|As I said I am 100% black. Oiling the hair is different from a leave in because I can do a leave in AND oil my hair with the coconut oil.
To help with getting through her hair make sure it is WET!!! It is HORRIBLE and HURTS when you comb through it dry. So when you are washing her hair:
1.put her hair in four sections
2.completely wet it
3.put a lot of conditioner throughout it (as you do each section)
4. use a WIDE TOOTH comb and start from the ends and comb up towards her scalp
5. style while it is wet.
I promise it works because the conditioner makes the hair slippery so gently combing will untangle it. Also each night either braid or plait her hair so it won't get tangled throughout the night. then you can take the plaits out and you have crinkely pig tails!!
I had the wet part figured out.
I've started doing it only in or immediately after the tub because she doesn't like the spray bottle method of wetting her hair.
I bought two new brushes this week, one recommended by tightlycurly.com, a Denman, which I don't like probably because it is a straight one and I prefer the larger rounded.
The other is a "looper" it says on it. Bought it at a beauty supply store, it has loops and is meant for extensions, but the lady said she has some moms come in saying it's the only thing their kids will let them use. DD prefers this one.
I also started using more leave in product, right now I am using a tube of Biolage stuff we bought when she was a year old LOL (it's a BIG tube and she used to obviously have far less hair)
I go back and forth on comb versus brush...I do have a wide tooth comb I was using for awhile, I might try it again. also the sections.
|Just do what I said above and she shouldn't notice while in the tub. My friend also does her daughter(26 months) hair when she is sleep.
if it was my son, well, either of them I think
I think I would try the sleep. DD however is just like her dad, lighter sleeper and if she gets woke up she can't fall back asleep for a long time.
|black hair needs it because our hair does not make oil as much other ethnicities, which is why we don't wash it as much. So oiling her SCALP every 2-3 days then brushing it after should be fine.
Washing every week seems like enough BUT if it gets dirty it is fine to wash it just make sure you keep it moisturized and oil it after. What kind of shampoo do you use for her hair?
I just switched. I was using a Loreal kids 2 in 1 stuff I got because we used it at a friend's and it seemed to work well. When I was at the beauty store I bought a separate shampoo and conditioner called "Silken Child" it was what she recommended for 'ethnic kids' (her word) and $7 for both. It has shea butter in the ingredients. It also seems to work well. (at $7 for both versus a whole lot more for Mixed Chicks online....couldn't argue with trying it)
The other thing I don't do anymore to either of us is pile the hair when shampooing like on the commercials. Even with my hair this makes it much less tangled, easier to work with.
|I understand because it was foreign to me when my white friends told me they wash their hair everyday . I personally wet my hair everyday and put a small amount of conditioner it in everyday and leave it in. Every week I wash/scrub with Dr. Bronners peppermint soap as a shampoo and start all over again. I use Dr. Bronners because it is all natural and has NO SLS(sodium laureth sulfate) and it doesn't dry my hair out. Maybe that can work for your household because its a body wash too.
I may have to try it again. I used it when ds1 was a baby (the baby stuff not the peppermint though) and quit when I got it in his eyes accidentally one time.
(he had the most hair as a baby, he had his first haircut at 5 months old!) since he is a boy though and by his choice his dad cuts his real short, so his is easy to take care of! (he will actually ask for it to be cut again when his sister can pull it
I'm better at rinsing now
and (this week anyway,
) dd likes putting her head under the faucet while it's running to fill the tub to wash her hair. great way to avoid the eyes.