Wash Day Tips for Curly Kids

Girl with kinky hair playing with bubbles

Don’t you dread your coily or kinky-haired kid’s wash day?

Every parent would when wash days are all about fuss and tears.

But your curly kid’s wash days don’t have to be distressing.

Here are wash day tips for your curly kids to make the process easier and less stressful for you and your child.

Separate and Finger Comb

Before you start washing your kid’s hair, separate your child’s hair into sections and finger comb to remove any tangles. If you dampen your child’s hair without separating them, it will only result in more knots.

Use Toys to Distract Your Child

Don’t forget to use a lot of toys to distract your curly-haired child on wash days, as it’s not always easy for your kids to stay happy and settled as you work with their hair.

Shampoo in Sections in Downward Motion

Once you separate and finger comb your child’s hair, shampoo in sections using a downward motion; lathering the hair upwards will cause a lot more tangles. Once you are done with the shampoo, rinse it off and move to the next step.

Use Conditioner

Following the shampoo, you need to apply lots and lots of conditioner. Ensure you avoid using conditioner at the roots and focus more on the ends.

Detangle While Conditioning

While the conditioner is still on the hair, use this opportunity to detangle, starting at the ends and moving all the way up to the roots. Detangle the curls using a wide-toothed comb, as it will make the process easier for you and your little one.

Give your child’s curls a thorough rinse following conditioning and apply a leave-in conditioner and diffuse your kid’s curls for a great wash day.

Wash days for your curly kids don’t have to be all about tears. With these easy and practical tips, you can make your curly kid’s wash days a breeze.

For more Wash Day Tips for Curly Kids read our book Know Your Curls Inside Out: A Complete Guide to Curly Hair for All.

The book and journal are now available on Amazon!

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