When looking for the right regimen for your child’s hair, you want to make sure you take a look into some key factors: shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. It sounds simple enough right but it takes some thinking in figuring out the regimen that works for you and your child. Well, here is the time to talk about the story on what the heck to do with our beautiful children’s hair. It’s about thinking about the best way to maximize your time by having a regimen plus a style that is manageable and lasts.
Let’s start with TIME. You want to think about how much time you will need to get your child’s hair done. The best thing to do is to think of the average time you usually spend in doing your child’s hair then PLAN. Planning out time in advance helps the process work out smoothly. Also, Questions like how often you are going to cleanse, condition, and take care of your child’s hair help also with the planning process. Now let’s think about how often you want to be doing your child’s hair. Is it every 3 days, once a week, bi –weekly, or monthly? Make sure you do whatever works for you. I recommend once or twice a week, setting aside an hour (more or less, depending on length and style).
Do you want to know the best tip about a child’s hair care regimen?
“Letting the hair be.” Once you do your method of shampooing, conditioning and styling then letting it be is the best p. I don’t know about you but having to do a child’s hair every day is way too much. Children’s hair doesn’t need to be manipulated every day – our “textured” hair works at its best when it’s taken care of, then left alone, because it has the chance to grow and flourish without the tugging and pulling.
Now we have the time down packed, it’s time to begin setting up your method.
Now, here is the good stuff where you find the method that works for your child. When finding the right method it’s important to SHAMPOO, CONDITION, and STYLE your child’s hair.
When you find the right ingredients (hint: ingredients you can pronounce) that you want to use, make sure to cleanse the child’s hair gently. When cleansing, it’s important to focus on the scalp. Cleaning the scalp helps to release all the product build up. If you can, get sulfate free shampoo to avoid you hair being stripped from its natural oils. Our Natural oils are what keeps our scalp from retaining moisture so we don’t end up getting a dry or flaky scalp. When shampooing, make sure to separate the child’s hair in sections to prevent tangles from forming. Utilize your fingertips to massage the scalp, rather than fingernails, which only scratches the scalp.
Condition is what puts all the moisture back into your hair. When conditioning, I tend to focus on the ends first because that is the oldest part of your child’s hair. Then begin to place conditioner all throughout the hair. Your conditioner doesn’t need to touch the scalp much at all – the focus is more so on the rest of your hair with a concentration on the ends of the hair.
Taking care of your child’s hair consists of detangling, putting in product for moisture and then styling. This could be placing the hair in braids, twists, or any protective style. It’s about cleansing, conditioning and styling then leaving the hair alone if possible until the next wash. The point is to have the least amount of manipulation as possible. If you need styling options Check out 7 natural hairstyles for children
Here’s a video below on building a child’s natural hair regimen