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To start using styling products in my baby?

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HerrenaHarridan · 25/05/2013 09:05

I feel a bit weird about it tbh but she has this huge fuzzy frizz at the back that I brush several tunes a day to stop dreads forming.

Her hair is just so light and fluffy its like she's got a crazy cloud on her head!

She's 16 mo she just seems way to young for styling products!
So make me feel better, would you? Have you? And what?!?

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HerrenaHarridan · 25/05/2013 09:06

In should obviously read on! Blush

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SarahNoDuck · 25/05/2013 09:07

use a tiny bit of baby lotion rather than adult styling products. And maybe a gentle conditioner.


SavoyCabbage · 25/05/2013 09:10

I would use coconut oil or olive oil.


JackieTheFart · 25/05/2013 09:13

You could just cut it. That would be better?


PurplePidjin · 25/05/2013 09:16

I haven't but my 6mo has a (naturally occurring) mohican and i really really want to gel it into spikes Blush


HerrenaHarridan · 25/05/2013 09:23

I don't think cutting would help as its not really long enough unless I shaved it! it's not even long enough to tie up.

Baby lotion?

I do use conditioner when washing it but there has only been minor improvement.

Coconut oil? How just smear oil in her hair?

I used to have a leave in spray on conditioner that I used on myself years ago and I have thought about getting a tiny spray of conditioner as watering it down in a spray bottle?

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drinkyourmilk · 25/05/2013 09:24

Johnsons make a leave in spray conditioner for babies/children


froginthepond · 25/05/2013 09:25

I use kids fruity detangling spray on ds hair as its matted every morning. Used it for about 2 years now and he loves it. Hairdresser told me last week to spray water and comb through instead and i have to say that worked too. Smile


dizzy77 · 25/05/2013 09:27

My DS has had loads of hair since he was tiny. I do occasionally use conditioner and I can see the temptation to start fingering some frizz-ease or similar through it. I'd be a bit pfb nervous about the contents of adult products on tiny-person skin but worth having a look in the baby aisle: if its de-drizzling I'd second a drop of simple veg-type oil (olive, almond, coconut if there are no allergy worries).


HerrenaHarridan · 25/05/2013 09:32

Water! Just water! Now that I'll have to try, who'd of thunk it?

I don't understand how you apply oil to baby's head though, scoop and smear?

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marriedinwhiteagain · 25/05/2013 09:34

Conditioner, fine comb, every bath time. Get her used to this as routine and you will never have issues with nits. Honest.And it will help tame her hair.

I thought this was going to be about highlights and straighteners. :)

FWIW my baby girl is having a full head of highlights this week for her birthday. But she is 15 :)


youmeatsix · 25/05/2013 09:42

coconut oil, its solid at room temp, so take your fingers, and rub it over the surface, it will melt on contact, with the tiny bit you have on your fingers, smear through her hair, and brush, thats all it needs


HerrenaHarridan · 25/05/2013 09:42

Highlights and straighteners! Phew no!

But I have dreadlocks ffs, leave in conditioner is styling products to me! Grin

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HerrenaHarridan · 25/05/2013 09:44

Ok I will try some of these suggestions, the conditioner and fine tooth comb never have nits argument is quite appealing!

Just water, well, I've got to try!

Coconut oil, I have some so I will try.

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raisah · 25/05/2013 09:48

You just rub a bit of oil between your palms and gently rub it in as if you are conditioning your own hair. I use light olive or sunflower oil.

I shaved both of my dcs when they were 5 months old. It sorted out the frizz & the bald patches and grew back thicker.


IsabelleRinging · 25/05/2013 09:53

Why would it be so wrong to just a use a bit of adult frizz tamer on her hair? Why don't you look at the John Freida frizzease products?


Likesshinythings · 25/05/2013 09:55

I use Original Sprout curl calmer on DS and it stops his vast quantities of hair from getting matted and sticking up. It's like a styling cream but made for kids and without any nasty things like parabens. It's a bit expensive but a tube lasts ages. It also smells lovely, so DS gets his head sniffed a lot (only by me, I hasten to add, I don't let random strangers sniff my child!)


PoppyAmex · 25/05/2013 09:57

DD's hair is exactly like that in the morning - it looks like a huge aura of candy floss.

Best thing is water and comb.


SarahNoDuck · 25/05/2013 10:39

sorry, I was assuming products to be used from wet. DD and I both have wild curls with a tendency towards frizz. I rub a little bit of moisturiser through the ends of hers post bath and keep a water spray to hand for other times. I rarely brush it while dry, because it just makes it bigger. Grin Grin


TumbleweedAndSandDunes · 25/05/2013 10:43

Let her be a toddler! I'm sure she looks adorable as she is. Use conditioner if it's tangling or bothering her but otherwise I'd leave it.


moanymandy · 25/05/2013 15:28

my ds has a head of lovely curls. I have used spray conditioner on his hair sine he was about a year old. its a big fuzz ball if I don't!
I used to use the johnsons one but asda do a little angels one that I much prefer. it smells nicer and is a lot cheaper as I gi through bottles of the stuff!

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