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Back to School Hair Care Tips for Kids

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It’s back to school time, and that means tons of spelling tests, math quizzes, book reports and history dioramas!

What it also means is that your child will need a back to school hair care routine that is quick and easy but doesn’t cause dryness and damage to your child’s hair.

Follow these quick and easy steps that teach you how to keep your child’s hair healthy during the school year:

1. Choose one style that can be styled many different ways.

Start with a protective style or twisted ponytails. After a week or two you can take down the style and let your little one rock a cute curly fro or twistout for a few days. You can then brush the hair up into a few puff ponytails until wash day.

Have fun with this and really test your creative juices to see what you come up with! Choose any hairstyle combinations that you like, the possibilities are endless! The key is to find one style that you can use to make other styles without having to do too much manipulation of her hair.

Here’s an adorable hairstyle from @curlskinksfrosandme that can be made into 4 different styles.

4 hairstyles in one

Photo credit: @curlskinksfrosandme

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2. Spray hair and scalp nightly with a moisturizing spritz.

By moisturizing your child’s hair nightly, you are reducing frizz and damage. Make sure to spray around your child’s edges, ends and scalp. After spraying hair, apply a cream or butter to the hair. This will help lock in the moisture.

3. Make sure she sleeps on a satin pillowcase or with a satin bonnet.

Satin helps hair maintain its moisture and also prevents frizz which will prolong your child’s hairstyle and keep it looking fresh.

By tying your child’s hair down with a satin scarf and then covering with a satin bonnet, you are not only protecting their hair, you are also helping the style last longer.

This is how I prolong my daughter’s hairstyles:

Here is a perfect example of what happens when my oldest daughter doesn’t wrap and cover her hair with a satin scarf and bonnet. Styles only last a few days at most:

cornrow braids before and after

4. Use the weekend to spread out wash day.

Instead of trying to fit your entire wash day routine into a Saturday afternoon, try spreading it out over the entire weekend. Wash, condition, detangle and moisturize hair on Saturday. Then, style hair on Sunday.

If your child dreads wash day, there are tips and tricks to use to make it more pleasant for everyone.

5. Add accessories!

You’d be surprised at what a difference beads, barrettes, bobbles and headbands can make! If you are in a rush, spray your child’s hair with your moisturizing spritz, add a butter, apply an edge control, brush up the edges, and then put on a turban headband! Easy peasy!

*BONUS* Hairstyle Inspiration

Here are some of my favorite back-to-school hairstyles for my daughters:

Back-To-School Hair Care Regimen for Kids

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