EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHILDREN’S HAIR AND SKIN:
3. Product recommendations for children
In our last article, we talked about all there is concerning babies skin and hair care.
Children of 5-13 years are more mature and their body is more developed than that of a 2 or 3 year old. This doesn’t mean you don’t need to be extra careful about what comes in contact with their skin as well. In this segment, I will highlight:
• Good skincare ingredients for kids
• Bad skincare ingredients
• Product recommendations
• To lighten or not ? The big question
When it comes to good skincare ingredients, basically everything that is good for a baby is good for children of 4-13. Since older kids are more developed, you can however use products with fragrance on them but it should be mild. Every other ingredient on the bad list is bad for them as well.
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Our main focus here is on the big question, at what age can a child be introduced to skin lightening products. The best advice is to tell mothers that their children need to be at least 18 fit their skin to be introduced to skin lightening products. But some parents will insist so here’s a list of natural ingredients to lighten your children:
Here are some popular skin lightening products for kids on our website:
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Kids and teens set.
Mothers dream set.
Ingredients contained in mother's dream include orange, pineapple, grapes, carrots, etc. the bar soap itself is 60% honey.
Cantu care for kids Tear free nourishing shampoo
Makari Bebe shampoo
Just for me 2 in 1 shampoo
Mazuri kids organic leave in conditioner
Just for me conditioner
Curly kids crème conditioner
Hair Oils And Moisturizers
Cantu care to kids curling cream
Mazuri kids olive oil detangling conditioner
Just for me texture softener
The two questions of note under haircare is:
• At what age should you perm a child’s hair.
• At what age should you dye your child’s hair
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU PERM/ RELAX YOUR CHILD’S HAIR
After extensive research, I found out that perming your child’s hair before puberty can damage their hair, scalp and the skin near their temples. As a rule of thumb, wait till they’re at least 16. Why?
A child’s hair is weak and most relaxers contain sodium hydroxide also known as lye which can cause damages. Most kid’s relaxers indicate “No-Lye” but then they use “calcium hydroxide” which is harsh especially to your child’s hair since they dry out the hair.
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU DYE YOUR CHILD’S HAIR
Any child between the ages of 18 months to 12 years is a no go area for dyes. Dye is one bad skin and haircare ingredients. When used in hair it can cause itchy scalp, tears on the skin, hair loss, etc.
The truth is, any damage caused to a child’s hair or skin will be their problem to carry in adulthood so if you must, use safe temporary dyes and keep it around the tip of the hair.
Article credit : Cocci Beauty