Hair Care Products for black/white Girl

Brooke - posted on 02/22/2009 ( 46 moms have responded )

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I'm having a really hard time finding hair products that are really helping my daughter's hair. It's always dry and frizzy. I only wash it twice a week so as not to dry it out. I use shampoo and conditioner with moisturisers (sp?). I also put a shea butter creme in it but it's still dry all the time. Any ideas. I blow-dry it after shampooing ( which I'm sure is drying it out but I can't comb through it if it's not somewhat straight ) HELP.........I'D LOVE SOME NAMES OF GREAT HAIR PRODUCTS !

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Brooke - posted on 04/15/2013

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For my children, I start with a basic wash and conditioning every other week and get a base of oil for moisture (dime size for my son since he has short hair, and quarter size for my daughter who has mid-back length) and I apply this every other day or before each styling session. I use "Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil" if is a tan oil with a red lid and isnt very expensive and smells like skittles! My daughter get a special deep conditioning treatment once a month and i have recently found a product, Miss Jessie's Super Sweetback Treatment (Brown and pink label) and completely fell in LOVE with the workability of her hair after using... the tears from brushing through the knots were gone & her hair was complete silk!!!

Both children get the next step of grease but different kinds... My son uses a Hair and scalp grease ("Blue Magic Hair and Scalp Anti-Breakage"...its green) since his hair is so short to keep his scalp moisturized and flake-free. My daughter uses a hair dress grease ("Blue Magic Bergamot Hair Dress"... Its blue). Both are very thick and i tend to mix both the oil and grease together before putting into their hair, but that is what works for me. I stay away from the Pink oil because since both children have dry hair it soaks it right up within minutes and doesnt give them the lasting moisture they need to cut the friizz. From here, i will simply brush my sons hair and proceed to style my daughters hair adding more grease and/or oil as i go depending on the dryness. PLEASE dont over use the oil... before you know it your child will look like they are sporting the Jehri Curl! When I braid or style her hair, i tend to do it while it is damp because it will cut down on the frizziness and the style will last longer n look better.

Lisa - posted on 04/11/2009

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It's about time someone has addressed this problem. I have a 13 year old daughter who has the craziest, wildest bunch of beautiful curls like you wouldn't believe! I can't take her anywhere without people commenting on her hair, or belive it or not,touching it ( which kinda creeps me out sometimes) Since she was 2 I have been using L'oreal Kids tangle tamer for wet or dry hair. It's cheap, it smells like pears, and it works great! All I do is have her wash and condition her hair( we usually use Pantene) and while its still wet I spray the heck out of it with the detanglerand a wide tooth comb., then I finger fluff it and let it dry. I never blow dry it, either. I have two bi-racial cousins who turned me on to Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner, and it works great,to but its alittle expensive, so we only use that when I can afford it. She also has alot of bi-racial friends who straighten their hair with a flat iron, but I won't let Madison do that, because it seems to break their hair, and make it dry. I tell her curls are beautiful, and I 'd give anything to have the head of hair she has! My only problem now is when will she be old enough to do her OWN hair, because it is very time consuming!

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Lora - posted on 04/06/2014

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KEY 1:TRESEMME MOISTERIZING CONDITIONER!!

A.CONDITION THE BIRACIAL/CURLY HAIR WITH IT IN THE SHOWER/BATH!!

B.RINSE

C. REAPPLY TRESEMME MOISTERIZING CONDITIONER RIGHT AFTER YOUR CHILD IS OUT OF THE BATH/SHOWER WITH AMPLE AMOUNTS USING A WIDE TOOTH COMB OR DENMAN BRUSH.

D. LEAVE THE CONDITIONER IN. I REPEAT. LEAVE IT IN-LOTS OF IT.

E. DO NOT USE A HAIR DRYER, ALLOW TIME TO AIR DRY.



IT IS A LIFE SAVER/MIRACLE!!!



KEY 2: PUT THE HAIR UP AT NIGHT. IF IT IS DOWN- YOU ARE ASKING FOR KNOTS AND TANGLES!! GENTLY PUT HAIR UP ON TOP AND PUT IN A BUN OR CLAMP IT UP.



I read the book I bought off of Amazon- " Curly Like Me". It was a God send!!! If you order it- it gives so many ideas on what you can do for your child's hair!! ALWAYS BRUSH THE HAIR WET !! ALWAYS!! You do not have to brush it everyday as bad as that sounds-you will only damage the hair if your baby has the curly biracial hair like mine does. Here is the KEY- LOOK FOR SILICONES IN THE INGREDIENTS!!!!- THE MORE SILICONES THE BETTER!!! They make the hair slick. Put LOTS OF THIS ON HER/HIS HAIR. Put her in the tub and get a BIG cup. Pour warm water all through her hair. If she is older, she can use the shower of course. Put the MOISTERIZING TRESSEMME INTO HER HAIR AND LET IT SIT AND WORK UNTIL SUPER SLIPPERY. Take a wide toothed comb and while holding the hair-begin combing FROM THE BOTTOM!! Work the tangles out EASILY from the ENDS to the top. The tangles come out so much easier this way. Continue until it is slick in shower/tub all the way to scalp. Pour a little warm water over hair while combing to get the hair/conditioner even easier to handle. When shower/bath is over- wrap the towel carefully around her head. Easily squeeze the hair dry. Immediately apply AMPLE TRSEMME TO THE HAIR FOR THE FINAL SET. After combing the conditioner through the hair in the style you want-LEAVE IT ALONE. It will only bush the hair up the hair to over brush at this point. The only other thing I do on occasion is to put a hair shine or argan oil if it is a special occasion and she wants her hair very shiney. Biracial hair is VERY SENSITIVE!! Do not pull to hard on your baby's head- it is very tender. The book said to treat the hair delicate like silk.



There are other brands that can be used IF the have several SILICONES as ingredients- such as Dimethicone etc. The higher these are on the ingredient list the better the concentration to keep the frizzys down.



I do this procedure and put 2 snap bows on each side of her head the day of washing so she can wear it to school so pretty down that day or to church.



DAY 2, 3 AND MAYBE 4. The days after wash, you reapply conditioner with your HANDS FLAT. Put the conditioner on your hands add a little warm water and with one hand under the hair and the other on the top of the hair rub it straight down. DO NOT RUN YOUR FINGERS THROUGH BECAUSE IT PROBABLY HAS SOME LITTLE KNOTS AGAIN BY NOW- DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT!!! This procedure will refresh the look. We usually do a ponytail on day 2.



We do not wash her hair everyday as biracial hair is very dry. No more than 2x per week is BEST!! By the next wash- There will be tangles-NO WORRIES.



We do: Day 1: Down, Day 2: Ponytail, Day 3: Bun...Day 4: Bun OR RECONDITION IN SHOWER/BATH.



My daughter's hair was SO unmanageable before I found this and now her hair is long. Quality conditioner is key and NO YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND A FORTUNE. Just take some time finding the silicone conditioners!!!!



Occasionally 1x or 2x per month you can SCALP ONLY wash with Tresemme moisturizing shampoo. This will clean the scalp. Just rinse it through the rest. If you aggressively wash it all hard with shampoo... extra tangles!! Don't do it.



Use the conditioner. Use ALOT of it. When you think it is too much.. it's not!! TOO MUCH IS JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT. If it dries and you see some white at all just apply a little warm water to that spot to dissolve it.

PS. THIS IS THE SAME OR BETTER THAN THE MIXED CHICKS PRODUCTS!! SAME INGREDIENTS AND LESS $$



Good Luck!! and I hope this works for you like it did my baby!!!

Lynda - posted on 03/12/2014

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I seriously reccomend using devacurl products.... I am a white girl with the craziest curly hair! Luckily my daughter has straight hair, but I however don't.... I also suggest NEVER using shampoo on the entire hair, use the shampoo on the scalp and let it run down the rest of the hair, with devacurl conditioner my hair is manageable! Also the devacurl works as a moisturizer, u can never leave too much conditioner in ur hair also.... Pile the devacurl conditioner in the wet hair and use this time to brush the hair out,.. Rinse that conditioner out to get all those loose hairs out and again pile on the devacurl leaving it in the hair,.. Always use either paper towels to crunch dry the hair or a 100% cotton T-shirt.... Crunch the hair to the scalp using the paper towel as to define the curls, remember do this when the hair is dripping wet with lots of devacurl conditioner in it.... I also suggest using a difuser , u can find videos on YouTube showing u how to use the difuser,.. I promise this product will work !!! Good luck :)

Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2013

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I use for my sons hair "Mixed Chicks" kids line, works so good for his hair and its all natural. I get it on Amazon but you can also get it on there website. I have been using it since he was 5 months old and wouldnt use anything else.

Ashley - posted on 03/22/2013

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Hello Ladies..I read the post and found them very useful..can someone please tell me the name of the red brush that works..having a hard time finding it. Thank you :-)

Isolina - posted on 01/03/2013

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Nutress Hair has wonderful products to keep mixed children's hair moisturized and healthy. Especially if you are straightening it. Check them out!

Dawn - posted on 11/20/2012

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My daughter has the tight curls....I use a large pick to get through it. I love the African Pride Deram Kids Olive Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner. I use the Just for Me 2-in-1 Conditioning Detangler. They make a lot of products for bi-racial/mixed kids, so I would say check out your local beauty retailer, like Sally Beauty. I would suggest just keeping trying until you find what works best for your daughter. Good luck.

Deshawna - posted on 04/24/2009

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The brush I was talking about is a conair brush. Red painted wood with two rubber bands around the handle and with longer white ball tipped bristles sticking out of the shorter boar bristles if anyone wants to check it out. Best brush ever!

Deshawna - posted on 04/24/2009

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I don't have any girls but my 3 yr old has hair that's to his waist. I mainly use a water bottle and a brush. For me, the biggest help is finding the right brush. The wrong one will only frustrate you. The one that works for me can be found at Target. It's red with short boar bristles and also has the white plastic ball tip bristles mixed in. Best brush ever! With a little water spritzed, it easily combs out the tangles. I had to buy 2 extra brushes just in case they stopped carrying them! Do not pass up on that brush! Let me know if you want a pic of it.

Also, I ALWAYS use conditioner on his hair after washing. Let it sit for a few min while she plays around and then rinse. For my son, the best ones are Herbal Essence Hello Hydration or even Pantene.

I rarely use stying products. Not needed as long as I have my brush and a spritz bottle.

Nichelle - posted on 04/20/2009

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I used the Just For Me product on my 3 year old...I left it in for less than a minute after I got it thru her hair and it came out perfect! I was still able to retain her curls, they just werent as tight and dont get as tangled. I plan to buy the Mixed Chicks line to maintain it...

Heidi - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hey Brooke, just a few pointers and products that you could use.

I use Matrix Sleek.look Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. I then use Biolage™ Hydra-Seal Leave-in Créme, and sometimes i use Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Serum.. I know it sounds like a bunch of money but it is really worth it. I use these products in my kids hair and it works amazing. My 8 yr old daughter has these tight tight curls and i get through her hair in no time and the frizz stays away.

Hope that this helped you in a way.

Jennifer - posted on 04/10/2009

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This was the biggest deal to me when I found out my baby was a girl.  I told my husband that my goal as a mom was not to be the mom that everyone sees at the store and says, "Poor child, her mom doesn't know what do to with her hair."  I quickly learned to ask MANY questions to EVERYONE. As you can see from my pictures, I have alot of stick-straight, fine hair.  My daughter, on the other hand, has a lot of thick, springy, beautiful curls.  I was so blessed when the daycare I chose hired a bi-racial college student.  As soon as I started asking questions, she told me everything.  We have developed a system that works for her hair (it's not just about products).  I've learned several tricks like, put her hair up in pig-tails or braids at night (it locks in the moisture).  Whenever she gets a bath, always condition her hair (even on the days you don't wash it).  Get the widest tooth comb you can find.  So far these, along with the products I use, work.  The best advice I can tell you is, find someone at a really nice salon who has a hair texture similar to your daughter's and make an appointment.  Ask her for a schedule of EVERYTHING she does with her hair.  Explain how much you want to spend on styling products (professional or target) and ask her to recommend products .  Buy the products.  Make another appointment and ask her to teach you how to put them in your daughter's hair.  That was the trick for me.  Good luck with your dilema.  I wish you the best in your quest to find that perfect combination that works for your beautiful little one.

Veronica - posted on 04/09/2009

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i use beautiful beginnings shampoo it is made by dark and lovely it works great for my daughters curls and dry hair

Keli - posted on 04/08/2009

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I was searching on this site in need of the same information. I have two daughters, ages 3 & 2. I have been trying so many products, especially on my 3 year old since she will be the guinea pig! Haha! Another problem I have is it seems like her hair just won't grow. She is almost 4 yrs old and her hair is just to her shoulders. She has had it trimmed before a couple times, but it seems like the back top of her hair doesn't get the same length as the rest. I don't know if this is from breakage or what, but I can't seem to grow her hair out longer. I was wondering if anyone has used the product by Just For Me called a Texture Moisturizer?? It is supposed to be like a mild softener to manage dry, frizzy hair. It says not to use on kids under 5, but someone in a salon said they used it on their 4 yr old and they loved it. It is sold at Walmart. Just wondering anyone's output on that product??

Mommyx3princess - posted on 03/11/2009

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I love carols daughter too...it's a little price but worth every penny.

 



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I read every single post and finally said thank you thank you at the last one talking about the mineral oil and petroleum products. I am a single mom so would love to be able to use products that can be bought at Walmart or Target but learned quickly that almost every single product there has mineral oil and petroleum. I used to use baby love up until my daughter was about a year old and was constantly frustrated bc her hair was always dry and brittle before the end of the day. I researched the net for hours over a week and saw several of the same suggestions. Use a silk pillow case, wash hair only once a week with a warm water rinse in between if need be, no rubber pony tail holders, and no petroleum or petroleum biproducts. I saw many many awesome reviews on the Carol's Daughter line and finally sucked up the cost and bought the kids line. It was the best move I ever made. I got my little one a good trim and her hair is so so so much better. The products are made of all natural creams, oils, etc and the bonus is that they smell wonderful. So, I wash her hair once a week with organic tear free shampoo, put CD's Tutti Fruiti conditoner in for the remainder of bath and rinse well, comb through and use the CD healthy hair butter as you would grease and brush through well, then I put a little granny braid in the back and put a silk cap on, comb through before school, rub through some CD Hair Milk, and leave down or put some pony's or braids and go. I am always getting other ' white ' girls coming up and telling me how pretty her hair is and asking how I take care of it. BTW, my daughter is black and white. Hope it gets better.





 

Sonja - posted on 03/10/2009

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I use Tresemme shampoo and conditioner on my girls hair. While conditioning it I use a wide toothed comb to comb the conditioner through their hair, then rinse. After that, there hair is pretty manageable and easy to comb through. DO NOT blow dry it, immediately use Cantu Shea Butter live in conditioning repair cream, part it into 4 equal sections, place in buns until morning, and cover with a shower cap to lock in moisture. You'll see the difference in the morning. Let me know how this works out for you.

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2009

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After reading a lot of the replies that you've received, another recommendation would be to look at the ingredient list of the products that you are putting on your daughters hair. Most store brands contain harmful chemicals that can be drying out your daughters hair, making her skin react. Shampoos/conditioners contain very harmful ingredients that the everyday consumer doesn't know about. Go "green" with your childrens' products, cut out the harsh and toxic chemicals!! I'd love to tell you about a great place to shop, its one-stop and gets delivered to your doorstep!!
www.themomteam.com/healthyhappyhomes or call me 905-990-2339

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2009

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Good day to you Brooke and bless that little girls mess of curls!! I too am the very proud mama of Teva, she is racially mixed (Jamaican/Scottish) and has the best mess of curls up top of her head. We have tried all the products recommended by both sides of the family and found that nothing worked. So I did some research and found an amazing Wellness company that has great products for sensitive skin and special skin. The hair wash is incredible, I was amazed the first time I used it. I can comb Teva's hair without conditioners and oils. She no longer is scratching at her head because it is so dry. I'd love to share with you the information I found. You can reach me on Facebook, log onto my website www.themomteam.com/healthyhappyhomes
or give me a call 905-990-2339.

Bridgette - posted on 03/08/2009

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I read every single post and finally said thank you thank you at the last one talking about the mineral oil and petroleum products. I am a single mom so would love to be able to use products that can be bought at Walmart or Target but learned quickly that almost every single product there has mineral oil and petroleum. I used to use baby love up until my daughter was about a year old and was constantly frustrated bc her hair was always dry and brittle before the end of the day. I researched the net for hours over a week and saw several of the same suggestions. Use a silk pillow case, wash hair only once a week with a warm water rinse in between if need be, no rubber pony tail holders, and no petroleum or petroleum biproducts. I saw many many awesome reviews on the Carol's Daughter line and finally sucked up the cost and bought the kids line. It was the best move I ever made. I got my little one a good trim and her hair is so so so much better. The products are made of all natural creams, oils, etc and the bonus is that they smell wonderful. So, I wash her hair once a week with organic tear free shampoo, put CD's Tutti Fruiti conditoner in for the remainder of bath and rinse well, comb through and use the CD healthy hair butter as you would grease and brush through well, then I put a little granny braid in the back and put a silk cap on, comb through before school, rub through some CD Hair Milk, and leave down or put some pony's or braids and go. I am always getting other ' white ' girls coming up and telling me how pretty her hair is and asking how I take care of it. BTW, my daughter is black and white. Hope it gets better.

Mommyx3princess - posted on 03/02/2009

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Products that contain mineral oil or petroleum is very bad for the hair..they clog up the pores and don't allow the scape to breath. Sometime this prevent growth. A lot of the products for black ppl hair contain mineral oil and petroleum. There are products out there that contain natural oils. Look for for those products. I love the African Pride Herbal Oil it made wth all natural oil that are healthy for the hair. Another one of my favorites is Kids Organic Shea Butter works great on the hair and contain no mineral oils or petroleum. lastly find a good leave in conditioner i love Garner Fructis leave in conditioning Cream Sleek and Shine. Herbal Essense has some good conditioner too.

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I really like organic root stimulator products. http://ors.railsplayground.net/  the products aren't greasy, but control the frizz and dryness.  Also, look into getting a leave in conditioner.  Moisturize, moisturize, moisterize.  Black People have dry hair, so a good shampoo and conditioner from a Black hair care shop will probably help as  well. Good luck!

Allie-Fabulous - posted on 03/02/2009

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hey Brooke, i have a nightmare with my daughters hair, and at the moment i find once you have washed it, put conditioner on her hair & rake it through. leave the conditioner on it works great doesn't look greasy and helps it from looking dry. worth a try.xallie.x

Kellee - posted on 03/01/2009

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Hi Brooke. I feel your pain. I found that using Motions hairdressing cream works wonders with my daughter's hair. I just use a little bit (the size of a dime) and some water when I comb her hair and it works beautifully. Her hair stays soft and has a nice sheen to it all day.

Alicia - posted on 02/28/2009

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My advice would be to check out stores that specialize in ethnic hair hair and beauty products. Id also recommend Pink hair care products, indian hemp hair oils, and hair food. Also ANYTHING by a line called organic root stimulator. It can be a bit pricey but it is FABULOUS for dry, coarse,easily damaged or ethnic hair! (my mom's a hairdresser)

Nichelle - posted on 02/27/2009

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wow...I dont have anything to add, but I sure have gotten a lot of tips/ideas from you all! I have been struggling with my daughter's strawberry blonde, shoulder-length curls (but you'd never know because the curls are so tight!) I'm going to try some of the things mentioned here and hopefully I will find something that works...thanks!

Tara - posted on 02/27/2009

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S-curl is an AMAZING product for hair, it comes in a spray bottle, just spritz over wet hair and pick it out/through to the ends. My son had a massive afro of hair when he was younger, and with S-curl, it would turn his hair into shirly temple ringlets! Really helped with the frizzyness. He still uses it on his short hair, just to give it shine and keep from frizzing! It's cheap and you can find it at walmart in the "ethnic" hair product section. White spray bottle with blue writing! Good luck!

Alexandra - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi brooke, your kids are supper cute!. I'll give you some tips more that products: in the winter time shampoo only once ot twice a week with a non sulfate shampoo, every other time you wash their hair just use conditioner, kids with curly hair don't need that much shampooing since it dries out their hair, you may want to shampoo more in the summer time. Also when using a towel to dry their haiy use a microfiber towell, it helps with the frizz and don't rub the hair but squeze gently. Always apply a leave in conditioner. Good luck!

Nancy - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi Brooke..I know...you are the child of my "kindred spirit"! and I have left a couple messages for you somewhere..ok..I admit it..I and your Mom have this in common..we get a bit lost on FB!! I hope you find my messages..I looked and cannot find them :O) Love you!

Shannie - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi Brooke-



 



I wash my bi-racial daughter's hair about once every 2 weeks or so.. I use and LOVE Just for Me oil moisturizing lotion. I use it every day. It's not too thick or heavy- and it can be found at Walgreens or Wal Mart. It really helps her hair lay beautifully and keeps her twists looking fresh all day. When I give my daughter a bath, I wash her hair 1st, then apply the conditioner that comes in the box with my hair color, and keep it in her hair the whole time she plays in the tub..I try to never blow-dry her hair; it's very soft after the conditioner sits for a long time.. I then add the Just for Me lotion, and style. Tip: if I have her hair in puff balls, to de-tangle it I use Just for Me 2-in-1 Conditioning Detangler. It makes her hair very soft & is a great conditioner. Her hair always looks healthy & has a beautiful shine! Hope this helps.

Brooke - posted on 02/25/2009

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Quoting Nancy:



Hi Brooke..






What I have found is that hot oil treatments are a must. Living in Colorado Springs brings a challenge due to our arid climate..hair breakage is a given. We use equal parts of canola oil and olive oil..warm it..not too hot..be careful..apply to the ends and work into the scalp..wrap in a warm towel for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition..we us Silk Elements shampoo and conditioner  purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply. We use Pink Oil lotion on the ends of the hair daily..and only wash the hair once a week. Hannah had her hair in braids for 2 years in order to realise growth..and it did control the hair and it grew quickly. Everyone's hair is different and there is no one size fits all solution unfortunately. You will eventually find it...it is just a bit frustrating figuring it all out!






Nancy, do you know who this is? It's Brooke Allen.....Tom and Cindy's daughter. Really cool to see you on here. Mom's been telling me she's talked to you some. She's not crazy about face book but we all keep reassuring her she will get the hang of it. Shhhhhh, don't tell her I told you but she's not super computer savy. Thanks for the advice about the hot oil treatments. I bought some Pantene and Luster's pink Oil today and already noticed Selah's hair was much softer and manageable. I plan on doing a hot oil treatament very soon. Do you braid Hannah's hair or take her to someone? I have no clue about braiding but I could always take Selah to a girl I know who braids great. Hope all of you are doing great......sure wish we could see your family in the near future. Well, maybe we will just not here on this earth but in our new home with our Father !  



-Brooke-

Shawne - posted on 02/25/2009

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Bio Silk helps wonders on my daughters hair it keeps it very soft and none frizzy!!!

Nancy - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi Brooke..



What I have found is that hot oil treatments are a must. Living in Colorado Springs brings a challenge due to our arid climate..hair breakage is a given. We use equal parts of canola oil and olive oil..warm it..not too hot..be careful..apply to the ends and work into the scalp..wrap in a warm towel for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition..we us Silk Elements shampoo and conditioner  purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply. We use Pink Oil lotion on the ends of the hair daily..and only wash the hair once a week. Hannah had her hair in braids for 2 years in order to realise growth..and it did control the hair and it grew quickly. Everyone's hair is different and there is no one size fits all solution unfortunately. You will eventually find it...it is just a bit frustrating figuring it all out!

Debbie - posted on 02/25/2009

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Sounds to me like you've already gotten great answers. The Mixed Chicks products are good, but a bit pricey. We've also had luck with Pantene products being easy to use. My girls are now older and doing their own hair, but at your kid's age what I wish I'd known was this: You really only need to wash hair once weekly. If it gets really messy just rinse but try to avoid shampooing if at all possible. Avoid blow driers, let it blow dry. You need to find leave in conditioners. My two daughters have very different hair, my youngest can use almost any product, but my oldest daughter (age 14) really needs to use heavier conditioners. Olive oil products work well as well. My point is, you may not ever find "the one perfect product" but rather something that works well on a particular child's hair! Your'd kids are gorgeous! Blessings!

Christine - posted on 02/25/2009

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My step-daughter has crazy curly hair!  I have been trying for 4 years to find the right combo of products to use.. She goes to her mom's every-other weekend and she refuses to aknowledge the fact that her daughter is bi-racial so she uses no more tangles and mousse and hairspray and gel... needless to say, this has made it that more challenging.  So what I do is have her use pantene shampoo, but I bought Natural Organics Protien enriched conditioner- it's a little heavy so it helps weigh down the frizzies.  I also bought a creme/lotion that goes on after her shower which helps with the combing.  I also use a grease (which I ran out of and threw out the container this morning with trash), but all 3 of the products are Natural Organics and the if you open the container the grease is blue and smells like watermelon.  The combination has made my daughters hair healthier than I have ever seen it, and it also seems to help protect it from the products her mother insists on using...  Good luck!

Jeannie - posted on 02/24/2009

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If you are an avid walmart shopper as I am, they usually have a section for african hair products.  I have tried many different things on my daughters hair and find that usually the african gold products work really well.  I have to use all natural products on my daughter because she has such bad ecxema.  I have found that many of the organic products work just as well as things like pantene products.  I have also found that a hot oil treatment once in while especially at the roots really helps.

Chatima - posted on 02/24/2009

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I use little sprouts products on my sons hair. It helps keep the curl while eliminating frizz and keeps his hair soft.

Eshon - posted on 02/24/2009

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Awww Brooke, aren't you sweet!  Thanks for the compliment!  And yes, the Pantene products are actually what I use on my hair, and I like them very much. They of course can be found very affordably at Wal-Mart or Target.  Origins is sold in their own stores or at Macy's (if you have that department store where you live).  You can of course but the producst on-line if you want:



http://www.origins.com/templates/product...



Good luck with the hair care and talk to you soon in the circle!



Eshon

Brooke - posted on 02/24/2009

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Thanks so much ladies for your suggestions. Actually, my close friend uses Pantene's women of color line for herself and daughter. I tried it once on my daughter while visiting her and it did work really well. Also, Eshon where can I get the Origins line. I usually shop at Wal-Mart or Target and wonder do they sell this line ? Also, had to say, you are gorgeous in your profile pic. Also, my maiden name was Allen. Thanks again ladies and would still love more suggestions.

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Thank you Eshon for the new hair line website!! I look forward to seeing how this product works with my little ones! Thanks again!!

Eshon - posted on 02/24/2009

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Hi Brooke! Your babies are beautiful and what a cool mom you are for trying to find just the right stuff for them.  I have a mixed race 13 year old who has run the gamut of hair textures, length and dramas over the years, so I can only offer products from my experience and can tell you we have had GREAT success over the years with her hair.  



First off try the "Knot Free" product from Origins - we use the rinse cream because it really gets tangles out and doesn't dry out or strip the natural oils that curly hair needs.  It smells wonderful too!  Also try Herbal Essences "None of Your Frizzness" line. It focuses on curly hair and is very nourishing.  The key is the leave in conditioning creme, which really helps curly hair keep it's moisture throughout the day.  Lastly, we recently discovered products form a great line called Mixed Chicks and they can be found online at: http://www.mixedchicks.net/.



I wish you all the very best and good luck!

Erica - posted on 02/24/2009

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hey Brooke hopefully I can a little. Not only will my son be multiracial but I am too. Your daughters hair sounds alot like mine. I have thick curly hair that used to dry out pretty easily too. I love pantene. They have a line for women of color that I use. I agree with Gabrielle and reccomend you should let the conditioner sit in her hair for several minutes then comb it out while it is still wet. Continue to comb it after you rinse her hair out. I also use Lusters pink oil moisturizer while my hair is still damp. I very rarely blow dry my hair and try not to use any gels or mousses it dries my hair out. Usually air dry my hair and when I do straighten it I use a flat iron and use a moisturizing straightning gel. But I go natural most of the time it seems to have made my hair healthier.

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Hey Brooke, my oldest son has long curly hair, so I too deal with the masses of curls and sometimes dryness. You're doing great by not washing it too much but one thing that works for me is while the conditioner is on, I comb gently the tangles out and then rinse out. I also use Pantene for curls shampoo and conditioner. Immediately coming out of bath/ shower, I use Pantene mousse specializing in curls and then apply "Carol's Daughter Hair milk" [CarolsDaughter.com] and it keeps the curls tight and moisturized until I need to reapply. I also air dry Izzy's hair, the blowdryer's heat is too harsh (in my opinion) and that helps as you said, to block some of the dryness that that may be causing... hope that helps!!

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