hair tips for mixed kids

Sherri - posted on 09/15/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am a grandmother of two mixed baby girls and my daughter is looking for tips on fixing their hair. Please help!!!!!!!! Thank you

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Cecilia - posted on 09/15/2013

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Oh forgot one thing, depends on their ages, but for older girls keratin treatments are a great option. they do run very expensive- about $300-$600. Done in a salon and will last 6 months to a year depending on how well the hair is taken care of. Like I said for older girls, I told my daughter maybe when she is 17 I will pay for one.

Most of the products I use my foster sister suggested. She is biracial with 2 biracial girls (her husband is also) I loved always having her to turn to for help and I couldn't imagine trying to figure it out alone. Either way sorry if it's too much info i figured not all the products work for all hair so might as well post it all.

Cecilia - posted on 09/15/2013

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First off the most important thing is moisture. This is usually achieved with a hair lotion. Few brands that I use and would recommend Lusters pink hair lotion. http://www.amazon.com/Pink-Lusters-Moist...


Another brand which has a wider variety of products is Olive Oil http://raggahairandbeautysupply.com/shop...

I honestly prefer the olive oil because it doesn't have the funky smell that luster's has.

Most places including walmart sell both of these.

other good products for their hair
-moroccan oil. I use this on my daughter every 3 or 4 times. It is in place of lotion but it does cost a bit more than lotion does. It smells so good though. This would really only be used if you're straightening it. It would be used after blow drying and before straightening. This could be bought at hair salons or places such as walgreens)
-hair placenta, It cost almost $3 for a little baggies of it and you only need to do it every 3-4 months. (this product is used along with lotion)Think of it like hot oil treatments. It can be used on all hair types. the only place I know that sells it is Sally Beauty Supply. Store locator if you need it. http://stores.sallybeauty.com/

If you plan on straightening it, wash and condition it well. Feel free to use a leave in conditioner if you like. Add the lotion of your choice to the hair thoroughly. Comb and blow dry it. Make sure it is fully dry and then (use moroccan oil here) use a straightening iron.

Rules for the straightening iron. Buy one that shows the temp on it. Never use it on higher than 360. Try doing it at lower temps first. Buy one with a ceramic plate if you can, it does a lot less damage than metal does. They can run pricey but I bought mine from sally's for $200 and it hasn't given me one problem in 13 years of using it once or twice a week.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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