Hair Products

Cleopatra - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Does anyone out there know of a great hair care line for a mixed (african american and white) child that they use and swear by? We've tried "Mixed Chicks, and it really doesn't work for us. Any suggestions??

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Juanita - posted on 08/08/2010

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Okay so I am back to say that I went to the website Shamekia wrote about and have to say THANK YOU, GIRL! I didn't have time today to do the full run of her hair routine, but I *did* section their hair into afro-puffs and loaded both up with one of the conditinoers she recommends, then I gently combed through each ponytail, sectioned off the curls, and they looked GREAT today! I'm not sure whether or not it will hold up tomorrow, since it was a quick trial run just to appease my curiosity, but I feel like I've finally come across something that *might* just work!



Rachel, so many people just don't understand that it really does take HOURS to fix my girls' hair! Since they are so close in age, it's like having twins in that they both want their own style, own colors, own bows, etc. and I have to take the time to actually try and de-tangle them one right after the other. But it does get soooo frustrating and it really is like a fight! But if you haven't had the chance to check out the site Shamekia posted (http://www.tightlycurly.com) then I highly recommend it. We're willing to try it to see how it works because I am almost desperate! Especially with school starting in another couple weeks! *big ol' sigh*



Ah well. Sorry for writing a book :)

Rachel - posted on 08/08/2010

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Juanita V I liked your post! I have gotten so frustrated with my 8 year olds hair that I asked my friend to put a relaxer kit in it... To which she answered "NO WAY YOUR DAUGHTER HAS GREAT HAIR"! Doesnt seem that GREAT when it takes me 2 hours just to comb it out! lol

Rachel - posted on 08/08/2010

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All the responses are amazing! I think it just depends on the child. My oldest is 8 and has very course curly hair and it seems to have changed every year since she was born. My youngest has very fine curly hair so they cant even use the same products. With the oldest it is a long process to wash, condition and then comb. I use the Pantene for women of color on her. For the youngest we just use regular hair products.

Juanita - posted on 08/08/2010

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My daughters are 5 and 6 and I am still trying to figure out this great hair mystery. I do like the Carol's Daughter hair milk for them (it works well on both of their hair textures and makes them smell like lemons, which I like!) but beyond that, I still don't have a clue. Their hair just keeps getting longer and thicker, and the "hair day" battle becomes more & more intense LOL. I broke down the other day & tried to talk to my hubby about getting texturizer kits for the oldest's hair, but he quickly shot me down on that. So for now, the hair battle continues.... *big ol' sigh*

Amy - posted on 08/05/2010

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I use "ITS A 10" it's amazing! Miracle styling serum or Paul Mitchell express style fast form. Both are great products and look amazing on my baby's hair!

Char - posted on 08/03/2010

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Have you tried the Carol's Daughter's products? They were recommended to me by a hairdresser that is also biracial. I believe they have to be ordered online.

Tammy - posted on 08/01/2010

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Strictly Curls by Marc Anthony, you ca find it Wal-greens and CVS, I use both shampoo and conditioner. then I use the Infusion23 leave in treatment to comb out tangles and Organic Mayonaise Oil Cream for Moisture. I have been like a mad scientist for years trying to find the right products and finally I have and Oh You have to find a Remington Curl Tamer. It is an electric comb, works wonders. I bought ten of them at Dollar General for $2 a piece and give them as gifts to other mothers with mixed children

Starr - posted on 08/01/2010

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I agree with Brittany, do not use pink. Mane and tail is not good either because it makes the hair more coarse. I found what works best for my daughter is to use adult coditioner after the wash and do not rinse it out all the way. Only brush it while its wet and use a coditoneing sheen during the day if you need to touch up the curls and leave out the frizz.

Brittany - posted on 07/29/2010

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i love miss jesses it is great it is like 10.00-50.00 it is a little pricy but it works great the baby buttercream i love it my kids grandma turned me on to it and i just love it but if that is to much i also use motions put what ever you do dont use pink hair lotion it will dry the kids hair out

Lysette - posted on 07/26/2010

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Curls or Jessicurl..



Also try Curlmart.com they have all the great etnic/curly hair products

Aimee - posted on 07/26/2010

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sofn'free n'pretty - olive oil detangler and spfn'free n'pretty gro healthy, thick and healthy olive oil cream!
Use detangler every day and cream every other and my daughters hair is lovely - may be a bit heavy for baby hair tho - if not dark and lovely beautiful begginings x

Sara - posted on 07/25/2010

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Try its a curl. its specifically for babies and they have products for every age range. you can also try blended beauty or Godshead (buut it is very expensive)

Kweli - posted on 07/22/2010

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I took a spray bottle , put water and Herbal Essence Conditioner, any kind you like and spay that on my daughter's hair, you get the moisture and conditioner in one, also for the health of her hair I put Aragon Oil in her hair. You can get that at Sally's. I've also heard of Mixed Chicks and Carol's Daughter, haven't ordered any of those products yet, trying to keep it as cheep as possible. I go through alot of product on her hair.

Jennifer - posted on 07/22/2010

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I use any shampoo and conditioner but I put Profectiv Mega Growth lotion afterwards. You can buy it at Sally's for $5 and it softens my sons' hair.

Kimberly - posted on 07/21/2010

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I dont really swear by any products really, just the process of doing my daughters hair (if that makes sense- haha). The best thing I have found is to wash her hair everyday (I use the suave for kids 2 in 1 shampoo) and ONLY do her hair when wet (unless I want her hair to be "fluffy"). Brushing and putting up her hair while it is wet makes her hair have the spiral curls as opposed to the fluffy look. Hopes this Helps!

Jessica - posted on 07/21/2010

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I use a product called "mixed chicks."
www.mixedchicks.net
It's the best I've found for my daughter; keeps her curls soft and manageable!

Kayla - posted on 07/17/2010

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"Just curls" I used it on my daughters hair and it worked great. Also Mane and Tail shampoo's and conditioner's work great.

Cleopatra - posted on 07/15/2010

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Thanks. I can't believe that only 1 person responded to this question. That puzzles me...since we all have mixed kids and all.

Keisha - posted on 07/14/2010

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Try to find Pantene's new line of products for Women of Color. Its gotten mixed reviews but I love it and so does everyone i know who uses it. I use it for myself and my boys.

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