How to Take Care of Your Kids’ Tangled Hair
Hair can change our looks. It can bring out or enhance one’s beauty or handsomeness, and in the other way around, it can give one a haggard and old looking appearance. Whichever one it creates in one is an outcome of the input efforts and time taken to care for the hair. In turn, determine how attractive or unattractive we are to people around us and those we come in contact with daily regardless of our relationship with them.
So, to say, it’s an outcome of your investment on your child/children to either look neat or unkempt. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering what causes tangled hair. Tangled hair is caused by several factors which will be discussed in-depth. Below are five reasons why your child might be struggling with tangled hair, and what you can do about it.
Improper combing could cause damage to the hair especially when the wrong choice of hair is used for particular hair texture. Example is using a very small bristle comb to comb out a long hair, this may impact pain due to pressure of combing and may stop an individual from combing through properly, also a wrong choice of comb may not walk through the hair length and thickness causing hair to tangle while approaching the edge of the hair.
This could cause great damage and require scissors to cut off tangled portions of hair tips and when the wrong comb is forced through the hair especially when hair is weak and wet, it causes hair to fall off.
Carrying a Hairstyle for a Long Time
Carrying a particular hairstyle for a long time or just leaving a loose hair without combing for a long period could cause one’s hair to tangle seriously. To the extent that combing through may not work. Sometimes because some tiny dirt particles, build up round hair thickness and thereby gluing a bunch of hair strands together.
Most times, this glued hair may not separate and eventually, hair is pulled off while trying to separate the hair strands with either fingers or comb because hair has been joined together beyond separation. This is most common in braided hair which is either too tiny (tiny braids) or kept for a long period before loosening hair, this can happen even in just two weeks.
Rough-Handling Hair While Shampooing
Rough-handling hair during shampooing can cause great damage to the hair. When massaging or washing the hair, the tip of one’s fingers needs to walk through hairlines in such a manner that it doesn’t cause hair to tangle. While doing this, a large bristle comb is required to comb through hair during the process intermittently.
When hair is being scrubbed roughly during shampooing, this can cause great damage to the hair to the extent that only a patient and experienced person will be the only option to have hair strands separated and great hair loss may be the result.
Improper Drying of Hair
Rough-handling hair during the drying process with a towel can cause hair to tangle, also when blowing the hair, a moderate application of heat and usage of large brittle comb is required, so while drying, combing is also done in the process, most hair dryers come with combs so when the blower is drying up the hair, the comb is also walking through the hair to prevent it from tangling due to the pressure of the blower.
Not Using Sulfate-Free Products
Shampoos and conditioners that contain harsh chemicals like sulfate can damage hair over time. These chemicals cause hair to become dry and brittle, leading to hair breakage, frizz, and split ends. The solution is to buy your child sulfate-free products that moisturize their hair. Also, make sure you aren’t over-washing your child’s hair. Hair should be washed every 2-4 days, not daily.
In summary, knowing a child’s hair type and proper hair care is very important while bearing in mind the following facts in addition to the above-listed causes of hair getting tangled:
– Weakened hair tip requires trimming otherwise can cause damage to the hair resulting in great loss and uneven hair.
– The wrong choice of hair care products such as hair shampoo, conditioner, and products with high chemical content can cause hair to tangle.
– Dry hair due to lack of oiling can affect hair so proper application of hair keeps the hair moisturized, prevents tangling, and enhances ease of combing.
– Not using the correct size or brittle of comb and brush can enhance hair tangling and damage.