10 Easy Ways to Make Your Child's Hair Grow Faster
Healthy hair is a goal for all naturals and, for some length, is just as important. Your hair is always growing, but sometimes you may not see the length of you or your mini’s hair for multiple reasons. The average amount of hair growth is ½ inch per month, which is 6 inches in a year.
A person’s age and hair type contribute to hair growth. More factors impact hair growth as well as genetics, hair care routine, and overall health. Considering everything listed above, combining the tips below will help you grow and maintain long natural hair.
Here are some tips to help your child’s hair grow faster:
Wash your child’s hair with a gentle sulfate-free shampoo
Many people believe that dirty hair grows quicker, but a clean scalp allows the hair to grow. When the scalp is not clean, the build-up of dirt, sweat, and excess oils can clog the hair follicles and cause the hair not to grow and dandruff and inflammation.
- Honey Bubbles Moisturizing Shampoo
- SheaMoisture Mango & Carrot Kids Extra-Nourishing Shampoo
- Marshmallow Root & Blueberries Kids 2-IN-1 Drama-free Shampoo & Conditioner
- Shampoo + Body Wash - Purely Sensitive
Properly detangle your child’s hair
Detangling is essential because you do not want your child to experience unnecessary pain or hair breakage. Click here to read about how to detangle painlessly.
Avoid tight hairstyles
Puffs, buns, and braids are super cute, but when they are too tight, they can pull out your child’s hair and cause breakage.
Do not use scrunchies with the metal part, these can cause breakage. If you have to use little rubber bands, cut them out instead of pulling them out of the style.
Choose low manipulation/ protective hairstyles
The more you manipulate, comb, and pull on your child’s hair, the more likely it is to create breakage. Styling hair once a week will give you more time and cause less stress for her hair.
Deep condition weekly
When you style, incorporating a deep conditioner helps give your mini’s hair the moisture it needs to stay healthy for the week. Depending on your child’s hair porosity, you may need to use heat with the deep conditioner.
- So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner
- Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Kids Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
- Mixed Chicks Kids Conditioner
- Cantu Care for Kids Nourishing Conditioner
Trim when necessary
Cutting off those excess knots and split ends helps retain length. Do not neglect split ends because they will continue to break, which damages more of the hair.
Protect her hair at night
Satin pillowcase, scarf, and bonnets. It does not hurt to use all three.
Keep the hair moisturized
Anytime your child’s hair is dry, make sure you add moisture with water first and then sealed with a leave-in product or styling cream. When the hair is too dry, it is prone to breakage.
Do not use too much heat
The best way to keep the hair healthy is by using little to no heat on the hair.
Keep calm, be patient
Growth does not happen overnight. However, when the results are evident, it will be worth it.
That's the Curlfriends Magic!
Their hair is full of curl power that can be washed and styled, just like your real hair. Even though their hair does not grow, it is perfect to practice different hairstyles and even teach your child how to wash and style their hair.