But I work at a beauty supply store and am a cosmetologist. If you are a straight-haired mom with a curly-haired daughter, chances are you may not have had a personal experience with handling curly hair before. The other issue as I see it is that you and your daughter need to be more in agreement. Styling and frizz … Wavy to curly hair types are also more prone to frizz. I found it at Kmart, it wasn't cheap..almost $20, but like I said you only need a tiny squirt! Hi D. I have a two year old daughter with the same problem. Good luck. Thank you! PRODUCTS FOR CURLY HAIR: Just a reminder, the following are products our readers that have curly hair, or daughter’s with curls use. It really only takes a couple minutes and it will be easy for your daughter to do herself when she's a little older. My first thought is that a spray leave-in conditioner will do the trick, since you had good results from your conditioner. You only need the smallest bit, & it almost completely changes the texture of your hair. I use a detangler spray from sauve (for kids) on my own little girl's hair. As my daughter’s hair grew longer and thicker, I made it my quest to figure out how to tame the frizz! I recommend the Infusium 23 - it's the best conditioner I've found, without buying products from the salon (I'm too cheap for that! One of the other issues that contributes to dryness and frizz is lack of moisture in biracial curly hair. I leave in conditioner and comb out the tangles and that's it. We personally haven’t tried them, since my girls obviously have straight hair now! Wild Oats carries a brand called Carlsons which is wonderful. My daughter has very curly hair, we use two products that I love...Johnson's makes a new shampoo for curly and wavy hair, it's called extra conditioning shampoo, the bottle is white and orange instead of the usual yellow. I have added more leave-in but it still gets frizzy only on the top. I used to be able to let her wear some curls but now it is just pure fuzz. I hope this helps. She gets baths at night, and in the morning I just wet her hair down, and the brush usually just slides right through it. They know the quality of the product!! a bottle at the grocery store costs aroud $7-11, where they will charge $40 at the salon. ###-###-####. Why is this? I have naturaly curly hair myself as I recieved it from my father who was african american. She said it will pull it out and make sores on her head. She only has about one inch of straight left on the ends. You will see a differance in a couple of weeks. This article was originally published in 2010 and was updated in 2018 to reflect new recommendations. First, you are definitely in the "in-between" stage where you really need to let her hair grow out and get rid of the damaged hair caused by the chemicals in the relaxer. I have had dreadlocks in my hair and when I combed them out my hair was a wreck!!! It gets frizzy. If you know of others that work wonderfully, please comment and let us know so they can be added to the list! Is she mixed by any chance? (Again, Suave works REALLY well!!!) Also, will she sit down to get her hair fixed? The oily hair serums help...put it on while the hair is wet or dry. It very much needs moisture. It's like a leave in conditioner for kids. I have used Mixed Chicks, Carol's Daughter, Paul Mitchell and the list goes on. I use sauve shampoo and conditioner but its worth the little bit more to get a good leave in conditioner and a cream. After that or between washings, we use Noddle and Boo Conditioning Hair Polish spray. Plz Help, It Drives Me Nuts. I'm not recommending that you give up and just let her wear the pony, but maybe if you can find out what it is about the pony that makes her feel so comfortable, you will be able to use that information to figure out and work with her on another style that you will both be happy. That's the most common mistake I see with parents. Even if she's not, if her hair is really that dry, it would help a lot to use just a little hair grease after her hair dries. It looks great after we wash it. Nevertheless, if you have had the experience before, you will agree that it requires skill to take care of curly hair properly. Praise your daughter’s curly hair and tell her it is beautiful. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'mamapedia_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_2',637,'0','0']));My husband has similar hair although he cuts his short :-). Good luck! Whats important is this what type of curl is your daughter's hair. Depending on your genetic makeup, you may have straight, wavy, or curly hair. Blessings The curls stay so nice and soft, and helps with the frizz (and the afro look lol). You can probably wash it twice a week as this kind of hair is quite fragile and is prone to harm when wet. I have to use the salon spray in conditioner everyday. I am mixed meaning my mamma is irish and german. It stimulates to release of natural oils, then brushing distributes the oil evenly (so you don't have a problem with an oily scalp). But too much washing can make the hair dry and dull, for curly hair needs more moisture. You are off to a great start already by just decreasing the frequency of shampooing! Forms a loose “S” very easily straightened, Forms a definite “S” shaped like a corkscrew, Very tight curl when stretched creates an “S”, Hair intentionally matted to form "ropes", Guides and resources for easy product selection, Learn how to read your hair product labels, Easy-to-make recipes for all your haircare needs, Community member favorites make up this coveted list, Chat with curl friends about your favorite curly topics. Time and using a great, thick creamy conditioner will help. I have a little of the same problem with mine and my daughters hair. I don't have experience with them being a redhead with board straight hair. Also, try massaging her scalp right before you brush her hair. I would recommend using a little lightweight styling gel to help define and hold the curls. Try So Cozy Cinch 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Bodywash. Now she is only 3 so she could care less but soon enough she will be all about her hair and I would like to know how to take care of it and how to keep the tangles out when she sleeps. A good leavin conditioner helps with this. The dry part could just be her hairs natural texture. Cozy Friedman is a stylist and the founder of Cozy's Cuts For Kids, a children's salon in New York City that first opened in 1994. My 15-month-old son is biracial and his hair is very curly but also very dry/brittle/frizzy. Part of the frizz problem can be controlled by properly moisturizing mixed curly hair, and understanding the best products to use for biracial curly hair. is a pretty good one..used to be salon, but not anymore and pretty inexpensive (less thatn $5 for a liter where i live). Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. The texture of your hair is determined by your genes. You could ask a beautitian about it also...they are trained to be able to give correct advice on how to manage hair...just ask when you take her in for a trim or get one yourself (as long as she is there with you).