Taking care of your child’s hair, especially if they have unruly, difficult tresses that don’t like to stay in one place, can be a bit stressful. You want to take care of their hair without causing them any discomfort, and you any unnecessary distress. So we’ve put together a step by step guide to help you work out a hair routine that works for you both.
Choose the right hair products
The first step to a hassle-free hair care routine is choosing the right children’s hair products. Like the rest of the hair care industry, you have a lot of choice with kids’ hair products. From shampoos to detanglers and more, choosing the products to suit your child’s unique hair needs is crucial here.
Shampoo and conditioner
Shampoo and conditioner is a vital part of any hair care routine, and when it comes to your kid’s hair, you want to choose a product that’s not too harsh on their head but also provides a good clean. The goal of a shampoo is to cleanse the hair without stripping too much of its natural oils, and conditioner aims to nourish and encourage growth too.
Kids’ scalps can be quite sensitive, so it’s probably best to opt for shampoos and conditioners that don’t contain too much fragrance. This will ensure the formula is gentler on their heads and avoids the possibility of them developing scalp issues such as dryness and irritation.
Depending on your child’s hair type, you’ll need different styling products to keep their hair nourished and healthy.
Curly hair – deep conditioning is a necessity for curly hair, so a leave-in conditioner and curling milks are great for styling and protecting curly hair.
Afro hair – afro hair needs deep hydration and nourishment to stay in optimum condition. To keep your little one’s curls soft and bouncy, use a deep conditioning treatment once weekly and nourishing oils to protect their tresses.
Straight hair – straight hair needs to stay strong and silky through moisturising treatments. Use a light hair oil to tame frizz and a deep conditioner to keep it strong and healthy.
Thin hair – when it comes to thin hair, the key is to not overload it. Thin hair can easily become weighed down and greasy if you load too much product onto it. So if your child has thin hair, keep conditioner in the body of their hair and keep it clean by washing it with a clarifying shampoo.
Get the right tools
Traditional hair tools such as brushes can be a little harsh on your little one’s head. So opt for a wide tooth comb, or a brush such as a tangle teaser to slide through knots.
Make bathtime fun
Kids can be notorious for being unhelpful, especially when it comes to bathtime. So the best way to deal with it is to make bathtime a fun time for you both. Whether you need to use bath toys or fun coloured bath bombs, keeping your kids busy whilst you get to washing.