Products for my daughter's hair...

Katie - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter's mixed black/white. My daughter's 9 months old, and her hair has just recently started to curl. However, when it's dry, it looks more like it's sticking straight up vs really curly. I want to get some ideas of what to use on her hair when she's a little older so define her curls, and help keep the frizz away. My neice (and nephew's) are also mixed black/white, and they don't know how to do her hair. It's almost always frizzy, and seems very damaged. They keep the boys head pretty much shaved which I hate that. Also is there anything I can do for her hair now to make it look better. It's flipping out in the back whick is really cute and doesn't look bad, the sides are still completely straight, but on top, it's REALLY curly when wet, but when it dry's, it a really loose curl, so it looks like it's just sticking straight up. I try to wet it, and the kind of fluff it with my fingers to bring out the curl, and it looks better than just brushing it. I wasn't sure if there were any products that I could use on her hair at 9 months old. I don't want to damage it, I just want her hair to look like it's been groomed. Her hairs really not thick enough to put a clip in it yet. The clip just falls out because her hair's so thin. My hair's really thick and so is my hubby's, so we think that she'll prob have thick hair as well.

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Dym0ndangel - posted on 02/26/2011

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unrefined/ raw shea butter is the best natural moisturizer u can put in ur hair and use it on ur skin. Shea butter has so many good benefits for ur hair and ur skin. and its NATURAL, works very well on my daughters curly frizzy hair and keeps it moisturized

I make whipped Shea butter cream with other natural oils...I use it on my kids hair and skin also my own.
There are lots of recipes on youtube and google...very easy to make and more affordable than greases n hair gels with chemicals.

i buy my Raw Shea butter from amazon.com u can find it in health food stores also. Then what i do is in a glass bowl I put 4 to 5 tablespoons shea butter and mash it until its soft smooth with a fork (NEVER HEAT OR MICROWAVE it will damage the nutrients).. if u have a hand mixer that is even better. Then after its soft add ur oils I use 2 tablespoons of Organic Coconut oil.. can also find it in health food stores or online. Also used a tablespoon of olive oil.. Again u can use any oils u want Jojoba oil, Almond oil.. Etc..Mix it all together until it is a creamy consistency.. if it gets too runny/oily put it in the freezer for a couple minutes then take it out and keep whipping and then store in an airtight container.

Madeleine - posted on 01/30/2011

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Okay yes, I have been going through the same thing, my daughter is two. Her dad is black, I am white but I have ridiculously thick hair, though not curly. Carols Daughter products are great, though for me the milk wasn't the answer. I have the loc butter, which is great for doing twists. I am not so great with braids but I am getting good with twists. The loc butter is very thick, like a pommade, so when I am not doing twists I use shea butter or shea oil. Or, I will mix a little of the butter with shea oil. Another tip I heard from some of my mixed girlfriends who only use natural products is to use aloe juice instead of water. When your daughter's hair gets fuller, you will need to wet it to comb it, and my friends said to use the juice in a spray bottle. Another thing I have started to do is to spray her hair with water before I wash it. As it gets thicker it is harder to get it completely wet, and this makes for an unpleasant bathing experience for her (and me) so if I can spray it down and get it pretty wet before bath time it helps. Yes, it will get thicker! I really really suggest the oils and butters. And, don't worry if it seems like you put too much on, if her har is that thick, it will absordb the pretty quickly. When I get my girls hair oiled up I always second guess how much I put on, but sure enough the ends are dry by the morning!

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Monica - posted on 03/08/2011

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If you are not wanting to spend $20/bottle. Try the L'oreal Nature's Therapy - Mega Moisture line at Sallys Beauty. Lots of good natural things in it and really retains moisture. I also use the conditioner as a leave in when I wet and finger curl my daughters hair each day. A little goes a long way! Trust me, I've tried the pricey stuff - Bumble & Bumble, Aveda etc..

Julia - posted on 03/01/2011

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Growing up my mom used detanglers like just for me(a line for black chilberen) and a couple children detanglers along with a product called pink which is more of a moisturizer. we also rubed hair moisturizer and sometimes hair greas on my scalp. It seems to help with the frizzyness and makes it easyer to handle. Another suggestion is, im not sure how offen u wash there hair but i was told by beauticians to only was my hair once or twice a week because it stripped all the moisture out my hair making it even more frizzy and wild. Cotten pellow cases can also remove moisture from the hair just like a rag absorbs water. Finding the right product may take some trial and error since every biracial person has diffferent hair, what works on one doesnt always work on the other. Good luck..............

Starr - posted on 02/26/2011

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Mixed Chicks is what we use. It is a bit pricey but worth it. I also like kinky-curly curling custard. You can get amazing curls out of dry hair!! For something inexpensive when I am running out of product I mix jajoba oil with a regular leave in conditioner. Works well! And @ Katie Price...be careful with mane and tail. It actually makes your hair more coarse. So unless that is what you are going for beware.

Nia - posted on 02/16/2011

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ok so with my daughter i have always used garnier fructise (sp?) leave in conditioner cream. it worked really well. then as her hair got really long i switched over to all natural products and there is something from organix called coconut oil. i know some people hear oil and think aahhh! ew gross! but it's important to remember that black hair does not have all those oils in it that caucasian hair does, so it needs extra oils and nutrients. coconut oil by organix is light it goes on and then doesn't remain greasy at all!!! and the aroma is theraputic too. i first spray my daughter's hair with a combination of conditioner and water that i mixed in a bottle and then apply the oil... ( it can be applied to dry hair as well)

good luck! it is important to remember that all mixed hair is not the same but this product works on many different hair types!

Christina - posted on 02/15/2011

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I use the products from Walmart in the section for dark-skinned people. One that works well is the tubs of coconut or hemp creme,just apply to wet hair. I also always leave a little conditioner in my hair after showering and it works GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie - posted on 02/14/2011

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My daughter is mixed blk/white I have found an awesome conditioner that you leave it, as well as I used Mane and tail conditioner when bathing her. The leave in condition just sprays right into their hair (let sit for a couple minutes and is easy to comb) the name of it is, Soft & Beautiful: Just For Me 2 in 1 conditioner/detangler. Bright pink bottle.. I got mine at Family Dollar but I think Wal-Mart my carry it. I also have been told to avoid anything with alcohol in it, it will dry and damage hair. I hope this helps..

Lesley - posted on 02/07/2011

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check out It's a Curl website. its a lil pricey but it works wonders......they have the shampoo, cream, spray etc. i just started using it and i love it.

Lolita - posted on 02/03/2011

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When my son was that age I used shea butter in his hair it is also very curly and has always been and I also used a product from "proclaim" called "Hair &scalp conditioner, the coconut version" I still use it in his hair and it keeps it both manageable and also healthy. "Just for me" has a line of detanglers that are very inexpensive but are very helpful when she may get tangles. Hope these help hun!

Nicole - posted on 01/31/2011

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Carol's Daughter all the way!!! i use it (im black and white) my mom uses it (shes white) and i use it on my daughter (who is black white and puerto rican) .

Bethany - posted on 01/30/2011

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Try B and B moisturizer thats what im gonna use o n my mixed childs hair he's 4 months and his is already starting to curl

Julie - posted on 01/29/2011

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I'm not sure if your familiar with Carol's daughter products, it's a line of hair and skin products geared toward african americans and biracial people and they have a kids line also. I have used one of her products on my daughters hair called HAIR MILK (it's one of her best sellers) and I really liked it on her hair, it's light weight and really defined her dry frizzy curls, I haven't tried the kids shampoo or conditioner yet but they seem to have very good reviews so you might wanna check those out to. You can check it out on her website...carolsdaughter.com....I would definently reccomend that you check it out and read some of the reviews. If you decide you wanna try it, i would check out ebay 1st cause you might be able to get it cheaper there. Hope this helps.

Caprice - posted on 01/29/2011

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I have the same problem with my daughter's hair and I'm looking for some answers too. Her hair is very curly and a bit dry and brittle at times. Right now I use natural shea butter oil to keep it managable and to give it some shine. I feel so bad cause I damaged her hair by using baby oil gel for months after she was born (suggested by a family member). Although this works on black hair, its definitely not a good idea for bi-racial babies. I would just suggest using natural oils right now (no petroleum or mineral oils). If you find out anything elsen please let me know. Good luck to you.

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