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Developing a Hair Care Regimen for Your Child

It’s that time of the year when Back to School preparations are in high gear. High on the agenda should be the issue of how to care for your little ones hair from now onward, especially for parents with very busy schedules. 

 Sometimes parents may take this all too important aspect for granted, but do remember apart from the hygenic benefits there is much to be gained from knowing how to properly care for your children’s hair.

Acknowledging this fact, Jamaica’s Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven will be hosting a kids hair care meet up on Sunday, August 25, 2013 to share tips and so much more. Jamaican Mommies is a partner for this event and as such we encourage parents to be a part of the event and gain valuable information that will be beneficial from here on out.

Today Beautiful Earth Guest Blogs about Developing a Hair care Regime for your child.. Do enjoy!! Also remember to connect with us at Jamaican Mommies on Facebook and @JamaicanMommies on twitter for a chance to win fabulous prizes and tickets to this event. 

Developing a regimen – a systematic plan designed to improve and maintain the health of hair, for example – is important for everyone. By its most basic definition, a hair care regimen is the way you clean, moisturize and present your hair.

Depending on how old your child is, a hair care regimen may not be needed, since between when your child is born and two-years-old, the most important thing is keeping the hair and scalp clean. This can be easily achieved when giving your baby a bath. At this time, no shampoo is necessary, but a light conditioner may be used to keep the hair moisturized. After two years, you may start developing a regimen for your child,
starting with a sulfate-free shampoo and a moisturizer-rich conditioner.

When cleaning your child’s hair, follow this simple process: 

  • Detangle
  • Rinse
  • Shampoo (optional)
  • Condition
  • Detangle
  • Moisturize
  • Seal and 
  • Style

Again, depending on the age of your child, you may want to modify this process, depending on what his/her hair length and texture will allow. Hair length is important when determining how hair is cleaned. For most small children (including boys), hair can be rinsed daily during baths since the hair is short. Those with longer hair, however, may present more of a challenge.

One of the most important parts of any hair care regimen is moisturizing. The type of moisturizer you choose depends on your child’s hair type, the thickness of the hair, as well as the choice of style. In general, though, water-based sprays and cream products are the best moisturizers for children. Mineral oil and petrolatum should be avoided. Healthy hair options include coconut oil and olive oil.

When styling your child’s hair, it is important to remember that no heat, chemical relaxers or colour should be introduced at this early stage, since these may result in stunted hair growth in children. In general, low manipulation styling is recommended.

For more detailed information about how to care for your child’s hair, be sure to attend the Kids’ Hair Care Meet Up on Sunday, August 25, 2013 between 2-5 pm! Call BEAUTIFUL EARTH Natural Hair Haven at 876.476.1763 to book your ticket!

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