Caring for your child’s hair can be overlooked and a bit tricky when your little one is not willing to cooperate with a hair care regime. Many babies and small children dislike having their hair washed or touched. By making bath time a pleasant experience, your child will be more likely to practice proper hair care that will last a lifetime. Children are also more likely to wash their hair with fun hair care products, especially if it is a tear free formula. Try to purchase a soft tipped natural brush specifically designed for kids as this will help make brushing their hair a positive experience. Always use a comb on wet hair rather than a brush as this can lead to breakage.
Babies and children don’t need daily shampoos. Wash on a needed basis or every couple of days. Over washing can dry out their hair and skin. Children’s scalps are more tender and delicate and they often have superfine, tangle easy tresses. It is important to take extra care and use natural and organic products that will not irritate your child’s delicate eyes and skin. Be aware of heavily perfumed products which may contain phthalates and are common in many baby shampoos and lotions. Phthalates are used to stabilize fragrances and to make plastic containers more flexible. Many new parents overlook a good hair conditioner for children. A great natural hair conditioner is very useful if your child’s hair tangles easily and will keep your child’s hair looking soft and shiny. Traditional natural conditioners as well as spray in conditioners that are specifically designed for children are available on the market. Avoid heavy types of hair conditioners as this will weigh the hair down and make it appear dirty and greasy.
If your baby has a flaky red scalp this condition is usually cradle cap which is a harmless skin condition. Regular washing with a mild shampoo and using natural remedies such as tea tree oil can be helpful in treating this condition. Always consult your physician if you child suffers from skin sensitivities before using any new products. I would also recommend The Baby Shower which is a shower head that filters chlorine and dirt from your child’s bath water. The Baby Shower helps with any skin sensitivities as a well as dryness of the skin and hair.
Healthy hair is very dependent on developing good eating habits with high quality carbohydrates and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Encourage good eating habits as this will help promote shine and condition of the hair for children and adults throughout their lifetime.
Tami Main is the director of skincare company based in Langley B.C. She specializes in producing natural and organic skincare products for babies and children. Special importance is placed on environmentally friendly packaging solutions. Contact her direct with any queries, questions or comments .She would love to hear from you and welcomes your feedback firstname.lastname@example.org or www.taslie.com