing I've done for our curls. I keep them away from silicones and sulfates. I currently use on their hair suave coco as a co wash, tresseme naturals silicone free conditioner as a rinse out, tresseme again as a leave in and then i put on a mix of oils i made with castor oil, avocado oil, and argan oil to seal in the moisture. The next days before cowashing again i will wet their hair a little and put some oil. I'll cowash when their hair starts looking frizzy again so every 4 days or so. I also deep condition their hair once in a while when i have left overs from my homemade deep conditioners. If it starts looking like stuff is building up then I'll use a little baby shampoo which has sulfates to clarify but that rarely happens. Good luck and hope this helped.

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