Setting up a hair care regimen for a child can be very tricky because you can’t tell when they’ll be on their best behaviour or when they’ll throw tantrums if you even hold a comb in their sight.
Their short attention span and restlessness makes it even harder taking care of their hair. That is why it is important to have as much structure and flexibility as possible in their natural hair regimen.
The basics of hair care regimen apply to a child and you can read more on that here. However, you need to keep the following in mind to set up a hair regimen that you can actually follow.
Keep it simple
As an adult you can decide to make your regimen as sophisticated as possible but with children that won’t work. Children don’t have as much patience and a wash day going into hours will be torture. Stick to the basics and make it as short as possible.
Get them involved
This is important to get them to love their hair from an early age. Talk to them and explain the processes. They may not understand everything you say but they’ll feel important that you’re keeping them in the loop.
Get them to chose their preferred hairstyle or go hair product shopping with them and let them pick out products with you. They’ll look forward to using those products or making those hairstyles and will cooperate with you.
Keep them distracted
Get them their favourite game or play a movie, if they are busy with that they’ll not cry or act difficult with you.
Praise them at every junction
Children love to be praised. Constantly compliment or praise them through the process be it washday or styling will make them happy, co-operative and to even look forward to getting their hair done.
Now all children are different and some may need just one of these tips while others will need a combination of two or all of them.
The most important thing to note is that you need to be patient with them and keep a schedule so they can get used to hair care as a part of their lifestyle.
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Which of these tips do you use with your child and which do you plan to try?
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