Girls and boys have different hair care needs.
You know, it’s funny how the way I think of my baby girl is different from how I think of my boys. Suddenly I’m walking through the shops looking at hair accessories! Of course like any mommy with a little girl, the hair is a big issue. To tell you the truth I can’t wait for her hair to grow.
At the moment baby girl has just short fluff, but it’s already a point of discussion with my hairdresser. Her advice for now is to wait until she is 6 months old, then to shear off the fluff and apply coconut oil daily. Then let her fringe grow with the hair and only trim the edges when necessary. That’s her recipe for strong beautiful hair.
Just as important is good hair care. I’ve used the regular JOHNSON'S® Baby Shampoo for my boys. So naturally I also used it for baby girl. Then I got a bottle of JOHNSON'S® Conditioning Hair and Body Shampoo as a gift. It smells lovely and is a creamy formula that leaves the hair and skin super soft.
Not that my 3 bottles of regular baby shampoo will be going to waste, because it's what works best for the boys hair. My 2 year old boy developed a skin condition similar to cradle cap on his head. After using a salve to clear up the problem, I’ve decided to go back to JOHNSON'S® Baby Shampoo. Then the same happened to my 4 year old. The skin problem is now a thing of the past, but using baby Shampoo regularly helps to prevent this from happening again.
I went looking for more information on baby hair care and found the range of detangling hair products that I’m sure will come in useful in a year or 2.
7 haircare tips for kids that really work:
1. Only use gentle hair products developed for babies and young children.
2. As soon as you've washed and conditioned, get the little knots out with a wide-toothed comb.
3. Make sure your toddler has the right haircut. If the hair is curly, you may want her hair all one length. If it's thick or wavy, a layered haircut can help.
4. Use a shampoo that's enriched with conditioners for the delicate nature of baby's hair.
5. Make hair washing as fun as possible with a sing-a-long or scalp massage as you lather the shampoo. Maybe you could let her blow bubbles.
6. Protect long hair overnight - never leave clips in, do keep hair tied up and if it's long enough you could also plait it before sleep.
7. In some weather conditions, your child's hair can become unruly. To avoid this, try styling your toddler's hair. You can also use our leave-in conditioner to help.
What are your tips for unruly hair?