Products for Culry Haired Toddler

Irene - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Hey all!

My little girl is almost three years old. She has really curly hair. I have been using the Johnsons baby wash on her hair but I think it's time to upgrade to some actual hair products since it leaves her hair incredibly dry.

Any suggestions on what to use on really curly hair?

Thanks in advance!

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Kathleen - posted on 03/05/2010

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE www.mixedchicks.net leave-in hair conditioner. i have to buy it online because no store near here carry it. i spent about $80 on a HUGE pump bottle - i use a ton of it every morning on her hair and the bottle has lasted about 8 months. totally worth it! my daughter's hair is very curly (perfect tight spirals) but not exactly kinky so standard 'black hair care products' are too oily for her. this product was recommended to me by my puerto rican hair dresser who uses it on herself and her biracial girls.
also check out Blended Beauties. it is an online company that caters to biracial hair types. they have lots of pictures on their website so you can see the types of hair their products are designed for. i like mixed chicks better but blended beauties is very similar. both product lines have a sublte nice smell (not too uch of a perfume smell) and leave her hair soft. its a great detangler too!

Nicole - posted on 09/27/2011

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I love Miss Jessie's hair products. It definitely makes my daughter's hair very soft and manageable.

Melissa - posted on 03/05/2010

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Go to your local beauty supply shop and buy "Curly Q's" hair products. They have a moisturizing shampoo, conditioner and a leave in moisturizer (one called "milkshake" and the other called "custard", both work great) that you run from root to tip, one section at a time. you can use it when her hair is wet or dry, but i prefer styling it when its wet. the moisturizer will define the curls and also naturally elongate them, making them hang down as opposed to sticking close to her head. reapply the moisturizer daily (as needed) and wash her hair 3 or 4 times a week at the most. Washing her hair every day WILL dry it out. also, when you are washing and conditioning her hair, after you have put the conditioner in, run a wide tooth comb through her hair, getting rid of any tangles. this will also allow you to easily run the leave in moisturizer through her hair. i hope i helped!

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Saiqa - posted on 10/29/2013

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I use 'mixed chicks' for kids. All 3 products - shampoo, conditioner, leave in
During bath time I only shampoo once a week ( You DO NOT want to dry out their hair) and condition every other day, sometimes consecutively depending on how much product I've used in her hair.
Daily - I condition with coconut oil, mix of hair oil (all natural it's called "hair repair -vital oils), shea butter and water -whatever I feel like at the time, the consistency of all products are different so it depends on what you're looking for. As well I condition with the leave in conditioner by Mixed Chicks.
Once Ive conditioned/moisturized her hair I detangle her hair.... ALWAYS comb it wet, start from the ends, work your way to the root. Detangle in sections.
You can get different types of combs/picks for tighter/looser curls. I know GOODY sells a variety pack of like 6-7 combs for $8-$12. It's fabulous.
Dry their hair with a tshirt - not a towel, dab tshirt to remove excess moisture. You can also use a micro-fibre cloth, again dab, rubbing vigorously and towels will just make a mess of their hair and defeat the purpose of not frizzing their hair.
Sleep time - Tie hair in a ponytail literally on top of their head, like how a pineapple looks lol this helps keep it from getting knotted/tangled/dried out, when they sleep.
Use satin pillow cases for them, this well also help prevent knots/tangles.

It sounds like a lot of work, but essentially all you are doing is moisturizing their hair, and the end result are gorgeous curls =)

Autumn - posted on 03/17/2013

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My daughters hair isn't super curly but it's fine, wavy/curly, frizzy, and gets very tangled. My favourite products I've used on her hair is the "mixed chicks" children's (or adult) hair care...(shampoo, conditioner, detangler, leave I'm conditioner) and I also put some "morrocanoil" through her hair. (You can get these only from salons or beauty supply outlets) if you can't find morrocanoil (blue bottle) then check for Marakesh oil by earthly body.

My daughter is 7 so Every now and then I'll also treat her hair with a homemade olive oil mask...you can find lots of different recipes online... I usually just use pure olive oil and let it sit for 15-20 minutes then wash it out. Your daughter is still pretty young ...not sure if you'd want to try this as well but it might be helpful in the future :)

Be careful as well not to over wash it which will cause dryness!

Getting hair trimmed regularly is also good to keep hair from getting dry at the ends

Isolina - posted on 01/03/2013

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Nutress Hair prodcuts will keep her hair cleansed, detangled, and moisturized! You can use them on your hair too.

Char - posted on 10/04/2011

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I use mixed chicks shampoo and conditioner. You can buy it online but I actually asked the owner of the hair supply store I shop at and she got it for me.

Anne - posted on 10/04/2011

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We use Pantene Curly Shampoo and Conditioner. We also use Hawaiian Silky Miracle Works (leave-in conditioner spray from Sally's Beaty Supply). That stuff is awesome!

Starfish - posted on 09/29/2011

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I swear by Miss Jessie's. It's pricier than what I thought I'd ever spend on a child's hair care, but soooo worth it. My daughter has giant curls that get so very dry, but I wash with the Creme de la Curl and then condition with Creme de la Creme. I also like running some of the Curly Meringue through it when I'm fixing it. Makes her hair so gorgeous, and I love the way it smells. ♥

Natasha - posted on 07/10/2011

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My girls hairs are super curly as well I just wet and apply hair serum works wonders better for there hair rather then drowning it in gel or mousse.

Brittany - posted on 07/06/2011

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my little girl is 3 and i use tresseme' shampoo/cond and then just for me 2in 1 conditioning detangler bruch it threw then put miss jessie's baby buttercream or curls lotion in it miss jessie's is very pricey and they only sell it at target but works great and the curls lotion is like a gel not realy lotionyou can get it a walgreens and thy both are great

Carol - posted on 06/13/2010

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When I was little I had really curly like tight curls hair my mom would use mane and tail on my hair and the pink hair oil. Mane and tail just for the shampoo is $6 but it works very well and the motions hair oil is great. My son is 15 months and since I'm cheap lol I don't get the mane and tail but johnsons has a curly hair shampoo and conditioner combo that I use once a week and I got him the motions leave in oil. Even though he has baby fine hair it still gets curly at the end and it gets dry like black hair does. So I use the motions pink on his head and it keeps his hair soft and well nurioushed so he dosent have dry scalp or a fuzz head.

Michelle - posted on 06/12/2010

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just for me hair milk works really well for my little girls hair. They have a leave in moisterizer, shampoo, detangler and leave in conditioner. I wash my little ones hair three or four times a week also it keeps it from drying out. Also some detanglers will dry out biracial hair too. Hope this helps.

Brittany - posted on 06/12/2010

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i use miss jessies baby buttercream and it works so well on my baby girls hair and you can find it a target or online and it is great i love it and it is made for mixed hair so it is the best thing i think.

Emili - posted on 03/08/2010

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i use pantene relaxed and natural for all my kids except my younges who has almost no hair yet anyways. lol it works GREAT. on top of that i use motions hair lotion for them too. all together it keeps their hair from being dry.

Chanice - posted on 03/07/2010

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i have an idea if you go to walmart in the black hair section theres something by just for me not sure of the name but its made for naturally curly hair theres some in a blue bottle as well and some in a clear bottle the have both work really well on my sons curly lions mane lol

Irene - posted on 03/07/2010

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Thanks all! I don't know why I keep forgetting about Mixed Chicks. My best friend uses is and keeps telling me about it, but I keep forgetting. That Curly Q's sounds interesting too. Will check out both, thanks!

Regina - posted on 03/06/2010

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My girl is pretty much a "curly top" as we call her. I usually use Carol's Daughter hair milk after I wash it which manages the curls pretty good and keeps her hair from drying out. Smells yummy too and its about 18 dollars per bottle.

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