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Hi there, My daughter is mixed race (I am English, DH Nigerian) Anyway, I usually leave her hair out or put a pretty clip in it or something. I use some conditioner and stuff to make the curls more like curls rather than frizz or put it in two pigtails. Anyway a friend came yesterday and she spent ages plaiting it and I had to make her wear a hat today because it just looked awful and her hair is all breaking up. I don't want to upset the friend (who is Nigerian) but am just wondering how long I should leave it in to have made her time worthwhile iykwim? I'm dying to take it all out and leave it down again. What do you think?
A lot of straight up afro hairstyles are inappropriate for mixed race hair, which often isnt as strong as afro hair and just ends up breaking or thinning at the roots if it is pulled at too much or plaited too tightly.