Wanted: Helpful Suggestions for Biracial Hair Care for Kids
Erin Laplante of Northampton, MA writes:
I have a biracial three year old daughter whose hair has been a little difficult for me to manage. I have tried wetting her hair and combing it out to put it into barrettes or elastics, just brushing it out and putting product into it, just using conditioner to detangle it, and have not had much luck. I’ve used a variety of shampoos for women of color that all work fine, but what I really need help with is how to get it manageable on a daily basis. If it grows longer than a few inches it starts to knot up and hurts her more. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions? I don’t mind putting work into her hair every day so that she is comfortable and her hair is not knotting up! I have no experience in doing hair beyond brushing (my own hair is fine and straight) so this is completely new territory for me! Any help would be appreciated.
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