Help with hairstyles

Jaime - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Hey ladies. My little girl is mixed (white/haitian) and usually I just leave her fro out but I'd like to find some cute hair styles for her. I'm not the best at it but I can braid however, I have like no imagination so i have a hard time coming up with designs on my own. I'd love some tips, to see some pics or get some links to pages that can help me out. Thanks ladies :)

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Robin - posted on 04/18/2010

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Hi Jaime,
If she has curly hair, I would recommend just letting her curls be. My son is half black and half white. I searched the world over for good products for his hair. What works, is a line of products called mixed chicks. You can get them at www.mixedchicks.net. I love them! We use the shamppo, deep conditioner, and the leave-in. You can get the whole set for like $40. You can also order a sample pack for .99 to see if you like it first. It leave his curls bouncy, and not frizzy at all.
Robin

Venessa - posted on 04/17/2010

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My son's hair is still quite soft and has large ringlets, how ever I have mixed hair (melanesian/white), My hair is mostly type 4a/b so can be trouble to deal with. After years of relaxing and perming my hair I have shaved it off to start again. It's no ones fault as my white mother had no idea how to deal with afro hair and my father's answer was cut ot short until I was 11 and he let me relax it, I say no ones fault because I would strongly suggest you all avoid relaxing. Find sites that teach you how to care for your child curly/frizzy/afro hair, it can be manageable! It means they will grow up knowing how to deal with it and can make a more informed decision about using chemicals when they are older.
There are lots of tutorials on you tube showing you how to braid or how to do different styles or designs. Twists are good too.

The big thing with frizzy/afro hair (despite what people think) it is very fragile because of the dryness. If you have the time make your own hair products, this will avoid the moisture stripping ingredients in shampoo & conditioner you get at shops. Hydratherma products (http://healthyhairjourney.com) are very natural (as I am in Australia shipping is a bit much to buy it sp I speak for the ingredients only - I make my own). After a shower or bath when the hair is still wet use pure coconut oil (it's one of few oils that penetrate the strand and moisturize rather than just coat the hair. Then use a hair cream (shea butter or something can help to get a brush through. Use Moisturizing oil daily. Do a deep condition treatment once a week after washing - and the big myth don't wash their hair too often it may help today it doesn't help in the long run.

If any of you would like recipes I use in my hair I would be happy to provide some ( I have Shampoo/Conditioner/Moisturizing treatments/ Protein treatments/Hair Sheen/Hair Smoother/Leave in Conditioner)

Braiding is great - and a nice braid out after is cute. Bantu knots aer funky too.... Whatever you do make sure hair styling is time they enjoy otherwise they may grow up loathing their hair.

Tasia - posted on 04/15/2010

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My siter n law n my nieces have a big problem with there hair, and we found that if they stick to using a "good quality" shampoo and conditioner in there hair it helps tons!! And then just make sure you moisterize her hair daily to make sure it doesn't get brittle and break! Also by keeping her hair moisterized you can help her hair not be as frizzy and WAY more managable!!

Tonya - posted on 04/15/2010

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well my daughter is mixed with a very nappy but then afro so its very difficult to work with i found tho that straighteners dont work nor do perms so i have found that putting lotion or a hair detangler in her hair an crimping it totally lasts!!! but as for a hair doo part the front of her hair to one side an make it straight an pin it behind her ear then let the back stay totally curled it is so cute that way!!!

Nikki - posted on 04/14/2010

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My son is biracial as well, and i use a small amount of leave in conditioner after bath times. It makes all the difference in the world!

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I saw some posts on here about getting the baby's hair in ringlets. Can anyone give some tips on how to do that? I have been trying to let my son's hair grow out, hoping that it will grow out of the the puffy, frizzy stage and start doing the ringlets. So far its still just puffy and frizzy.

User - posted on 05/19/2012

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Is the mixef chicks product ok for kids under a year? Im tired of battling with my babies hair!

Amy - posted on 01/04/2012

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Look for a product called Mixed Chicks. They make a kids line. I swear by it. I have the shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and detangler spray. My daughter is black/white and has a curly fro that belongs in the 70's. The Mixed Chicks hair products are a little more expensive than normal hair products, but it's worth every penny. it allows you to not have to braid her hair so often. And it doesn't leave her hair greasy or oily looking like some do.

Tarah - posted on 11/25/2010

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I just wash their hair every other day (we still use baby shampoo- johnson and johnson). I pat it dry with a cotton towel and apply Aveeno leave in conditioner to their damp hair. I comb out my son's' hair with (johnson's detangler or water) in the morning. I only comb out my duaghter's' hair when I feel she needs it (both with a wide tooth comb). My son is 2 yars old and my daughter is one. I either comb my son's' hair stright back or part it. Occasaionally (very rarely) I will put it in a pony tail; as he will ask for it. I usually put a head band on my daughter's' head, which she pulls off about once a week. I may add more to thier hair routine as they get older (only if necessary), but our regimen really works their hair is "perfect".

Karma - posted on 11/21/2010

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Your baby is a bit younger but this ladies blog about her biracial daughters hairstyles routine has some really cute styles for the near future! It's called beadsbraidsandbeyond.blogspot.com
I left my bay's hair out too until i t was long enough to do braids. I usually do two french braids onthe sides or three braids- one on top two on side and I always remoisturize it with water and conditioner before. I let her wear it out 1 or 2 days now- with bows or barettes..

Robin - posted on 04/18/2010

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Mixed chicks is wonderful! I use it for my son, and his hair just hangs in beautiful ringlets! You will love it!

Jaime - posted on 04/18/2010

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Venessa - I def plan to never relax her hair because i've heard such bad things about it. I figured it would be a decision she would have to make when she was old enough to understand the consequences. I have a hard time washing her hair cuz she just hates water in her face so i've been afraid to use anything other than tear free shampoos. I usually only wash her hair twice a week. Then everyday, when its out, I wet it, put some creme or serum in it and comb it but it gets all frizzy anyways. And I'm still trying to make hair time fun but she's not a fan. I was amazed when she let me braid her whole head yesterday. Her lil mohawk looks too cute!
Is the coconut oil in a 'grease' form or is it straight oil? Do you use your own shampoos and blends on your LO?? i would love to get the recipes from you so i can share them with some of my friends who have probs with their kids' hair as well. My email is jaimerz81@hotmail.com or post it here if ya want.

Denise - posted on 04/13/2010

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if her hair is short your best bet is to leave it and let it grow...when you comb it use a detangler for babies and briad it at nite as best you can. with my baby i really get those flat clips and put one or two in the front to create a style off her face....keep it simple she is still growing and make sure to treat the curls with moisture every day. you need a light hair oil to avoid breakage

Jaime - posted on 04/12/2010

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Jessica - I never heard of not braiding before, never would have thought about it but i guess it makes sense. I like the idea of braiding it into a pony tail...i wonder if she will let me get to the back of her head for that long. Thanks for the idea!

Jessica - posted on 04/11/2010

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my daughter has alot of hair and i usually put in pigtails or a regular pony tail with a bow its simple and cute, i was going to get her hair briaded into a half pony but i was told by the hair dresser that its not the best idea to braid a childs head under 2 because of their soft spot. Though i have seen alot of babies with braided hair so I'm not sure but for designs my stepdaughter always gets hers braided straight down the scalp and parted in the middle it looks real cute.

Jamie - posted on 04/11/2010

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I would part it down the middle and give her two little puffy pigtails,it would be cute.I have a white/hawaiian mixed baby girl so i know all about the curly unruly hair!I just use a lot of different frizz serums on her hair.Hope this helps :)

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