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Old 01-25-2011, 02:53 PM   #11
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eta: There is NOTHING wrong with letting her wear her 'fro! Learn and teach her to LOVE it! and take care of it - you'll never regret it.

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:20 PM   #13
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I'm biracial (mom is black with some Native American and dad is white) and my kids have curly locks. My hair has a texturizer on it so it's nowhere near as curly as it naturally is. I've struggled with it and now I'm considering growing out the relaxer/texturizer (it's been almost 10 months since it was texturized.)

My 6 year old has big springy ringlet curls. Fairly easy to manage unless she leaves it down while she sleeps. Then it's a tangled mess. My 4 year old has much tighter corkscrew curls and is more difficult to manage. Hers is like mine. My son has hair much like my oldest daughter. Soft ringlet type curls. I can't wait for it to get longer.

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:26 PM   #14
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I have been using straight olive oil right out of the bottle in my kitchen for my 16modd these days. She is mostly African American, although we are suspecting some Spanish given her features and hair texture---but it doesn't matter. She has had *snap* that much hair, but it is very, very, very dry, and just sucks the oil right up. In the last week, it was like she woke up and it was suddenly long enough and thick enough to braid, so she got her first cornrows yesterday.

I started in as I was oiling her scalp, just to see how she, and her hair, would do--and much to my shock she is so totally not tender headed at all, and patiently sat, handing me bands as I finished each one. She's going to be an easy one!

I always put my older mixed race/black kids in night braids if their hair wasnt in cornrows becasue it helps keep the scalp conditioned, seemed to keep down the friction damage and keep their hair far more managible in the morning.

I'm old school and have always stuck with olive oil, coconut oil or basic cream in the jar moisturizers I can get at CVS or Walgreens and its worked out well, regardless of the mixture of ethnicity or texture of my non-white/native american kids' hair. I will probably be checking some of the "newer" products out with my ydd and any other kids we adopt, but can see myself falling back to simple--kind of like my prefold/flat, snappi and simple cover diapering method that's worked for 2 1/2 decades.

I have always been a snot about making sure my kids hair is done and done well--so I, personally, am not quick to let their hair go natural. We dont chemically do anything, and my girls absolutely don't get haircuts (my mixed race/black boys havent either until they are old enough to decide to do it themselves for that matter--much to my 18 yo ds's glee to have girls drippppping over his long beautiful braids...but Id rather not think about that LOL ....)
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Thats for that, she explains a lot in detail. I'm going to try and get mine to grow longer. I haven't cut it in 5 months.
Has anyone tried to make stuff for their curls? I have a lot of Olive oil from the K mart sale and don't want to smell like a salad, but I've been using the Olive oil products from Wal Mart and they help a lot with the frizz, and the curls are more defind.
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We use Jessicurl products around here on my (white) curly hair and dd's (mixed). I like it bc it's one of the few that comes unscented, and fragrances irritate my daughters skin (tho we are experimenting with CJ's BUTTer as a styling balm--hopefully it won't break her out.) The thing isn't the specific products though, but the routine and ingredients. We cowash and avoid silicones and sulfates.
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We were using the Curls products on DS and we have recently been using WEN products for myself (AA) and both children. My thing is to do as little as possible and it works well for us. Shampoo once a week or when it's obviously dirty, but rinse and condition daily. I never brush and only comb, with a wide tooth wooden comb, when it's wet with conditioner.
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thank you for asking my dd's hair just baffles me sometimes.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:23 PM   #19
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You could try aloe vera juice (did I already mention that?) I've been using it recently and I like it alot! But I have to put some kind of "Seal" over it or it evaporates too quickly or something and leaves her hair feeling dry. But right away it feels GREAT! So I wet her hair, detangle with my fingers first, then a wide tooth comb, then add aloe vera (sometimes I use it to help detangle, too) and then add coconut oil or oil mixture. There's one I've been trying called Hemp Butter Cream from Beija-Flor Naturals that I am loving! That routine keeps her hair soft and supple all day long! With loose curls. If I braid it up then its good for a few days. (but it's always good to add some more moisture even to braids - especially depending on the hair you're working with)

have you seen the article about hair density and porosity and elasticity? It's really interesting, let me see if I can find it for you!

here! http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/types%20of%20curls.htm

and in searching I also found this - but haven't read it yet, so who knows?! http://www.luvinmycurls.com/tag/hair-elasticity/

Some people find it useful to label their hair type by the number/letter system - some like the system talked about in that first article - and some people think labelling it at all is silly! So read up and make up your own mind, I guess! I find it interesting, but that's about all at this point.
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I LOVE curly fro's
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