OK moms…lets face it. Not all little girls will have long luscious locks, and that is perfectly ok. As a child stylist, I can’t tell you how many times I hear moms say, “All the little kids in their class have such long, thick hair.” Well I’m here to tell you… I service just as many kids with long, thick hair as I do with fine, thin hair. Trust me, your child is not alone. Fine hair in a child can be caused by many things with the most common factors being genetics, and late hair growth, meaning that hair grows at a different pace
in all of us. The good news is there are things you can do to manage your child’s fine hair, making it appear fuller and less tangled. Here are a few tips:
1. The most important tip for managing your child’s fine hair is keeping their locks trimmed. With fine hair, I suggest keeping it shoulder length or higher. This will help the hair to appear fuller and thicker.
2. Also, remember… Less is more! At least when we’re talking about conditioner and fine hair. With fine hair, there is no need to condition after every wash. Once or twice a week is more than enough. The oils from the conditioner mixed with their natural hair oils will weigh the hair down, causing it look stringy
3. Another hassle with fine hair is that it tangles very easily. In addition to keeping your little one’s hair at a manageable length, you also do not want to let your child go to bed with wet hair. Being a mother, Iknow adding another step to bath time/bedtime is not ideal, but this will for sure reduce the number of
tangles you will have to deal with in the morning. To make drying easier at night, try to get as much moisture out with a towel. Allow about 10 min of air drying (you can complete other tasks during this time). Then run the blow drying over the hair, so it is more dry than wet. When you are finished blow drying, brush their hair back into a ponytail. The
ponytail will reduce tangling overnight (a satin pillowcase also helps).
4. A lightweight leave-in conditioner can’t hurt! This will help with brushing in the morning. OriginalSprouts has a great cream leave in conditioner. If you prefer a spray, Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel conditioning spray works great as well. Moms choose this product because it contains lice repelling natural oils. You can find both products at The Kids Salon!