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Gaby_baby75 04-26-2013 05:52 AM

In need of some serious help!!!
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My 2 almost 3 yr old daughter is mixed Spanish/black n her hair is crazy curly. I think 3b/4a hair maybe even a little 4b. The only time her hair looks nice is right after it's been washed n styled. I recently cut her hair cuz it was so uneven n I've been letting her wear her hair out to give it a break from having been in pony tails all the time I'm hopes it'd grow better, her hair was suffering from breakage n dryness. But the thing is her hair sticks straight up after it's fully dried. How can I get her curls to come down n not look like she stuck her finger in a socket? What products n techniques are the best to keep the frizz away n keep her curls defined n looking nice?

rainboe 04-28-2013 05:20 AM

Aww she's super cute. What products are you using on her right now? It might be worth doing the Curly Girl method on her. Go to the Newbie section for a sticky thread about that. Even if you don't, you should be using a pretty good moisturizing conditioner and probably using some as a leave in. Some people just have hair that grows out before it grows down, but You can weight it down some with conditioner. I think it's super adorable the way it is. :)

To help her maintain her style, you could buy a satin bonnet for when she sleeps. You can also use a satin scarf for her car seat and a satin pillow case. That just helps her hair not get her hair roughed up. Of course, she's still little so you can't totally prevent that. You could also give yourself a break by doing braids and twists as protective styles sometimes. You can go over to the 4 board for more help and encouragement, because sometimes this board can get overlooked.

Gaby_baby75 05-03-2013 10:47 AM

Thank you! Right now I wash her hair once a week with Shea Moisture moisture retention shampoo n conditioner I cowash once or twice in between shampoos but I do rinse her hair with water every bath. I apply lots of coconut oil at bed time. I have also been using herbal essence curl silkening detangler. should I be using a separate leave in conditioner?

rainboe 05-03-2013 05:00 PM

Nah, but you might get less dryness if you take a little of her normal conditioner and put maybe a bit back in her hair as a leave in. That's very easy, and helps moisturize the hair. Also, if you're using products with silicones you might need to occasionally wash with a stronger shampoo with coco betaine because I thing the Shea Moisture shampoo is very light and might allow silicone build up. I'm thinking specifically about build up from the detangle. A lot of people find they can mix conditioner and water in a spray bottle and use that as a detanglerc btw.

Inimitable 05-17-2013 09:36 AM

you received some great tips. I also wanted to add that you may want to add a bit of gel (perhaps 98-100% aloe vera gel) to her hair. it will help keeps the curls you see when her hair is wet.

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