Ava's hair is getting super frizzy....any suggestions??

Angela - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I'm the proud mommy of a beautiful 3 month old baby girl named Ava. She is black and white. I wash her hair with Baby Magik and put baby oil in it after she bathes...but it's still frizzy. I would love some advice as this is my first bi-racial child. Thank you for anything you can tell me.

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Erica - posted on 03/19/2011

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Yes there is a need to put products in some children hair. For my son I never put anything in his hair, but my daughter has a different texture of hair. I used detangler and leave in conditioner for hers. Depending on the type hair the dominant race (which will be black) has determines the child's texture of hair. Some mixed kids have super fine hair and some have a thicker grade. So products are necessary. African-American's and some biracial children need oil in their hair it helps keep it soft, but they need the oil the hair makes itself not extra oil from a product. Which is why we can only shampoo our hair 2-3xs a week vs other ethnicity. Try not to shampoo your child's hair everyday or put added oil into it. Use a leave in conditioner with moisturizer and that should help. My stepdaughter's hair is very very thick and one can say nappy but her hair is down to her waist. Her mother and I both only use detangler and leave in conditioner for her hair with moisturizer like Just For Me products. If you have more concerns about your child's hair take them to a an African-American hair salon and as the stylists there what is best for your child's texture of hair, because certain white salons are not skilled in dealing with African-American or biracial hair.

Brittany - posted on 03/16/2010

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No oil! get a product "curly Q's from your local beauty supply apply a dime size once a day.....dont wash her hair everyday only 2 or 3 times a week. her hair needs her natural moisture in additon to a suppliment and i highly recommend the all natural curly q's they have a hole line for when she gets older. hope that helps you :)

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Aniya's - posted on 01/30/2011

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Hey my daughter is mixed too and has my hair texture( fine but full hair) and her daddy's curls. we have tried everything! But the best solution that we found was to wash and condition her hair with Just for me , and then take a light conditioning creme call olive oil creme for kids. That does the trick for her. It keeps her hair from turning into an afro puff and also keeps her curls defined and conditioned. Also I only wash her hair maybe once or twice every two weeks. At first I thought this was gross being used to washing my own everyday but they are different even if they have "good hair" its still mixed. hope this helps:) PS if your not trying to put too much product in her hair you could try just putting some shea butter in after you wash or as needed. since shes still small.

Vanessa - posted on 08/04/2010

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Dont wash her hair every day it will dry it out an make it even more frizzy.my niece is 8 months an my sis is a stylest an she jus puts baby lotion in it until she gets older..

Sarah - posted on 07/25/2010

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When my son was a few months old I was doing the same as you (wash and put baby oil in it after his bath) but his hair just didn't look healthy...I was washing it every day and it was getting really dried out and frizzy. Now I use the "Just for me" shampoo, leave-in conditioner and detangle spray for my...and I only shampoo his hair twice a week. It has worked wonders and it's not expensive.

Wanda - posted on 03/28/2010

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My girls are now 10 & 19.. best advice I ever got while in Cosmetology school (early 90's) , was to use very lil product, "just for me" lite hair dress & detangling spray once the hair becomes thicker. Also made 4 to 6 square shaped parts w/soft bands to hold the hair & braid the piece down, clip a small bow on the end.. this was to train the hair to grow down.. main tain the curls so that you do not have the " curls all over the head" look. It did train & manage the growth to hang down instead of the "natural unmanaged" look. Too much product (oil-grease) will cause the dirty look or even dandruff. Both my daughters now have straight- thick healthy hair that hangs down their back by using a flat iron properly... it still has the nautral wave that they were born with... if they choose to wear it that way by adding mousse & letting it air dry. They keep the ends cut to main tain the frizz.
I do know of a parent whom let her childs hair be "natural" all way up to age 6,, & the childs hair just grew in an afro-style curl.. now she has a terrible time trying to manage bcz the child does not like that look.. and the only way to get it now would be a chemical process called a "relaxer". I am not a hair dresser.. I did finish school but chose another profession... however I am the mom of many bi-racial pony tails !

Brittany - posted on 03/17/2010

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its all natural so I dont see an issue with well managed hair if it harmless.

Jaime - posted on 03/17/2010

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Just curious, but is there really a need to be putting product in babies hair at such a young age? My 3 month old is half black half white and his hair is really curly. I have only ever used a soap and scent free product in his baths and to wash his hair called *Moo Goo* ... his hair dries curly and eventually after a day or 2, goes a bit frizzy. I think it looks cute and I would never dream of putting any type of hair product in his hair at this young age.

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