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December 23, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Afro Hair Care for Children

There is nothing cuter than a little one with a head of afro curls. But being a parent of a kid with afro curls can be a very challenging job. So let us make your job a little easier and give you a complete guide on how to care for your child’ s afro hair. 

1. Find out hair type 

Let’s begin with the basics, shall we? Determining your child’s hair type is the first step in creating a sustainable hair care routine. For example, if your child has very dry and coily hair then you need to introduce deep-moisturizing hair products such as oils, and leave-in conditioners to keep their hair healthy. 

2. Cleanse

Cleansing your child’s hair regularly and keeping the scalp clean is crucial. Unclean hair can lead to blocking of pores on the scalp which hinders hair growth and leads to hair damage. A dirty scalp may also cause infections and dandruff which are common hair problems among children. Gently cleanse your child’s hair at least once a week with a gentle stimulating shampoo

3. Moisturise - LOC method

Keeping your child’s afro hair moisturized at all times is one of the most important things you can do for their hair care. Dry hair is the biggest cause of breakage and locking in moisture using the LOC method is the best solution.

L is for Liquid

Water is the best moisturizer for your hair! As a parent you would obviously know how important it is for your child to have 8-9 glasses of water everyday. But apart from maintaining your child’s health, water is essential to maintain hair’s moisture in children.

O is for Oiling 

Oiling helps in sealing in the moisture in your child’s hair. You can try Megagrowth Growth Oil which is a multipurpose hair oil that prevents hair damage and breakage. 

C is for cream

A leave-in cream conditioner like the MegaGrowth Break Free Leave-In Strengthener should always be a part of your child’s hair care routine to keep their hair tangle-free and moisturized. 

4. Safe Relaxing 

Hair relaxing is an easy solution that comes with a number of benefits. It reduces hair stretching and tangling, and helps in keeping heat styling products at bay. And if you’re concerned about the safety of hair relaxing products for your child, worry no more! Profectiv Megagrowth for Kids Relaxer is a 3-step creme on creme relaxer system that defends breakage, split-ends, and dryness. It contains pre-measured sachets of creme activator, creme relaxer, neutralizing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner. 

5. Nourishing Food

As a parent, giving your child nutritious food is always your top priority for their growth and immunity. This practice also helps in keeping your child’s hair healthy and strong. A balanced diet that is rich in proteins, minerals, and good fats keeps your child’s scalp healthy and protects the hair from within. Hair protection can be enhanced by eating foods such as green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits that are rich in Vitamin A and C.

6. Style Gently

Protective hairstyles like braids, crochet braids twists do help in protecting kinky hair from breakage, However, you have to be careful to not style your child’s hair too tightly as this may damage the still-growing hair follicles and lead to premature hair damage.

7. Limit Heat

Using too many heat styling products like blow-dryers and straighteners on your child’s hair can be extremely damaging. Allow their hair to dry naturally as smooth as possible. Even while towel-drying, gently squeeze the water out of the hair instead of rubbing the scalp as this causes breakage. 

8. Massage Regularly

Take some time out to sit your child down and gently massage their scalp with a nourishing hair oil. The right way of hair massage is to press your fingers gently into the scalp in circular motion. You can also detangle their hair with the help of the oil. This activity encourages hair-growth and is also a great way to spend quality time with your child.

9. Bedtime Care

Most parents set a bed-time ritual for their children which includes bathing, brushing their teeth, wearing comfortable night clothes etc. Don’t forget to add a haircare routine to their bedtime too. Cover your child’s head with a satin scarf or bonnet and use satin pillowcases to avoid friction and breakage.

Hope these hair care tips will make your job of managing your child’s hair a bit easier! While following these practices to care for your child’s afro hair is essential, always reminding your child that their natural hair is beautiful and giving them a confidence boost is the best thing you can do for your child as a parent.