What can I use to moisturize my daughter's biracial hair. Baby oil doesn't work?

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Brianna - posted on 08/24/2013

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My daughter is 6months old almost 7. Her father is black and I am biracial. I cant find any product that will moisturize her hair!!!! she has A LOT! its soft curly/tangeled and gets really dry in the back. Olive oil is way to heavy on her hair so i use coconut oil instead but i still need a leave-in/moisturizer.. any suggestions help please!

Felecia - posted on 05/13/2013

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my daughter is half white half black and her hair is very dry and curly she is 2 now but i tried baby oil when she was younger and same thing dried it out. there are some really good porducts, curls for babies, mixed chicks for kids but lets get real who can afford 14 dollars for a 8oz bottle i would have to buybottles once a week when you wash her hair only once a week maybe twice with shampoo use a moistrzing shampoo not johnson curly shampoo thats for white babies with curls, i use a clansing conditioner made by loreal called evercurl its wonderful, after that section hair into 2 parts and put a good combing conditioner her hair has to still be very wet, n keep it wet i do it in the tub while she plays, i like tresammes naturals, or motions CPR leave in , somthing with alot of slip comb out with wide tooth comb i use shower comb with wide teeth it distrputes moisture well just for me hair milk is good also, dont rinse out the conditioner i left conditioner in my daughter hair not as much then at 6 months as now but it never hurt her, just rinse skin off well, leaving that conditioner in makes a differnce, i mix some warm water with a a nice amount of conditioner in spray bottle and spray it in the morning n the a little more leave in or somthing else but she older now, but u can spary in condtioner now

Chanda - posted on 07/09/2013

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I am black and my dd father is white. She is 9 months now. I really just started putting conditioners on her hair. A leave in conditioner is always a good idea. Just make sure not to over condition or allow build up. I stick with organic products such as Giovanni or Curls. You should not wash hair daily. Try every other day or every 3 days. On the days you don't shampoo just rinse the hair with a conditioner. Try to use organic shampoos as they are less drying. In the morning and at night, I spritz her hair with a half and half mixture of aloe vera juice and water. Aloe vera is a natural humectant. It promotes moisture retention and seals the hair cuticles. If that is not enough moisture then add a little bit of jojoba oil or apricot oil (super light) to the bottle of aloe vera juice mixture, shake and spritz. If your child hair begins to suffer from product build up, I recommend using black soap. It will thoroughly strip hair and scalp without drying. Be careful, if it gets in the eye it will sting (that goes for all organic products). Good luck!!!

Cheryl - posted on 08/29/2013

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What is by racial hair? Hair is hair. Can be course, Curley, strait, limp, thin. Try Motions pink moisturizing lotion, Wet it even and brush z d comb It. Hair is apart of skin and fingernails. The largest organ.

Sarah - posted on 05/14/2012

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I love Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner. You can find the kid's version at Target now. Look at www.mixedchicks.net It's a cool site with demos and pics. You can order online or find a store near you.

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Alexandria - posted on 12/28/2013

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That was really rude. Of course you know what biracial hair, and you're a fool to think it's not different!

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I'm having the same issue. I'm Spanish and my husband is black. With my three girls I use suave conditioner after they get out to comb their hair and leave it in until the next wash. My son on the other hand is only 8 months and his scalp is flaky and dry and it also itches. I see him shaking his head to scratch and even scratch marks on his head from his nails. I've used J&J baby oil but its not working. Any suggestions?

Tiffany - posted on 05/12/2013

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My daughter is 6 months old and the Johnson and Johnson baby oil is drying hair. What do I do

Amanda - posted on 11/02/2012

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i use curls unleashed sulfate free shampoo and the curls unleashed condition once a week, and then everyday use organic coconut oil.

Sana - posted on 10/30/2012

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I recommend you go to a site called curly like me by author Terri Laflesh, she recommends conditioner that you can use that a lot better for our hair than oil. Check it out, there's stuff on there for babies too! I liked it so much I bought the book. I always used pink oil and things of that nature because my friends did,........ gurrrrrrrrl. It's all about the condidiioning,..... Let me tell ya!... Lol.

Ryanleigh - posted on 10/28/2012

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aragon oil (if I spelled it correctly) works in my daughters hair. She is mixed and I have been asking everybody what to use in her hair, since she has thick curly hair, but she seems to have the fine hair texture from my side (her white side). Otherwise there is a product that target carries that is called kinky curly that also works well in her hair. I hope that this helps

User - posted on 05/10/2012

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I am sure you got a grandmother or aunt that can help you. Really I can't believe it!

Anne - posted on 05/07/2012

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I am still searching for hair products for my 8 year old, who is White and Black . My eldest daughter led me to Mix Chicks. I just ordered their products for kids and I am so excited....

Renae - posted on 07/19/2011

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its hard to say what you should use on your baby's hair without seeing her. My daughter is black and white and she has type c3 hair wich is kinky curly korkscrew. I conditoner her hair every other day and usually after i rinse the conditioner out i put a litte more in her hair and leave it in. Her hair is very soft and shiny. I use Just for me detangler and also suave kids detangler, every morning, then comb through to detangle every strand, then i put just for me oil moisturizing lotion in to coat her locks, and most of the time is use just for me curl smoother, wich is the only thing we would need for her if we were ever standed in the middle of no where, i dont know what i would do without it. I also spray olive oil on her hair throughout the day since her hair type c3 is very dry at times to keep it moisturized. Every where we go people stop me and ask me what i do to make her hair so pretty. If your daughter has a different hair type which you can find out by going to a salon or some website like curlyhair.com. I hope this helps. If her hair is like my daughters, curly kinky and dry, stay away from gels, mousse, and petrolium jellies. It may stunt her hair growth. Hope this helps.

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I am a black woman too. Since her hair is fine you might want to try a leave in conditioner and a spray conditioner. Heavy oils are just clogging to her pores like you said. try the pantene brand. good luck!!

Nicole - posted on 03/17/2011

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My daughter is onlyl six months african american nice hair but tends to get dry quickly i don't know what to use in it.

Nicole - posted on 03/17/2011

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My daughter is onlyl six months african american nice hair but tends to get dry quickly i don't know what to use in it.

Sara - posted on 02/25/2010

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I use Suave Natural Oatmeal Lotion to put in my son's hair, and his hair is so curly its kinda unmanageable but it works

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i wouldnt just put anythang in her hair. my child has very thin but curly hair and after so many thangs of trying most just made her hair fall out because it was to thick. so i seen this stuff at the dollar store and it works great. Its called soft and precious moisturizing creme.

Akita - posted on 02/23/2010

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I've used the Curly Q product line, but its soo expensive. We recently bought the Mixed Chicks line, but it drys her hair out after a few days. I have used B&Bs which you can get a Wal-Mart in the black hais section and it works really really good. We have use the Garnier Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner and a few other products in the line we like. But my daughter's hair really responds to Organics for Kids. It has no mineral oil or petroleum in it. Its watery and not heavy at all. It makes her hair shiny and soft and smells good too. Her hair texture is really thick and wavy ( I am black and my hubby is white). But we too have shopped around for a lot of different products and Organics has worked the best each and everytime I have used it. Good Luck

April - posted on 02/22/2010

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My best friend washing and conditions once a week. I grew up doing that everday. My daughter seems to have hair similiar to mine (lighter, soft, frizzy, thin). I wash her hair 2-3 times a week and will use either a spray on leave in conditioner or a very very small amount of washout conditioner from Frizz-ease. Might change in a few months though, she's still young. I've been watching to see if her hair was going to change and am not really sure.

Catina M. - posted on 02/22/2010

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I use the oil moisturizer hair lotion and conditioner in one. It's in a pink and white bottle by Blue Duchess at the family dollar store. Have used in my sons hair for 14yrs and my daughters for 10 yrs works great!

Liz - posted on 02/22/2010

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hi my daughter is 5 ans since she was 18months i've had to use e45 cream, she dosent have excema but her skin on legs and upper arms and forehead aredry and goosepimply so i was told to use this and i have used nothing since, it really softens it and gives a nice smooth sheen. of course she has asthma so maybe the 2 go hand in hand, i dunno. but i never switch to anything else cos the e45 works so well, and u can get the body wash of it 2.

Rebecca - posted on 02/20/2010

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Hey there, so try these two things. my son is white/black and has a courser curly hair than mine - I use California Baby lavender conditioner as a LEAVE-IN on his hair. I love it. I am white and have softer curly hair. I use Suave Humectant Conditioner as a leave in.

Selena - posted on 02/20/2010

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I've been using "It's A Curl!" products on my son's hair. It's for bi-raciaI babies' hair and it's organic. i love it...

Liz - posted on 02/19/2010

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My daughter has very thick hair & grease, pink lotion, coconut oil, all those things r too greasy for her hair.. So i use Olive oil... yes that u can cook with, or a use Natural 7 Oil.. these products keep the hair shining, but it is very light...

Andrea - posted on 02/18/2010

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My daughter has the same kind of hair. I wash hers with Johnson&Johnson detangling shampoo for curly hair (its in a green bottle). Then I apply leave in conditioner, put some coconut oil on her edges and the back where her curls really tighten up, and finish with some leave-in detangling spray. All the products I use are Johnson and Johnson--minus the coconut oil. When I'm done with that, I just comb through it which doesn't take long at all and then rub my fingers through it to let her curls come back out. Hope that helps.

Kemi-Alicia - posted on 02/17/2010

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I have really coarse hair and had to start relaxing my hair at an early age, I now have a 20mth old daughter who now has the same problem just that being mixed, she has twice as much hair. I do not plan on relaxing her hair, she will make that choice when she is old enough.



Up until 2 days ago i was using a mix of 100% pure oils, coconut, olive, castor and lavender. At first it seemed to work, but as she gets older the texture of her hair is changing too and becoming more coarse. I, for the first time in 5years went to a hairdresser while on holiday and the lady I saw (big deal in Bermuda- Pinky from Bang Bang Hair Salon) worked her magic and I came out with my hair straighter and softer than I have ever experienced in my 30 years- I myself know a bit about hair... Anyway, she is also bi-racial and she gave me a product to use on my daughter's hair that she uses, it's the Moisture Retainer Creme by -Ferm (Avlon). I washed and conditioned Charlotte's hair and put some on; her hair was still soft the next day, it wasn't just soft but comb-able soft, not something I am used to (not even with the widest wide tooth comb in the world).

As a lover of natural products though I am still on a hunt for something that can produce the same outcome but with natural ingredients.



Remember every kid is different, what works for one may not work for another

and always condition after washing your kid's hair

Tomesa - posted on 01/31/2010

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i use only shea butter (organic) and coconut oil (extra virgin unrefined organic) in my girls' hair, and all three of them have VERY different textures. the shea butter smooths and softens while the coconut oil is excellent for very dry hair. mix them both together for a super great smelling/moisturizing experience...i try to stay far away from anything with more than three words in the ingredients that i cannot easily pronounce. :)

Melisa - posted on 01/31/2010

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aussi has a leave in spray conditioner that i just started using i also use olive oil or regular conditioner and just leave in in.... i have 3 mixed girls and all of their hair has diffrent textures so u really just have to experiment till u find the right one for your child everyone is differnt!!!!!

Rachle - posted on 01/29/2010

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well if your like me I have used everything from the cheapest to the most expensive everything from grease to that pink oil to the spray but what i foun out that really works is Dr. Wonders the shampoo &consitioner and the grease its about 6 bucks for each but for it to work right you have to grease they head everyday

Andrea - posted on 01/28/2010

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My daughter is 5 and we found that Biosilk - Silk Therapy works perfectly. Sounds like she has the same type of hair as your daughter. It's not the cheapest stuff you can find but you use very little it will go a long way. It smells really good too! It can also be used on the skin which is a plus because she really needs that and it helps also. I've started using this on her skin instead of baby oil and she loves it.

Sarah - posted on 01/28/2010

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When my little girl was a baby and her hair was finer I used Johnson's leave in conditioner. She's 3 now and her hair is a lot thicker, I love Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner. It's not too heavy. Her curls are bouncy and soft.

Bobbi - posted on 01/28/2010

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I have a biracial daughter. Her hair is curly but more texture of "white" hair. I use a new product by Just for me at Wal mart. It's called honey milk. It works great for her. They have the whole line of products, shampoo, conditioner, spray in straightner, hair cream etc..

Heather - posted on 01/28/2010

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When my boys were born, their hair was fine. It was textured like white hair, as they have gotten older it has got more coarse. But I have always used baby lotiona and "Just for me" hair moisturizer.

Robyn - posted on 01/22/2010

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I have a little girl with soft curly locks too. In order to keep her scalp from drying out, she just gets regular baby lotion massaged into the scalp after baths.

Ashley - posted on 01/08/2010

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im a stylist and a mother of three mixed kids.. first of all you need to condition while your shampooing and paul mitchell has a tea tree shampoo that works great for that. it will keep the scalp from getting dry and help with the hair..and i would leave the conditioner in for 5 mins and then rinse to help it penetrate the hair. after you shampoo and condition you need to apply a leave in biolage has a lot of great ones out there i recommend the masque for dry fragile hair. i would also get some biosilk silk therapy because it will help with the frizz and tangles. theres a curl lock by designline that will keep the curls looking nice without drying or making the hair hard as well.these are really pricey but totally worth it!

Christyanne - posted on 01/07/2010

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I also use aveeno moisturizing baby shampoo on her it makes her hair easier to brush

Christyanne - posted on 01/07/2010

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I use soft and precious on the baby and pink lotion on my 8 year old. You can get soft and precious in a spray or a cream and it works great! It is the only thing that I have found that isnt to oily for the baby

Lisa - posted on 01/07/2010

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I use sunsilk de-frizz it works great and doesn't leave their hair oily looking

Michelle - posted on 01/06/2010

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I use Paul Mitchel oil. My sons hair is really full & curly & it works really well. I use their shampoo & conditioner too.

Jonell - posted on 01/06/2010

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i use pink lotion on my babys hair an it works good.... his hair is soft, but it took a long time to get it that way.. an babyoil makes it more dry...

Tammy - posted on 01/05/2010

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VO5 hot oil treatments are good, just ask your pediatrician first if your child is very young.

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