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#1 of 5 Old 08-22-2011, 05:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've seen a lot of good hair care ideas here, and since I'm at a loss as to where to post this question I'm taking the leap into this area!

 

My daughter has fine, somewhat curly/wavy hair. I have straight hair that never needs brushing. Hers needs brushing constantly, and still it pulls out. I'm looking for an oil or a leave in conditioner that I can use before I brush her hair to minimize the pulling and the time it takes to brush.

 

Any thoughts? Natural if possible, of course!
Thank you.

 

 

 


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I like coconut oil. You can find scented coconut oil at an Indian store, unscented with the oils in the food section of  WalMart.  I rub a small amount between my hands and rub it into the hair just after washing.  I then blow-dry the hair, at least partially, so the oil absorbs.  This makes the hair soft and easy to handle without leaving a greasy look. 

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A friend of mine who has very lush extremely curly hair swears by a scalp massage with olive oil followed by brushing the a natural bristle brush. Why not try it? You likely have olive oil in the house, won't cost you but a 1/2 tablespoon...

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Good ideas, both! I want to avoid weighing down her hair since it is also thin, but no harm in trying. Worst case scenario, we wash it out.

 

 


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Use a lot less? Rub a tiny bit into your hands, so they are just lightly moisturized, then work into hair...

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