Top Tips to tame curly and mixed race hair

One of our most popular blog on London Mums is about how to take care of mixed race hair. If you’re a parent of a mixed race child or a kid with naturally curly hair, you are certainly familiar with  the nightmare that can be. Curly hair is different in texture than straight hair and it requires a special hair care routine.

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Tip 1.

Don’t over wash curly hair – washing it every day will strip the hair’s natural oils and dry out curls.

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Tip 2.

When washing, shampoo the hair twice. The first wash will loosen dirt and product build up, the second will wash the dirt away and cleanse the scalp.

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Tip 3.

When brushing curly hair, try to do so only on wet hair and preferably when conditioner is on the hair. This will avoid making the hair very frizzy. Make sure you start at the ends and gently work your way upwards with a wide toothed comb.

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Tip 4.

In between washing, if your child’s hair is starting to get frizzy, either dampen the hair and apply some more Mixed Chicks Kid’s Leave in conditioner or dilute some of the product with water and use as a liquid spritz on the hair.

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Tip 5.

Don’t overload hair with styling products such as gels and mousse, these can dry the hair out, cause a build-up on the hair and weigh down curls leaving a sticky or crunchy residue.

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Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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