4 March 2014

The Baby Regimen: Or Lack Thereof...

I get a lot of questions about what I use in Freya's hair, from products to regimens. The answer to this much asked question is not very much, Freya does not have a hair regimen nor does she have specific products. This is largely to do with the fact that she is a baby, she barely sits still long enough for me to put a top knot in her hair let alone hair product or a legion of barrets. Babies hair and scalp are very delicate, they don't start to produce many natural oils until they are 6 months old, so there is no need to over wash your childs hair. Their hair is still growing and changing (Freya's hair is getting more kinky through the back) so keep things simple, even if your child has very kinky coily hair I would suggest keeping styling to a minimum. concentrate on de-tangling and moisture.

I wash freya's hair when needed (if she has a jam sandwich stuck in there or some mud), and when I say wash, I use a jug of water not the shower (which she hates) and use a baby shampoo. I use a mild leave in conditioner to get out as many of the tangles as I can with my fingers and that is it. I leave Freya's hair alone until she gets another jam sandwich in there.

I've recently started doing a giant plait in her hair before bed, this is a constant battle occasionally she will let me do this so in the morning she has a bigger poof but to be fair she is faster than me and ridiculously strong for a 16 month old! as she gets older I may incorporate more of a 'regimen' but the first step is letting your child know that their hair beautiful in it's natural state.


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