What to use on my daughters hair for knotting..
My daughter is almost 7, adopted and bi-racial. She is also special needs and she won’t let me do very much with her hair. She seems to be a 3b but it gets very knotty. Since she won’t let us fiddle with her hair for long, I just put it in two puff balls or pig tails. It also looks dry. Thanks
Hm. This is a hard one. Naturally textured hair does take a bit of a time investment and if she’s not open to getting her hair done, that is going to have to be something you work on to start. Would distraction help? Favorite movie, favorite snack, a tablet, a phone – those are all things that I use with my own child to get her through styling days. The knots will need to be taken care of, of course, because it will only get worse. Use frequent protective styling (braids, twists, cornrows) and regular deep conditioning to keep knots at bay. The more often she wears her hair “out” the knottier it will get. If you don’t know much about protective styling, YouTube should become your new best friend. You’ll find tons of tutorials there to help you when it comes to styling. My Instagram page has tons of inspiration as well. If you or her prefer for her hair to be “out” as opposed to braided, then opt for a 2-strand twist out or braid out. 🙂