Having toddlers is an adventure, to say the least, and having to deal with a toddler’s hair is a constant struggle! Constant running, jumping, and playing is a sure fire way to end up with tangles, knots, and frizzy hair.
I feel like I have tried everything with my two girls. Their hair is still pretty fine so combating frizz is an everyday battle for us.
Here are a few things I have found that seem to help dramatically when doing their hair.
#1. Use a wet brush!
This is a huge game changer for us at our house. My little one has a soft head and has the worst tangles ever! This is the ONLY brush I can use that gets out the snarls without ripping out all her hair.
#2. Use a detangler.
This is another must when you have toddlers. Using a detangler spray after the tub or even a light spritz when dry will ease the knots out without hurting your little one. I use this aussie one right now but I am going to try the Monat kids line and I am excited to see how that helps their hair.
#3. Use a HEAVY oil or frizz control product.
Here is the thing… Kids hair when they are younger is usually more fine and thin. It doesn’t have much weight to it so adding a heavier oil or frizz control oil/pomade will help keep their hair looking healthy, shiny and sleek. I use my amazing repair and shine serum. It’s nice and heavy and also protects their hair from heat as well. If you are styling your kid’s hair with heat on an everyday basis you really need to be using a protectant as well.
#4. Don’t crank up the heat.
When you have thin/fine hair you don’t need to crank up the heat on your flat iron or curling iron. Keep the heat down! It will help avoid damaging their hair.
#5. Top off with a finishing spray or hairspray.
THE ONLY HAIRSPRAY I USE ON MY GIRLS is Kenra Professionals #25. Haha, that may sound crazy but seriously it is the only one that works for them. If your girls are lucky enough to have super thick hair you can definitely get away with a light finishing spray.
I hope this helped! Don’t get discouraged with your toddler’s hair. It can be so frustrating and hard to deal with. With a couple quality products and some patience, you will be good to go.