My 18 months DD dry hair!!! HELP

Tara - posted on 01/09/2015 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I need help with finding the right products for my DD dry hair? We live in AZ so it's very dry here and the water is very harsh. I've tried a few products like MIXED CHICKS kids leave in conditioner but that contains alcohol so I'm now using Shea Moisture kids line and of course some water it's ok but I still find her hair to be dry at the end of the day. So what I start doing is moisturizing at night and I put a few big braids in it.. What's a good product and I forgot to mention she has very sensitive skin plus I want something that will help her hair to grow.

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Nichol - posted on 01/11/2015

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Try switching up to the regular Shea Moisture line. I use that on my curly hair and it's amazing. Lots of good oils and butters, organic and No sulfates. This is the big key ingredient to avoid. As a curly girl their is a certain method for washing the hair.
-Apply shamp/conditioner to the bottom first and the crown last. When you rinse out the conditioner, rinse the bottom of the hair first and then the top. This allows the top product to lightly coat the bottom.
-Rinse in luke warm/cold water. This seals the hair and locks in the moisture.
-Wash the hair twice a week. One day using shamp/cond and the next time use just conditioner. This may help moisturize the hair more.
You could also try diluting a conditoner down (3 pts water to 1 part conditioner) for a leave in at night.
Good Luck!

Sarah - posted on 01/09/2015

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You can use a little coconut oil, it is relatively cheap. It comes as a solid, but you can melt it in the microwave and apply just a bit by rubbing some between your hands and then applying it to her hair. You can put it just on the top, ends or all over. Just use a little and work up from there. I found it helps both of my girls who have naturally curly hair.

Raye - posted on 01/09/2015

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To combat the dryness, you might also try rinsing her hair with distilled water, to cut down the harsh chemicals/minerals in city water. Using Mayonnaise as a conditioner might help too. Leave it in for at least 5 minutes then rinse completely.

Her hair will grow at it's own pace, but some people swear there are remedies to make it longer. Keep hydrated (good advice whether it helps hair or not). Get plenty of protein and vitamin B. Increase circulation at the root by massaging the scalp. Keep ends healthy with trims. Avoid tight ponytails - they stretch the hair which may cause it to look a little longer temporarily, but it actually causes the strands to thin out and break.

Raye - posted on 01/09/2015

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Is it her hair that's dry? Or her scalp?

You can wash hair too much. Over shampooing will strip hair of normal protective oils. Use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and if she gets a bath every day, then only shampoo every 2nd or 3rd day. On the days you don't shampoo, use a little conditioner (more toward the ends if her hair is long) to prevent tangles.

Braiding wet hair, or any use of pony-tail holders, barrettes, etc. on wet or dry hair can also cause hair to be brittle and break. Hair is weakest when it's wet, and the sharp angle the hair gets bent at while using bands or barrettes weakens the hair further. Let her hair air-dry before bed, and only braid it if she's a restless sleeper and her hair gets too tangled otherwise.

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Gena - posted on 01/12/2015

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Try doing an Olive Oil Treatment..it works wonders on my hair. Simply rub olive oil in your Hands so that ist get Abit warm and apply it onto all her hair you can even put it on the scalp. Dont be stinchy with the oil, make sure all her hair is oiled. then you can put a towel around the hair or leave it open and wear an old Shirt that may get oily. Leave it in for atleast 30 min..the longer the better. I rinse it out with Baby shampoo,it takes about two rounds of rinsing out. I do this once a month. Sorry my Computer is programmed in German so its correcting false.

Tara - posted on 01/09/2015

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It's her hair that's dry the scalp is fine and since I don't bathe Her everyday her hair only gets washed prob. once a week if that, I do let it airdry some b4 putting lil braids and I do that so its easier to deal with the next day. Her hair is very fine so I'm trying to find other options of styles so I can keep the ponytail holders out her fine hair and to prevent from pulling it in which I swear it seems like that helps her hair to grow.. I may just think that..

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