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Top 5 Tips For Curly Kiddies

 I often talk to you all about looking after my hair and my content is aimed at adult/teen haircare but what about the curly kids? A lot of you guys struggle with having to care for kids curls so I have put together 5 simple steps that should help to make kiddie haircare easier.

1. Detangling

This for me was always the worst part of wash day as a child. I would cry as my hair was being combed and it always felt like such a chore! After years of dealing with my own hair I know a simpler way to make detangling less painful and stress free.

If your child has very thick or long hair it can be much easier if you detangle on soaking wet hair and add a ton of conditioner! This adds slip to the tangles so they are easier to slide apart. I then would begin from the ends upwards smoothing a wide-tooth comb (or your fingers) through the hair until all knots are out. 

The key to this is patience so make sure you detangle when you aren't in a rush.


2. Deep Condition 

I understand that this might not always be practical for kids when they just want to run around an not sit patiently for 30 minutes but try to do this at least once a month. Now there are amazing tools like a favourite of mine, the 'Thermal Haircare Hot Head' which now sell kid sized versions.

The great thing about the hot head is that it is cordless so your curly kiddies can still run and play whilst it works its magic!

3. Protective Styling

Lets face it, everyday fro's are not practical for your kids at school and playing around all day they are bound to get a bunch of tangles and frizz! I would definitely opt for a fro once/twice a week and have your child in protective styles throughout the school week just to maintain moisture and help with growth.

You can have fun with styles by adding some braids to a simple bun or bunchies, braid outs and twists. Check out this simple hairstyle I created below that can last a few days out of the school week.



4. Ingredients

When choosing products for your kids you really want to be strict and careful with what ingredients you are using. You don't want to expose them to harsh chemicals as their hair is already very sensitive. 

Opt for products that are organic, natural and free from chemicals like sulphates and parabens. The online retailer 'My Luxe Kids' only sell products from brands that follow this rule so you have a great selection to chose from here, https://myluxekids.com/collections/kids most of our favourite brands have a kiddie line so check them out!

5. Moisture

Keep your child's hair moisturised if you want to keep it healthy and promote hair growth. I think the easiest way for this is to make your own moisture spritz (or buy a ready made one). It will be easy to apply to the hair quickly in a spray bottle and won't give the hair product build due to it being diluted with water, saving you until the next washday.

Follow the 5 steps above for your curly kiddies hair routine and I guarantee you will find maintenance easier. 

Looking for products and tools to help with the tips above? My Luxe Kids have kindly given my readers 15% off any purchase using my code: UKCURLY15                               https://myluxekids.com/ 

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