What can I use to moisturize my daughter's biracial hair. Baby oil doesn't work?

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Cheryl - posted on 11/12/2009

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I used the pink oil for a while, u just have to experiment as i did. You will eventually find one u like. And as she gets older her hair will change n u will be on the hunt for a new hair product. Fun Fun! You will find it, i did. good luck.

Talitha - posted on 11/11/2009

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I am bi-racial and my daughter is even more mixed up. I use herbal essence leave-in conditioner in her hair and style. it doesn't dryout or flake.

Nichole - posted on 11/11/2009

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I found a great website a while back where a biracial woman showed how she cared for her hair. I use her method. First she uses pantene products but any good quality porduct works. I was my daughters hair then I add conditioner. I run my fingers thru her hair to get the tangles out and rinse. Then once I add more conditioner and leave it in. Sometimes I rinse just enough so her hair is not white from the conditioner but it is important not to rinse it out.



Every morning or when her hair starts looking dry again I get her hair wet and apply more conditioner and leave it in. It works great. I get complements all the time when we are out. Parents with kids who have similar hair want to know what I do.



And today just to try it I put Cocoa Butter lotion in her dry hair to see what would happen and it worked great.



You can also use Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a weekly treatment. You cover the hair in oil and leave for 1 to 2 hours. Then you wash as usual. Alot of Middle Eastern Families do this. How that helps!

LaLasha - posted on 11/11/2009

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use carols daughters hair milk it is the best thing I have found or when the hair is still wet use a silicone based humectant and comb threw

Angel - posted on 11/11/2009

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my daughter is 3 1/2- she refuses to let me cut her hair- very long, very fine, very curly! The knots are unbelievable... Bio Silk is GREAT- but very expensive. I love the Biolage conditioner, I do not rinse it all out. I have been using "Creme of Nature" conditioner (Walmart) which is much less expensive than the Biolage- not as good but it does work. Let me know if you find something that works for you.

Chelsea - posted on 11/11/2009

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Girl i would jus use a deep hair conditioner. like biolge (i think thats how u spell it) and let it sit in 4 two min it will moisten her hair up.

Cindy - posted on 11/11/2009

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P.S I also use head and shoulders shampoo..........it is what her father uses when he washes his hair (he would be the mixed part) so I tried it with her...........seems to help as well.

Cindy - posted on 11/11/2009

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I understand completly........my daughter is mixed and you really wouldn't know looking at her........however she gets the really dry scalp and as you mentioned, everything I have tried has just made her hair way to oily...........I have tried almost everything....right now I am trying a leave in conditioner Parnevu. Haven't really determined if it works or not, but it is something I can use everyday without making her hair oily. If you find something, let us know. I would be willing to see if it works for my daughter as well. I will do the same.

Moonika - posted on 11/11/2009

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I use Dark & Lovely Beautiful Beginnings for kids, softening oil moisturiser, I put it in after a wash, before braiding or when trying to get her afro soft and fluffly, does not make it too greasy and doesnt make her scalp itchy. Its very handy as you can leave it in or top it up when nesscesary. Have used it on my hair if dying has made it very dry. Works like magic for her her at least...

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I use Bio Infusion hair lotion for my daughter's hair. It works good not heavy and it smells really good too which is a plus.

Danielle - posted on 11/11/2009

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African Pride moisture hair lotion!!!!!!! It must be that brand though. I swear by it!!!!!

Victoria - posted on 11/11/2009

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Have you ever tried this kids line called Just for Me? I used the shampoo and conditioner from them thats called Hair Milk. Its very very moisturizing while keeping your babies natural curl, no weighing down. They have a whole line of products such as detanglers, moisturizing sprays etc. I use the Just for Me cream moisturizer. Its very very light but is a great moisturizer. Not greasy at all!!! I love it.

Patti - posted on 11/10/2009

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It's a little on the pricey side but it goes a very long way.. I use BioSilk on my daughter's hair which can also be used as a skin moisturizer. It smells good and doesn't dry out at all like the pink moisture lotion did to her hair. I hope this helps you :)

Nicole - posted on 11/10/2009

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MORRACCAN OIL, MORRACCAN OIL,MORRACCAN OIL! LIGHTWEIGHT BUT ULTRA MOISTURIZING! I USE IT ON ALL OF MY CLIENTS AND I DO MANY BIRACIAL PEOPLES HAIR! PLUS IT SMELLS GREAT!

Catherine - posted on 11/10/2009

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Just for me has a cream hairdress it comes in a container like hair grease but it's not heavy as pink oil, or you can use pink oil lite.

Fancie - posted on 11/10/2009

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I always used Pink Oil lotion. It seemed to work the best when my girls were very young. Now that they are older they just use alot of gel and conditioner. I also know

that you can buy cholestrol at Sallys and leave it in over night and then rinse it out the next morning this works really great. I hope this works.

Sabrina - posted on 11/10/2009

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Baby Luv. It is a white cream and you can find it mostly every beauty supply store! works wonders on my sons hair!

Shamsey - posted on 11/10/2009

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I am white and my Husband is Black so I know the texture hair your daughter has my daughter hair is like that curly but soft with a little friz. I used the Aussie product the one in the purple bottle with the Kangaroo. They have a spray leave in conditioner i spray it on before brushing/combing it is very light wieght none greasy and can be used all the time. I also when i braid her hair used the African Best Herbal Gro Super to keep a fresh look for a few days but light used not heavy. Hope it work for you let me know. Good Luck.

Tammy - posted on 11/10/2009

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I have 2 bi-racial daughters hair is thick and curly. If I leave their hair down I use Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner then spray with b&b pump it up. But if I braid then I use African Sheen. Has worked great for then and not so much grease. Hope this helps

JoLynn - posted on 11/10/2009

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Baby oil is definitely not the best plan. The whole Carol's Daughter line is fabulous (available at most Sephora stores and on sephora.com). It's all natural and most of it smells absolutely heavenly. Also make sure that you only shampoo twice per week, and that on the days you just rinse, still add conditioner.

Michelle - posted on 11/10/2009

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My daugter has really soft curlys but her hair gets super frizzy. I use Soft & Preceious. It works great. I can use it on her hair wet or dry and it dosent' leave it oily.

Heather - posted on 11/10/2009

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Mine youngest son has the coarse hair on the back of his head and the fine texture on top of his head. So I have been trying to find something that works for him as well. Recently I tried just putting Sauve coconut conditioner in his hair and it seems to work. It leaves his hair conditioned plus it smells great. I do not recommend anything thick or heavy. I have also used Dark and Lovely moisturizer and it worked great but can be a bit expensive. Hope this helps.

Lisa - posted on 11/10/2009

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My daughter is Bi-racical, and her hair had my "white" texture and her father's curly hair, I dont know if they make it anymore but the name of it was Liv, We found it at a local hair shop.

Natasha - posted on 11/10/2009

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I havent found it here where I live in about a year but I used Baby Love on by boys hair for years. It smells great and is not to oily.

Maria - posted on 11/10/2009

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PS if you want a skin moisturizer for her - I'd suggest Eucerin or Cedofil (sp?) they don't have a ton of perfume or coloring, hypo-allergenic and gentle on baby skin.



Good luck again....

Maria - posted on 11/10/2009

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My daughters hair has tons of ringlet curls - if I wash her hair too often it dries out terribly - I use regular Garnier Fructis shampoo once a week and use their creme conditioner after - I don't rinse it all out. Between shampoos I'll wet her hair and use the conditioner again maybe two or three times depending on how dry her hair is.



I started using Just For Me Curl Smoother Creme http://www.jfmvipclub.com/products.html



Loved it until the local stores stopped carrying it - I had to order on line. Her curls hold shape, are shiny and not dry at all - I add a small amount, spray with water and comb through each morning with a cartoon and a snack sitting on a favoite kid chair... oh the bribing I'll do!



While I waited I found Treseme touchable curls shaping milk - more expensive but worked well.

http://www.tresemme.com/curl/products/to...



Biracial hair is so different you'll have to see what routine works for your daughter - I know I tried so many - as you probably know - any curling sprays that are more like hair spray and have alcohol in them will kill their hair.



good luck!!

Chea - posted on 11/10/2009

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i took me 13yrs to find this, I tried everything my sons hair is like mine but curly n dry, I feel u on to greasy or the hair sucks it up to quick I found it in a beauty supply @that swapmeet called 6 in one it's for black hair but works great it's a white bottle w/ pink writing it lasts all day for real it called "one bottle 6 in one" it's for xtra dry scalp no drop non greasy try it my son uses it all the time now

Stefanie - posted on 11/09/2009

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I simply use a leave-in conditioner in addition to a conditioner in the bath. My daughter is 6 and it seems to be working. A friend of mine suggested I use pink luster but all the fuzz from the house was in her hair and made it feel too greasy.

Tiffany - posted on 11/09/2009

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My little girl has the same type hair and what i do is wash her hair with Johnson's and Jonson's for curly hair (it is green) and then i put conditioner in her hair and let it stay in the whole time she is in the tub and i don't rinse it out completly. This is what works for her so maybe it will work for your daughter as well.

Jennifer - posted on 11/09/2009

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I use pink lotion or one that works even better for me is Motions that you can buy at Sally's

Lyn-z - posted on 11/09/2009

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Mydaughter has super curly thin hair and i use just for me curling creme. it works wonders.

Samantha - posted on 11/09/2009

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soft & precious detangling moisturizer.. its a spray leave in conditioner i got it at walmart for like $3. it's a white and pink bottle.. my daughter also has thin curly hair.. and i found that oil mosturizers/hair lotions were too thick and oily for her hair.. so i put this in her hair every day and only wash her hair twice a week. when i do wash it, i use huggies baby shampoo but i use my pantene conditioner on her hair as well to keep it moisturized. works for me! give it a try.. for $3 you cant go wrong

Carrie - posted on 11/09/2009

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pink oil was too heavy for my sons hair. it also looked dirty faster. try redken allsoft sh and cond works great on the finer hair. my fave is still mizani. both can be found in salons. fortunately with the holidays coming a lot is on sale!

Carrie - posted on 11/09/2009

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depending on the texture if its coarser or thick try mizani products they are lighter weight and still moisturize. for finer hair try shampoo and conditioner for moisturizing. good luck! stylist and mom

Kimberly - posted on 11/09/2009

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Cvs has hair care products for spanish people a whole lineof stuff, I tried it for my Son who is bi-racial and it woreks wonders! I wrote Johnson and Johnson when he was born and asked them to start a line of products for bi-racial children I am still waiting

Carey - posted on 11/09/2009

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I use pink lotion as well. But my daughter's hair frizzes so easily, before the day can begin, her hair starts frizzing around her face.

Grace - posted on 11/09/2009

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My son had curly soft curls and I actually just used vacceline. It worked great. Didn't dry him out and it wasn't oily.



I hope you find something that works.

Kelli - posted on 11/09/2009

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I use a great product called Mixed Chicks. It works great in both of my bi-racial children's hair. They have a website www,mixedchicks.net

Michaela - posted on 11/09/2009

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im a black mother to a bi-racial baby she has hair like her white fathers. i use organic olive oil. it works great.

Cherish - posted on 11/08/2009

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for my daughter pink oil jus seems to dry it out. I use olive oil lotion the oil is too oily the lotion seems to work great. Liquid hair mayo does good to but may be too oily

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Well I am a Black mother and thus I know what products you are talking about however this is not what I am looking for. These products are wayyyy too oily for my baby's scalp and would clog her pores. My baby has a curly fine texture of hair and it's not coarse like mine and so I would think she would need some time of hair moisturizer that white individuals buy. So for anyone who is white and uses moisturizers, what do you use?

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We use "pink lotion" its an oil moisturizer that worked wonders on my kids' hair. You can find it at Wal-Mart in a pink bottle in the same area where they keep hair care like hot oil and straighteners, etc...

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