Summer is in full swing and it's been a hot one! Since it's next to impossible to keep your kids out of the pool during the hot summer months, we wanted to make sure you had the tools to protect their curls. Here's how to protect your kid's curls this summer. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know how it works.
How To Protect Your Kid's Curls This Summer
Cover those curls:
Before you turn your kids loose at the pool, protect those delicate curls from the heavy duty chlorine. You can do this by tucking their strands under a shower cap. Lycra and silicone shower caps will keep curls protected, and lock out the pool water. Not only will you have to wash their hair less, it won't be damaged by the chemicals.
Use good products:
Summer in particular is the time to invest in good quality curl care products. This includes using a great clarifying shampoo to remove any build up caused by the pool or salt from the ocean. SheaMoisture is one of the most trusted brands out there in regards to curl care, and most of their products are gentle enough to use on children. Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Shampoo works not only as a clarifier, but it will also strengthen and protect your kid's delicate curls. After you've shampooed, make sure to follow up with a thick, hydrating conditioner. You can also up your deep conditioning treatments from weekly to by weekly if you think you little one's curls are becoming too dry. If you notice curls need a mid-week pick-me-up, use a cowash instead of a conditioner to refresh without stripping strands.
Prep for fall:
Eventually summer will end, and it will be time to head back to school for the fall. You probably won't want your little one going off to school with bedraggled curls, so it's important to get things prepped. Make an appointment with your child's curly hair trained stylist to get any split or dead ends removed before school starts.