Curly hair question

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Registered: 04-30-2008
Curly hair question
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Thu, 10-23-2008 - 2:23pm

does anyone out there have a child with curly hair. my 5 yr old has curly hair and I try and take care of it as much as I can. She gets a bath at night and I put leave in conditioner in it and brush it. in the morning I spray water on it again and brush it out. she cries because it is so knotty from her sleeping on it.


anyone have any suggestions, should I be brushing it?

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Thu, 10-23-2008 - 3:38pm

I hope someone has suggestions 'cus we have the same problem. We finally got dd hair cut to about shoulder length. That's helped some -- both by decreasing length and by getting rid of some of the dead ends. Even though it's an improvement, dd still HATES having her hair brushed. Occasionally I can get dd to hold still long enough to put her hair in a pony tail which helps decrease tangles during the day.

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Registered: 04-30-2008
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 9:09am

she also pulls her hair, so the one side is longer than the other. her hair is half way down her back, but because of the curls it is above her shoulders. she will not allow us to put it in a ponytail and we usually just put the sides up in a pony tail or clip, but by the end of the day, she looks like maggie scratch.lol.


the curls are beautiful but she is at that ackward stage where it just looks like one big puff. her hair is curly but fine. My hair is wavy and her sister's hair is nice and thick, but she some how got the curly spiral curls.


i don't know if I should pick it out, comb it or brush it.

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Registered: 03-07-2008
Sat, 10-25-2008 - 7:02pm
Will she let oyu braid it before bed? That might make it easier. Also look into hair products designed for afro hair types if it's really really curly. They help take away the frizz ball effect. Google KeraCare. They do a range of products. Does she like french braids? If she has really curly hair they might stay in for a few days. I recently braided and beaded my dd's hair and it stayed in for a week. No fighting over brushing etc. Took 3 hours to do but it was worth it.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 2:36pm
Can I just say I'm jealous? Lindsay has superfine yet thick, long hair. It doesn't even keep the barretts in them for one day, forget about trying to keep them in overnight.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 2:39pm
My friend who's two daughters both have curly hair does not brush it. She uses leave in conditioner, spritzes it with water in the morning and uses her fingers to comb, organize it in the morning. I have curls and waves in my hair and if I brush it I end up with big poofy hair (think Texas Big Hair that was big in the 80s). If I'm not careful to use products, it ends up that way after it is completely dry any way.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 3:57pm

hello!! my 4 year old has really curly hair too-at least she used to-its starting to straighten out some. i use this no more tangles stuff-i buy it at family dollar-but its the no name brand of johnson and johnson's no more tangles. ive also used the suave stuff. both of them work. i use a wide brush when i use the wire kind. it gets the knot out and its fairly quick. they also have one from goody with nylon bristles. i dont like that one as much-it doesnt get the knots out. you could use a wide tooth comb-it might work better than a brush.
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