A child’s hair is more delicate than adults’ hair. That is why extra care is necessary for your kid’s precious locks. However, your child’s hair has no escape from damage and other unhealthy hair situations. Still, there are many ways to take care of your child’s hair without necessarily having to go to a Brazilian blowout salon.
Speaking of a salon, it is often advised that children should not be subjected to chemical hair treatments. As mentioned, children’s hair is super sensitive so you should be careful in using hair products to avoid possible adverse reactions. On one hand, there are natural hair care products for your child’s hair health. There are also hair care routines you can do for your child’s hair health as well.
Can children get hair treatments?
There are many hair care products in the market nowadays that are specially formulated for young children. Likewise, there are also various salons offering keratin treatment by a hairstylist. Most of these hair products for kids may not generally cause adverse reactions to the point of compromising your child’s health.
Also, some experts say there is no age limit to get hair treatment in a Brazilian keratin salon. But before using these so-called kid-friendly hair products, you should first consider looking at the ingredients printed on the packaging. As much as possible, you should not use hair care products containing paraben and sulfate.
There may be also a keratin treatment salon that may allow children to have hair treatment. While dosage and methods may vary specifically for children, it is still important to consider the following. For one thing, children may have varying temperaments during salon appointments.
- Hair salon treatments may take some time, about two to three hours at least.
- Children may not like the smell of chemicals applied to their hair, which can affect their mood while seated in the salon chair.
- Hair salon treatments may not come cheap, either. Make sure you have enough budget to afford such treatments for your child.
- After-care hair routine should be followed as well for optimum results. However, it can be overwhelming for children in some cases.
Hair loss in children
Like adults, hair loss can also plague children as well. For one thing, hair loss is a common occurrence among children. However, it can be a cause of alarm if there is excessive hair loss to the point where there are already visible bald spots present. In such cases, it is best to call a doctor for proper treatment.
Hair loss in children may either be due to medical or non-medical reasons. Among these common hair loss causes include the following.
- Scalp infections (ex. tinea capitis, alopecia, etc.)
- Behavioral issues (ex. trichotillomania or excessive hair pulling)
- Lack of nutrition (ex. lack of minerals, protein, and vitamins which cause hair fall)
- Hormonal issues (ex. hypothyroidism)
- Medical treatments (ex. chemotherapy)
- Using hair products with strong chemicals
- Using hair ties frequently
If your child experiences these symptoms, it may not be a good idea to visit a Brazilian blowout salon for your child’s hair treatment. Instead, it is best not to use any hair products that can be harmful to your child’s hair.
Haircare product alternatives
Meanwhile, you can choose to use natural hair care products for your child. One example is by using products you can actually find at home such as aloe vera, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar.
Simply apply aloe vera gel onto the child’s scalp. Let it sit for a few hours before washing it thoroughly with a kid-friendly shampoo. Aloe vera is a natural source of vitamins as well as useful in preventing hair loss.
Like aloe vera, coconut oil also contains essential vitamins and iron that helps in maintaining your child’s hair health. Simply massage the oil onto the child’s scalp and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Afterward, wash thoroughly with mild shampoo.
Apple cider vinegar
It helps in preventing hair and scalp infection. Simply mix two tablespoons of apple cider with water, apply the mixture onto the child’s scalp and let it sit for about five minutes. Afterward, wash thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
Take care of your hair
Not only should you take care of your hair but more so with your child’s hair. For one thing, children’s hair is more sensitive than that of adults. But for adults, it is best to have regular hair treatment from a professional keratin treatment salon. For your hair care needs, make sure to set an appointment for keratin treatment by a hairstylist in Bethesda today!