Mixed baby's curly hair

April - posted on 12/13/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 and is mixed. She has beautiful curls but sometimes they are unmanagable. I use Panteen Pro V for women of color for shampoo and conditioner and it works great for moisture but then she goes to bed and it's a HUGE mess in the morning. What can I put on her hair to keep it managable? I also use the soy renewal products by BigSexyHair and it works great as long as she does not sleep in it.

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Sylvanna - posted on 12/27/2010

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Hello April, If your daughter is mixed with Black forget about the white products. You can used JUSTFORME product its for kids and adult. You might want to put a stocking cap on her head. I have the same hair and my daughter has the same hair too. I can do her hair one day and it looks like it been done two weeks ago. lol Stop using the white product and start investing into black product it will help you out a lot. Pink Lotion for hair is a life saver too. Mommy you have to start wearing scarfs/stocking cap too so she dont feel different. I'm in my 40's never had a perm because like everybody say I have the good hair. Remember stay in the kids product do not used the adults product on your daughter hair you will do more damage to her hair. Good luck JUSTFORME kiddy shampoo, Conditoner, oil and other product.

Anastacia - posted on 12/20/2010

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Go to Sally Beauty Supply or a similar store. They should have a whole section of ethnic hair care supplies for children. The adult hair care treatments are to harsh for baby hair. I am mixed and my advice for you is please do not cut her hair because you do not know how to take care of it. Lots of mothers of mixed race children do this and it is a sad thing. I commend you for asking hope you will seek out the correct styling products and even go so far as to speak with a "Black" hair stylist at a salon. I'm sure one would be very happy to help show you the correct way to take care of her hair.

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Matula - posted on 12/28/2010

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hi there. my daughter has very curly hair, and we have the same problems as you! being a hairdresser everyone thinks i know how to keeps it looking gorgeous but that wasnt the case! its taken me a while to figure out what works but i got there! first of all i keep summers hair at shoulder lenght. one because its easier to manage and also i gets rig of the dry ends that curly hair gets. secondly you need to invest in a really good hair moisturising creme. when you go to do their hair in the morning, rub some of this into it, brush it through (always starts combimg from the bottom of the hair or else the knots matte together) then spritz it with some water, scrunch it back into its curl and let it dry.

Christy - posted on 12/18/2010

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You might ask advice from (I assume by mixed you mean African American/White or hispanic)? If you are not African American, ask someone who is and a Mom how to care for your daughter's hair.

Susan - posted on 12/14/2010

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Hi, I have a daughter who is bi-racial and have a time with her hair too. There is a FB group called adoptionhair_skincare and it has some really good advice and about hair care if you'd like to check it out.

Marybeth - posted on 12/13/2010

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My kids don't have curly hair but I used to watch a 2 year old who did. I used lusters pink lotion on her. She would wake up with a crazy mess, but some of that, a comb, and hair ties and she was set

Megan - posted on 12/13/2010

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my niece has great curly hair and what her mom does is called "curly girl" it is a book that has some awesome tips for those natural curls. you may want to look for it...

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