Hair care for children can be quite involved. Whether your child wants to wear long or short hair, it is important that the daily maintenance not cause undue stress for you or your child. You can take some steps to ensure that the hairstyle will not be difficult to maintain for either of you and that your child will still be able to have the hairstyle she wants.
Regardless of the hairstyle your child chooses, it is important that it is kept clean. Clean hair looks good and feels good. In choosing a shampoo to use on your child’s hair, considering a no-tears shampoo designed specifically for children will help eliminate the fear of hair care. Shampoos that are not designed for children can burn the eyes if it gets into them during the shampooing, which can cause stress, anxiety and fear.
One way to avoid battling your child to take care of her hair is to use a commercial detangling product. After your child’s hair is shampooed, washed and rinsed, it is important to use a commercial detangle product. This is to reduce the chance that your child will develop a fear of hair care based in the pain of combing freshly washed locks. A detangler is especially important if your child chooses a hairstyle that is long.
According to the WDX Cyber website, hair does not have to be brushed 100 strokes each day to maintain its healthy sheen. While this old wives’ tale sounds interesting, it can actually cause the hair to become greasy by overstimulating the glands under the scalp. Children can brush their own hair each evening before bed and feel as if they are taking an active part in their hair care routine.
As your children get older, they will usually become more sure about the type of hairstyle they wish to have. If they have developed good hair care habits, it should be easy for them to choose their styles with confidence. Allowing them to choose their own hairstyles is a natural part of their growing up and something they feel good about.
According to the Hygiene Expert website, washing a child’s hair everyday creates a risk of developing a flaky scalp. In addition, it dries the hair out, which can make it more difficult to manage. Shampooing a child’s hair every other day is more reasonable.
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