My daughter is mixed black and white, and her hair is always dried out, does anyone have any good p
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Crystal - posted on 01/29/2010
It's hard to really make recommendations without seeing her hair (thickness, curl pattern), but I would like to recommend you using some natural products that work wonders for my biracial friends hair. A little warning it can be a bit of trial and error, but once you find your staple products her hair should be moisturized and beautiful. Try not shampooing as often and maybe conditioner washing, I reasonably priced products by Qhemet biologics, Afroveda, and Oyin handmade. Kinky curly is great, but can be a little pricey. I would also suggest watching some youtube videos, just type in biracial hair care or natural hair care. Good Luck!
Michelle - posted on 11/10/2011
My daughter is mixed and she has white girl hair with a the dryness of her dads. What I have found to help is I wash her hair like 3 times a week and I use Suave kids Conditioner tear free and after her shower I use Extra Lite BB Super Gro. The bottle is white with the lettering Red and blue. I hope this helps.
Sarah - posted on 01/29/2010
I went through tons of different things for my daughter who's mixed. I used Pink, Olive (which was ok, but didn't keep me satisfied), and others. Finally, I found Motions at home salon care which won an Essence reader's choice beauty award in 2008. I buy the Lavish Conditioning Shampoo. It has Polymeric conditioning, silk protein, and keratin protein, and it's for medium to coarse hair. I also buy the Moisture Plus After-Shampoo Conditioner. This has silicone and panthenol, and it's also for medium to coarse hair. I also have leave in conditioner, hair and scalp conditioner, hair and scalp daily moisturizing hairdressing, and shine enhancing pomade (which i use if i have my daughter wear her down). Things to remember though is do her hair when it's wet, DO NOT shampoo daily, every other day is what I do. You can also do it every three days; the reason for this is her hair needs the natural oils, and by shampooing daily her hair is being stripped of all that so it will have more tendency to dry out. I swear by Motions products and they're salon quality at an affordable price. You can find it at any beauty supply store and even walmart. I hope you conquer this as I did. Good Luck.
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Erin - posted on 01/29/2010
Try shampooing her hair every other day, not every day to allow the oils the scalp naturally produces to saturate. Also, when rinsing out the conditioner, use cold water (as cool as she'll allow). Cold water closes the hair folicules and will lock in the moisture a little more.
Tara - posted on 01/29/2010
We used just plain old olive or vegetable oil on my niece's hair when she was really little, just massaged it in and then washed with a good moisturizing shampoo. Now that she's a teenager she uses shampoo and styling products designed for ethnic hair.
Kourtney - posted on 01/29/2010
If your little one is still little, try good old fashioned baby oil on damp hair. Any of the Aloe Vera baby oil gels (just a tiny drop) worked for my babycakes. This is a good light oil that's easy to comb through and doesn't irritate the scalp. As they get older, you can go for the leave-in conditioners. My Lulu is six now and we use Motions leave-in. These are all great for that wash and go look for summer, keeps the curls separated after a little combing out.
Brittany - posted on 01/29/2010
I am biracial myself, and what works for me at this point in time are the olive oil products either by pink lotion or the ones that come in the green bottle cant remember who makes them.....what you wash her with does make a difference and there is and olive oil shampoo to. hope this helps....
Annette - posted on 01/29/2010
i have a biracial daughter and her hair used to get really dried out too, and what ive found to help her is that i wash her hair once a week( more if she needs it) and putting lotion in her hair and that has helped, and doing that there isnt an oily or greasy feel to her hair
Theresa - posted on 01/29/2010
I did foster care for a mixed baby and her mom sent Paul Mitchell leave in conditioner with her to my house. I never saw her hair dried out. Not sure if the PM cond tioner did the trick, or if she just didn't have that problem. I just always used it on her after each bath. I know Wal Mart has a section in their hair care isle for Afican American hair. Maybe you could find something in there. Or go to a beauty supply stoore and ask them for advice. Or ask your beautician for advice.
Michelle - posted on 01/29/2010
I use Aussie Deeeep conditioner for my daughter, I put it in her hair first thing in the bath and leave it in until the end. So it's in there for about 15 min. Then I use an oil moisturizer (found in the ethnic hair section), have tried different kinds and really don't have any that I prefer more than others. I have found that the more I have it in braids the less dry it is. Hope that this helps some!
Micki - posted on 01/29/2010
I am a hairstylist and there are alot of good products you could use. My granddaughter is also biracial, and her hair is very soft, but very WILD!! Use something with a silicone base, like a shine serum on her hair when it's dry. And I would recommend any professional shampoo and conditioner made for curly hair. There is a new line of proffessional products called "Mixed Chicks" made for biracial hair, but I've not found it in our area. If you live in big city, you may be able to find it or perhaps they have a website. Good luck!!
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