Children are a special gift to us and as well as we take care of our own hair, we shouldn’t forget about them. Kid`s hair and scalp are mostly fragile and sensitive. For this reason, it is advisable to use gentle products on them.
There are a lot of products in the market that you are spoiled for choice but before you purchase something for your child, it is good to know the best of the best to choose from. Don’t we agree here. You actually don’t need much. A good shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and sealing oil are all you need. In this article, you will find a selected list of the best hair products right from shampoo through to sealing oils. Let´s get to it.
Top 5 Shampoos.
To have healthy hair, you got to wash it but not very often because of the sensitivity of the scalp and fragility of the hair. For this reason, it is advisable to wash once a week or every fortnight with mild shampoos. These are the top 5 ranked mild shampoos that are gentle to the scalp.
SheaMoisture Mango& Carrot Kids extra nourishing shampoo – This shampoo has great ingredients for hair care like, coconut oil, olive oil, Shea and mango seed oil, carrot seed oil to mention a few. It is sulfate free and makes the hair soft and easy to detangle which then protects it from breakage.
Cantu for kids Tear free nourishing shampoo – This shampoo is made with an anti tears formula that keeps your child´s eyes dry at the same time cleanses, nourishes and stimulates the hair. It makes thick hair soft and easy to manage. It also contains Shea butter and coconut oil which are also great for your hair. It also smells good.
Paul Mitchell Baby don’t cry shampoo – As in the description, this shampoo is gentle and will not give a burning sensation to the eyes. You need a small amount to wash the hair. This baby shampoo is Ph neutral and is recommended for all hair types BUT colour treated hair.
Revlon equave kids princess shampoo – This shampoo contains hypo allergic formula with special ingredients suitable for kids and contains no parabens or sulfates. It has a nice smell and makes the hair soft and easy to detangle.
Honeydew anti dandruff tear free shampoo – This is an all natural dandruff shampoo for kids. It is a gentle treatment for children of all ages containing pure and safe ingredients. According to anecdotal reviews, it helps clear cradle cap and also dandruff on adults´scalp.
Top 5 Conditioners.
After washing the hair with a mild shampoo, a good conditioner should follow to soften the hair making it easy to detangle. These are the top rated (Mostly bought) conditioners with an average of 4.8 stars rating.
Shea Moisture Mango& Carrot Extra nourishing conditioner – Nourishes and softens hair making it easy to detangle and work out knots. Besides, it smells good and adds shine to the hair. If you like thick conditioners, this is definitely for you.
Mixed chicks kids conditioner – This Mixed chicks line of products is especially good for mixed race kids or kids with multi textured hair. It softens and nourishes the hair improving it´s texture. It makes detangling easy through it´s formula that hydrates and smoothens the curls.
Cantu care for kids nourishing conditioner ( Amazon`s choice) – Cantu as compared to the others has a very fair price for what it has to offer. Its formula has Shea butter,coconut oil and honey which are great ingredients to moisturize and soften hair making the hair manageable. It reduces frizz and smells great too.
Aunt Jackie´s soft and sassy super duper softening conditioner – Aunt Jacki´s hair products are especially great for curly, coily and wavy hair. This particular product contains coconut oil, olive oil ,Shea butter and some other botanical extracts which gently loosen tight and coarse curls making it easy to detangle. Besides, it has no sulfates,parabanes,mineral oils or petroleum.
Revlon professional Equave Kids Princess Conditioner – This product is especially good for dry hair. It instantly detangles and smoothens hair giving it a silky shiny look. This is a leave in conditioner that doesn’t require to rinse after application on damp or dry hair. It contains UVA/UVB sun filters which protects the hair from the damaging effects of direct sun rays.
Top 5 Moisturizers.
Cantu care for kids curling cream – This is especially good for kids with textured hair. It has no mineral oil, sulfate,parabens,silicone,gluten, paraffin, phthalates or propylene. Cantu care curling cream, with moisturizing Shea butter and coconut oil defines, softens and strengthens hair strands and tames frizz as well. This is a good bet for curly hair.
Shea moisture coconut and hibiscus kids curling butter – This butter moisturizes, nourishes, smoothes and defines curls as well as protect the hair from frizzing. It also adds definition and volume to dry hair leaving your hair with a brilliant shine.
T444z Volumizing moisturizer –This product is great for mixed textures and curly hair. It adds volume making the hair soft and easy to comb and style. Besides, it adds definition to curls. Can be used by both kids and adults.
Aunt Jackie´s curls and coils girls baby girl curls curling & twisting custard – If you are looking for long-lasting twists, this custard should be your go to. It is great for mixed textured hair. Define curls and gives great sheen.
Kids brown butter melt mandarin oil – This is a concentrated blend of natural butters and oils for soothing the scalp as well as stimulating growth. It moisturizes the hair and the moisture stays in for some days. Smells good as well and doesn´t flake or cause residues. It is good for multiple hair textures.
There are several oils good for sealing the hair after moisturizing to keep the moisture in. Depending on the porosity of your hair, (whether your hair absorbs moisture easily – high porosity or slowly- low porosity) you might want to consider a good fit for your hair.
Low porosity hair means that your hair takes time to absorb water or moisture and when it does, it also takes longer to dry. In this case, putting too much product isn´t helpful because your hair will not absorb it all any way. For low porosity hair, the best oils are light oils like Grapeseed oil, Argan oil, Baobab oil, Jojoba among others.
High porosity is when your hair has the ability to absorb moisture faster and also dries faster. Best oils for high porosity hair include Coconut oil, Olive oil, Castor oil, Hemp just to mention a few. You can read more about oils here
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As we have seen, there are many products from different companies. Many people prefer to buy a set from one company but i prefer to buy from different companies so that i benefit from the variety of ingredients from the different companies.
To manage kids hair, you do not really need a lot of products. Just the four key products 2 to keep the hair clean and 2 to keep it moisturized and you are good to go. I hope you enjoyed this article and you have learned something. Feel free to add your thoughts and questions in the comments section. I will be glad to respond to them.