I had Omer, my only child. His hair was soft and beautiful, and after a few months, I cut his hair. I was surprised with completely different hair, and I heard from the mothers around me that this was a normal reaction as a result of cutting or shaving the hair. Still, I discovered it was a myth, and then I struggled a lot to learn how to take care of my child’s hair, but I was surprised it was a generation problem. Almost all mothers have the same problem, especially those with daughters, due to our lack of awareness. We must first understand some facts, and then learn top tips for caring for children’s hair
Baby hair loss:
Most children have relative hair loss and the timing of it varies from child to child, new hair grows and also varies from child to child. Some babies grow hair soon after they are born, many grow by 9 or 12 months, and some spend their first birthday without hair. Do not worry, but his scalp should be healthy, that is, it should look smooth without flaking or redness. If the hair does not grow until after two years, you should see a doctor.
The presence of bald spots:
often in the back of the head, which is usually the result of the child sleeping on his back, so many mothers make their child sleep on his back and not on his stomach, for fear of hiding. While sleeping, this causes flattening of the head and hair loss in this place, and the solution is simple.. to make him sleep once on his right side, once on his left side, once on his back, and once. stomach, but awake.
The presence of crusts on the scalp:
It is often at the age of 6 to 12 months, which is a light crust, and helps to form the head covering that we put on the head of the child, which causes dryness and formation of the scalp. From dandruff, and treating it by applying hair oil to the dandruff area, until the dandruff softens before showering, then gently and gently massage the scalp with shampoo at the time of showering, then rinse the hair well, and this is done once in a while. Two days, but if the crust forms again, you should consult a doctor, it may be “eczema” or psoriasis, and you can not diagnose it.
Changing the texture and colour of your child’s hair:
This is normal. As we mentioned, there is a widespread myth among us that cutting or shaving hair changes it. This is not true. The genetic factor plays a key role in determining the texture and colour of your child’s hair, and your child’s hair after shaving becomes curly as a result Because it is thinner and weighs less than adult hair, it becomes thick after cutting and its colour can darken during the first two or three years of its life.
Tips for caring for your little one’s hair:
1- To take care of your little one’s hair, you may only need to wash it with shampoo as needed. Washing hair is very useful, which is difficult to achieve by distracting your child by playing with bubbles, or by singing to him a song. The correct way to wash hair is to gently massage your child’s hair with shampoo and paper, and wash it. Thoroughly use water in the sleeping position of your child on his back, so that the shampoo or water does not get into his eyes or ears, and note that the bath water is lukewarm and not hot.
2- Use a children’s shampoo, usually with “no tears” written on the package, as gentle cleansers are used, preferably made of natural ingredients, or at least not contain sulfates, which are usually found in adult shampoos and cause burning eyes. The “PH” should be neutral – neither acidic nor alkaline, and you will often find it written on the package.
3- Comb your child’s hair before bathing, as this facilitates styling after bathing and prevents it from falling out and cutting it during styling.
4- Use a wide-toothed comb, and it is preferable not to lay off while the hair is wet because it is heavier, but it is dried first, then the demobilization is done from the ends, then rises until we reach the scalp. Braids, it may cause hair loss or loss of places of excessive tension, children’s hair is more sensitive, so avoid excessive manipulation of hair, and do simple hairstyles.
5- If you use a hair dryer, it must be on a low temperature, as high heat can cause the scalp to dry out and damage the hair.
6- Cut the excess hair according to the length you want, hair cutting is useful.. it removes dead hair and brittle hair, and it looks more healthy, but know that cutting hair does not make it grow faster or thicker, contrary to what is known to us.
7- In wet or rainy weather, you can use oil or gel for your child’s hair, to maintain it. Avoid getting the shampoo directly in the eyes of the child, even if it does not cause a burning sensation in the eyes.