She's 4 & Frizzy

abeautifulbrownabeautifulbrown Posts: 73Registered Users
My daughter, Arianna, is 4 years old.

Her hair is 4b/3b from front to back. SUPER THICK. She is more tender headed than I was at her age. Any hairstyles I do never last more than half a day before they fuzz up unless I do braids which take hours and only last a few days.

No moisturizer lasts in her hair. Detanglers only work until they dry. Gels don't work either.

I don't know what to do anymore! I've been asking my boyfriend's mom about perming ages - she says not to perm.

I'm at a loss! HELP!! :cry:

pics of her hair...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/233114542/in/set-72157594267124031/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/233117832/in/set-72157594267124031/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/233114586/in/set-72157594267124031/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/315311905/in/set-72157594407557165/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/333488232/in/set-72157594407531416/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/280789132/in/set-72157594241895581/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/294441544/in/set-72157594241895581/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/218437341/in/set-72157594241895581/

Comments

  • CurlyQTPieCurlyQTPie Posts: 447Registered Users
    I would NOT perm her hair. I think that would just lead to damage down the road and, besides, your daughter has beautiful hair.

    Even though it's a pain, I would try to braid in smaller braids once a week so that way she doesn't have to deal with the combing which can be hard. Also, if you're going to comb every few days, get a spray bottle and use some conditioner to make the process easier. This is what I do for my 2 year old who has shoulder length 3b hair.

    Basically, I do a thorough conditioning and comb through in her bath and before her hair is dry, I add some leave-in and braid the sections once they are well combed. The next day, they are easier to comb and to manage.

    If you feel like it's just too much, maybe just try blowdrying instead of perming.
    3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
  • reincarnated888reincarnated888 Posts: 87Registered Users
    My hair is REALLY THICK, naturally dry, and frizzy. ONe of the best leave-ins that I have tried is the blended beauty ones. I would think her hair would like blended cutie (kids line) [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Blended-Cutie-Butter-Me-Up-p-472.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=blended-cutie-butter-me-up]butter me up[/buylink] leave-in and maybe a little jelly cream for definition. You can get these products from curlmart and I love them because they are super moisturizing, creamy, give good definition and weight, and add some sheen.
    Dry, thick, coarse 3b hair LOVES BB Styling Lotion, JCS Nourish&Shine, Devacurl One C, Elucence MBC, BB Curl Cleansing Condish, Devacurl NoPoo, Honey, Water, and BB Natural Hair Oil.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Your daughter's hair is gorgeous. I hope you kill the perm idea.
    As a gold standard conditioner and detangler I highly recommend either Robert Craig conditioner or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence Moisture Balancing conditioner[/buylink]. A great and inexpensive conditioner is Trader Joes Nourish. All of these do a fabulous detangling and moisturizing job. The RC is my gold standard because I can put a smidge on damp hair and detangle it. Doesn't even have to be wet. And it makes a great leave in. I use it frequently and don't have to use a lot, just a tbs after I wash, or a pea-sized amount as a leave in.

    Condition her hair as much as you can. I see you're braiding it and that's good. If you want her to wear it loose, you can always bind her in scruncies at night, either leaving the ends loose or tucking them under.

    ITA on the Blended Beauty/Blended Cutie line.
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • lockenheadlockenhead Posts: 16Registered Users
    your daughter is so cute and so is her hair i would leave it like that and try a leave in conditioner to make it maybe a little more manageable and before she goes to sleep you could put hair food in her hair and then braid it thats what i do sometimes the next day it is always very soft but do NOT relax her hair please i relaxed my hair for 2 years and then stopped because of hair breakage ....and when i think about it when i had relaxed hair i wasnt even satisfied with my hair
  • holly8holly8 Posts: 632Registered Users
    your daughter so pretty,i love her hair!!! please don`t perm her hair its so beautiful.
    Natural since Jan 2,07
    I did a BC
    Hair type:3C\3B
    Multi-racial hair
    Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

    Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

    Hair products:homemade products.....


    :angel1::love5:
  • sweetapril73sweetapril73 Posts: 22Registered Users
    My daughter, Arianna, is 4 years old.

    Her hair is 4b/3b from front to back. SUPER THICK. She is more tender headed than I was at her age. Any hairstyles I do never last more than half a day before they fuzz up unless I do braids which take hours and only last a few days.

    No moisturizer lasts in her hair. Detanglers only work until they dry. Gels don't work either.

    I don't know what to do anymore! I've been asking my boyfriend's mom about perming ages - she says not to perm.

    I'm at a loss! HELP!! :cry:

    pics of her hair...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/233114542/in/set-72157594267124031/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/233117832/in/set-72157594267124031/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/233114586/in/set-72157594267124031/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/315311905/in/set-72157594407557165/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/333488232/in/set-72157594407531416/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/280789132/in/set-72157594241895581/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/294441544/in/set-72157594241895581/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abeautifulbrown/218437341/in/set-72157594241895581/

    WOW! I can totally relate! Your daughter is beautiful and I can sure feel your pain. I am so tired of having to spend so much time on my DD's hair every single day! I put moisturizer on her hair every morning, along with a heavy leave in conditioner and by lunch, her hair is dry frizzy and really looks terrible. I am at my wits end. I feel like I have tried so many products and NOTHING yet has given me the satisfaction that I am looking for. I just want to relax my DD's hair a little but am so afraid of using any chemicals on her hair. I wish you luck in finding the right product as I will continue to search for one myself. I used Curly Q's for a while but with my DD's hair being so thick and coarse it became too expensive for me to use because I had to use the product EVERY day.
    April
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There's a drugstore/ethnic product called Africa's Best Organics Texture My Way [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink] lotion. I don't have the ingredients and haven't used it myself, but 3c and 4a curlies I trust have recommended it. I couldn't find it to use in my area.

    http://www.cosmeticmall.com/product_detail.aspx?product_id=119872&nav_mode=brand&category_id=0&brand_category_id=685&search=
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.

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