Now that summer is here, you might have a little more time on your hands to think about how take care of your kid's curls. If you've found yourself struggling with trying to figure out how to take care of your child's strands, you're not alone! Even if you have curly hair yourself, understanding how to care for someone else's curls can still be a bit of a learning curve. Here's what you need to know about taking care of kid's curls. Don't forget to let us know if there's anything you'd add to this list.
Invest in the right tools:
Just like your strands, you're going to find it easier to care for your child's curls with the right tools in hand. A Wet Brush can be helpful for removing tangles and knots without creating tears. You might also need a spray bottle for refreshing your child's hair, as well as a microfiber towel for drying. Finally, invest in good quality hair ties so they don't pull or damage their strands.
There are a lot of products out there for curly hair, but also specific products for kid's curls. Why switch it up, you might ask? Well, kids generally have finer, thinner curls. Therefore, products you might use on your hair can actually be too heavy for your child's delicate strands. You're going to need a leave in conditioner, shampoo/cleanser, and conditioner. Some curly kids can also benefit from a curl activating product, like a mousse or cream.
Create a routine:
Children generally thrive on routine, and they'll need to take care of their curls for life. Therefore, you're going to want to establish a curl care routine as soon as possible. Make sure to include your child as much as possible, so they can learn and be engaged in the process. If it takes awhile to get their hair taken care of, don't be afraid to bust out some special books or a show to help them keep still.