What could be better than a relaxing bath or a soothing shampoo and style at the salon? Unfortunately, that’s most likely not how your toddler feels about having her hair washed! Shampooing and styling your toddler’s hair can be a real challenge and true test of a parent’s patience and determination. To help you survive the toddler years, here are some helpful tips for making this hygiene routine more pleasurable for your child, and less stressful for you.
Shampooing & Conditioning Tips:
- Evaluate your shampoo and conditioner. An unscented, less sudsy shampoo and unscented conditioner are typically recommended. Light scents are acceptable choices, and of course, a tear-free variety is preferable.
- Make scalp massage a part of everyday life and get the whole family involved. Your toddler will love to mimic the activity, and it may help ease the tension during the next shampooing session.
- Rub the shampoo or conditioner between your palms and fingertips before massaging it into her hair.
- Vary your rinsing techniques. Find out what your toddler prefers; make a game of hair-washing. Use a large pitcher to pour with heavier pressure and less trickling and tickling or give her a small cup of water to pour over her hair while you protect her eyes with a dry washcloth.
- Have her wash her doll’s hair while you are shampooing her locks!
- Foam shampoo visors and swimming goggles can make for a fun hair wash experience.
- If she complains about water in her ears, try earplugs!
- Use a wide comb to go through her hair before rinsing the conditioner to make maintenance and styling easier.
After bathing, a warm hooded towel may also help calm and comfort her. It never hurts to have a trick or two up your sleeve for a tantrum-free bathing experience with your toddler.
- Consider her haircut. A shorter bob would be much easier to manage than long, tangled tresses.
- Toddler and tangles are synonymous; use a quality detangling product while her hair is still wet.
- Spritz with more detangling spray in the morning when styling.
- Remember to take her for regular trims too! It’s a crucial step in hair health for toddlers to get a trim once a month.
Have You Tried Giving Her Minnie Mouse Hair Buns Yet?
This hairstyle is super cute and takes five minutes or less to create. This bun hairstyle works well for toddlers who are busy at play or taking naps. To top the look off, add hair bows for girls from No Slippy Hair Clippy; our selection is vast, the quality is superb, and the price is outstanding.
Let’s get started!
- Brush her hair until it is smooth and tangle-free. Part her hair down the middle and gather into two high ponytails secured with quality ponies.
- Twist and wrap the hair around the ponies, pull one loop of the pony and tuck the end under before letting go.
- Repeat the step above for her other side.
- Clip on some baby bows, and the look is complete.