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Looking for help for a 3C routine for an 11 year old.

IroIro Posts: 71Registered Users
OK, I hope this post makes sense! I am a caucasion 3B (w/ a few 3Cs mixed in, I think). I met an 11 year old (mixed) 3C (I think) who I really would like to help with her curls. A friend of mine is her 'mentor' (in the girl scouts) and obviously knows her much better than I do. I just met her and I love her curls and I was really sad to hear that she thinks straight hair is better. I would really like to help her love her curls.

I think that she likes it straight because she thinks that straight hair is easier to manage. She told me that she gets up at 5 am every day just so that she can wash her hair! Obviously my first piece of advice was that she does not need to wash it every day, but I would like to give her some ideas that she can use at night so that she can do her hair more easily in the am.

I don't know what her routine is yet, but I know that she usually wears her hair in a pony tail and I know that she uses 'grease'. I was thinking of buying her Curly Girl for starters. After she has read it I wanted to help her come up with some products that she can afford (definitely drugstore) .

If I can swing it I may send her a CurlMart care package to help get her started, but then again I don't want to buy her things that she will love and not be able to re-purchase. Maybe a giant bottle of Elucence because it would last her a loong time. So far my drugstore list would include Creme of Nature shampoo and a good suave conditioner. I am not sure what to suggest for a gel/leave in etc.

Although my hair is almost as curly as hers mine is *very* fine and thin so I don't think that what works on my hair would work on hers. I gave her the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Whipped-Pudding-p-353.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-whipped-pudding]Oyin whipped pudding[/buylink] that was too heavy for my hair and I think that she liked it.

Sorry for rambling here! Basically, I guess I am looking for products/routines to suggest to her. I want her to love her curls and take good care of them and get some sleep at the same time.
Fine, thin & tight 3B curls. Currently using Curl Keeper & Boots Curl Creme.

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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Rainy day started a whole thread on this... maybe she or someone will link it here for you, or bump it up.

    Good luck!
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

    (taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
  • Pacific PoppyPacific Poppy Posts: 253Registered Users
    I know the thread you are thinking of... I think its called the young curly's help thread, but for the life of me I can't find it. It was just here! Ack. I'm not so good with the searching...
    3c, CG Fine hairs, med growth.
    Formerly "Rainyday"
  • EnricaEnrica Posts: 86Registered Users
    :o You mean no one has it bookmarked? :D

    Okay, I'll go bumpety-bump... Things get buried around here fast, so here's the link:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fnaturallycurly2.com%2FphpBB%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D51361%26amp%3Bsid%3Db8b64226c8c695366713214dfce72401" class="Popup
    3c representative of a 2c-4a curly clan.
    Keeping it simple, natural & sulfate free. Fan of pure oils, butters & glycerin to moisturize.
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Yup, that's the thread... SORRY Enrica for not crediting you with starting it :P

    I think it should go in the newbies section or be stickied or otherwise made easily assessible...
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

    (taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
  • EnricaEnrica Posts: 86Registered Users
    NP, Curltopia. I can barely keep up with my own posts. :lol:

    GMTA. There does appear to be a steady interest. You've been around here longer than I -- would you know the procedure?
    3c representative of a 2c-4a curly clan.
    Keeping it simple, natural & sulfate free. Fan of pure oils, butters & glycerin to moisturize.

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