Any idea what to do with this mop of hair?
My own hair is, as my daughter says, "flat" (straight), so this mop of curls is foreign to me. This is shortly after her bath. I've experimented with many products, but nothing will keep her hair nice for more than an hour or two. By the end of the day, it's a frizzy, crazy, wild mess.
1. Conditon! Condition! Condition! Conditioner is curly hairs best friend. It will make it softer and less frizzy.2. Dry her hair with a cotton t-shirt instead of a normal towel because it creates frizz.3. Use all natural styling products here are a few great brands: Cantu, Shea Moisture, Organix, Deva Curl, Mixed Chicks, Kinky Curly, etc.4. Apply products on wet hair and don't touch at all while airdrying. It you want to blow dry use one with a diffuser attachment. Because a normal blow dry makes the curls frizz up and go all over the place.
Great advice, Noodlehead!I would add that a little wildness is OK! Whatever you do, don't bad talk her curly hair. You want her to have a positive view of her natural beauty, right???
I would agree with conditioning 100%. My cousins are mixed and their mom has no clue what she's doing and I try to help, so with my experience with my own curly hair and my cousin's super curly hair, conditioning is the best remedy. If she is an active child, then I would also recommend putting it into an actual style as opposed to letting it hang free, even though that is beautiful! French braiding (regular braids work well too!) is a favorite among my cousins. Whether it one or two, it always looks neat especially if you use some natural gel or creme to smooth down frizz. I don't always put styling products on children, but if its necessary, there is nothing wrong with natural ones. Don't forget leave in conditioner! Kinky Curly Knot Today is my absolute favorite. When you take out braids, the end result is neat, wavy curls so she can also wear her hair down.