At what age did your kid start asking to dress themselves? For many parents, that special moment comes earlier than you might think — and supporting your child as they develop their own sense of style is essential! If you have a son, you know that how their hair is styled is just as important to their self-expression as the shoes they wear and the superhero backpack they carry on the bus! Hair styling is an incredible opportunity for creativity and individuality. Encourage your son to embrace their magnificent mane, and you’ll be right beside them helping them to look their best from the classroom to the playground. Here are some tips and tricks on how to style your little boy’s hair like a pro.
For Boys With Curly Hair
Curly hair is the ultimate feature, and each head of curly hair is beautifully unique and expressive! Encourage your son to embrace his hair’s natural texture, and help him keep his hair moisturized and de-tangled through a few easy steps.
The best way to preserve incredible curls is to develop a consistent washing and conditioning routine. Curly hair does not need to be washed every day! In fact, you should only wash curly hair every three to four days to allow a healthy build-up of natural oils. Here are a few steps to help you wash and style short and curly hair.
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 for its ultra-hydrating formula.
Step 3: Comb
To de-tangle, use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers and gently comb through the conditioned hair, starting at the bottom and working your way up to the top of the head. Remember to never brush your curly kid’s hair — finger-combing or a wide-toothed comb is the way to go!
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. Part the hair and apply a dime-size amount of styling cream or mousse (SoCozy Curl Volumizing Foam is a great option). Then, gently scrunch the hair from tip to roots. Let air dry.
For Boys With Straight Hair
Straight hair isn’t always straight-forward. Too often, a lack of good hair care can leave your son in tangles and tears. Regular washing and combing is essential to well-kept locks. Whether your son prefers an air-dried look or likes to be slicked-back in style, here’s how to help get great straight hair from bath time to play time.
Step 1: Shampoo and condition
Boys can get themselves into all sorts of messes during the day — help to wash away the grime with a gentle shampoo and conditioner. If your kid is resistant to bath time, SoCozy's 3-in-1 is the perfect kid friendly product. It’s a body wash, shampoo, and conditioner all in one! Blink twice and the washing is done, streamlined in one great-smelling product. Plus, its natural formula features plant extracts for a silky shine.
Step 2: Dry and de-tangle
For low-maintenance kiddos, it might be enough to simply lather, rinse, and air-dry. However, tangled hair requires a little extra TLC. So Cozy’s Detangler & Leave-in Conditioner effortlessly de-tangles, and infuses hair with much-needed moisture. Spray generously over damp hair, then work in with a wide-toothed comb from the bottom of the hair up towards the roots.
Step 3: Style
A bad hair day might be the result of your son, quite literally, waking up on the wrong side of the bed! So Cozy’s Detangler & Leave-in Conditioner also works great on dry hair — mist over dry hair to help calm frizz and maintain a lasting shine. For a slicked-back look, apply the leave-in conditioner and comb starting at the top of the forehead towards the back of the head.
For Boys With Long Hair
For boys with long hair, the possibilities are lengthy. Encourage your long-haired little one to express themselves and let their personality shine through their hairstyles — from “boy buns” to braids!
For the times when they choose to keep their hair down and flowing, here’s a great styling technique to give their hair volume, moisture, and shine: use a mousse! SoCozy’s Sensitive Hair Styling Foam is a lightweight mousse that adds softness and bounce. This product is great for sensitive scalps, as it contains natural ingredients and won’t cause build-up or dryness. Apply evenly through damp hair, then slick back for a cool style, or scrunch up for flowing volume!
With these fast and easy hair routines, your little boy will soon view hair styling as a fun and exciting part of their morning. Your son can be stylish from toe to head, with salon-quality hair that’s as awesome and unique as they are.