Static, brittle hair that seems dull and unclean the whole time? Well, we have a few ideas for you, on how to care for your childs Nordic hair (and your own too!) during the colder months.
Evening bath routine is a almost religious activity in many a family home, with parents desperate for a good nights sleep.
But is it really necessary? Daily baths dries out both skin and hair, and even more so during the colder months. Over-shampooing leaves the hair feeling dull, dry and even shredding. Especially for children under 8 years, consider washing the hair once a week. If necessary, rinse in between. As soon as the child hits puberty she/he will obviously need to was the hair more often. Haircare products should be sulphates and paraben-free and preferable organic.
Trim it! There’s no need to go to the hairdresser. Just get hold of a good scissor at your local pharmacy. But hair needs to be trimmed, once in while. With normal healthy hair I’d say every 6 months. If you want to treat your child to a fun experience, why not take him to the nearest hair dresser, specialising in kids? Take a look at this fancy kids hair salon in New York!
You are what you eat. Treat the hair by including foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids into the diet at least 3 to 5 times a week. We give our children a spoon of Mollers tran, Norwegian cod fish oil, every day. But undoubtedly the best source is cold water oily fish, such as salmon, herring and mackerel, with lots of important health benefits -and healthier hair as a bonus.
100 strokes a day. Discussing hair products with my stylist at Kell Skött Haircare he revealed the best solution for a healthy, shiny hair. After showing me a range of top of the line products he said that brushing your hair before going to bed is in fact the best treatment. Although not a 100 strokes! Gentle brushing, a few strokes here and there, will make hair shine, with the natural oils from the scalp. Light brushing also removes impurities and stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which nourishes hair follicles and keeps them healthy. So there you go! Invest in a natural hair brush -or my girls favourite -the tangle teezer.
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