What do you use to wash and condition your child's hair?

Jennifer - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Okay so I think I've just about everything to get Emerson's hair to look cute and not be so nappy. Please let me know what shampoo and conditioner you use. Also let me know what you use so that it doesn't get so frizzy. I always have to keep her hair in ponies otherwise it's a mess.

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Michelle - posted on 08/14/2009

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Try various things until you find the one that works. Eventually you may need to switch if her hair becomes accustom to the treatment. Whatever you choose referring to her hair as nappy will give her a complex and create negative connotations about her hair and image.

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Tabby - posted on 10/26/2009

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I am a hairstylist, I recommend Biolage Ultra-hydrating Shamp., Cond. and there is a Biolage leave in cond. Smoothing Shine Milk that is really good also. I use Biolage Smoothing Serum on my boys hair , there hair is dry and soaks it right up. This leaves there hair so soft and adds a little shine to.

Miranda - posted on 10/25/2009

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I know what your going through. My 3yr old has the same hair texture. Although most ppl disagree I took her to a salon and they looked at her hair and put a relaxer in it. All i can say is what a difference ... also dont wash as often. It drys it out more. But i can actually brush her hair now :) YAY!

Stella - posted on 10/25/2009

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We started out with Johnsons' products (shampoo, oil, and lotion), and my son had a bad reaction (eczema and horrible cradle cap that was coming off with clumps of hair). After trying lots of products, we settled with the Baby Badger balm (olive oil based, and out of New Hampshire) for his hair and Baby Dermamed Mild Shampoo (made in Canada) to wash his hair and body and Baby Dermamed Lotion for his skin. We also tried California Baby products and they were gentle as well. I just could not keep up with it because it is not so readily available where I live (Edmonton, Alberta), and the other stuff is readily available at my organic food store.

Dian - posted on 08/13/2009

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Quoting Aubree:

My daughters hair was becoming very dry so I stopped just shampooing it and started using conditioner. I couldn't find a regular baby conditioner I just started using my own. I use Dove Daily Moisture Therapy Shampoo and Condition (the same I use for myself) in her hair now it it works great. A good leave in conditioner is prefect for frizzy hair too. When I was little my hair was always frizzy until I found this product at CVS (or walgreens) It's called Carrot Creme and it's def. the best stuff I have ever put in my hair, its the best its ever looked with the Dove products and the carrot creme.Here's the link so you know what it looks like. http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.j... (Oh yeah Im bi-racial myself 25/25/25 and my daughter is 25/ Native American 25/ Caucasian 50/ African American so I know how frustrating it is to have these hair days)


Haha, this sounds so familiar-- I'm asian and my husband is Moroccan.  My daughter's hair was the first of its kind for me! Man, it was something new because asian hair is pretty straightforward-- shampoo, conditioner, rinse, repeat.  Comb whenever you feel like it.



My daughter's hair is fine, curly, can get frizzy, can get tangled, worse it likes to dreadlock (when I turn my back).  New things I learned: I started 2 in 1 shampoos on her and used my own conditioner everytime I wash her hair to detangle the dreads.  Only comb when wet (only wide tooth combs, never brush) and then use leave in conditioner (Clairol Herbal Essences) on the most part of the hair and L'oreal oil serum for the ends.  Sometimes I put mousse to pronounce the curls.



I like all the posts here, I will try them out.

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i use dark and lovely 2in1 2 wash my daughters her its the best!! i massage it comb it through then rinse it out, after that i use dark and lovely hair oil it smells gorgeous and doesnt leave her hair looking greasy, and its really easy 2 wash out.

u really should try this!!!!! x

Jennifer - posted on 08/10/2009

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Thanks so much for all the advice...looking forward to easier hair days ahead!

Aubree - posted on 08/09/2009

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My daughters hair was becoming very dry so I stopped just shampooing it and started using conditioner. I couldn't find a regular baby conditioner I just started using my own. I use Dove Daily Moisture Therapy Shampoo and Condition (the same I use for myself) in her hair now it it works great. A good leave in conditioner is prefect for frizzy hair too. When I was little my hair was always frizzy until I found this product at CVS (or walgreens) It's called Carrot Creme and it's def. the best stuff I have ever put in my hair, its the best its ever looked with the Dove products and the carrot creme.Here's the link so you know what it looks like. http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.j... (Oh yeah Im bi-racial myself 25/25/25 and my daughter is 25/ Native American 25/ Caucasian 50/ African American so I know how frustrating it is to have these hair days)

Crystal - posted on 08/08/2009

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The key is moisture! :-) The dryness of your daughter's hair will determine the products and routine you will have with her hair. I only wash my daughters hair with shampoo about every other to every 3rd or fourth day. Try to stay away from shampoos that have sulfates in them because they are extremely drying (I use Organix Coconut similar to the previous poster). Another tip is co-washing. This is where you literally put conditioner in with your shampoo while you are washing it - I use equal amounts of both.

I condition my daughter's hair as frequently as I can and I always use a deep conditioner. I use pantene or garnier fructisse. Make sure you really work it in to the roots and all the way to the tips. I usually spend about 2-3 minutes just massaging it in and then let it sit for another 3-5 min. If it still feels dry I will even repeat.

After the bath (don't towel dry her hair because this can cause frizz) you will need to put products in to lock in the moisture. The products that you use will again, depend on the dryness and texture of your daughter's hair. I use a pantene or garnier leave-in conditioner and Zerro Frizz serum (both in generous amounts) and thoroughly work it in the hair pulling it from root to tip until her hair is coated. Another product I use from time to time (which I learned about on those message boards) is ky jelly...yes ky jelly. It doesn't have any alcohol like most products so it won't dry out the hair and it locks in the moisture.

If I have the time after putting in the leave-in products I simply twist small strands of hair around my finger for perfectly uniform curls...I love her curls!!

My daughter takes her bath at nights so in the morning we re-wet it and put more leave-in conditioner and anti-frizz serum for the day.

Hope this helps. You will have to experiment with the type of products and how much to put in her hair but don't give up! :-)

Yvonne - posted on 08/07/2009

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Hi:)

My kids are both black and white (25/75). I stopped using the baby shampoos a long time ago because they only dry out my kids hair. I am currently using Suave Professionals Sleek shampoo and conditioner (it is in an orange bottle), it is working real good for my oldest (my youngest doesn't have a lot of hair yet to frizz) she has ringlet curls but it is very frizzy. Also leave in conditioners are good for the frizz. I found that pretty much anything that gives your hair some weight will keep the frizz down. I am black and white 50/50 and it works pretty good at taming my frizz as well. My sister's youngest daughter and very think and curly not quite nappy but def. frizzy hair and she will wash it and either do leave in conditioner, some blue magic grease or coconut oil, or hair lotion (not at the same time, haha) and her hair looks gorgeous all day. Hope this helps!

Just make sure you always keep it moisturized. Hair like mine at least dries out very fast and i know my daughters does too. make sure you always have something in it (water grease whatever) before you start combing it so you dont break or damage it.

I also like pantene pro-v (the brown bottle for "ethinic" hair), biotene is great,believe it or not the kirkland brand shampoo and conditioner at Costco is great! and you get 2 big bottles for like 14.00 i geuss! good luck

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