joined for myself and my daughter
I have a 5 year old daughter with hair type 3a, fine texture with normal to high porosity, that has never been cut, and now that it is half-way down her back dry I am having a harder time caring for it. I happened to find this site while looking for some products for her hair and I was amazed at the information I have been missing out on. Is there anything I need to do differently with a child's hair or should I just treat it as I would my own? I am more interested in fixing my daughter's hair before I really get after my own since I would like to keep her hair long if possible. The other day we tried a new leave-in conditioner and found that it left her hair horribly tangled after she had slept on it--I was worried it would have to be cut and it took a long time to comb through in the shower. I tried to attach a photo of her hair, it was too big and I'm not computer savvy so I found a pic of a girl's hair that is identical to hers (they could be twins!) and attached it. I myself have type 2b hair, medium texture with normal to high porosity. I always have frizz unless I coat my hair with product and iron it flat or curly, and my hair is dry. I have tried "no-poo" before and found that it made my hair greasy and dull. After researching more I think my technique was all wrong so I'm ready to try it again, both on myself and my daughter. Can anyone tell me about how long it will be before I can see results? I've also read that it may get worse before it gets better so I just want to have realistic expectations. BTW I found the photo of the girl on the "mixed chicks" hair product website, has anyone had any experience using this? Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to be thorough the first time. Thanks for any advice!