27 Oct , 2021

Kids Hair Care

Don’t we all love to see a shiny mop of hair on our little ones? Baby hair care is important to maintain a healthy mane.

Do you struggle to maintain your child’s hair? Healthy hair depends on many factors and needs a lot of care. Here are some practical tips on child hair care.

 Washing your child’s hair

There are a few basics to be followed  when washing a child’s hair. Hair should be washed at least twice in a week. As far as possible, use a separate shampoo and conditioner. A good shampoo should have a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 and should have sodium citrate as a neutralizing agent. Try to stick to natural shampoos, which are infused with vitamins and antioxidants, which will moisturize your child’s hair.

Practice the following after a hair wash:

  1. Gently squeeze the water out of the hair with a towel. Rubbing too hard with a towel can make the hair frizzy and cause it to fall.

      2. Use a wide-tooth wooden comb on wet hair, as any other comb can pull out lots of hair.

      3. Avoid using the hair dryer directly on wet hair as the heat can make the hair dry.

     4.Leave your child’s hair loose when wet, since tying it up immediately can cause the hair to get all tangled up.

 Oiling your child’s hair

Oil is a good lubricant. Your child’s hair will grow better with consistent oiling

Massaging the scalp as helps the blood flow to extend to the hair roots and it nourishes the hair. However, a chemical-free and organic oil are recommended as a child’s scalp is sensitive and needs extra goodness. 

Brushing your child’s hair

Brushing helps blood circulation in the scalp. For curly hair, wooden combs with big teeth should be used. For straight hair, use a brush with comparatively smaller teeth. Combs with very small teeth harm the hair and cause it to break. The hair should be brushed from the bottom and worked till the top, removing the knots along the way. 

Exercise for healthy hair

Regular exercise stimulates blood circulation and hair growth. Try to ensure your child indulges in physical activity or games twice to thrice a week. 

Hair accessories

Wearing tight rubber bands can cause damage later. Avoid heavy metal clips as they hurt the roots. Children should use plastic or light metal clips as accessories.