^^haha, I also precomb it while she's still in the tub!
And yea, the trials and tribulations of having long hair.....not so much fun sometimes!
This is a pretty good website, it has some good info on caring for curly kids.
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Other than that like Soj said, if I'm having a lazy day I'll forgo a wash here and there.
I use Finesse on my oldest child-----Finesse+Conditioner in One...then more conditioner then the J&J stuff.
Wow...when I look at it, what a process!!
Okay, what do you girls that have fine, dry, curly hair use for shampoo and conditioner ... right now, I'm using Bed Head's Moisture Maniac ('poo and conditioner) and I think it's working opposite on me. Like my hair is protesting NOOOO. I use Nexus's Humectress as a leave-in. It's very heavy but it works. I am 39 years old and I still have the ringlets and they go down to the waist of my pants. It is a nightmare but I need to get on a routine because my hair is really suffering.
Makes sense to me because I am the same way. I have very thick but fine hair. I never understood how that could be until my hair dresser explained that fine hair defines the texture and thick defines how much we have.
I wish I didnt have to wash my hair everyday because I have heard that it is bad, but I dont have a choice. Even at my age, I have ridic oily skin/scalp. I have tried hair powder, WEN shampoo, everything. My hair looks nasty if it isnt washed daily.
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I have fine wavy/curly dry hair. I shampoo and condition every other day. But if I want or actually care to have my hair looking decent on the inbetween days, I wet it and run conditioner through the ends. It just look dry/frizzy if I don't wet it before I style it.
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I have very fine, yet thick hair as well. As a kid I would constantly wake up with the knots underneath, at the base of the neck. My mom would dip a comb in fabric softener and brush it out. Why fabric softener, I have no idea, but it worked and smelled good.
I wash my hair every day, most days twice a day. I have always had very oily hair. My mother only washed it every other day when I was younger, finally my father (who also is very greasy) told her we needed to do it every day cause it just looked dirty all the time.
As I mentioned on the earlier "no poo" thread, I wash my hair 1-2 x a week with a non sulfate shampoo. Water washes in between. Seems to work. Hair is healthier since my scalp went through sodium laureth sulfate withdrawal and I'm no longer exposing my body to many of those scary and untested chemicals the FDA recognizes as "generally safe" without any corroborating evidence.
My hair too is very fine but very thick - it's always been on the dry side because of blow drying and my lack of conditioner use (weighs my hair down).
It used to get very rat nest knotty when I was a kid and even well into my 20s. I could not live without "No More Tangles". The tangling situation seemed to resolve itself on its own although I've not noticed any change in my hair texture or thickness. Perhaps different water and showerjet streams have helped.
I wash my hair everyday in the summer. My hair is thick and curly and if I even brush my hair in the mornings, it's gonna frizz up like nobody's bidness. So... when I was my hair, I always leave the conditioner in and go to bed with it wet. I'm lucky because I wake up and my hair looks great - just falls in ringlets. Except right now, its not quite long enough for the ringlets 'cause I chopped it off and am currently rocking what my work buddy calls "Farrah hair"...
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no I wash my hair about every 3rd or 4th day because it's a pain in the butt.
I am a throw back to the days of curlers to make your hair straight era. I hate blow drying because my hair is long and it freaking breaks my arms. So I wash my hair then use gel to make it less frizzy, then I curl it. Take it down the next day and it looks good for 2 days (unless it rains) then I wear a ponytail. If my hair feels dirty and I don't want to curl it, I'll wash it and put into a french braid - people like my curly frizzy look..... not me, I like the soft curls I get with curling my hair.
When swimming she absolutely has to wear a braid or else it'll become a huge tangled mess.
Have you ever tried the Aussie products? I really like them-- they work great (on my hair), the price is very reasonable, nice smell, and they're silicone-free. Well some types might have a tad of silicone, but not too bad.
I like to alternate and have a variety of types on hand. You might want to try the Cleanse and Mend. It conditions without being heavy and greasy. What I usually do is condition with it from the roots to the ears, then use the 3 Minute Miracle on the remainder of the length (when hair's looking extra dry). I love that stuff!!
However, I do not like their leave-in products. Or any leave-in products for that matter. They seem to gunk up my hair, making it attract grime. Ends up causing more tangles, which leads to breakage and damage.
Oh and it's also good to dilute any shampoo you use, or at least keep it light on the length. Just enough to cleanse without totally stripping out all your natural oils.
(Sorry I'm a hair geek. )
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