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  1. Congratulations on the most beautifully written website I’ve seen in ages! I’ve been trying to find info all day for how to treat my 10yo long curly hair and this has been a godsend and revelation! I’m not a ‘product mom’ but as my daughter grows it’s time to know how best to teach her to care for her precious locks. So much helpful info presented clearly and with love. Welcome change from the pushy advertorials I’ve seen so far. Now I feel equipped to get the job done! Happy Gurls x

  2. Thank you for this article! It’s reaffirmed how I have been caring for my 5yo’s long curly hair.

    1. Gabriella says:

      You’re welcome, I think so much of what we do intuitively is the right thing, we’re just doubt ourselves. x

  3. Thank you for this article. I don’t know when it was published but I found it helpful. My son had the most beautiful curls but recently his hair has looked so different. I started using Not your mothers a few months ago at the recommendation of someone. Now I know I need to stop and start using something better. Hopefully they come back!

  4. Mikaela Feitosa says:

    Great tips. I’m really struggling to care for my little girl’s curls. I’m from Australia and unfortunately the products you recommend don’t sell here. Would you happen to have a suggestion of Australian curly bloggers? So I can try to get some local product recommendations. Thank you!

    1. Gabriella says:

      A lot of the products are all available at LOOKFANTASTIC who do ship to Australia, or The Curl Store in Australia, which is an online store full of amazing curly hair products. x

  5. Joanne williamson says:

    My daughter has coil curls. It has gone so dry and dries horribly frizzy. I have tried all sorts of products. I’m thinking of trying moose.

    1. Gabriella says:

      You can do, but it’s not going to fix dry hair. You need to focus on moisture within a conditioner for that. Apply it to soaking wet hair, leave it in for 5-10 mins, don’t rinse it out fully and then move on to styling products.

  6. So happy to find this post! Would you recommend the Innersense products for kids hair?

    1. Gabriella says:

      absolutely! you can get 15% off your first order on the Innersense Organic Beauty Website in the US using code CURLMAVEN. Or you can get 10% off Innersense at Curl Warehouse in Canada, The Clean Beauty Edit in Ireland/EU or Kiyo Beauty in the UK

  7. Nice curly haircare tips. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This was vefy helpful! Any co-wash/nopoo/lowpoo/shampoo whichever you perfer recommendations?

    1. Gabriella says:

      It depends on the hair type, I’ve made recommendations throughout this post and I have a few other posts with product recommendations such as Favourite Products of the Year, How to build a curly girl routine. Or you can book in for a Curl Clinic for a bespoke routine tailored to your child’s hair.

  9. Thank you for this post! I don’t personally have children but some of my straight-haired friends have curly-haired children and often ask me for hair advice so I usually steer them to this post. I really appreciate the section about the language we use around children. I honestly started to tear up remembering all the times my mom tugged and pulled on my knotty hair. She never said anything negative but neither of us had any clue what we were doing when it came to my wavy/curly hair (she could be the photo for type 1 hair).

  10. Great tips! Shared with friends- Wish I’d known these as a kid . I had a head of hair like Annie!