Bi-racial hair

April - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 75 moms have responded )

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My daughter is half black, half white her hair has more of the white texture to it. As her grandma says she has good hair. But the problem is her hair isn't black or white. The black hair products leaves her hair to greasy, and the white hair products don't put enough moisture in her hair. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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yes.... my sons hair was SO straight!!!! then it became so curly.. mind you this was after i shaved his hair off lol

but no it does take time Kisha.... plus remember everyones hair is different... so be patient lol

who cares what ppl think bout her hair lol :-))

Kisha - posted on 07/22/2009

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but I do understand it takes a while so ehh... im not complaining or nothing i'm just wanting to make sure I'm doing things right.... ya know how it is with first time mommy syndrome... we ask "Duh" questions. lol

Kisha - posted on 07/22/2009

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thanks Delia but thats what I was kinda getting at... She's had a head full of hair since she was born and its been growing.... her hair is mid back and its still pin straight and really thin. is that unusual?

Laura - posted on 07/21/2009

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My son is not of mixed race. He is African-American and I found some really good hair products for him at Sally's Beauty Supply. They are not made for black hair but contain all natural plant extracts. I buy him the BioTerra brand of ultra moisturizing shampoo, revitalizing conditioner and leave in conditioner. I also buy shea butter to put in his hair after his bath. His hair is so soft and healthy. I do not need to use any kind of oil on his hair. He has the kinky, curly hair too. Also, I have never had a problem of him having dry, itchy scalp and no product build up on his hair. I am not black, and have also used these products on my hair. They are great for me too!! Good luck with your little girls hair!!

Erika - posted on 07/21/2009

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it's not always about black and white. i am black and i have 5 sisters. we all have differnt hair. look more at what hair products work for what you want. i found it easier to look at the products.

Ashley - posted on 07/21/2009

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i use a oil mousturizer called motions its in a pink bottle i love it. my sons got coolie hair and it makes it o so long

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WOW! Reading this really opened my eyes!! i went thru alot just to see what suits my daughters hair... then my sons hair since hub wants it to grow!!

atm i am in the middle east and i hope i can find some of those things here... i really want to try them now.....

To Kisha above me.... takes a while for it to curl up.... just wait till the hair grows.... im guessing all kids are different but my lil girls hair became curly curly at like hmmm when she was around 12 months or so.... if i remember correctly (",)

Kisha - posted on 07/21/2009

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My daughter is over 4 months old... I've read all the tips for hair care but i also have a question....what age does their hair start to curl more. My daughter has what my granma calls.. Indian hair. Its long and straight. Its really so straight no one believes she is half African American. Even my Black girl friends question it. It's also really fine textured and thin. So I really question of how I should care for her hair since it seems to be the exact same as mine. Is it unusual for bi-racial children to have the thinner straighter hair?

Lesley - posted on 07/21/2009

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My problem is that i'm a step-mom to 3 biracial girls. My husbands oldest daughter comes to our house all the time. My thing is that i get her hair pretty she goes back home and her mom don't do stuff with it and then she comes to my house and i have to start all over again. Her hair is really bad. She is 10 going on 11 and she will not even brush her hair. I go crazy every time she comes over.

Kysha - posted on 07/21/2009

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I am the mother of a bi- racial daughter and I have tried many things on her. But it got to the point of me having to cut her hair off because I basically fried. But I have found the perfect product since that fiasco! It is called Hair Milk and is made by Carols Daughter. It is the most wonderful product. It is very light weight and very moisturizing and never greasy.

Sharon - posted on 07/21/2009

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After you shampoo her hair,condition it and don't completely rinse the conditioner out. Buy a conditioner for "regular" hair. -OR - use coconut oil...just a dab..enough to give her hair a sheen. Apply it when her hair is still damp.....
Hope this helps.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/20/2009

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My son is half black and half white as well...his hair texture leans more to fine, loose curls. I use Redken Fresh Curls (green tube). A little goes a long way so I apply a small daub to the palm of my hands and rub it into his hair...curls are then nice and tight, non greasy and give great moisture.

Kerri - posted on 07/20/2009

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www.Ouidad.com



All you will ever need for your little girl. I am a mixed woman, with curly hair - and I can tell you from my experience using THOUSANDS of products, that I always come back to Ouidad.



Another good website with lots of info for people with curly hair: www.naturallycurly.com



Good luck!

Heather - posted on 07/20/2009

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another product that works good is "Hair Mimosa" by Carol's daughter. it has a really light orange smell 2 it!!!!!!!! u can find it at Macy's or Sephora's.

Nicole - posted on 07/20/2009

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Yes I do!!! I bought my daughter Mixed Chicks Shampoo, Conditioner, and leave in Conditioner. Go to Mixedchicks.net This stuff is great. My daughter has "good" hair too real curly and this stuff works I swear by it!

Jami - posted on 07/20/2009

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I have a 1.5 yo son that I just keep his hair cut low so it's wavy, not curly. I also have an 8 week old baby girl who's hair I don't have to do anything with as of yet. I'll take note of these products so that when she's a little older, I can try them out.

Melanie - posted on 07/20/2009

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my son has the same hair and i found i had the same problem i use soft n free curl moisturising spray but i use it one day and then jus use water the next day and then the product the day after so im alternating it.that way it dosent get 2 greasy.try it and c wot u think!

Kristina - posted on 07/19/2009

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there is a website www.carolinsdaughter.com! they have great products for infants all the way up to teens! they specialize in biracial hair! my daughter loves it

Danielle - posted on 07/18/2009

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oh yeah i have tried mixed chicks and it works just as good as the pink lotion. i really couldnt tell no difference so to me they are the best out of the other stuff i have tried.

Brandi - posted on 07/18/2009

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I too use Pink Lotion. If the regular is too heavy there is Pink Light as well. I also use TCB when I put her hair in a pony tail to smooth the fly aways. There is also a company called mixed chicks. I have not purchased it yet, but I plan on trying it. www.mixedchicks.net it has all the products.

Danielle - posted on 07/17/2009

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i have the same problem with my little boy his hair is the same way i tried alot of stuff but the one thing i have tried that does not leave it greasy is called pink lotion i put it in after his bath and his hair looks good and stays that while for a while.

April - posted on 07/17/2009

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Thank you all for your help. i will try these suggestions and get back w/ you. Luckily I am a non practicing licensed hairstylist. Basically this means hair products at wholesale cost. LOL.

Thanks again.

Maya - posted on 07/16/2009

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with here being bi racial here hair isnt going to be anything like either of your hair but she will need hair grease or a moisterizer like "Pink" by Lusters or a very light hair "TCB" grease place on her scalp once or twice a week before bed you can do this right afer a bath

Jennifer - posted on 07/16/2009

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okay girlie i know what your going though!!! not only is my daughter have the same texture of hair you are talking about but i also do to, so ive gone through the same stuggle for years. lately ive been using Redken product on both my daughter and my hair. ive been using the redken crystal curl for a styling product and it is a very nice lite gel that keeps the curls nice without being crunchy, or if you dont wanna use a gel use redken ringlet, its a cream texture that defines her curls without making them crunchy. as far as shampoo and conditioner wise ive been using the redken Fresh curls its amazing for curly hair!!! i use all kinds of redken products in the salon i work at and on my clients [i'm a liesenced hairstylist] and these are gonna be the best for her texture of hair. good luck and let me know if you have any questions :)

Glenda - posted on 07/16/2009

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The thing about black hair is that it is suppost to have grease my dear. the great thing about black hair being greasy is that we don't get head lice. If you need to know how to take of her hair go to a Black beauty salon and they will let you know exactly how to take of her hair. They are familuar with bi-racial hair.

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