The feeding of children is very important. In addition to getting them to grow healthy and strong, it also influences the growth of their hair.
Children’s hair usually changes a lot over time. In the lactation stage it is usual that they have little abundance but, when you want to realize it, it will go from being very thick.
Then it will be necessary that you know how to provide the best care so that your hair grows as strong and beautiful as possible.
Another aspect that we must take into account is that from those early ages we are going to offer them correct guidelines so that they themselves learn to take care of it, especially if they are girls.
Hair is not only that aspect that gives us beauty and attractiveness, it also needs hygiene and care that must be learned as soon as possible.
Today in our space we want to give you some simple guidelines so that your children’s hair grows as strong and beautiful as possible. Are you going to miss it?
Characteristics of hair growth of your children
Do not worry if your boy or girl is born with very little hair and if you see that the months go by and it still does not grow. It is normal. Each child has their own pattern of hair growth and there is no other option but to have patience.
The usual thing is that after 3 years the hair has completely covered the head of the child and that is shiny and, sometimes, even wavy.
However, we must also know that the hair with which babies come to the world is not the final one. That is to say, there are many creatures that shine a very light blond color that over the years ends up getting dark.
The same goes for the eyes. It is very common, for example, to come to the world with a bluish or dark gray tone. This color will change after 8 or 9 months to acquire the one that will be the final one.
The reason for these characteristics? In babies, the melanin-producing cells are still very immature, which is why they can not yet consolidate those definitive shades of hair and eye color that their genetic inheritance has determined.
Nutrition so that your children’s hair grows strong
As you already know, children need a varied, balanced diet rich in proteins and vitamins. Now, what kind of nutrients can make the child’s hair grow stronger?
Vitamin B (biotin) is essential to promote its growth and has great relevance in those early ages of the human being.
Although we all have a genetic code that will determine the amount of hair we are going to have, it is vital that we receive the correct nutrition to stimulate their correct growth. So, do not forget to include the following foods in your child’s diet.
- Wholemeal bread
- Cheese or yogurt
Hair care for your children
Do children need the same care as we do in their hair? In what way can I take care of it so that as it grows it can enjoy a hair as beautiful and healthy as possible? There are different tips that are sure to come in handy on a day-to-day basis. We invite you to put them into practice.
How often should I wash the child’s hair?
It is not necessary that we wash the hair of the little ones every day, since with it what we would get would be to dry it. Ideally, do it every two days.
However, everything will depend on the child’s activity. If he is very nervous and sweats a lot then it will be necessary to do it more often. Remember to always use hypoallergenic products that respect their natural pH.
Hair difficult to untangle
It is common for girls’ long hair to be full of small knots and it is difficult for us to brush it. You should know that it is necessary that we do it between two and three times a day since thanks to it we stimulate its growth and favor the circulation of the scalp, oxygenating it. So, keep these tips in mind.
Coconut oil: You already know the great benefits of coconut oil for health and beauty, but it is also interesting to know that it acts as an excellent conditioner. In this case, you will only have to apply a few drops of coconut oil in the palm of your hands, then apply it to your child’s hair from the root to the tips. Next, unravel using a wide-barbed comb.
Warm distilled water and conditioner: Another good tip. In this case, we will use a bottle with spray, where we will put a little-distilled water (which does not dry the hair). We will heat it until it is warm and mix it with some of our usual conditioners. Shake the contents and spray on the child’s hair. You will see how you now unravel it perfectly with the brush.
Remedy with apple vinegar once a week: Just add to a bottle with spray 100 ml of water with 25 ml of apple oil. We apply it to the wet hair of the child and let it act 15 minutes, then wash the hair with your usual shampoo. You will see how beautiful and soft your hair looks!
The later they start with these practices, the more they will protect their hair. Remember also that to go to sleep it is necessary to brush your hair well and remove any rubber, headband or buckle in the case of girls.