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How do I take care of her hair?

My God-daughter is half black, half mexican
I know both have very specfic hair care needs,
So how do I take care of her hair when she is over here?

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bi-polarmommy

Asked by bi-polarmommy at 3:14 PM on Aug. 7, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Is her hair coarse? curly? frizzy? is it more textured more mexican or african? more info would help!
    BubbaLuva

    Answer by BubbaLuva at 3:18 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • her hair is frizzy/curly, but does not seem coarse and it does seem very oily, which i think is common of african-american hair
    i don't really know the "typical" hair type for either, so i can't say if it's more "mexican" or "african-american"
    bi-polarmommy

    Comment by bi-polarmommy (original poster) at 3:21 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Ask her mom. I have biracial kids too but their hair is like mine
    DeeMarie87

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 3:21 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • I'm multi-racial - black/Hispanic/native American. My hair is a little tricky too sometimes. A gentle touch is required to avoid unnecessary breakage and hair loss. Therefore, always use a wide tooth comb or pick when combing the hair. Avoid fine tooth combs as they snag and pull out curly/kinky hair. Curly/kinky hair needs moisture, moisture, and more moisture! Consider this when purchasing hair care products. Avoid drying products such as hair spray, mousse, holding gels, etc. Opt for moisturizers, leave in conditioners, and styling lotions.

    justnancyb

    Answer by justnancyb at 3:22 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Dee is right, I didn't even think of that ask her mom! duh, lol But, I would (if you're washing her hair) untangle it from bottom to top, not top to bottom it will cause hair breakage that way, use a good conditioner after, possibly a detangler & gel or mousse. once it is completely dry (either air dry or a diffuser) put it in a pony tail, a single braid, or two pig tail braids. In my experience the braids are better for preventing her hair from getting tangled & her hair will be more managable when you undo them. good luck but, yeah you should ask her mom :)
    BubbaLuva

    Answer by BubbaLuva at 3:30 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • her dad asked me to be the god-mother, i don't really know the mom, and he sees her every other weekend
    asking the mom is not a really viable option, unfortunately
    bi-polarmommy

    Comment by bi-polarmommy (original poster) at 3:36 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Thnx I have saame situation w my DD's hair..ahh is so frizzy n curly
    Leilene07

    Answer by Leilene07 at 3:52 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

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