A consistent routine can cultivate the right mental attitude towards hair, and the correct physical conditions for hair to be able to grow strong and healthy. But we also know that this is easier said than done when you have a busy life and an active child.
To help you and your children, we've pulled together seven essential hair care tips for kids and will hopefully make wash day, styling painless for everyone involved.
Trust us, there is no better time to start reevaluating the habits that you currently have!
Keep Their Hair Routine Simple
With the hustle and bustle of life it often becomes easy to forget about a hair routine. However, it is a key to keeping your hair looking and feeling healthy. The approach we recommend is simple: Cleanse, Moisturise, Style, Repeat. You can read our Ultimate Guide to Afro Hair Care or Ultimate Guide to Afro Hair Care for Children, this will give you more advice on how to get started.
Detangle Their Hair Before Washing
We know, this is not fun job… but it’s always better to start early with these things. In the case of your child the earlier the better, so make sure to untangle their hair each time before washing.
This may be difficult to hear as many of us have grown up using a fine tooth comb. Well, we are here to tell you it’s time to let it go. Your child is a new generation and this is one of the old habits that actually damages hair because it snags and causes breakage.
It is best to use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to the tangle and style their hair. This will then allow growth retention because there is less friction on their strands.
Editor's Tip: We know it's a minefield out there when it comes to styling, so to make this easier we have assembled our Essential Accessories Pack!
Maintain Protective Hairstyles
Protective hairstyles are always a winner! You put them in, they can be kept for 6 to 8 weeks. However, it is important that during these times you don’t ignore the fact that your child’s hair still needs to be looked after.
At Afrocenchix, we have taken the time and the care to make sure our products are made from ingredients that will benefit the hair of yourself and of your children, as well as being a benefit to yours and your child’s health. You can learn more about our ingredients list on our blog.
Editor's Recommendation: Our Wash Day Set will help you cut down the time it takes to wash your hair and leave you with clean and moisturised hair ready for any style!
Dreamy Sleep On Satin Or Silk
Using materials made of either satin or silk to sleep on or using a silk or satin-lined bonnet is of great benefit to your child’s hair. While, yes, we love cotton unfortunately, if your child sleeps on it for eight hours and more this can become harmful to your child’s hair.
Cotton is incredibly absorbent, and throughout the night cotton fibres drain the moisture from your child’s hair. Their hair can also get snagged on the rough cotton fibres which cause damage and split ends.