It’s true: my boys have some good hair — and I think they can thank their dad for those genes. Everyone always asks me what we do to make Shepard’s hair stand up the way it does, and it cracks me up, as though we spend hours on his hair but yet mine is almost always in a messy topknot.
The truth is, most of the time he just has lucky bedhead. He wakes up and his hair is always going in a million directions. This was the case when his hair was shaggy and curly (man I miss that baby hair), and now that it’s short and straight. Beau just has more hair – but it still has an awesome little wave to it that requires a little love and attention sometimes.
While I mostly keep their hair routine low maintenance, there are days I need to give their hair a little more love and attention, so here are five tips that I use to keep their hair in line.
- Pick a natural, high-quality shampoo + wash: Recently I found SoCozy 3-in-1 shampoo+conditioner+wash and I love it for a few reasons. First, it smells fresh but still kid-like. I love natural products, but sometimes the fragrances are a little too “natural.” This one smells like fresh mangoes! I also love how it’s completely non-toxic and has no parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde and other nasty stuff that unfortunately is in a lot of products for kids.
- Bathe every other night. I found bathing any more often than this was drying their hair and skin out, especially in this really cold weather. We make sure after bath to lather them up in lotion and use a detangler like SoCozy’s leave-in conditioner.
- Use a little product. Some days when their hair is really out of control, I use a little gel like SoCozy’s Behave Gel. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t leave a residue, but holds their hair when it has a mind of its own.
- Comb hair right after bath. I find if I comb through their hair immediately following bath time, it ends up drying a lot better than if I wait until the morning or only dry with a towel. I still like to use a baby comb like we got when they were first born.
- Watch their dad do his hair. Shep and Beau both love watching us get ready in the morning. On days our toddler is a little less cooperative in getting ready, we tell him that we want to do his hair just like daddy and he totally gets on board.
While taming little ones’ hair can sometimes be a challenge, I do think it starts with great products, which is why I highly recommend SoCozy’s line of kids salon-quality hair products. They have so many different products available for all hair types, and like I said, they are all non-toxic, so you can feel good about what you are using on your children.
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This sponsored post was powered by BrandBacker, but opinions are my own and we really love these SoCozy products. Let me know if you have any questions, and share your kid hair care tips in the comments!