How to keep teens hair clean and shiny all summer longSoaking up the sun is the epitome of summertime. So naturally your hair will suffer. During the summer months your tweens and teens hair is susceptible to prolonged exposure to damaging UV rays from the sun and chlorine filled pools – and this is a real problem. Dry, brittle hair...
How to keep teens hair clean and shiny all summer long
Soaking up the sun is the epitome of summertime. So naturally your hair will suffer. During the summer months your tweens and teens hair is susceptible to prolonged exposure to damaging UV rays from the sun and chlorine filled pools – and this is a real problem. Dry, brittle hair, and breakage can become the norm, and that is not what your teenager wants or needs to experience. With a little bit of prep and after-care, your tweens and teens summer hair will come out on top.
5 Summer Hair Care Tips
1. Wet your kids’ hair with plain water before getting into the pool. This prevents their hair from absorbing chlorine.
2. Have your tween’s hair trimmed regularly to prevent split ends and breakage exacerbated by the sun.
3. Protect their hair from the sun by applying products with UV protection before heading outdoors.
4. Use hair care products with natural ingredients that lock in moisture while restoring shine, reducing frizz and nourishing follicles.
5. Avoid using hot tools like the blow dryer, curling or flat iron that contribute to dry, damaged hair.
Greasy Hair Fixes
If your tweens hair appears oilier during the summer, it’s likely because they’re sweating more – which combined with natural sebum production results in oilier strands. While you may be inclined to encourage your kids to shower more frequently, washing hair too often may do more harm than good. Instead of washing with drying shampoos daily, introduce a dry shampoo to your tween that helps manage oil in the interim. Dry shampoo works without drying the scalp because it only absorbs the oil, it doesn’t clean the skin. If you don’t have any dry shampoo, a dusting of baby powder will work just as well. Teach your tween to use conditioner, but not on the roots. Applying conditioner too close to the scalp will add to oil buildup. On the other hand, when applying shampoo, don’t wash it out immediately, instead leave it in for up to 3 minutes to allow it to do its job. Finally, clean their hairbrushes regularly. Dirty brushes redistribute oil back onto the hair strands.
Best Shampoo for Oily Hair
When choosing a kids shampoo for oily hair, look for natural ingredients including nettle, meadowsweet, cedar bark, sage, jojoba, quinoa, and vitamins B & E. Stinging nettle is abundant in antioxidants that fight free radicals and damage caused by the sun. Plus, nettle helps strengthen blood vessels – which means more nutrients and oxygen for hair strands leading to healthier hair. Meadowsweet extract naturally contains salicylic acid, an excellent astringent that reduces inflammation and balances oil production. Cedar bark is soothing to the scalp and can reduce itching and flaking related to dandruff and eczema. Sage helps rejuvenate and strengthen hair follicles while restoring shine. It also helps unclog hair follicles. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish and strengthen hair, while also promoting hair thickness. Amino acids from quinoa extract moisturize the hair and form a protective barrier against damaging environmental stressors. Finally, vitamins B & E prevent hair loss and nourish the scalp for healthy skin.
TBH Kids Hair Care Collection is gentle on your tween and teen’s hair and scalp while protecting hair follicles and strands from summer activities. Choose TBH Kids Shampoo and Conditioner to restore shine, nourish the scalp, and prevent damage. Replace your tween’s old hairbrush with TBH Kids Detangling Brush that effortlessly removes tangles and knots, leaving hair soft and manageable.