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Gracielou 11-15-2012 06:13 PM

Little Sister
 
Hey folks!

So, I'm not a parent of a curly, but . . . I've been around the boards for awhile with my 3a/b hair.

Just this past week, my family adopted a little girl. She's had some stuff happen with her hair before we got her, and her hair is currently pretty short. From what I understand, her hair is probably 4b--it's the tightest, curliest hair I've probably ever laid eyes on.

We have absolutely NO idea how to take care of it. And it's short enough that there really isn't anything to actually do with it. But, it's so dry and frizzy, even though there are really defined curls.

She doesn't like her hair right now and thinks she's ugly because it got cut so short. I just so want to learn how to take care of her and show her how beautiful it is.

Any thoughts about all of this? Products? Routines? Styling options? Encouragement that I can give her?

Almost 04-03-2017 09:35 AM

Just mainly try to keep it moisturised. It'll help so much with manageability and hair health. There are loads of videos on YouTube of kiddy hair care, just search her hair type and kids hair care.
Also, years ago I remember I came across some blog, don't know how because it's not my situation lol, but somebody in the same situation as you "chocolate hair, vanilla care" it's called. She has done some amazing styles in her kids hair and seems to manage it really well. She had no clue at the start either, just learned along the way.


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