Kids, gotta love them. Some come into this world with bucketloads of hair, others enter the world with none (and some leave with none too!), but before long regardless of what they start with, their hair grows and it’s important that their hair is looked after just like it’s important we look after ours.
Here are 3 top tips to taking the best care of your little ones hair.
1) Teach them about haircare from a young age. Kids from the age of 3 onwards can learn personal hygiene and learn that it’s important to take good care of their hair, and even that they need to brush their hair as part of their morning routines. Many things can be used as lessons in life, and this is just one of them. Take the opportunity to teach them while it’s a novelty!
2) Create habits that will last. When I was a kid, I really HATED having my hair washed. I remember having meltdowns, and then when it was left to me to get my hair washed, refused to do it regularly for a long time. Once I realised WHY I needed to wash my hair, I understood its importance. Once it became a regular habit, it wasn’t such an issue, and as I’ve grown into an adult, I’ve only improved on those habits even more.
Before long kids begin to attend kindy and school, so why not start those habits of really taking the time to care for and look after their hair every morning, as young as possible. Once the school years hit, it won’t be one of the battles you’ll need to face every morning. The ground work would have already been done. The routine will be in place and the habits will automatically kick in.
3) Regular cuts are super important for the health of a child’s hair. Many mums choose to simply cut their own child’s hair for a variety of reasons, but cutting it the wrong way with the wrong equipment can result in damaged hair that can take a few years to fix. Make the hairdresser appointment something to look forward to. I always used to promise my little ones a chocolate biscuit at the end. EVERY time we went to the salon, they knew that a chocolate biscuit was coming at the end, and so a new routine, and a happy memory was formed.
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