How do I make my daughter's 2A hair look good
I'm a straight haired mother of a 4 year old girl with hair that is 2A/2B. I have no idea how to take care of her hair, and it always ends up looking dry and messy! How should I be taking care of it? Photo attached.
Hi, I have a couple of tips that can help you with this, I know from personal experience how hard it can be. 1) DO NOT brush her hair when dry. If you do this, it can make it really frizzy and that is never good. I would suggest that you either detangle with conditioner in the shower (with fingers or comb) or brush it when it's wet. 2) Water is your best friend when trying to control it so if her hair is getting super frizzy then I suggest you wet it a little. 3) I would highly recommend you use a leave in conditioner with her hair. It keeps it nice and moisturized and really does help a lot4) Try and find a styling product that helps with her hair. Google some products for her hair type and pick one out you think is the best option for her and for you. 5) if you're going to get her hair cut, ask the stylist what they think would help out with her hair. After all, they are professionals. And that's it! I hope this helps out with her hair.
I'd say use a sulfate free shampoo like Shea Moisture Weightless Fruit Fusion shampoo or Yes to Cucumbers Shampoo. For conditioner the matching Shea Moisture WFF Cond, or Yes to Coconuts conditioner or Tresemme Naturals Conditioner. Then a leave in that isn't greasy like Kinky Curly Knot Today--applied to fully wet hair and then scrunch her hair with a t-shirt to encourage the curl. This can be done before she leaves the tub. Comb only when wet w/ conditioner in it. Try and fluff/massage from the roots the second day to refresh the way it looks. You can add water and a little conditioner to a small spray bottle and see if her hair responds well to that as a refresher the 2nd/3rd day--I'd watch not to get too much at the roots. My hair doesn't like that but many people have success with it. Every head of curls is different even if you think your hair is like someone else's. It will take some experimenting. Good luck.