Different Hair types

Alice - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have 2 children 4 and 2. They have the same father and they both have totally different hair textures. My 4 year old has her fathers hair, so its thick and kinky. My 2 year old has my type hair. Its easier for me to do my 4 year olds hair then my 2 year olds. Does anyone else have the same problem? I'm trying to make the 2 year old have the nice braids and twists, but they come right out or they have to be redone in 2 days anyway. Any suggestions or is it a lost cause and just see her hair for what it really is, soft and fine.

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Sebrina - posted on 10/24/2009

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my daughters is soft and fine and slightly wavy. when it gets out of control, I use coconut milk. it rocks. as far as the thick and kinky, idk because my daughter has never had braids. I don't think her hair would handle braids.

Sally - posted on 10/22/2009

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LOL I had the exact same problem...my daughter is now 17 and has been doing her own hair for years, but I looked forever to find something that worked well in her hair. I finally settled on BioSilk oil. Comb it through her hair while still wet and then let it air dry..I used to braid it while it was still damp, and by morning it was usually soft and manageable.

Akita - posted on 10/22/2009

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My daughter (age 8) has thick hair like mine that abosrbs all the moisturizers I put into her hair like I hadn't put anything into it at all. She has flyaways by the end of the day and braids only look good in her hair for a few days. I have tried so many differenct products in her hair from the expensive Curly Q line I found online to the Fructis collection at Wal-Mart. I have learned that her hair prefers Organics for Kids product line. It has no mineral oil or petroleum in them. Her flyaways are controlled by Lets Jam gel and I have learned to section her hair into smailler ones as the one pony tail style leads to one clump of tangles.



My older stepdaughter (age 16) who has the same dad as my daughter has a thinner grade of the same kind of hair. When she was younger and I did her hair, it was alot different then my own daughter's hair. Just try and be creative with their styles and if there is one that they can both wear together on occassion, that would be awesome for them..Otherwise select styles that are manageable for their own hair type.



My sister and I had different hair textures and have the same mother and father . My mom used to make a big deal about our different hair types and it would make me upset that I gave her a harder time with mine being much more coarse and thicker. But we get what we get and learn to manage it the best we can. Try different barrettes or ribbons or hair clips so they both get some pretty color or designs into their hair. Or take their minds of their hair styles by matching their outfits. Distraction can be helpful sometimes.

Arianne - posted on 10/21/2009

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You just have to do the 2 year oldsters different she can have pig tails or bigger designs I know it's fun to do twists and braids but her hair don't do that so thier gonna have to have different hair styles. My friend has twin girls with that problem wen I was doing their hair 1 would get braids and the other would just get some ponytails and I would finger curl her hair she had big curls! The other one had thick coarse hair and she had to get braids and they both wanted to have each other's hair you'll probably have the same problem! Your just gonna have to balance the two! Let both of them know the beauties in each of their hair. Hope this helps!

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Alice - posted on 10/24/2009

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Thank you so much. I never thought of doing ribbons and using my finger to do curls. I will have to try some of these products that was suggested. Now can I use the products in both kids hair?

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