It’s not easy being parents to a new born. If we ask our own parents or someone who is almost about to start the journey of parenthood, they will tell you how stressful it is to everything done right. The anxiety and fear related to taking care of the toddler make parents sleep deprived. As the baby grows, it’s really interesting to watch them evolving with a lot of changes in both personality and body. Kids go through different growing phases in their initial days of toddlerhood- taking their first step, first tooth and most important growing a head full of hair.
Every baby or a toddler is born different and may or may not have head full of hair. Few children are born bald, while few have thin or fine hair and some are born with exceptional dense hair. No matter type or texture, it is important to understand their hair brushing needs and put the right techniques into use, leaving no snags and tangles behind.
Simple Tips to Brush Baby’s Hair At Home
Pick the Right Hair Brush
Babies are born with delicate skin and soft hair that needs ultimate care all the time. While brushing or using hair combs on their hair, one has to be gentle and cautious to avoid hurting their scalp. Ensure using Baby Hair Brush that are made up of soft bristles and while gliding doesn’t snag on the tangles or pull the hair. You can start using the brush when you feel is the right time for your child. There’s no specific age or month from which you should start brushing their hair.
Avoid Tangles on Long and Thick Hair
Every infant is different from each other and few babies are born with natural and thick hair. If the baby has long hair then they are likely to get tangled in knots. So, start brushing the strands as much as you can to avoid the hair getting knotted. Babies have delicate mane and while brushing their hair knots, it can cause hair being pulled causing pain. Hence to avoid any hair tugging, keep brushing their hair before it turns into bigger knots.
Keep Their Hair Products Separate
Baby skincare products and hair tools don’t work on the adults and there’s a particular reason behind this. A toddler’s skin is less immune than ours and more prone to allergies which makes it obligatory to only use special products that are made extensively only for their skin. If grown-ups start using their hair brush or other hair accessories, it would be of no use. Because their hair and skin is sensitive, hence it is important to keep the products separate from others to avoid causing any irritation or skin related issue.
Start Brushing From the Tip
While gliding the hair brush for baby, be gentle and don’t put any pressure while detangling the hair. If there are any tangles, hold on to the hair and slowly stroke the brush to detangle the tresses to avoid hair breakage and pulling. To tie up their hair, use soft and loose hairbands so that the ponytail is not tight and doesn’t damage the hair. If you have washed the baby’s hair, ensure to brush only when it gets dried.
How to Take Better Care of Baby’s Hair?
- Make sure to shampoo their hair to clean the oily and greasy scalp. Washing the baby’s hair with a mild shampoo makes the hair soft and frizz-free.
- Ensure massaging their head and scalp with oil to ensure proper blood circulation and to moisturize the scalp.
- Look after the cradle crap which is a recurring hair concern in babies and produces sebum resulting into white flaky layer on the scalp. Wash your hair and brush it regularly to avoid this issue.
- In order to maintain healthy and nourished hair, get their hair trimmed from time to time.
A baby’s hair is delicate and needs special care and attention. These are a few tips that will help you to take care of your baby’s precious mane!