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How to Care for Curly Hair
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How to Care for Curly Hair
April 16, 2019
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Parenting Parenting
How to Care for Curly Hair
April 16, 2019
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The biggest secret to caring for curls is learning to love ourselves, celebrating our individuality and the things which make us unique. It’s important to teach our children to love every inch of their extraordinary bodies. This starts with books with positive messages like Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls and I Don’t Want Curly Hair.

However, there are a few practical tips we’ve put together to help you care for babies and kids’ curly or textured hair:

Stay Hydrated

Researchers found that your child’s hair type is largely due to genetics. The unique shape of a curl is formed when the hair follicle is oval. When hair is dry and brittle it splits. This is why ensuring little ones stay hydrated is so important to help elongate hair and encourage healthy baby hair growth.

Wide Tooth Combs

Wooden wide tooth combs help tame curls. Not only do these types of combs glide through hair, they also don’t create the dreaded “static cling” that comes from plastic. You should only brush curly hair when it’s dry. If you need to brush your child’s hair when it is wet, it’s best to do so with a gentle baby hair detangling product like Fifi & Friend’s conditioning detangling spray.

Minimise Heat

Less heat is better, when it comes to caring for curly or textured hair. If you must use a hair dryer or you’re helping children get ready for a special occasion, “diffuse drying” is the best technique. Dry three quarters of your child’s hair; then leave the rest to air dry.

Before you air dry, make sure your child’s hair is detangled. Again, a good baby hair detangling spray will help you achieve the best results.

Avoid Harsh Ingredients

It goes without saying you need to avoid certain harsh ingredients if you want to achieve the best results. Look out for sulphates and parabens as they will dry your child’s hair out. While these products create the illusion of healthy hair, they actually clog the hair’s pores and dry the follicle from inside out. All of Fifi & Friends’ baby shampoos are paraben and sulphate free. The whole baby bath range is specifically formulated for sensitive skin and delicate hair and is free-from silicones, wheat and major allergens.

Coconut Oil & Jojoba Oil

For a special treat, consider adding essential oils as a treatment before shampooing little ones’ hair to help keep it soft and hydrated. Just to be clear, the majority of essential oils do not moisturise hair. However, the chemical structure of organic Coconut Oil allows it to penetrate hair strands, strengthen and moisturise it from within.

Another great oil to use as a sealant over damp baby hair is unrefined Jojoba Oil. Try adding a few drops as a treatment before shampooing curly or textured hair.

Many of Fifi & Friends’ products feature Cocos Nucifera and Jojoba Esters. For a full list visit Our Formula section.

Silk Pillowcases

Silk pillowcases can help baby hair growth over time and minimise split ends. The texture of the fibres makes it ideal for sensitive baby skin, helping soothe any irritation or allergies. Look for organic silk pillowcases online, but before you buy, make sure your child is 18+ months and is sleeping in his or her own bed for safety reasons.

Conclusion

Caring for kids’ curly or textured hair is relatively simple. Our top tips should help you find a fun routine for you to bond with little ones and create those small, but unforgettable moments that you will both remember for many years to come!

Simone Baret
@lamaisonfolle
Managing Editor at BambiniFashion.com
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