How to handle toddlers curly hair?

Crystal - posted on 05/26/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Have 2 year old with curly hair, but it is thick and has volume!! I do I make the curls without it going dry on me? Help!!

I am making it straight at the moment but I do so want to have it curly sometimes but how to make the curls come out nice without the frizz or dryness?

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Jeanne - posted on 05/26/2009

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My daughter and I both have naturally curly hair. You can buy shampoos even for children that allow for curls and helps moisturize and control frizz. You can also use some frizz-eez on your little ones hair to help it curl nicely without it looking like a puff ball.

Sarah - posted on 05/26/2009

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Hi, I'm Sarah, a mom of 5and also a salon owner. Two of my children have naturally spiral curly hair. The product that i have found that is absolutely wonderful is called Mixed Chicks. They do not have to be biracial to use it. Check it out on www.mixedchicks.net. Hope you love it just as i have!!

Angie - posted on 05/26/2009

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We used Crews-Pomaid it has worked for us.... it left the hair cute and didnt dry out the hair. But a little dab will do work it in and let them go.

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Kim - posted on 01/20/2014

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I love L'anza healing products for my 2-year-old who has a head full of naturally curly hair. It conditions it without the weight and keeps the frizz down. I use the shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner (works as a detangler).

Maggie - posted on 05/26/2009

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I use Tresemme Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Creme - it's pretty cheap, and it's the absolute BEST thing I've ever used (on my own hair too!!) it doesn't have alcohol, so it doesn't dry out their hair (actually I think it moisturizes it)

Amie - posted on 05/26/2009

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I used Garnier Fructis sleek and shine on my son like I do for myself. Well until I had to cut off his curls anyway. His curls didn't frizz and were nice tight spirals all over his head. Was so cute! =( He got ahold of the scissors one day and decided to try to trim it himself... ugh. As for combing it out though the best bet is a wide tooth comb or a hair pick. Normal combs won't go through it as well and hair brushes can actually cause the frizz to worsen cause it will pull and break the hair causing split ends. I've never used a brush except on my daughter's straight hair.

Amie - posted on 05/26/2009

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I used Garnier Fructis sleek and shine on my son like I do for myself. Well until I had to cut off his curls anyway. His curls didn't frizz and were nice tight spirals all over his head. Was so cute! =( He got ahold of the scissors one day and decided to try to trim it himself... ugh. As for combing it out though the best bet is a wide tooth comb or a hair pick. Normal combs won't go through it as well and hair brushes can actually cause the frizz to worsen cause it will pull and break the hair causing split ends. I've never used a brush except on my daughter's straight hair.

Michelle - posted on 05/26/2009

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I use Kids Organics by Africa's Best "Shea Butter" detangling moisturizing hair lotion, I found it in the black hair care isle with the just4me products. My daughter would scream bloody murder without it. I also use a brush rather than a comb to detangle, it seems to work better.

Debra - posted on 05/26/2009

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there are products you can by that will allow you to keep the curl without the frizz.If you go to your local hairstylist they can show you some products, then look for a similar product at the local drugstore. Make sure you emphasize you don't want more curl you just want to control the fly aways, no gel because that will make the hair crunchy

Wendy - posted on 05/26/2009

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I think you might like pink oil moisterizer in the black people hair products. I use it on all 3 of my girls. Thier hair is mixed hair. And it really works well. Be careful on how you straight her hair right now at such an early age because it could do some damage later on. There are alot of products out there that you could buy but try the pink oil moisterizer first.

Jeanne - posted on 05/26/2009

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My daughter and I both have naturally curly hair. You can buy shampoos even for children that allow for curls and helps moisturize and control frizz. You can also use some frizz-eez on your little ones hair to help it curl nicely without it looking like a puff ball.

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