Curly kids need children's hair products
Author: Belinda O'Flynn
Caring for our children's hair is different from caring for adult hair. While the growth cycle may be the same, it is important to ensure that the onset of hair growth is not disrupted with harsh hair care products.
Sebum, the hairs natural protective coating, replenishes the average adult hair shaft every two - three days. In children, however, it takes much longer.
Young children's scalps are tender and sensitive to harsh chemicals. They tend to absorb nourishment and or toxins much easier than adults, through their scalp.
As well as having sensitive scalps, children's hair are finer and rounder. This is associated with the absence of a medulla. I know, you may be thinking " what has that got to do with all the sand in Bondi Beach" Let me explain, ever wondered why your hair is not as soft as your child's? That is because you have a medulla. "No its not contagious".
The medulla is the central core of the hair that develops as we get older and is associated with hair becoming coarser.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that during pregnancy, a baby has nearly a million hair follicles. The most they will ever have in their lifetime. As they age, the number of hair follicles decreases as well as the density. (I have curly haired brothers that can relate *smile*)
It is very important to use delicate and sensitive products uniquely created for children. Adult hair care products DO NOT take into account these structural and chemical differences.