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I Don't Know What To Do With My Child's Hair! Help!!!
I know super-curly hair like our can be really frustrating when you don't know what to do with it. Actually, there are seven simple steps to do with our hair: Cleanse, Condition, Comb, Define, Dry, Protect, and Refresh. Once you have these, your child's hair will be really simple. You can check out these steps on the Tips For Little Ones, or Curly Primer if her hair is longer.

First, cleanse just her scalp with a gentle shampoo. Be sure not to pile her hair up on her head or rub it in.

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Then it's time to condition. Put one handful of a conditioner I recommend conditioners. If her hair is longer, like shoulder length or more, you need to use two full handfulls.

*I know using a handful or two of conditioner sounds like a lot. But our hair is so thick we need it to weigh it down and keep it calm, as well as moisturize it. This is the amount of conditioner needed to do the job. We don't have ordinary hair, so we need amounts of conditioner to match the large amount of hair we have.

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After putting in the conditioner, and while her hair is still sopping wet, then comb her curls. It's best to use a Denman.

Don't rinse out any conditioner.

The conditioner will probably foam up while you comb. This is totally fine. Mine does that every time. It disappears when dry.

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After you comb her hair, you need to define her curls to make them manageable. To do so, take your hands and just run them through her hair a bunch of times while it's still very wet, and with tons of conditioner in it still. This helps define her curls.

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And that's it! Let her hair dry.

Never ever ever brush, comb or finger comb her hair when it's dry or drying.

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At night, protect her hair by putting it in one or two (or more, if needed) low braids.

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In the morning, you can refresh her hair by first undoing her braids. Then wet your hands and smooth a little water and a little more of the combing conditioner in the brown bottle over her fuzzy spots and the ends of her hair. Repeat until everything is smooth.

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But still, never ever brush, comb or finger comb her hair until you wash it again and have more conditioner in it.

This should last about 4 days to a week. I hope that helps!

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