Wash Day Mixed Kids Haircare
Sundays are family days for us. These little fishes love to swim. Despite the less than ideal weather we had this summer, we managed to spend tons of time at the pool.
Consequently, in the last weeks, both girl’s hair had shown signs of dehydration. The amount of moisture retention is not keeping up with the amount of sun and chlorine exposure but summer is officially over. We are down to our last session of swim lessons and it is time to start repairing their hair for the winter. I decided to take on the challenge of restoring their hair moisture to close out the swimming season.
There are several products you can use to give your strands a fresh start and in the past, I have had success with the Malibu Swimmers Wellness.
For this wash, I could not find my bottle of Malibu. It will last you quite a while because this is something you do occasionally, at the end of summer or spring when you have completed a series of swim lessons. As we minimize the number of washes in general, we also minimize the clarifying process. As an alternative to swimmer’s wellness, you can use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).
Benefits of ACV
In addition to removing product build-up. ACV can balance the sebum, and PH of the hair. It is said to add shine, reduce frizz, lay down the cuticle, and detangle as well. It is so readily available and cheap. For more information on ACV’s benefits for your hair and scalp click here.
Unfortunately, my girls were not fond of the smell “ewww” “pee ewww” and some nose plugging occurred. I explained that we were using vinegar to cleanse their hair. This would be one benefit of using Malibu Swimmer Wellness instead, it does smell better.
- First I mixed up ¼ ACV with ¾ water and applied it. I rinsed the hair with the mixture.
- Then I Shampoo’d with Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow.
- Next, I detangled the hair with Hello Hydration Conditioner/Wide Tooth Comb.
- Finally, we added deep conditioner Eden All Natural Hair Masque Treatment
- Leave in 15-20 mins use a plastic cap covered by a microfiber hair wrap
- Rinse out the deep conditioner
- Set your curls
Mix and Match Products
Don’t be afraid to mix and match product lines. This is not a commercial, this is real life. If you have a conditioner you love from one brand and you found success with a different deep conditioner go for it. In addition, you don’t have to waste products. If you have a variety of options you can experiment with different combinations and see what works for you.
Teach them Patience
Your kids can handle a deep conditioning session. Just make it comfy cozy, give them something to do. We allow 30-60 minutes of screen time per day. Pair it with your deep conditioning session and viola, no problem your kids may start looking forward to it.
Comfortable for Mommy and You
It’s easiest for me to do hair treatments in the kitchen sink. I am not bent over and straining my back. I can see the hair in my deep sink and move the faucet nozzle. The girls have this inflatable neck pillow for their headrest, a towel for extra padding, and when we are done a microfiber hair wrap to stop the dripping.
From here you will go to your setting products, we are currently working with Just for me line, if you want more information on how to set your curls read this post.
Giana chose a single braid and Misha chose her signature two bun style. Let the hair restoration begin. #boing
Sanitize your sink for food preparation again, don’t leave hair behind.