Caring for your Child's 4C Textured Hair

African American Mother with kinky hair holding her babyThe best ways to care for your toddlers coils, curls and kinks is one of the most frequently asked questions for the Sunny In Denbigh team. And, we are so proud to be able to offer a hair care line that is 100% safe and ideal for your children’s hair care needs.

What Products are Best for My 4c Child?

While most mama’s tend to trust brands that boast child safe or no tears on the side of their packaging, its important to know that these products may not be best suited for the goals of growth, moisture or health. Thats right, being safe for the eyes doesn’t equate to being good for the hair.

The truth is, children's hair requires more moisture as they grow and their hair thickens. Increasing flexibility causes hair fibers to require more moisture. If hair is not adequately hydrated, it will dry out and break.

Your child’s textured hair should be treated with products that complement and support its moisture profile. Any shampooing should be done with moisturizing sulfate-free shampoos, like our Eucalyptus & Rosemary Shampoo Bar. Made with the finest herbs it’s a perfect gentle cleanser.

Conditioners should be creamy and rich, many mom's at Sunny in Denbigh are longstanding fans of the Creamy Leave In Conditioner, formulated with African herbs that have medicinal and antibacterial properties, this leave in provides optimal slip, conditioning, sheen and long lasting moisture.African American Mom Washing her baby's 4c coils in a washbin

What Styles are Best for My Child's 4c Hair?

In order for children's hair to grow out properly, low- manipulation styling needs to be incorporated at a young age. While trendy, introducing heat, color, chemical relaxers, and weaves to children at an early age can retard healthy hair growth.

For now, stick to the hair styles that offer the least amount of tension or stress. This can be a pineapple updo, braids, wash and go, puffs, and other styles.

Mom and Baby showing off their perfectly coiled hair

Be sure to continue to check out our blog for more tips and tricks to help you grow your baby’s kinks and curls long, healthy and strong.

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