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lit2603@hotmail.com asked:
My baby girl has curly hair and it frequently stands straight up (giving a punk rock look that is not so good for photos)....any ideas on how to maintain the curls?

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Roxanne Lau answered:
Curly hair for a little kid looks angelic and is beautiful. It will look nice and neat when it is properly cared for. Curly hair is more delicate than straight hair so brushing is not encouraged and it will roughen up the hair's cuticle, separate curls, and cause frizz. Use only wide-tooth comb to brush her hair. If a wide-tooth comb is too big for your baby or toddler, choose a small seamless handmade comb which works similarly well to maintain the curl too. While shampooing your baby's hair, do follow with a moisturizing leave-in conditioner suitable for child. Detangle the child's hair with the wide-tooth comb. Let hair air dry to form curls or use your fingers to shape curls.To revive curls or tame frizz: fill a spray bottle with distilled water, wet your child's hair and add a small amount of leave-in conditioner suitable for child or olive oil and form curls with fingers.

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SutharsanJIsles answered:
Simple way to tame the hair is to comb it with a wide toothed comb with rounded teeth after drying the hair following a hair wash. Generally, I find that not combing the hair leaves the curls less manageable after it dries up. Additionally, some natural olive oil can be applied to the hair after it is fully dry. Don't use too much. Just a little in your palm, rub them together and then massage it into the hair. Since it is natural, you won't have to worry about your baby touching it and putting her fingers in the mouth. The only problems with using oil is some people do not like the smell of it. Others don't like the child touching the hair and then their toys or furniture.

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