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!
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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