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This is my UNBELIEVABLE 9 month old baby Scarlett. Look at her hair! Boy am I in trouble! Anyone got any advice on hair products or styles for a 9 month old LOL! Thanks


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I'm sorry - I couldn't help but respond to your picture. Your dd is so beautiful. As for the hair - no idea. But what a cutie! That picture made me smile.
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LOL Awwww Thanks. I did the math!! She was in my tummy for 8 months, and alive outside for 9. with 5 inches of hair! So I have come to the conclusion that it grows 1 centimeter every month.

Ill keep you updated with pics LOL

and my practice hairstyles, Im no good at braiding. I did her first pony tail last week and it was so cute! Wish me luck!
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Oh...she's beautiful I don't know product, but I would say braids...maybe?

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LOVE your daughter!!! She is adorable! I can't really tell her hair type though. Is it blown out/blow dried there? It looks like she has curly hair but it's straight in that picture?
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how freaking adorable. how lucky are you!!!

I wanted to ask the same questions as kimiij. Did you blow dry it or straighten it? I wouldn't do that to a 9 month old but some braids into a ponytail would be really cute. Or maybe a bunch of twists all over and then she can wear a little baby twistout!!!
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well this after i took her pony tails out! It straightened itself, when its wet it curls in ringlets, she is mixed with black/white

Thankyou for all the comments she is quite adorable and makes me laugh everyday!
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omgosh she is cute! My friend has a similar issue with her little girl. She uses the spray in conditioner (J/Johnson?) its a mainstream store brand like that or maybe gerber. But she spritzes it and then uses a wide tooth comb and leaves in. She occassionally makes little pig tails or uses barretes but the spray definately keeps it from getting all frizzed and it actually looks really cute because you can see her mop of curls
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Your dd looks like Cindy Lou Who in the pic in your siggie! Too friggin cute!

And sorry, no advice - my babe is practically bald still. Tho I don't think I want to switch with you

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Wow, she is too precious!
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: Soooo cute!!!!

Um, other than being a bit big, what's wrong with her hair like that? If it's in her way, how about a big baby headband?
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I really hope you frame that pic of her. Too cute.
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I love that picture! What a cutie! Just be gentle with the baby's hair, and do not use harsh chemicals. Use a wide comb with dull ends too....my kids hair was like that when they were babies. You can also wrap it in a hair wrap like a scarf to keep if out of the eyes and part and braid it gently. You may want to let the scalp get air too so it is not uncomfortable because the scalp gets hot and the babies are uncomfortable. After awhile the hair will weigh itself to lay down more, but not right away.

If they experience pain with combing all children will avoid doing their hair, or letting you do it so try to make it a pleasant experience for them. It is hard sometimes though when I am in a hurry to keep them still for me to comb through it and put it in a style. Take your time and just let their hair stay as natural as possible.
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OMG. She is flippin' adorable!!

I have no advice for you about the hair (sorry ), but I couldn't not tell you that your DD is scrumptiously cute!
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good gosh, that baby belongs on the cover of mothering! She is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo freaking cute!!!

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She's too freaking cute!

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This is my UNBELIEVABLE 9 month old baby Scarlett. Look at her hair! Boy am I in trouble! Anyone got any advice on hair products or styles for a 9 month old LOL! Thanks


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Oh, so cute! I love the Oyin products from Oyin Handmade.

http://www.oyinhandmade.com

For hair like that I'd definitely recommend their conditioner and shine and define... and you may want to email them that picture and ask what else they recommend! FWIW I found their shampoo and body wash to be too drying. (Their funk butter is awesome too, but that is not for hair!)
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My SIL uses Nexium Frizz stuff on my bi-racial neice (black+white) and that works well for her. I have recently found Soap and Glory conditioner. Now, I am whiter than white but I have thick scottish hair that tangles BADLY and the Soap and Glory (at target, pink stuff) has made my hair SO soft, tangle free for days and has "cured" my split ends. I'm IN LOVE with Soap and Glory Hair Supply. Now these may not be the best chemical wise, but I love them! Your Daughter is SUPER darling! I can't tell what's better- her beautiful eyes or her hair!!! LOVE the pics!!!

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She is the CUTEST thing every!

OMG!

What about a bunch of little poofs on her head? I think that is sooooo cute!

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Check into this line:
http://www.curls.biz/curly-hair-prod...-products.html

I linked you to the babies, but also look at the kids stuff. No harsh chemicals, and it smells SO good. DD has very fine curly hair, and the Milkshake product is amazing for her.

best of luck,
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That expression is priceless!

Love the hair too, although I see what you mean. It's kind of huge but really pretty. LOL

Here's what I'd do ... wash it no more than once a week or every two weeks with castile soap (made from organic oils) and then maybe a rinse-out conditioner if you need it. Then after her hair is washed don't rub it dry, just pat it and put a little olive oil in it.

For every day maintenance you can comb it with a wet wide tooth comb and put maybe a dab of olive oil in it or some oil moisturizer (it's not a natural product but works really well, a really well-known brand is Pink Oil) and do braids, ponytails, etc. with a gentle elastic. To get the edges smooth use one of those brushes that don't have the little balls on the end of the bristles.

Her hair is gorgeous and will be easy to keep that way with a little daily maintenance. Enjoy your beautiful darling! :
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Your baby is a delight!

Coconut oil works great for thick, frizzy hair and conditions the scalp, too. It's completely natural and you can buy organic. We just love the stuff.
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she is cute!!! awwww
on another thread, someone suggested tightlycurly.com, which i can personally attest to trying her method, which works.

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My WORD, she is stunning!!! Ouidad makes a great kids collection. Here's the link:

http://www.ouidad.com/Krly-Kids

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You might be surprised by how much a bit of moisturizing changes things. Skip the shampoo and massage her scalp with a lot of natural conditioner (california baby is great) and leave it in a bit before you rinse it out, then afterwards massage in some shea butter (or coconut oil or olive oil, but I've not used coconut and I've found olive oil to not be as moisturizing as shea butter) and braid or twist it up. It'll be fun! And her hair is SOOO beautiful! I am jealous of how thick it is, though of course that does make more work for you. But if you enjoy hair styling at all, you're going to have a ball once you get a feel for this. And maybe even if you don't know you'll enjoy it, you will once it starts making sense to you.

Once you've moisturized it more, you'll find it's SO much easier to comb. I put 6 parts water, one part conditioner, and a few drops of lavender essential oil to help calm scalp itchiness into a spray bottle for a detangler/moisturizer, and spray it lightly on the hair to ease combing and keep the moisture up. Add a little shea butter each time you style it, and you'll be amazed at how shiny and soft and easy to manage it can be.

have fun!
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You sweetie is adorable.
I echo using just a tip of olive oil and lightly braid or twist the hair. I would not use any chemical formulation at 9 months. Just wash with castile soap, moisturise lightly with olive oil and loosely braid/twist. At this age when everything is geting put in the mouth I try to use mostly food grade products - coconut oil (making sure its salt free) and olive oil as bases for moisturizers.

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http://www.tightlycurly.com/Welcome.aspx

DD isn't mixed(we're all AA) but her hair is a throwback to our distant ancestors. It behaves like multi-racial hair. This helps a ton!

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