Washing A Toddler’s Hair: How To Do It Right And What To Use

Washing A Toddler’s Hair: How To Do It Right And What To Use

28 Oct 2022 | 3 min Read

Reema Shah

Author | 740 Articles

Washing a toddler’s hair is an important part of toddler care, whether he/she has thick locks or just one or two strands of hair. From picking a natural and safe shampoo to how often your toddler’s hair needs to be washed, read on to know it all. 

How Often Should You Wash A Toddler’s Hair?

You can wash your toddler’s hair about one to three times a week depending on how dirty it gets. However, avoid excess washing as it can cause the hair to become frizzy and strip the moisture.

Things Needed to Wash Toddler’s Hair

  • A tub or bucket
  • A soft brush
  • A soft towel
  • A moisturising and safe shampoo
  •  Hair oil 

Steps To Wash Your Toddler’s Hair

1. Oil Massage

You can start by gently massaging your toddler’s scalp with natural hair oil like pure and organic coconut hair oil and use a body massage oil for the body. Wait for a few minutes after the massage.

2. Use a Bucket or Tub

If your toddler is open to it, have him lie down in the tub to get the hair wet. Then you can lather up the scalp and have them lie down carefully again. While you can also use a mug with a regular sun visor to avoid them from crying, both tips are a win.

3. Washing Toddler’s Hair

You can stick an object to the ceiling and have your child look up at it when you are pouring water on their head. Wash your child’s hair first as it can help prevent hair washing from being associated with an end to the fun of bathtime especially if they aren’t fond of bath time.

Use a cup to rinse out the shampoo while using a sun visor to prevent the shampoo water from getting into the eyes. You can also make your toddler lie down in the tub to rinse the hair.

4. Pat the Hair Dry

Use a soft towel and avoid rubbing the hair. Dress your toddler appropriately and if they are old enough, let them dress up on their own.

Drying Toddler’s Hair

You can let your toddler’s hair dry out naturally. However, if it’s cold and you want his/her hair to dry right away, use a soft towel to dry it and soak out excess water gently without rubbing. You may also use a hair dryer, by checking that the temperature of the hair dryer does not get overheated. Avoid the air getting directed to the toddler’s face. 

Use these easy steps to wash your toddler’s hair. Pick natural products like hair oil and mild shampoo along with a soft hair brush and soft towel to keep your toddler’s hair healthy.

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