How to deep condition your child’s curly hair

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Depending on the type of hair your child has, you should start a deep conditioner routine.  I started this routine when she was three and I noticed that her hair was becoming curlier than ever.  It also meant that it was becoming really tangled. Deep conditioning is vital especially if your child has curly hair.  It is one of the most important steps to keep your child’s hair healthy.

 How often do you deep condition your child’s hair?

It really depends upon your child’s hair type and how much it really needs to be hydrated.  Simply, the more you condition their hair the healthier and shinier it is going to look.  I particularly condition my daughter’s hair at least twice a week.  And if we go to the pool or to the beach, then I condition it four times that week.  Let’s face it, those chemicals can be really hard on their sensitive little scalp.

What type of conditioner should I use for my child? 

There really is no “one way” to approach their hair because every hair is different. So it’s about taking the time to get to know  your child’s hair.  Once you get to know the hair then you can assess whether you should just buy a conditioner or if you really need to cater to the child’s needs.  Sometimes you may just need to make a special conditioner just for their hair but you are the only one that will know what he or she really needs.  There are so many different types of conditioners that you can make from home.  The beauty about the internet is that every recipe that you can think of is at your fingertips.

Should I use heat to deep condition or just let it set on the hair?

You know your child more than anyone.  If they can sit under a hair dryer, then go for it! It is the best way that the conditioner can really penetrate the scalp.  But if your child is not accustomed to that, then no worries.  Just apply the conditioner and place a plastic cap over their head and let them play with water while they have the conditioner on their heads.  Another tip is to let them roam around the house for a while and then rinse off later.  You can leave it for 30 minutes or less.  It is really at your discretion how long to leave the conditioner.  The tip is to not leave it overnight.

Have you started deep conditioning your child’s hair? Please share the conditioner that you like to use or if you make your own conditioner.


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