What You Shouldn’t Do to Your Kid’s Curly Hair

Curly hair is beautiful, unique, and magical. Zoe shares her curl power tips with all of her curlfriends, constantly telling them how to maintain and grow their natural hair. Now here are seven things you should not do with your child's curly hair. 

Do not use too much heat

Heat tools can make weak points in your child's hair which could lead to breakage. Also, heat damage alters curl patterns.

Do not detangle dry hair

The friction and tugging of a comb or brush to curly hair can cause snags and breakage. Also, detangling your child's curls dry can lead to pain. Water and conditioner add slip to curly hair when detangling, leading to less breakage and damage to her curls.

Do not style hair tightly

High tension styles such as tight ponytails or too-tight braids can cause breakage, loss of curl definition, and thinning around the hairline.  Also, high-tension hairstyles are painful to your little one. Click here to see some of Zoe’s favorite protective hairstyles.

Do not let her fall asleep without a satin bonnet or satin scarf

Using a good quality satin bonnet will protect your little one’s hair from the friction of her pillowcase resulting in split ends and dry hair. Click here for all of the benefits of wearing a satin bonnet.

Do not wash her hair every day

While cleaning curly hair can aid in the hair growth process, it is crucial to not overly cleanse your child’s strands. Curly hair produces sebum, which is a natural oil that helps moisturize your hair. When shampoo is applied daily, this can dry out your child’s hair strands, leading to damage and breakage.

Do not use shampoos and conditioners with sulfate

When you use shampoo and conditioner that lathers very well, it most likely will contain sulfates. Sulfates strip curly hair strands, causing them to become brittle. It is important to use shampoos that are moisturizing yet cleansing. Here are some sulfate-free shampoos: 

  1. Honey Bubbles Moisturizing Shampoo
  2. Marshmallow Root & Blueberries Kids 2-In-1 Drama Free Shampoo and Conditioner
  3. SheaMoisture Mango & Carrot Kids Extra Nourishing Shampoo  

Do not use a towel to dry her hair

Regular towel drying curly hair overly dries the hair, which leads to frizz and a rough hair cuticles. Instead of using a towel, use a cotton t-shirt or a microfiber towel to dry your child’s curls to reduce frizziness.

Avoiding these seven habits with your little one’s curly hair can help her curls flourish and be healthy. That’s why Zoe is so unique. Her hair is full of curl power that can be washed and styled, just like your little one’s natural hair. Zoe is the perfect curlfriend to practice different hairstyles, techniques and even teach your child how to wash and style her hair. 

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