Protein free hair products for toddler with extremely damaged hair from coconut oil and leave-in.

Back in October, used coconut oil on my 18 mo old girl's hair at bath time. It didn't rinse out all the way, but I figured it was no big deal. I followed with her regular leave in conditioner, and the next day washed it out.Well, the day after that her hair turned to straw and started breaking off..badly. i switched shampoo & conditioner, and by Christmas her hair was starting to look and feel more normal (but still way thinner). One day, it felt dry so dry, I thought I'd try her old leave-in conditioner again. So I used it and by the next day, her hair was straw again and thinned and broke off so bad she has about 1/3 of her original hair left. The front and sides of her were almost down to her chin, now she has super- short bangs (from breakage). It's breaking so bad. I feel so guilty...I just need to know what I CAN use on her hair. It seems like almost anything I use makes it worse. Poor girl has almost no hair left! Please help!

1 Answer

Well, I would NOT use that leave in again because it seems to be very damaging for her type of hair.  Use very hydrating products and make sure they are ALL NATURAL because her hair seems very delicate.  Oils such as argon oil, olive oil, ect. are great. Always check the ingredients on the products before you put them in her hair.  Make sure everything is natural and has no sulfates while her hair is in this repairing stage.  Devacurl One Condition is a good conditioner (natural/no sulfates) that will help her hair repair herself. Just use as hydrating products as possible and you should be good to go. :)