Hair Care Routine for Kids in 3 Easy Steps

Hair Care Routine for Kids in 3 Easy Steps

Establishing your kids’ hair care routine is vital to building healthy self-care and hygiene habits for the future. But how often should you wash your child's hair? What are the best products to use? Are children's hair care products made with natural ingredients more effective?

If you’re a parent, you know bathtime or shower time is challenging enough as it is to get your kids in the bath (especially when they’d rather be out playing!). Plus, combining water and shampoo means foaming bubbles and the risk of extra mess or chemicals that might sting their eyes. 

Opting for gentler, plant-based products can make taking a shower an absolute delight for your kids, leaving their hair soft, clean, and smooth. But what about children's hair care products that help out mum and dad?

Our range of natural hair care for kids features 3-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo and Body Wash that shampoos, conditions, and cleans all in one! With various fruity scents to choose from, each inside brightly coloured bottles with their own mascot, our natural hair care range for kids can make wash day more enjoyable for you and the kids!

How Often Should You Wash Your Child's Hair? 

Generally, it’s a good idea to wash kids’ hair 1-2 times per week.

  • If your child has oily hair, wash more often, but opt for gentle hair care products. More on that later.
  • If they have dry curly hair: less is more.
  • Of course, if they’ve been swimming or playing sports and there’s chlorine, dirt, or sweat in their hair, it’s best to use our 3-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo and Body Wash afterwards. 

See how their hair reacts to the frequency of washes and alter their wash day schedule accordingly. 

Children’s Hair Care Products 

The nature of our children's hair care products will help kids get the best and healthiest version of their hair because we steer clear of most artificial chemicals. All our products are made with plant-based, naturally-derived ingredients designed to keep all hair types balanced.

Healthy hair starts at the root, so use extra gentle products to protect your child’s delicate scalp. Some generic shampoo brands strip the scalp and hair of all the natural oils, so more oils are produced to compensate, or the scalp is left too dry and flaking. 

That’s why children's hair care products made with natural ingredients should be prioritised as part of every kid's hair care routine. Keep their hair and scalp balanced so that things like excess oil, dandruff, and split ends don’t get out of hand.

Our 3-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo and Body Wash fits the bill and comes in two different formulas–Berry Bliss and Fruit Blast. 

  • Berry Bliss is enriched with Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5, Raspberry Extract, and Wheat Germ Oil. Our natural, plant-based formula features the most blissful scent and combination of ingredients to wash away dirt and grime. 
  • Fruit Blast is enriched with the same vitamins and Wheat Germ Oil but uses Apple extract and Fresh Watermelon fragrance. Both are cleansing and moisturising, so it’s really up to which scent and bottle your kids prefer.

3 Easy Steps for the Ideal Kids’ Hair Care Routine

Creating a wash day routine for your kids starts with buying quality plant-based products that keep oil and moisture in check while also cleansing the hair of dirt.

#1 Wash hair once or twice per week

Our 3-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo & Body Washes make bath or shower time fun and easy, and the delightful scents will make your kids excited for wash day. If they’re old enough, teach them to lather up and rinse the product well.

#2 Scrub away the dirt from the day

Since our 3-in-1 product is suitable for body wash, it’s a good idea to thoroughly wash from head to toe. The product is gentle and balancing on the skin and will have your kid feeling cleaned up and refreshed.

#3 Follow up freshly washed hair with a detangling spray

Some kids dislike washing their hair because of the pain caused by brushing out tangled strands. Our OC Naturals Kids Detangling Spray works wonders to detangle and condition longer, tangled tresses. Enriched with Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Wheat Protein, and Nettle Extract, the natural, plant-based formula removes knots and leaves hair - wet or dry - shiny and smelling divine. 

Different challenges and perhaps even aversions will vary with your child’s age, so it’s helpful to have convenient products that kids love. Discover how OC Naturals makes bath time easy and fun while promoting a gentle but effective kids’ hair care routine. Shop our kid-friendly hair and body care products for an ‘all over’, top-to-toe solution.

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