It's A Curl: Organic Baby Curl Care for Multi-Ethnic Babies

01/21/2009 at 05:00 PM ET

I spent this past week using It’s a Curl organic baby curl care on my 3-year-old daughter’s hair. I’ve been trying to find the right balance between moisture and curl control and this product just about has it right.

The Peek-A-Boo Tearless Shampoo is very good. It lathers up with very little product and cleans completely. My daughter has very thick hair and it typically takes two shampoos to get it clean. Peek-A-Boo did it in one. The Patty Cake Conditioner worked just as well. It has a light, lavender smell that my daughter liked and it rinsed out quickly leaving her hair tangle-free.

However, the Ring Around the Curlies Leave In Cre’me left a lot to be desired. It was light and smelled wonderful but unless your child has thinner, shorter hair, you’ll have to use a lot  of this leave-in conditioner to get the results you need. But the trade off is that using that amount of conditioner will leave your child’s head a bit damp with product.

Overall, this hair care system is good but I’d recommend it for parents of younger babies with shorter hair. Once the hair starts to get longer, you’re gonna need heavier ammo like their other line for kids, Curly Q’s, which we recently reviewed.

It’s a Curl and Curly Q’s “big sister” is Curls, which was founded by Mahisha Dellinger, a self-described “multi-ethnic, naturally curly woman,” who decided to formulate the line after not being able to find the right products for her unique curls. She found that products were either too heavy, too greasy or too light to offer the control she needed to define her curls and leave her hair looking bouncy. Halle Berry and Nicole Murphy are fans of the Curls line and Madison Pettis and Bill Bellamy‘s kids use Curly Q’s.

— Jamaine

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Shelby on

Having very curly hair myself, I find this intriguing as I know that my future daughters are going to have outrageously curly hair. Personally, I’m going with the “curly girl” method (I highly suggest you pick up the curly girl book by Lorraine Massey) and check out the system DevaCurl. There’s even a chapter in her book devoted to curly kids and since her line is all natural you could very easily use it for little kid’s hair. Hope this helps!!

Jenny on

I do not have ethnic hair but I have SUPER curly hair and I wish there had been stuff like this when I was a kid….my mom blow dried my hair straight everyday!!!! Then when I was older I had no idea what to do with it if it wasn’t straight. If my kids end up with curly hair I hope I can keep it healthy and pretty and get them to like it! Products like this would definitely help!

twocurlygirlz on

I always wondered what Madison Pettis used- my oldest and her have basically the same curl pattern and thickness- we have been fans of this brand for 3 years- love it!

STAR B. on

I use the curls line, I still haven’t figured out exactly how to get it to work best on my hair. However, I’ve been pretty faithful to it for the last year. So I’m pretty sure once I have kids I will also use their line for my child(ren).

KG on

My daughter’s hair did great with these products, but I didn’t discover them until she was around one. She kind of “outgrew them” as her hair got really long and thick. My son, however, is a month old, and these products work great on his fine, silky, curls Right now we just use the itsy bitsy spirals moisturizer (kudos to whomever came up with these great names) after the shampoo, but I’m sure as his hair gets thicker, we will “graduate” to ring arond the curlies. Now my daughter is 2 and we use curly q’s on her hair–fantastic product(s).