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    Default Kids shampoo and conditioner - long, curly, knotty hair

    Hello my DD has curly hair down to her bum and now that the weather is warming up and she’s swimming again, it’s terribly knotty. I currently use supermarket shampoo and conditioner and it’s just not cutting it anymore; I had to spend 20 minutes brushing a monster knot out earlier this week, and even leave in conditioner and detangling spray did nothing, I had to add big globs of coconut oil to get it to budge. She gets a trim approximately every 3 months, the last one was about a month ago. Can anyone recommend some quality products they’ve used on similar hair?

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    This is the knot I was dealing with this week!

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    eeeek! that’s a monster knot!! i’ve got zero experience with curly hair so apologies if this is not a helpful suggestion, but could she tie it up (plait or bun) for swimming and/or swimming cap??

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    eeeek! that’s a monster knot!! i’ve got zero experience with curly hair so apologies if this is not a helpful suggestion, but could she tie it up (plait or bun) for swimming and/or swimming cap??
    I do tie it up, I think it’s the chlorine / salt that dries her hair out and causes it to knot, not necessarily the style. And that knot was after it had been washed, including leaving her to marinate in conditioner for 10 minutes or so but the swimming cap is a good idea, I’ll get one and give it a try! Thanks

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    Default Kids shampoo and conditioner - long, curly, knotty hair

    we’re trying to get ds to wear a swimming cap, he has long hair although (thankfully) it’s straight and thick so doesn’t knot. i know what you mean about it drying out though!

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    Not really related to the swimming aspect of knotty hair but if it helps, My mum reckons that sleeping on satin/sateen sheets and pillow case helps to not get knots from bed head and swears by braiding/plaiting hair before bed. Kmart has sateen sheet sets for $20 atm. Im going to try it for my dd coz she has curly hair too.

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    Look into the curly girl method. There will be recommendations on the right products to use, and the best way to care for it. For example, part of the CG method has something about not always using shampoo, sleeping on silk pillowcases, avoiding certain ingredients in products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Look into the curly girl method. There will be recommendations on the right products to use, and the best way to care for it. For example, part of the CG method has something about not always using shampoo, sleeping on silk pillowcases, avoiding certain ingredients in products.
    I was going to suggest curly girl/co-washing too.

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    DD3's hair is the same. Goes to bed looking okay. Wakes up with dreadlocks The only thing that has worked long term was getting it cut off to a more manageable length. (Probably not what you want to hear I know).


 

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