My Daughters hair

Victoria - posted on 12/24/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )

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Hi my daughter is 2 years old, she is a Puerto Rican and Black mix and her hair is a even mixture of us both. therefore I need some suggestions from moms who care for the same texture of hair. Her hair has soft loose curls but it will get little dry and frizzy. I tried original sprouts hair care products for children and it works great but its expensive. My hair is dead straight and my husband has dreads, I dont want to mess up her hair due to lack of knowledge. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Valencia - posted on 12/29/2009

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Great reply Chanel. You said everything I would have said and I just have to reiterate - DO NOT PERM your mixed childs hair when they are a little kid. It will ruin what is a beautiful texture of hair. Mixed Chicks hair products work GREAT! Do not wash the hair everyday - it will get extremely dry and stay frizzy. The key is to keep the hair moisturized. I know it can get expensive, but if all else fails I would urge you to take them to a beauty shop that specializes in African American hair. You can get a nice shampoo, condition, press and curl for a little kid for around $25.00 if you find the right place. I used to go every other week as a child and my mom used to keep my hair in braids except for special occassions. The other thing to remember is to try a variety of things until you find one that works - just because a child is biracial doesn't mean they all have the same type of hair - it varies just as much as any white, black, or other ethnic group's hair textures. What works for one biracial child might not work for another in the same family. My sons have very different hair from one another. My husband is white and I am black with a biracial father. I have a very "interesting" hair texture and it took me a while to figure out what works best for it. Good luck ladies! :)

Chanel - posted on 12/29/2009

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I know that it is hard to deal with hair I know I am a black mother with mix kids and it's hard for mother that arent black or didnt grow up with kid with mix or black hair to deal with it. I have some do's and donts for you. Do Not perm, or relax a little kids hair I dont care how bad you think it is just dont do it,wait atleast intil they are 12 or 13 and if you cant wait intil then try pressing their hair first. Do keep some kind of oil in their hair at all times this will help it from getting so dry. Dont wash the child hair everyday, try only washing it every other week or just once a week if you really have to. If your child has really curly hair try deep conditionering it when you wash it, and try motion for kids detangler and conditioner it works really good. Also try keeping your childs hair up in ponytails or braids (this will help keep the oil in and keep you from having to do your childs hair all the time). If you have any other questions just ask.

Allison - posted on 05/01/2012

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Glop & Glam Hair products are amazing...all made with natural and organic ingredients, no alcohol, parabens or sulfates and include lice preventive while naturally tear free. The best part is that the kids love the products since each product has a fun scent...ie creamsicle detangler, cake batter conditioner, chocolate anti frizz cream etc. Their packaging is fantastic - eco friendly and colorful! The woman who started the line is a stylist, salon owner and mother of two. In fact her kids are bi-racial so the inspiration was to create a line that kids could call their own, one that did finally work as well as adult products, worked on different hair types/ethnicities, made with top ingredients yet was still fun!

Renae - posted on 07/20/2011

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i have seen a lot of responses on here for you to try. Some people post to braid and twist the hair and they put the hair in a ponytail over night. If your child has curly dry hair at all, do not put her hair in a ponytail over night. It will cause breakage, just get her a satin pillow case to help with tangles. I also see that some people say to use alot of different product, but do not use anything with petrolium jellies.gel, or mousse if her hair is at all curly, this may stunt her hair growth. My daughter is black and white, she has hair type called c3 which in salon terms means kinky curly korkscrew. people are always stopping us where ever we go and asking me what i do to her hair to make it so pretty and curly. The curly part is natural, but the techniques i use are... Every morning i detangle her hair with just for me moisturizing detangler, with a wide tooth comb, then i spray olive oil and comb through, sometimes I put the same brand moisturizing oil lotion though her hair and comb it also, Lastly to give her shine i use something i could never live without, its called curl creme smoother also by just for me by soft and beautiful. I also conditioner her hair every other night. I rinse it out after about five min and after I have detangled all of it, then I put a little more conditioner back in as a leave in. I usually do this around two hours before her bedtime so it wont be so wet when she lays down to sleep. A lot of people have asked me why I dont ever braid or twist her hair and my response to that is I take pride in thet texture of her hair and i want to teach her to also take pride in her hair by doing everything she can to make it pretty and naturallly curly the way it is and it also can break her little hair since it is dry and very kinky curly. you can go to curlyhair.com i think it is and it will tell you what type hair you baby has and it also gives you some really good tips and techiques to bring out the very best in her hair texture. Hope this helps. God bless you.

Stacie - posted on 12/26/2009

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AAAgh! I know exactly what you mean. My daughters hair is so long and beautiful, when its WET! But as soon as it dries, frizzies and tangles.(Check pic below) Flat ironing does ok, and I don't want to perm it. I sure wish I could find something to make it manageable to leave long and flowing, so pretty.

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Chequeta - posted on 06/12/2012

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My daughter is 8 years old, she is mixed with Black and Mexican. Her hair is very thick and it used to impossible to comb through it, especially in the mornings. I have found that if I put her hair in to braids and wrap it at night, it is a lot more manageable. I found that using all natural hair products work best on her hair. I buy Kamazacare. It smells great and it is natural and it leaves her hair feeling soft. It's a little expensive, but it is well worth it. To wrap her hair up a night, I use the KiddieWrap. It stays on all night and I can fit all of her hair in it. The Kiddiewrap is a little harder to find. I bought mines on Etsy for about $20. I hope this helps.

Lisa - posted on 06/04/2012

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Yes! Glop and Glam is a wonderful company. I saw the products in the Yellow Balloon salons in Los Angeles, and in Nordstrom, read about the comapny on their web site, and enjoy the great selection of producs for children (and adults). After managing private preschools for years, the lice issue is present every year. No getting around it. G and G products are effective and gentle for a somewhat awkward hair situation (lice). My 24 year old loves the cake batter conditioner and chocolate anti frizz cream for regular use. Moms! A great fund raiser for schools!

Leslie - posted on 04/30/2012

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You need to have them sleep on a satin pillowcase. Try www.keepinmykinkykurls@bigcartel.com
They have great satin pillow rolls and pillowcases.

Karla - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter is black/mexican. When she was a baby she had the most wonderful little brown curl. She would go to the beauty salon and have it blown out (which took 2 hours). Her stylist wouldn't do a relaxer until she was eight. We only have to do a retouch every 6 months, but it still took a couple of years before it really made a difference. There is a new product out made for bi-racial hair...check the good beauty shops for an item called Curls (www.curls.biz). Believe me, after 15 years we've spent thousands on hair products. But her hair is so nice that the girls at school think she has a weave.

Teresa - posted on 01/11/2010

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To the person that said wait until 12 or 13 to relax her hair (I think it was Chanel).... PLEASE DON'T DO IT PERIOD!!!! My 17 YO is mixed with PR and Black (I'm Black, her dad is Black and Puerto Rican). Since the day she was born, she's had long super-thick curly hair. As she got older, it was too much for me to do. AND I LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW HOW TO DO HAIR!!!! I did the pressing thing I even put a relaxer in her hair (I didn't leave it in as long as I was supposed to). For the past 2 years, she has been getting texturizers. They aren't as harsh as relaxers PLUS my teen has the option of wearing her hair curly OR straight!!!! AND she gets her hair done every 3 months!!!! It made a world of difference, her hair is so much manageable and alot less damaged. Also, beware of those who are quick to tell you to relax her hair- DON'T DO IT, IT WILL MESS UP HER BEAUTIFUL HAIR!!!! BTW, my daughter goes to a professional Black hairstylist who specializes in "natural" hair- she is d*** good at what she does!!!! AND she keeps her own hair in excellent condition as well (you want to trust someone who keeps their own hair in tip-top shape.... If they didn't, I wouldn't trust them to do a good job on mine or my kids.... just my opinion).

Stephanie - posted on 01/10/2010

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How do I care for a black baby's hair she is only 6 months old, I was told to keep a hat on her but it just dose not stay on. Also to only was it every 2 days, and told it keep oil in her hair where do I find a good not to expernsive product.

Christa - posted on 01/08/2010

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Well first of all when I saw that beautiful photo of you two I thought your daughter looks just like my little pookie (child I have been raising since 6 months) When Jasmine was young I used baby lotion because it worked real well and I had it anyway. It kept her curls curly and no friz. My little pookie (Jasmine) is now 9 with beautiful soft curls that I just adore and tell her daily that women spend good money to make there hair look like hers. Good luck with all the informative responses. You will know what works best for you but I would of course start with the less expensive products until you find the one that works best. Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 01/08/2010

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I have tried grease but I dont like a coating or greasy look on their hair. The" Pantene for woman of color" works well for them so I stick with that. Thanks :-)

Dashanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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I have a bi-racial son but,I also have a niece and she got THICK course hair and my sister uses JAM on her hair it keeps the hair moist and help keep it down it's like JELL but,better I use it on my hair too works GOOD.

Joann - posted on 01/07/2010

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have you tried vaseline or light grease??? a little goes a long way & it's not that expensive. i don't have bi-racial children my self but my nephews are & that's what worked for our family.

Michelle - posted on 01/03/2010

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I use Pantene Pro-V in the brown bottle. It says for women of color on it. Both of my girls hair has been much easier to work with and has grown significantly since the heavy breaking has stopped. I only wash their hair on Sundays though and during the week I use a spray-bottle I made mixed with the Pantene conditioner and water. Also another plus with this is that it doesnt smell bad like a lot of the kids hair products do.

Kylie - posted on 01/03/2010

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i live in sydney, australia. and have none of these products. I have to travel 2 hours to the african salon to get "dark and lovely" shampoo but that is the only line they stock.. it sux!! might look online, am very interested in mixed chicks-wonder if they deliver to australia?

Keosha - posted on 01/01/2010

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Mixed chicks products really work well. The biggest key is not to wash the hair often unless the child is swimming. If the child is swimming, be sure to coat the hair with oil and conditioner before they swim.Try to use oil based products that do not have the first ingredient as water. Water will dry out the child's hair. It is important to wash the child's hair at night put lots of oils in it come it out with a weave brush detangling brush. Then wrap it up in a tie over night. This will keep the hair from tangling. When combing the childs hair use a lotionbased oil that will allow the hair to soften so that it does not tangle and hurt the child's scalp. Good luck. I have use a many products and some work others do not .. It varies per child and the weather condition.

Ann - posted on 12/31/2009

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I agree with those who said all have different hair types and you may have to try different products to find one that works. I just started using Palmer's products with olive oil on my two year old and it works great for her. Walmart has a full section for ethnic hair with reasonably priced products you can try!

Lisa - posted on 12/31/2009

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I have have children with a mix of different hair. Some have curly..some have very coarse and curly and tight hair.The best thing to use is first a detangling spray then sunsilk defrizz creme.Her hair will be frizz free for awhile but as u know children of mixed race will always have frizz!!!

Adrian - posted on 12/31/2009

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I have struggled with that same issue but my daughter is Black and White and her hair is the same texture, so I use a product made by Just for Me, its a pink lotion for little girls and it works wonders. You can find it in wal-mart and its about $5.00 a bottle so its not that expensive. Good Luck!

Aurelia - posted on 12/30/2009

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i have a bi-racial child and he has long hair. i have tried many product and i have notice that noddle has control his hair a lil more than other products. you can find it in sally's.

good luck!! i know the feeling...

Lisa - posted on 12/29/2009

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My daughter is white and black and i have tried a million things but i have found with my daughter that African gro works the best on her, i got it at walmart, i was her her hair and i put that in after i brush it out put it up in a ponytail, it keeps her hair moisturized and keep all those ringlets so pretty and then in the morning i brush through and add somemore and then style it and its really helped her frizzes, the dryness and keeps her scalp conditioned, so far its working for us so hopefully you will find what works best for you.

Kimberly - posted on 12/29/2009

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My daugher is only 6 months and seems to be quite the mystery still however many paople have told me to use Carol's Daugher when the time comes.

Erica - posted on 12/28/2009

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My daughter is 4 and my son is 2. They both have tight soft curls. I use mixed chix (buy online). It is a wonderful product. I tried everything and a friend told me about this natural product. It's great because it has a shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner for all types of hair. I love it because it is all natural. It works wonders and my kids get so many compliments on their beautiful hair! Good luck!

Sally - posted on 12/27/2009

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these days I am short on money, so I buy MOTIONS the leave in conditioner and the hair lotion. I also like LA Looks mega mega hold gel to lock in the curl for both of my daughters hair. I've tried every product out there and this one is okay. when I can, l buy the Paul Mitchel kids detangler spray (hard to find,,,CVS was the last place) I also like to put Softee coconut oil.. hair & scalp conditioner. Keep in mind that every hair texture is different. My twins have different textures and I only use the coconut oil on my daughter with the courser texture. I do alot of braiding and twists, they rarely wear their hair down

Christina - posted on 12/27/2009

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My daughter is white and black....her hair is thick, frizzy and sometimes nappy....I found hair care products that contain olive oil work really well in her hair as well as a good detangeler!!!!

Alisa - posted on 12/26/2009

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Try a product called Just For Me. I have three children that are bi racial, (black and white) each one has a different hair texture. My daughters have very thick long hair, they are both in college now and this is the product we have always used. Something else that helps is the used a good conditioner, and leave it in her hair. This works great.

Michelle - posted on 12/26/2009

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Silken Child from Sally's beauty works well for my daughter, her hair sounds the same. Its pretty cheap and you can get it online if you don't have a Sally's near you. I actually put the conditioner on at night (the kind you are supposed to rinse out) and leave it in and wrap her hair in a silk headscarf so it doesn't get so tangled. Then I use John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curl spray, (a tad more expensive but works very well) in the morning. Good luck, finding the right hair products is really a trial and error process :)

Kasha - posted on 12/24/2009

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If your puerto rican I highly suggest going to salons that are in puertoriqueno communities and ask about good hair products. Caribe products cater to that type of hair. Yellow is a product my hairdresser uses on me. Even try Dominican salons. They carry products like yellow and other products made for in between hair. The mixture is no different and you'll find better products. All else fails and you happen to live somewhere without la communidad, use kerasilk products.



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