The Ultimate Hair Regimen When Using Natural Hair Products for Kids
posted 2018 Nov by
It's best to educate your child on hair care while they're young. Here's the ultimate hair care regimen when using natural hair products for kids.
Why do babies heads smell so good?
It's a common question new parents ask themselves. And there's not one definitive answer behind the mystery.
Some researchers attribute it to chemicals secreted through the sweat glands. Others believe it's the remaining odor from the white coating found on newborn babies.
But two things remain certain: The pleasant smell of an infant doesn't last long. And throughout infancy and toddler-hood, a child's hair care regimen is crucial.
So, how do you keep your child's hair healthy and smelling good? And which natural hair products for kids should you use?
Read on to find out!
Choose Natural Hair Products for Toddlers & Babies
A child's hair and scalp are delicate. So, you'll want to choose natural kids hair products.
Natural products don't contain harsh, synthetic chemicals. They should only contain plant-based and organic ingredients, such as:
- Jojoba oil
- Coconut oil
- Cocoa butter
- Shea butter
Anytime a hair product contains sulfates or parabens, put it away! Not only are they irritating to our skin (and especially to a young child's). They can deplete a child's hair of its natural oils and cause long-term damage.
How to Wash Your Child's Hair
After choosing natural kids hair products, the next step is learning how to properly wash. Depending on your child, you may only need to wash their hair once or twice a week.
Using warm water (that's not hot), wet their hair and scalp. Pour out a dollop of shampoo about the size of a quarter. Don't pour this directly on their head. Use the palm of your hand instead.
Gently massage the shampoo into the hair from root to tip until it's nice and sudsy. Check out this natural shampoo, which has a wonderful, rich, and creamy lather.
After building a nice lather, rinse away the suds with warm water. If it helps, use a cup or a container rather than directly applying water from a faucet or shower head.
Next, you can apply a natural hair conditioner. This will help keep the hair moisturized and assist with detangling, which we'll explore next. This all-natural conditioner is a leave-in so you don't have to worry about rinsing it out to help you save time. Plus, it can be used as a daily moisturizer!
Detangling & Post-Wash Treatment
Many children (and parents) despise having to comb their hair out. If your child hates this time for any reason, try to encourage them. Keep telling them what a great job they're doing. Remind themÂ how wonderful they are and that their hair is beautiful.
Before youÂ start detangling, make sure you gently squeeze excess water from their hair or absorb it with a soft towel. Don't dry the hair as it should still be damp when you detangle it.
To detangle your child's hair, use a wide tooth comb or the Wet Brush. It's crucial to avoid yanking or pulling your child's hair as you detangle it. Products like this moisturizing hair mist can also help make detangling much easier and faster.
Need Help Choosing Natural Hair Products for Kids?
Bath time doesn't have to be a fight. By staying on top of your child's hair care regimen, your child will not only learn to enjoy the experience but you'll also instill good hygiene habits early on.
Choosing the right natural hair products for kids is not always straightforward. There are lots of synthetic ingredients on the market. And it can be hard to decipher which ingredients are natural and which ones are not.
Let us help you choose the best products for your child. Contact us today to learn more about our line of natural and organic hair products!