Keeping your child’s hair soft, manageable, and tangle-free can be a challenge, especially when summertime kicks in and kids are more active! Trips to the pool, beach, or lake, and spending hours a day playing at full speed can leave a child’s hair dry and in a mess. To help keep your child’s hair in shape, it helps to know what to look for in a children’s conditioner and how to use it properly.
What to Look for in a Conditioner for Kids
First things first, you need to know what to look for (and what to avoid) when purchasing a conditioner for your child. All haircare products are not created equally, so take some time to learn what to look for in a product by speaking with your child’s stylist. He or she can provide recommendations based on your child’s hair type and needs and help you know what ingredients to look for or avoid. Most Pigtails & Crewcuts salons carry products like Original Sprout and Fairy Tales Hair Care, which do not contain harsh chemicals.
When to Use Conditioner
Usually, a baby’s hair is too fine to need conditioner, but as your child grows older and becomes more active, using conditioner can help tame unruly, tangled hair. Using conditioner after swimming is generally recommended as the chemicals used to treat pool water can be particularly harsh on anyone’s hair. Beyond that, it really depends on your child’s texture and activity level.
How to Use Conditioner
After shampooing your child’s hair, use a small amount and massage the conditioner into your child’s hair, starting at the tips and working your way up. You may want to comb the conditioner through their hair before rinsing to help detangle if needed. Be sure to read the product label as some conditioners recommend leaving the product in for a few minutes and others can be rinsed immediately. If your product advises leaving the conditioner in for a few minutes, you can sing a song to pass the time until you’re ready to rinse. When rinsing your child’s hair, be sure to rinse thoroughly to make sure no residue is left behind.
Pigtails & Crewcuts is Here to Help!
If you have questions about which conditioner is right for your child or need advice on how often to use conditioner, our stylists are happy to help. Simply ask the next time you visit your local salon and one of our team members will help you find the best conditioner for your child.