I need help with my daughter's hair

Rosanna - posted on 04/16/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter is mixed (Portuguese and Black) and I am having a hard time with her hair. It is very curly, and very soft, and I absolutely love the curls. But I can’ seem to find a product that will help keep the curls all day long. I wanna just leave it out every once in a while, and not up in ponytails or pigtails. I refuse to use oil in her hair, but I really don’t know what else to use. Can anyone help me??

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Katina - posted on 12/04/2010

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Just for me makes a line of product for mixed kids. They have a curl relaxer for her. I do the same with my daughter. Its not a regular relaxer but just a cream that u put in her hair after u wash it.

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Vicki - posted on 10/12/2012

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I have 2 mixed girls,black & white - ages 2 and 5. There hair is soft but thick curly and can become frizzy. I also have a 10 yo daughter who is white with straight fine blond hair like me so I was totally lost when my 5 yo came along! Lucky for me their dad dosn't mind and actually enjoys doing their hair. He has 3 sisters and his mom has long hair so he probably spent alot of time growing up watching them do their hair. We use the pink lotion - just the cheap little bottle that only costs $1.00 at Family Dollar. I had tried some of the other hair lotions in the african american hair section but found that these were all too heavy for my girls hair. The pink lotion is just right for their texture it seems. We have a routine (which usually dad takes over and does but I get my chances!) - we keep a spray bottle of water and first we spray the hair to dampen then work in just a little lotion all in hair then use pick to gently left the hair and fluff it at the scalp then we use the thick brown handled wood brush with thick bristles to brush out. It takes patience but is worth not having their hair up in one big ponytail all the time!

Lori - posted on 05/01/2012

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also try Miss Jessie's line of products. It's expensive but gets the job done

Jessica - posted on 05/01/2012

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go to SALLYS.... i get Hawaiann silky for my daughters hair...shes black and white...you talk to the sales rep in there they will help you find whats best for your daughter

Monica - posted on 03/08/2011

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If you are not wanting to spend $20/bottle. Try the L'oreal Nature's Therapy - Mega Moisture line at Sallys Beauty. Lots of good natural things in it and really retains moisture. I also use the conditioner as a leave in when I wet and finger curl my daughters hair each day. A little goes a long way! Trust me, I've tried the pricey stuff - Bumble & Bumble, Aveda etc..

Sherri - posted on 11/08/2010

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Wow! I wish I had been able to find help when my now 14yr old was little. I will never forget (nor she) the hair battles!!! She is black/latino so what I did was call around to a few local hair salons - looking for a stylist with similar hair. Found a great lady named Aria at The Hair Cuttery. First she cut Rachael's long, unruly curls in to a "shape" then gave me the names of the styling products that work best on ethnic hair. No Oil!!! Try Mane and Tail products for curly hair. Ambien also makes Pretty Pink - a line of hair products for children. Again, no oils. Ethnic hair needs fewer washings - no more than 2x per week. Leave in conditioner for thick, curly hair is great. And your best buddy will be a wide-toothed comb. Ask a stylist about the best combing technique. For my girl's hair, I would comb from the ends and work up. Hope this will help!

Jennifer - posted on 06/12/2010

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My sons hair is exactly like that and there is this stuff called none of your frizness bt herbal essence. They have shampoo and conditioner but the leave in creme is the best. I wor it in his hair after a shower and the beautiful spirals stay all day long. Another real good product is in the african american section it is by just for me called hairmilk shampoo and conditioner. And the best part is neither one of these leaves the hair oily, stiff or sticky. They are both great products. And you dont have to use togther. If u use the hair milk work thru hair and leave on for about 3-5 minutes and rinse worse wonderful. My neice hair is incedibly thick. the thickest hair i have ever seen and it works well in her hair also. Good luck!!

Daphne - posted on 05/14/2010

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Try carrot oil/creme, paul mitchell's hair pomade, This works great. There more like lotions, and dont make their hair caked down.

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