View Full Version : Biracial hair styles....still learning.
07-05-2008, 01:25 PM
Is there anyone out there with a biracial child...more specifically a black/white mix? My daughter's hair continues to tangle, despite a daily treatment with an oil moisturizer. I only wash it twice a week, but moisturize daily. I spray it with water, rub in the moisturizer and comb through. I use Soft N Beautiful's Just for Me. I think it's just like the Pink oil moisturizer, I just liked the scent better. I've learned how to part it into sections and put it into small pigtails, and that helps, but if I do it daily I'm afraid I'll pull her hair out. I take it out at night b/c as she moves around the little elastics slip out (her hair is still quite slick, just curly) and I'm afraid she'll put them in her mouth (she's done it before). It is quite cute though and does help to keep the knots out of the back of her hair. She's 14 mo. old and her hair when pulled straight is long enough to reach the top of her shirt.
Should I be styling her hair into pigtails? Or is it too early? Six little pigtails take enough of her patience...braiding is out of the question, despite my MIL's suggestion to start. The oil mosturizer is keeping her hair feeling healthy, but I'd love some advice as to whether or not to style it and how.
07-05-2008, 02:33 PM
A friend of mine has a biracial daughter (black-white) and she has been putting pigtails in her hair since she could fit'em(It was definitely before one).Sometimes she'd put those clips to keep the front hair in( you know the metal ones you have to bend them in to open and bend the opposite way to close)and put 2 pigtails in back.sometimes she'd just put the clips in the front to keep all the pouffs away(aka fly aways).I wouldn't worry about it to much;the only thing is I'd keep an eye to make sure she's not losing too much hair.I see that braiding is out is that because you don't think your daughter could sit through it? I know that this is the first summer I have seen her with her hair braided and she's now 2 going on 3 in jan so,i'll have to ask her next time why she chose to wait?cause she couldn't sit long enough or if it damages the hair by doing it to young?I'll let you know and I'll ask her if she's got any tips for you!
07-10-2008, 10:29 PM
I myself am bi-racial. My hair is VERY curly & my Mom went through the same thing. She too reached out for help & that was back in '81. They didn't make a lot of the products they make now. One piece of advice is to stop putting water on her hair. That is the first thing people want to do. The water will hurt her hair more than the pigtails. You should try to find a detangler spray conditioner. I believe Just for Me makes one. Curly hair just gets tangled. It will only get worse as it grows. I'm sure that is not what you wanted to hear. You just have to take it in sections. I tell myself that everyday. LOL. I myself use Bio Silk Cure (a bit costly but it works wonders). What ever you do DON'T start to braid her hair!! Yes, it's the easy way out, but so young it will begin to pull her hair out.
It sounds like you are doing good with the pigtails. Where you wanting some new ideas?
I really hope some of this helps. If you have any more questions....just ask. I'll be glad to help if I can.
07-11-2008, 05:42 PM
I have two children of biracial decent I had nothing but problems trying to come through all of their curls. A friend of mine who is also biracial, suggested I use the kids collection from carol's daughter or the kids collection from mixed chicks
It controls my kids' frizz, adds moisture and most importantly detangles!!!!! The best thing I found is after I wash their hair with the product, I take a large brush with the little balls on them and comb through thier hair. It is SUCH a big difference.
Hope I could be of help! =)
07-12-2008, 12:45 AM
I have the detangler by Just for Me, but when I've sprayed it in it feels sticky and didn't do much detangling. I know there's a direction about letting it sit to detangle, but how long should I wait? And do I follow up with the oil moisturizer after that? And no water? I guess it makes it so that it doesn't feel sticky to me when I add the moisturizer. And my hair detangles better when it's wet...so there I go sticking to what I knew before.
I don't know how to braid such tiny little braids, or at least my fingers can't handle it that small, so I'm glad I shouldn't do that yet. I was worried someone would recommend it. I have a niece who is like the family hairstylist...she's 13 and pretty good too. But all the little girls in the family get their hair done, most of them are mixed, and she puts hair grease and all kinds of stuff in their hair and braids it in different ways...how old should my daughter be before I let her cousin get a hold of her head? Especially if she's headed for braiding...
I'll have to look into those other products...unfortunately I'm one to run to Wal-mart before thinking of looking and purchasing online. Would a store like B P Beauty Supply carry those products? Those stores are everywhere where I live.
Thanks so much!
07-14-2008, 10:29 AM
I have a three year old biracial son (white/African American). His hair is very tightly curled-basically an afro. I actually use a "girls" product on ity because I could not find anything gender neutral. Its called "Just for Me" (I found it at Walmart in the African American hair care section), and it is a creme conditioner that can be used regularly. Its pink (that's why I call it a girls product). It works very well--more conditioning than the oils I have used, and afetrwards I can get a wide toothed comb (pic) through it pretty easily. As for styling. I know that its difficult with little ones. I sometimes do my son's hair while he eats breakfast, so he is occupied. I have heard from others that if styling is going to take a while, to offer your child candy. I know, candy isn't exactly an ideal treat, but I know that it works as an incentive and keeps them busy.
07-14-2008, 10:33 AM
One more suggestion--I have two books on styling textured hair-one book especially features many biracial children with styling suggestions and hair care for hair of many textures. Its called "Its all good hair". I have found it very helpful. You could probably order it online at Amazon....
07-14-2008, 11:56 AM
Thanks so much! I'll have to look into those books. We're using the Just for Me Oil Moisturizer too...and it works really well. I've just found that her hair tangles less (so I do less damage in combing it) when I put it in pigtails, but I don't want to style it so often that I cause bald spots or weak/broken hair. I'm just worried that I've started styling her hair too early, but don't know what else to do.
I have a basic comb that I use,the teeth are pretty close together...should i be using something different? I just don't know if the wide-toothed comb would do much for her hair.
07-14-2008, 02:09 PM
When my son was a baby I used a small comb, but as his hair got more curly I switched to a wide toothed pic because it doesn't pull as much. In the book I recommended they also suggest using a baor's hair bristle brush. I bought one, but found it didn't do much for his hair because it was so "nappy". However, now I use it on my hair and it helps make it shine. In the book they also have some styles for very young girls that do not including braiding. Puff balls and such. Very cute. Now that cloth hairbands seem to be back in style--and I have seen some in the girls section of the hair care isle at Target, you could let it go free and put it back in a hair band-away from her face. And as long as braids aren't kept in all the time or twisted too tight, I don't think it would hurt.
07-15-2008, 11:53 AM
I am the mother of two bi-racial little girls. I think a lot depends on what "type" of hair they have. My oldest daughter, who is 6, has thick, curly hair but not real kinky but frizzy. My youngest, who is 2, has thin, Shirley temple curls. I have to do their hair completely different. My oldest we normally wash it and then decide if she will be wearing it up or down for the next couple of days. I NEVER attempt to put her hair up after I have fixed it down. That causes her hair to break off. (Even though she has tons to spare.lol) If she wants it down. I take a leave in conditioner and scrunch it through her hair and comb it out. After that we loosely pull it back and she goes to bed. The next morning we wet her hair and then depending on the look she wants to go for we either put Tresamme moose in her hair or put in a curl activator product. I have found that most all this products do the same except we are partial to Tresame brands. Her hair will last all day like this and won't frizz out or get those fly aways. If she wants it up we comb out and pull up wet. We also use a salon style flat iron for her dance line pony tails (which are high pony tails ). I have checked with several salons and as long as it is not used daily and with the protective spray it won’t hurt her hair. Now my youngest hair requires nothing but products similar to pink oil moistures. I have honestly tried a million different products made for their type of hair and have found that you can't treat their hair like African American hair and you can't treat it like my hair (white hair). You have to find a balance. As is it gets longer, it will only get harder so practice now!! Lol …Oh one more thing, make sure you take her to get her hair trimmed often. Very important!
07-15-2008, 02:48 PM
We have the Shirley Temple curls. After the oil mosturizer her hair is soft and feels like mine, just curly. It just gets to feeling very dry, especially in the back (where she rubs her head on things like the high chair/carseat) if I don't treat it everyday. I usually put most of the moisturizer at the back and a smaller amount on the top.
I guess I'm worried about fixing it too much...there was a little girl in one of my music classes last year who had her hair braided all year long, and as the year progressed her hairline moved from a normal hairline to the middle of the top of her head. I know my daughter's hair is fragile and needs different treatment than mine, but I also just needed to check in with someone other than my in laws who grease the scalp and use all kinds of stuff in the hair of my biracial nieces. I just don't feel like Kaiya needs all that stuff. Thanks so much!
07-16-2008, 01:23 PM
Yeah, I agree. I have seen what you are talking about. I don't let anyone braid their hair. I do little twist but I don't pull it tight. I think you are on the right path, if there ever was one to deal with their hair!! Good Luck!!
07-17-2008, 08:21 AM
I too have found that I have to experiment. I guess I'm "lucky" to have a boy-because hair styling is more simple. When my son was a baby his hair was actually smooth and straight. Looking at his baby pictures he almost looks like a different child. Of course, the more we washed it or got it wet, the more it curled, until he had an afro all the time. I tried many products. Its extremely dry in winter, as is his scalp. I typically keep it very short, but this year have let it grow in summer because I don't want his head exposed to the sun. Also-and this may be another "boy" thing-once sand gets in his hair-forget ever combing or shaking it out. I only wash his hair about once every two weeks because it dries out too much--water is the only thing that gets the sand out. If anyone has suggestions for that problem, I welcome it!
07-17-2008, 08:37 AM
I have some friends that have biracial children, and I myself am Black. First and foremost, you cannot wash their hair as often as you would yourself. Once a week would be best because washing the hair too often makes the hair dry and weakens the cuticle. Find a good 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, i.e. Dark and Lovely Beautiful Beginnings and then use a good leave-in (there are too many different ones to name). That should help keep the hair soft and managable. My daughter, 4 years old, is Black/Panamanian and her hair is very soft and curly. I keep her hair in braids because sometimes ponytails add too much tension to her hair...not to mention, they keep for two weeks. But during that time period, I keep her scalp oiled and she wears a silk scarf to sleep (a bit much, but it has worked miracles). Afterwhich, I wash her hair, condition, blow dry and braid again.
African-American/ Bi-racial hair can be tricky, but if you wash once and week and condition, you should be okay.
10-24-2008, 02:31 PM
I have a two year old biracial (white/blk) daughter with curly kinky hair. I found some articles online that were of some assistance (see below).
For my daughter I found a combination that makes her hair soft, manageable and healthy. Use a shampoo that moisturizes, I use Soft Sheen Carlson shampoo followed with a conditioner. After the final rinse of the conditioner is out I use a large amount of leave in conditioner (Proclaim Cholestrol with aloe vera available at Sally's Beauty Supply) and finger comb it thru her hair.
Once the conditioner is fully absorbed thru her hair but the hair is still wet (the hair should always be wet when combing, styling, etc.) I had a good amount of oil moisturizing hair lotion (Lustrasilk Moisture Max - availale at Sally's Beauty Supply) and finger comb it in. It's awesome - it gives her smooth curls. I found this to be the best oil moisturizer compared to the pink oil and other products because there is no build up to attract particles in her hair.
Boar bristle brushes can be used to style the hair into ponytails, etc., but large tooth combs are the best. The more the seperate the curls the more frizz you will have - think about a perm for a white woman - you never use a regular brush!
In order to avoid breakage at night in addition to taken out her hair, you should have a satin scarf, haircap, or pillowcase. I use the pillowcase because my daughter does not like have the scarves on her head. I hope this helps and good luck!
10-27-2008, 11:38 AM
My daughter is biracial... I've found that the best way to keep her hair tangle free is to put it in a loose frech braid before bed. When she wakes up, I just take out the braid. I use John Fried's Frizz-ease shampoo, conditioner, and perfect finish cream.
10-29-2008, 12:31 AM
My Godson is biracial (caucasian/african american) and while we had custody of him the best way to keep his kinky hair under control was to wash once a week, and moisturize daily (sometimes twice daily) after the moisturizer at night we'd put a scarf on his head and he'd sleep in it. For whatever reason, it helped the moisturizer soak in better.
11-04-2008, 07:31 PM
I haev 4 biracial kids all boys but my last child was born with a fro i can not manage it .well i can put it in puff balls on his head and everyone telles me he is such a cute grl .what can i do please can someone help
11-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Is his hair just frizzier than your other boys'? If it is, concentrate on moisture. LOTS of conditioner, RARELY shampoo. Are you using any other oils or smoothers? If the puff balls are too short to braid, I'd probably consider keeping it short just to avoid the problem altogether! ;) That's the beauty of having boys--you've got options!
11-12-2008, 02:13 PM
his hair id definitely long enough tyo braid but i have heard it is not good to braid the hair him being only 7 months
11-12-2008, 02:16 PM
My youngest of 4 boys all biracial hair is way coarse i have tried the motion hair lotion something called super grow its like scalp mouistorizer what else can i use .. i use several things and with in 30 it dont look like i have put anything in it and i definitely dont wanna cut it
11-12-2008, 09:44 PM
Yeah--I think pulling it too tight (especially for long periods of time) can damage the follicles and cause some baldness issues. I've got a mess of curly hair myself, but I don't know a whole lot about African-type hair. I know there are two books out there that can be helpful: "Curly Girl" by Lorraine Massey (and there's a whole chapter in there about African hair) and "Curl Talk" (which I haven't read yet). Check around at your local salons--there may be a stylist who has knowledge and ideas that will be helpful to you. Good luck!
11-13-2008, 11:29 AM
I'm an African- American mother, of a 12 yr old, biracial (half-caucasian) son.
My difficulty is maintaining his extremely dry & flakey SCALP! When he was younger, this wasn't a problem. Whether his hair was long, thick & curly (think of the character "Little Richie" from the former tv sitcom: "Family Matters"), or if it was cut low (in a neat "fade"), all I had to do was wash & condition (usually with an all-in-one product such as "Creme Of Nature" conditioning shampoo), followed by a quick "towel- blot" (just enough so the hair wouldn't drip) and finally, an application of a "pink oil type" moisturizing hair lotion (I've noticed many of you have mentioned the use of this, or another similar product on your biracial children's hair - lol), to help retain moisture & add shine. I've also occassionally used products on my son's hair, designed for "Jherri Curls" & other body waves (ie: "Care Free Curl," Soft n' Free," "Wave Noveau," etc.), which were popularized by many African-Americans back in the 80's, including "yours truly" (lol), because I found that they provided a tremendous amount of moisture to his hair as well - besides most of those products indicate on their labels, that they can be used on permanently waved OR "natural" hairstyles.
However, recently, no matter which shampoo & conditioning/ styling products that I use on my son's hair (even those specifically designed for dry, flakey or problem scalp), OR how frequently/ infrequently I use them, he still suffers from this embarassing problem! I've even informed his pediatrician about it, but all she suggested was for me to use some of the products that I've already tried (but they don't work)!??
11-13-2008, 04:27 PM
Is it for sure DRY scalp? I only ask because oily scalp produces very similar flaking tendencies (per my husband). Have you asked a hair stylist who knows about African-American hair and scalp? I really think that would be the most productive. Good luck!
11-14-2008, 11:52 AM
Actually (MommaC), I find it interesting that you aksed if the flakiness was a result of "oily" scalp (as opposed to dry) because I considered the same possibility... Since my son IS half-caucasian and because I am aware that caucasians tend to have "oilier" scalp (which is why as a understand it, most prefer to shampoo their hair on a daily basis, in order to help eliminate the oily "buildup" that can accumulate and possibly lead to dandruff & flakes if they don't), I thought that perhaps my son inherited his FATHER'S "flakiness" LOL(caused by oily buildup).
However, my son's scalp is definitely DRY! In fact, I conducted an experiment... When I just shampoo & condition my son's hair WITHOUT adding any oil afterward (just leaving it "squeaky clean"), flakes begin to appear, as soon as the hair drys. However, when I add oils to his hair/ scalp (even if I do it sparingly), it eliminates the dryness, but it becomes TOO greasy & unpleasant to touch!
The problem is my son's hair texture... although it is thick & curly (when he's not wearing it cut short), it isn't as "coarse" as my own (or that of MOST African-Americans that I'm familiar with). Therefore it doesn't "absorb" the grease the way (most) African-American hair does. In fact, most African-Americans (including myself), tend to suffer from extremely "dry" scalp (which is why we usually shampoo our hair less frequently than most caucasians do - usually weekly/ bi-weekly). The reason is because our hair & scalp tends to be a lot more dry than caucasians, and shampooing too frequently can lead to "increased" dryness & flaking because it "strips" our hair & scalp of the natural oils that they produce. This is also why we often have to ADD oils to our hair & scalp (ie: hair grease, pomades, oil sheen sprays, oil moisturizing lotions, etc.), to help alleviate our dryness.
In fact, most of the stylists that I've spoken with about my son's problem, who happen to be familiar with African-American hair (including my beautician & my son's barber), have all recommended that I use some of the oil based products that I mentioned before, to deal with his condition - but none of the suggestions seem to be the RIGHT solution!??
11-16-2008, 01:12 AM
my main concern is the backof his head the top is real tight curl not nappy head just curly fro but the back is so coarse it feels like it is just knots and it lays upwards to the top of his head no matter how much hair lotion i do or dont put in it and if you pull it down it is so long that comes down to his back but itis just so knotty and coarse it just looks like it is knots all thru it i have asked hair stylist and they keep saying keep putting hair lotion in it it wil get better well it hasnt yet just keeps getting longer i guess im gonna have to wait till the top gets as long as theback and jsut keep it up in a ponytail till he gets old enough to keep it braided at all times
11-16-2008, 01:00 PM
i have 4 boys 6,4,3 and 8 months only the baby has long hair but with my older boys should i put hair lotion in their hair even though i keep it short .
11-16-2008, 10:08 PM
bx mom...How frustrating! Even though I'm caucasian, I almost never shampoo my hair (only about once or twice a month). Even then I put the conditioner on the shaft of my hair and just massage the shampoo through the roots to get rid of any build-up. I started all that after reading Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey. The only oil that's ever been recommended to me for my hair (which is thin and fine) is Biosilk. It's definitely an OIL and has moisturizing effects, but it's not as HEAVY as other oils that make my hair look and feel greasy.
jeff2mozy...I'm very familiar with the "rat's-nest-on-the-back-of-the-head thing"! My daughter has the same thing! Only her weirdness is emphasized by other strange aspects of her hair: she has long dark corkscrews on top of her head, lighter colored straight hair on the sides, then the nasty rat's nest on the back of her head. Yikes. She looks a mess. She is caucasian, so I don't use anything too "heavy" on her--just the Johnson and Johnson baby conditioner in the green squeeze bottle (I'm blanking on the name right now, but I buy it at Target or Wal-Mart). It can be used as a rinse-out or a leave-in. Because she has such fine hair, I usually rinse it out...but if I need her hair to appear more under control, I run some of that conditioner through her mess before we go out. As far as whether or not to use hair lotion on your big boys...I'm not at all qualified to answer that questions, but if what you're doing is working for them, stick with it! And, of course, it won't hurt to experiment with it either. Isn't that great advice?! Leave it alone, or try it. Whoa. ;)
11-16-2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks for sharing MommaC (smile) - maybe I'll give the "Biosilk" a try (for my son)...
11-17-2008, 10:20 AM
I hope it works! :) Good luck
11-20-2008, 12:54 PM
I am so glad someone else can realate to teh nappy back head my son has i have recently ben trying the motions hair lotion somme one at my wrk told me about it .it is really doing a lot better but im gonna try to look for a couple of the items you all have mentioned im still struggling with his nappy back head. i do have another question that maybe you can help with im white i can braid like french braid that does not looke like actual braids for kinky hair how can i find out how to braid it better i have googled it like crazy and i am still not finding any good info on how to braid it to where it will be tight enough to stay for at least 3-4 days french braids dont stay tight for too long if any one knows about a web site or anything please let me know any time i google it all it does is tell me about differant hair products to use
11-20-2008, 03:25 PM
Okay, so I double-checked the name of the Johnson&Johnson conditioner. It's "No More Tangles". About the braiding, I think you'll probably have the most success if you ask someone who knows. A Caucasian friend of mine adopted a biracial little girl, and she just started asking any African American mom she found! We don't have a lot of racial diversity up here in Nearly Canada, so it took her a while. ;) Anyway, between a new friend she found and the African American hairdresser she found, she was able to learn how to braid. If you have absolutely no one to ask, call your local library and ask if they have any books. Be specific that you need to learn the braiding for African hair or they're gonna toss you a french braid manual which won't be useful to you. ;) Good luck!
12-08-2008, 08:12 PM
I have a bi-racial daughter and she 8 years old the older she become the longer it takes me to do her hair. I'm a black woman and I don't know what kind of hair she has. It is curly, kinky and very dull looking, I have also noticed that the her hair around the edge of her head is breaking bad. It take me almost 3 hours to wash, condition, blow dry and style her hair. Someone told me that I should let her wear her hair done because I'm always putting it into pony tails but now I see the damage that it has done. I don't even know what products to start off with. Any suggestions? I use to take her to beauty salon evey two weeks but its to expensive for me right now. What products do I buy so that she can wear her curls? What are good products to buy to straigten her so that it will last at least 2 or 3 days. When I do it last about 2 hours then it looks a "HOT MESS". I only wash her once a week and I use a big tooth comb and a big brush as well. Please help somebody help me. I use motion hair products right now. I have tired Pantene but that was an nightmare.
12-09-2008, 10:52 AM
Check out "Curly Girl" (by Lorraine Massey" and/or "Curl Talk" (by someone whose name I can't remember!)--you don't necessarily have to buy them (althought they're just $10 on Amazon), because your local library may well have them. There are TONS of good tips and product recommendations for everyone with curly hair. Good luck to you!
12-15-2008, 10:36 PM
I am a hairstylist, I don't have a ton of experience with 'ethnic' hair but I can give you my top picks for products. I love Redken's new "Real Control" line (find it at a salon- not a store. The store products that are supposed to be salon products are fake, expired, diluted, or all of the above). It is geared towards unruly and dry hair types. There is a shampoo, conditioner, leave in creme, spray and maybe one more. I'd say get the shampoo, conditioner and leave-in creme. As far as the braiding, it truly is an art. I have been doing hair for 6 years and I am just O.k. at tight scalp braids. Most of my co-workers fear braiding more than anything. And yes, ponytails are bad news when done often. Everytime that elastic is wrapped aroung the hair a few hairs break, and soon you have a lot of breakage.
I hope I didn't confuse anyone! Just wanted to try and help out.
Good Luck, just keep practicing and trying new things.
05-16-2009, 12:48 AM
Hi I am a mother if a biraical daughter(mexican/black) I think that it depends on the type of hair your child has. For two year I used oil moisturizers,then realized that was not enough for my daughters hair. She needed grease in her hair . So I think it really depends on the hair type. Maybe finding a Beautician. They helped me alot. Also sometimes washing it too much might not help the situation.
05-16-2009, 12:56 AM
Hi I had the same problem. I used all the oil moisturizers and they where all absorbed like a sponge into her hair. They told me pink and all those lotions where not enough . That my daughter who also has coarse hair needed grease. I use Ultra sheen and her hair has changed alot. I hope I could help
06-02-2009, 07:53 PM
There is a great product line that i use for my biracial kids - it is called Mixed Chicks (www.mixedchicks.net) and was created by two biracial women. Another website which is great is www.treasuredlocks.com - and it has a biracial hair care guide (http://www.treasuredlocks.com/biracial-hair-care-guide.html).
06-02-2009, 07:54 PM
There is a great product line that i use for my biracial kids - it is called Mixed Chicks (www.mixedchicks.net) and was created by two biracial women. Another website which is great is www.treasuredlocks.com - and it has a biracial hair care guide (http://www.treasuredlocks.com/biraci...are-guide.html).
06-13-2009, 02:33 PM
my daughter is mixed, I wash her hair everyday, and i also put mostarizer in her hair. I been putting pigtails in her hair for awhile, she is not even one yet. but it also helps the hair to grow, now my daughters hair is passed her shoulder blade, when it is wet. my daughter has the thick curly all over the place hair, i try to keep something in it, so it do not dry out. do not treat it like(AFRICAN AMERCIAN HAIR) OR (WHITE HAIR), just try to find a balance. And what fits for her
06-14-2009, 09:34 PM
I have a 7 yr old Biracial daughter (cauc/blk) and I seem to of lucked out with her hair. My daughter ended up with mostly my straight texture & her fathers curls. Don't get me wrong it does have it's times where it seems unmanagable but after sometime it all works out.
I have people who tell me I should/I shouldn't do that/this with her hair. I also have friends who tell me I should/I shouldn't do that to her hair. I have found the key to making her hair look great no matter what the case is.
I use the style product by Bumble & Bumble which is sold exclusive salon's or on the website. These products work great on her hair. I found that if you add conditioner after you towel dry there hair it won't tangle. It will friz a bit but I also found that if you add the anti-friz to there hair it will look awesome.
The results I got were obtained by expermenting with other products due to the combo of my daughter's hair. I also tried Bed Head which works awesome on her hair to. But do keep in mind that every child has different hair and texture which will affect the way your childs hair works with the products.
07-23-2009, 05:56 PM
Hello, I have two biracial children (white & black). My daughter has really curly hair. I use a product called CURLY Q'S. I have also used the products MIXED CHICKS but there stuff is really expensive and I had to order it. Curly Q's is not cheap but alot less expensive. Curly Q's keeps her hair frizz free and moisturized. Hope this helps you.... They also 5 different products and you use the products in steps. TRY IT OUT HOPE YOU LOVE LIKE WE DO.
07-25-2009, 09:30 PM
My son, Gavin, is biracial and has thick, curly hair. I donot use "white" products on his hair because they donot moisturize enough and "black" products are too greasy and have alot of ingredients that are bad for ANYONE'S hair (eg. mineral oil and a lot of -cones).
I have been experimenting with natural products on my son's hair and it has never been better. I love using Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner. I only wash his hair once a week because his hair is dry and curly. If he needs it washed more than that then I do a co-wash (apply conditioner to damp hair, massage into scalp, and leave in for 30 min then rinse out).
I have been making him deep conditioners (once a month), curly gel cremes, spritz, and leave ins. It does take some tweaking to get what works right for his hair, but his hair is soft, curly, and has a beautiful sheen that it never had before.
Here are a few of the "All Natural" sites I regularly visit. Like I said it does take some tweaking but it is so worth it.
http://newlynatural.com/blog/ -she has a great Caramel TX that does wonders
http://mixology101.ning.com/profiles/blog/list -her site is the best!
http://motowngirl.com/content/index.php -she has alot of wonderful recipes
07-25-2009, 09:46 PM
I have a 3 y/o biracial son and he has long, curly hair. I do cornrow his hair, once in a blue moon, and I donot pull it too tight because it will cause hair loss. Also use a conditioning leave in and always use a wide tooth comb -start at the ends when first combing-this will cause less damage and stress on their beautiful hair!
I also only use all natural products (most of them that I make) on his hair-my post is No. 43, I think. I put a list of the "natural" sites that I get my recipes for. Most of the recipes cater to natural, curly hair. Please read and I hope it helps.
07-28-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm bi-racial (black and white) I'm 30 years old and have a 2 year old son with my husband who is black and creole. I found a product to use on my son's hair that I have started using for mine too. Hair milk by Carols Daughter is wonderful. They also have serveral other products that work great. They are more expensive than some but it's worth is. Just be careful not to pull the pigtails too tight :) Feel free to contact me with any other questions about "mixed hair."
12-20-2009, 11:29 AM
My daughter is mexican and black and I have always had trouble with her hair. (Mostly black hair) The beatician recommended Kera kare oil and Hydrating shampoos and conditioner. I have tried everything and this is a bit costly but you can see the difference compare to all the other products. And dont wash it as much. You cane buy this product in the walmart salons
01-03-2010, 04:11 PM
I have two biracial little girls! My oldest daughter has the most difficult hair. I use an oil spray on her hair, not oil sheen, but like a spray that some blk ppl use for the "Jerry Curl" and it works very well on her hair. Also, you are probably washing your childs hair too much. Probably not more that once a week should be sufficient. Also, for styling her hair; I use the elastic cloth covered ponytail holders and do all kinds of cute little pony tails. But the braiding makes it so easy to manage. The best reason to start her now on braids or styles that last days is so that she can learn to sit and allow whom ever to do her hair. Also helps with the tenderness of her hair.
03-04-2010, 07:18 PM
i have a biracial daughter myself and when she was younger and her hair wasnt long enough for the pigtails , i would put biosilk in her hair and it worked great. biosilk is really expensice (my opinion) so i now get hair serems , like frizzezz or any other type of oily difrizer and i put a good amount in her hair when its wet.
also for the tangels i just get a spray bottel and mix about 1/4 conditioner and the rest water and spray it in to style. now that she is older and her hair is really long and crazy , i now put pigtailes ponytails or i can even leave it down. i wash her hair twice a week as well but sometimes i get her hair completely wet when taking a bath and only put conditioner in it , and i do this almost daily . this way your making her hair soft but not taking the oils out with shampoo
03-20-2010, 08:50 PM
I have a biracial daughter who is 2 1/2. I wish I had found this site about 2 years ago. I have tried so many things for my daughter's hair. I have experimented with so many products and always became frustrated. I have tried Luster's pink lotion, palmer's olive oil, just for me products and the list goes on and on. I do a lot of pig tails and I wash my daughter's hair once a week. To wash her hair I use the Just For Me Hair Milk shampoo and conditioner. Then I use John Frieda's detangling spray and I use blue magic hair grease. For her hair the lotions just were not enough. She does however have one spot on the back of her head where it gets dry, it is so strange. But with the hair grease I learned it is best when her hair is damp and combed. Then before you put it in her hair you soften the grease between your fingers. I want to try to start leaving her hair down some because now I am seeing her loose hair when I wash it, even though she has a lot of hair.
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08-15-2011, 12:59 AM
Hi I have 2 biracial daughters Shermesee & Cherese my oldest Cherese 6
yr old she has Thick thick long brown hair & what I do is by only olive oil for her hair & grease
I wash her hair & then blow dry it then towl dry it & its long thik & frizzy! So I part it
Really nic grease it and I have a curlen urn & flat urn well after I'm finished parting I
& greasing I flat urn her hair then I combit softly out so her hair is nice & straight so I put
2 pig tails in her hair & there nice straight & long & the at the end I put nice big curls at the
End. I do the same for my little one more on.the next one
08-15-2011, 09:32 AM
Well yesterday my little little ones hair was all tangled but ckean so I parted it &
I greased it and. Combed it so then I flaterned it good so it nice & straight, so then I
Braided her hairon the head into pigtails then I had pigtail braids in her head but I lets the ends out to curl
Then for my second oldest I washed her hair the I combed it brushed it the I
Parted it in lil sqaures then I got ruber bands and put little long pnys all over her head then I curls them with the curling urn then I twited them!
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