Kids hate having their hair styled. It’s just a fact of life that moms have learned to live with. To take the stress out of the daily hair routine, we’ve come up with five tips for dealing with a variety of common children’s hair issues.
- Use a Wide-Tooth Comb – Combing super-curly or tangled hair can leave any child in tears. The trick is to use a wide-tooth comb to detangle stubborn curls, starting at the nape of the neck and working your way up the head. Ergonomic, flexible and heat-resistant, Elchim Combs ($16.00 MSRP) are designed to painlessly tame even the most rebellious curls. What’s more, the wide-spaced hard rubber teeth are gentle on sensitive scalps.
- Quiet, Please! Most blow dryers are so loud that they trigger a negative response from very young children (and also autistic children), who are super-sensitive to noise. Solve the problem by choosing one of the quietest blow dryer’s on the market. The 8th Sense Dryer ($250.00 MSRP) from Elchim, a marvel of modern engineering and Italian design with 36 settings, is so quiet that it won’t even disturb a sleeping baby.
- Adjust the Temperature – Some children simply won’t sit still while you blow-dry their hair. Common complaints range from “It’s too hot” to “It takes too long.” With just the touch of a finger on the electronic accelerator, the Elchim 8th Sense Dryer ($250.00 MSRP) lets you regulate airflow and temperature with a wide range of combinations that are perfect to address all eight types of hair – from thick to thin, delicate to baby-fine, fragile to damaged. Or choose the Elchim 3900 ($234.00 MSRP) with just the right combination of airflow, heat and power (2400 W at 240 V) to reduce drying time by more than 30%.
- Curl Power – To keep curly or textured hair from looking like a rat’s nest, a diffuser is your best friend. Made in Italy, the two-in-one Cocoon Diffuser ($25.00 MSRP) is compatible with Elchim hairdryers and is highly resistant to high temperatures and impact. Each diffuser is comprised of two overlapping grids. The first sets the style without breaking fragile hair, while the second allows for rapid, natural drying of curly hair, which is a win-win if you ask us.
- Treat the Problem – Frequent trims are essential to eliminate split ends and breakage, especially on children. And since curly hair tends to be dryer than straight hair, it’s best to shampoo only two or three times a week. Oh, and don’t forget to use a conditioner or leave-in treatment. A quick spritz of leave-in conditioner before blow-drying can tackle a host of problems from frizzy hair to snarls and tangles. Elchim Perfect Hair Lifting Spray ($35.00 MSRP) with cashmere protein seals the cuticle for a smoothing effect, leaving hair frizz-free and easier to style.