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Common Children’s Hair Styling Issues

  • 18th Dec 2019
  • 5 Min Read

Styling your child’s hair can be a lot of fun

but it requires developing healthy hair habits from an early age so that you don’t run into hairstyling issues in the future. Whether it’s minimising the number of harsh chemicals on your child’s hair or using the right baby shampoo and conditioner for their hair type, there are a lot of considerations that go into styling your little one. So in this post, we’re going to take a look at some common issues that you might be facing with your child’s hair and what you can do to remedy it.

Washing your child’s hair too often

One of the biggest problems that parents face is washing their child’s hair too often. Ideally, most toddlers should only have their hair shampooed every 2-3 days depending on how dirty it becomes. They don’t need to have their hair washed every single day as it will eventually dry out their hair and potentially cause scalp problems. Similarly, straight hair that doesn’t become too oily can be shampooed once or twice a week. If hair becomes sweaty from sports, then simply rinsing it with water and applying conditioner is usually enough to keep it clean. It also helps to detangle your child’s hair before shampooing to allow the shampoo to be more effective.

In short, you need to adapt your child’s hair washing routine to their hairstyle. This will help keep their hair healthier for longer and also make it easier to style.

Monitoring your child's hair

As parents, it’s our responsibility to look after our child’s hair and monitor it for changes as we shampoo and style. For instance, if switching to a different shampoo then it’s important to keep a diary of those changes so that it’ll correspond to any changes in their scalp or hair health. It’s a good idea to monitor your child’s hair as you make changes to the hair products they use. If you notice that their hair is getting oily, then increasing the frequency of shampooing is worth trying. Make a note of the change and if there's an improvement, then you can incorporate that extra day into their routine.

In addition, we recommend jotting down the products that you use so that you can trace any problems back to the small details such as the chemicals or ingredients used in specific shampoos. Your child’s hair could be negatively affected by certain chemicals that should be avoided in the future, and it’s really helpful to keep a diary of what products they use and what issues they’re facing.

One of the best ways to ensure that your child’s hair is kept healthy is to avoid these chemicals in the first place. Instead of relying on trial and error to find the right type of shampoo and conditioner, consider trying one of our award-winning shampoos that are free from parabens, phthalates, sulphates and other harsh chemicals that could potentially irritate your child’s scalp and damage hair.
Written by Amy Wordsworth

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