It’s about that time of year again! Temperatures are rapidly falling and chilly winds are increasing in intensity. We all know that means: adjusted hair regimens for your little one!
Here are a few things you can try on your child’s hair this season to make the best of the crisp air that comes with fall:
USE HEAVIER MOISTURIZERS
Lighter oils, moisturizers and creams that are usually used in the summer (grapeseed, jojoba) to seal in moisture don’t quite do the job in the cooler months. When choosing fall hair care products for your little one, think about whether they have a strong “defense” against the low humidity air.
Switch the game up by using some heavier oils like sweet almond oil and peppermint oil, as can be found in the Treat Me Good Treatment. Use the oils alone, as sealants, or you could mix them in leave-ins to provide extra moisture. These heavier emollients will give your child’s hair life because they form a stronger seal and prevents the hair from losing too much moisture in the cooler air.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE HEAVY-HANDED WITH THE MOISTURE
The colder it gets, the less moisture there is in the air. While the humid summer air had the potential to wreak havoc on your child’s twist-outs, it also had the positive effect of adding moisture to their hair. Be sure to apply your moisturizers liberally as opposed to being concerned about hair weighed down. Moisture is key!
Another alternative is hair steaming. This method opens up the hair cuticle and allows moisture (water) to give your child’s hair the right amount of hydration to keep it soft, manageable and healthy.
AMP UP PROTECTIVE STYLING
Moisturizing and sealing is only the beginning. Tucking your child’s hair away so as to lock the moisture is yet another very important step in autumnal hair care. With low-manipulation protective styling in addition to a diligent moisturizing routine, breakage and dryness will be non-issues.
HATS AND SCARVES GALORE!
Although hats serve a dual purpose in providing both style and warmth, be mindful of the materials you choose to put on your child’s vulnerable curls.
Wool is the usual go-to for the season but hats made of this material will suck the moisture from your child’s hair. They can also cause breakage due to friction so look for those that are lined with silk or some other hair-friendly material. If you’ve found a wool hat that isn’t lined, feel free to sew on a lining yourself or utilize silk bonnets or scarves underneath the hat to protect the hairline.
We really hope these tips help!