For busy parents, the most harrowing time of the day may very well be bath time. Corralling your kids into the tub for a cleaning routine often ends in a sudsy mess. And if your kid has curly hair, shampooing and conditioning can make you feel like bath time lasts till the end of time.
Luckily, with the right curl conditioner, you can make bathtime a breeze for both you and your little ones. Here are some tips for creating a smooth and easy washing routine that will leave your kid’s curls beautiful and buoyant in no time.
Should I brush my kid’s curly hair?
When your kid’s curls are more tangled than tamed, a parent’s first instinct is often to bring out the brush. However, brushing curly hair actually increases frizz and can cause hair breakage.
Brush off the brush, and invest in a good wide-toothed comb. Gently combing through the hair, either with your fingers and/or a quality comb, is the best way to unlock tangled locks. Begin at the tips of the hair and slowly work your way up towards the roots for best results.
How often should I wash my kid’s curly hair?
Did you know that it’s possible for hair to be too clean? This is especially true for curly hair. It’s important for natural oils to build between washes to maintain a healthy scalp and hair. Allow 3-4 days in between washes. If hair begins to feel dry, a good leave-in conditioner can help to maintain moisture in between washes.
Ready to wash?
Step 1: Shampoo
Begin your hair care with a hydrating curly hair shampoo. SoCozy Curl Shampoo Ultra Hydrating Cleanser is a great, gentle option that cleans while maintaining moisture. Gently massage into hair and create a lather, then rinse.
Step 2: Condition
Apply conditioner to freshly shampooed hair. Distribute evenly and gently finger-comb the conditioner into hair. SoCozy Ultra Hydrating Curl Conditioner is the perfect conditioning product for soft and shiny curls. It uses natural ingredients like mango seed butter and papaya extract in its ultra-hydrating formula.
Step 3: Comb
To de-tangle, use a wide-toothed comb and gently comb through the conditioned hair, starting at the bottom and working your way up to the top of the head. SoCozy’s curl conditioner is a natural detangler, making this step a relaxing breeze rather than a battle.
Step 4: Rinse
Gently rinse out the conditioner. For extra hydration, do a quick rinse and leave in a small amount of the conditioner to lock in lasting moisture.
Step 5: Dry and style
Wring dripping water out of the hair and gently blot away excess water with a towel. If you’re looking for a quick tip to fight the dreaded frizz, ditch the towel for a cotton T-shirt. The shirt has a smoother texture without the rough grooves on towels, meaning it will absorb the water without disrupting your kid’s curl pattern. Plus, picking out an old “T-shirt towel” makes for a fun bath time activity!
Next step: part the hair and apply a dime-size amount of styling cream or mousse (SoCozy's Curl Volumizing Foam is a great option). Then, gently scrunch the hair from tip to roots. Let air dry, or use a diffusing attachment if blow-drying.
Conditioner is like magic for curly hair — it brings your kid’s curls to life right in front of your eyes! Hydration keeps hair healthy and happy, and using a good curly conditioner like SoCozy Ultra Hydrating Curl Conditioner is the best way to keep the curls flowing. With the right conditioner, bath time tears will turn into triumph!