What kind of hairstyles can I do with my mixed daughters hair?

Stefanie - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I have a set of twin girls(almost 2) who have this wild hair, it literally looks like they stuck their finger in an electrical socket! It's curly and frizzy and short.(their hair sticks out instead of growing down, which I hope someday it will) I normally put some stuff in it, comb it out and then split it down the middle and then half way so that theirs two little ballies on top and on the bottom. Their hair looks good like that but wanted to know what else I could do!!

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Nikki - posted on 11/18/2009

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my oldest daugher is almost 16..i have braided her hair..put in extensions when she was letting it grow out and now relaxers. my youngest..8yrs old she loves tiny braids last a week to two and she thinks she is the bomb..kinda like brandy had

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I agree with Brandy learn to braid. If their hair is more of the african american texture that will work. ponytails are fine maybe try doing more than two,sectioning helps with detangling (use a good moisturizer). i would avoid relaxers though in my opinion. i've used them all my life since my mom first put one in and i'm transitioning back to my natural hair its so much better that putting chemicals in it all the time. my daughter has hair more on the white side with curls and i mostly do ponytails for her, sometimes braids( she prefers ponytails she's 7) experiment with styles you get the hang of it.

Cutemommy - posted on 10/17/2013

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I braid my daughters hair into a faux hawk, or do three pony tails in a row down the center and it makes it look likes cute faux hawk or what I call it a frohawk... Braiding will be your best friend keeps their hair healthy, I will send you my tumblr which has a few styles I have done on my

Leah - posted on 11/22/2009

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All hair is "good" hair, it just has be trained. I have found that if I style my daughter's hair while it is wet/damp she gets the wear out of it, because it last longer. I love doing different designs (parting it different ways) and just twisting it. I use the little black rubber bands and put one at the base, part it down the middle and twist the two strands. I vary it up not only by parting designs, but also by how big or small I make them, use different beads or barretts. Be "creative" as she gets older she will let you know more of what she likes and it will get easier. If you can afford it take her to the beauty shop from time to time and have the hairdresser give you a much needed break and also helpful advice.

Jennifer - posted on 11/16/2009

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I would take them to a really good salon in your town and pay the money to have what is called a "mommy consultation" (I know the Aveda Salons do this). They will show you a couple of different styles, which products work best on your girls and how to use the products. I would also ask for a stylist that is trained or specializes in bi-racial hair. You can even take your girls with you to the salon when you make your appt...Or, if you can find someone in your circle (friend, co-worker, etc.) who is bi-racial and has very curly hair and be REALLY brave, walk up, tell them you need help and ask them to tell you what to do from start to finish. My daycare provider's assistant did this for me and I learned SOOO much. For example, I wasn't putting my daughter's hair up at night and didn't know that it made that big of a difference. It was very educational and I highly recommend it. But you have to be honest and open to asking lots of questions, taking lots of advice, and doing lots of experiments. Enjoy those beautiful locks.

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Evelyn - posted on 03/14/2014

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@cutemommy I love your fro hawk idea how exactly do younstyle it that way ? My daughtets hair is mid length

Christie - posted on 10/15/2013

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My daughter is 2 and she is mixed p.rican and black. Her hair is wild and feels dry. What is best to use for her hair? Also I dont know how to braid so any suggestions on where to start learning or different styles I can do to her hair besides two pony tails??

Carolyn - posted on 11/22/2009

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I use mixed chicks as well it is a great product and do not put grease in their hair your babies do not need that and you could get their hair braided, but do what you know how to do until you can learn some new hairstyles or learn how to braid.

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Try greasing the scalp with Murray's Coconut grease. It's clear. There's also Blue Magic but the grease is blue (there's a green one too) that's why I recommened the Murray's. Just part the scalp and put a thin layer of grease all over the head. Or you can use Luster's Pink Lotion Moisturizer. The bottle is pink. Don't use too much or else it will look too greasy. Do you know how to braid? I taught myself. I practiced on my daughter's head. lol I usually braid my daughter's hair every week. So it helps with not having to do it everyday...

Missi - posted on 11/08/2009

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Try getting it braided and use hair grease. When they get older you could put a relaxer in thier hair. I used to give my girls two ponytails.( Native american style). that should work.

Vo5 is good to use. Spanish products workd exellent, Dominican people have the same hair.

Emily - posted on 11/07/2009

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There is something called Mixed Chicks. It is a cream type stuff that you put in their hair. I know its available online and some hair stores like Sally's have it as well. Good luck with this!!

Arianne - posted on 11/06/2009

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Your gonna have to be patient the simple design you are using is great now that you have masttered that just ad more parts like if you take the 4 parts and cut them all in half you'll have eight and you can part it all kinds of ways and in the ends you can put the twists instead of breaids. Or you can put multiple braids in each ponytail. An easy one I do is part the hair in half from ear to ear tie the top part into a ponytail with 3 braids or twists and the bottom part it down the middle make 2 ponytails and put braids or twists with baretts at the ends! There is so manny different things you can do to their you just have to expirement it's all in the part but just remember it takes practice so it's not always going to be perfect! But I really would learn how to braid it will make your life easier especially wen they get older it helps the hair growth(so I've heard) and it just looks so damn cute!!!! Good luck!

Dianne - posted on 11/06/2009

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lol, my mum went through this in the sixties and seventies having given birth two 5 bi racial kids, in all our early pics (staring at one right now) our hair looks wild and crazy and we used to make fun of our mum that she had no clue what to do with our frizzy mops. First advice do not wash their hair more than 2 times a week (black hair is stripped of its oils easily), ensure that you use a detangling shampoo and good conditoner, if possible before styling use a detangle spray while combing the wet hair out, always use some form of oil in the hair, pink oil is light but you can use any other hair pomade you can find. This way your girls hair will be softer and more manageble then you can start experimenting with different styles that may suit them. Braiding is good but if they are like my niece who has a tender scalp they may cry, she ended up with an abcess on her head and the dr asked her mum not to braid it anymore so we ended up relaxing it at 6 years old, this i do not recommed i didn't relax my hair till i was 16 and my sis who is 48 never has relaxed hers. Be patient they will eventually grow long locious locks (sade the musician from the UK or leona lewis are examples of this). Good luck - I don't know where you live but if they have an african american or latino side of town you might find more appropriate hair products to use. If your town has a sizeable black population walmart and walgreens stock them. Though I use pantene myself and it does just fine, the J&J shampoos do no good for our hair or scalp - try beautiful beginnings or just for me.

Brandy - posted on 11/06/2009

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Learn how to braid! Its so beautiful and helps with creating beautiful styles. My daughter is 13 years old now and I started braiding her hair when she was very little(about your beauties ages). They might not like it at first but you can do it while they sleep on your lap too. You can also part it to the side or put a clip in the front and leave the back down, like a little fro.Just remember its just hair, it will work itself out. The longer it gets the more it will lay down but curly hair never lays flat! When they get older you will probably want to put a relaxer in it. Go and ask their fathers family for help they can teach you how to braid, I learned from my sister in law ! Remember, they are babies , nothing is gonna be perfect! Every hair type has problems to deal with. People with straight hair wished they had a curl and when they were little their moms couldnt get their hair to stop flying up. People with a tight curl wished theirs were straight or wavy and when they were little their moms wished their hair was like your daughters! Think outside of the box and dont expect their hair to be like yours. Oh, when you braid your daughters hair after you decide to take out the braids its so beautiful. The curl lays flat and it can stay like that for a couple of days, my daughter does this before an event, its less harsh than constantly using heat and chemicals. Give it a try.

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