Have you ever felt as though caring for your child’s kinks & curls is difficult?
You’re not alone.
Many parents with curly & afro haired children struggle to understand how to manage their child’s hair.
Whether you’re a parent with textured tresses or totally straight hair, understanding your child’s hair and its needs
will make the world of difference in terms of improving their hair.
Today’s post will answer three main questions regarding children’s hair care.
‘Who’s the best person to do my child’s hair?’ ‘
The simple answer to that is- you are the best person to care for your child’s curls.
Whilst going to hair stylists/hair professionals isn’t a bad thing, there’s no need to
go to a professional IF you’re willing to learn how to take care of your child’s hair.
The reason I say that you’re the best person to look after your child’s hair is simple: you’re their parent!
You know your child’s needs, you love them, nurture them and protect them. There’s no one else in the
world who can understand their hair needs like you can. Take time to educate yourself about
curly hair care and be patient because it’s a learning curve.
Should I take my child to a hair salon/ hair professional?’
That’s really down to you.
One thing that many parents do is that they manage their child’s hair in terms of moisturising it, combing it, oiling it etc.
However, when it comes to complicated hair styles they’ll visit a hair professional.
Whether you choose to take your child to a salon, it’s still important
to understand the basics of healthy hair care practice especially in relation to children.
How do I stop my child’s hair from breaking?
That’s a great question!
Firstly, stopping hair breakage isn’t about finding a magic pill or potion.
It’s about the willingness to follow healthy hair practices and use quality curly hair products.
Should I keep their hair in braids/extensions?
Because braids/extensions can pull on the hair line and cause excessive damage, they’re best suited
to children aged over 8. Ideally, your child should avoid wearing any form of extensions (braids, weaves etc) before they’re 10
years of age.
Instead, opt for styles that look great and don’t cause damage like plaits, twists (twists are great!) and cornrows.
Make sure that your child’s hair is never pulled excessively when it’s in any hair style.
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