Help please! Looking for advice...

kristie911kristie911 Posts: 154Registered Users
My friend recently took custody of her cousin's two daughters and they are of mixed race and have type 4 hair. Well, my friend has poker straight hair and has no clue how to wash or style their hair (the girls are 7 and 10 years old). Today she said she was trying to get the tangles out of the younger girls hair and it was nothing but a huge knot. After lots of screaming and crying she finally gave up.

Can you lovely ladies give me some advice I can pass on to her? Product recommendations? Anything?

3a/b, fine hair (just lots of it!), average porosity, high elasticity, fragile curls

No Poo and loving it! Gave up my hair dryer and never looked back!

Favorite Condishs: Suave Naturals (cowash) or TRESemme Naturals
Leave-In: CJ Curl Assurance Leave-in or KCKT
Curl Creme: AG re:coil or SS Hair Butter
Gel: HETT, GF Gel

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  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Posts: 259Registered Users
    I'm not sure what she used to detangle, but the best way to do it is when the hair is wet with conditioner (she can also add EVOO for more slip) and a wide tooth comb or denman brush. Splitting the hair in sections will help too.

    Here are some helpful sites that you could pass along to her to look at :)

    Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care
    Beads, Braids, & Beyond
    Happy Girl Hair: Natural Haircare for Kids
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    Curl Junkie Junkie
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    In addition, please make sure that your friend begins combing with a wide-tooth comb at the ends of the hair and works her way up, as it will help minimze the knotting. Do this in small sections and take her time.
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
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  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    pantene curly hair conditioner if you aren't afraid of silicones
    garnier fructis triple nutrition conditioner

    spray bottle filled w/ water or water and oil
    4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
    Poo: SM black soap
    Rise out/Detangler:
    DC/: Avocado+ oil + Honey
    Spritz: Oyin J&B :love10:
    Moisturizer: OH Dew
    Sealant:BSP/Bask tapioca cream

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