Hair Care Tips + Wacky Facts for Kids

Hair Care Tips + Wacky Facts for Kids

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Teach your child that the most important thing they can do for their hair is to keep it clean and treat it gently. Use the following tips to guide them to an effective clean + hair care routine:

  1. Begin by teaching your child that some people wash their hair every day, but others do it just once or twice a week. It depends on their hair and what kind of things they've been doing, like swimming, playing sports, or even rolling down a grassy hill.
  2. Demonstrate the amount of shampoo they should use - a small dollop in the palm of their hand approximately the size of a 50 cent piece.
  3. Shampoo should be applied to the roots and scalp. Teach your child to use their fingertips vs. fingernails to lather the product in their hair.
  4. Rinse with plenty of clean water until all the product is out and the water runs clear.
  5. Demonstrate the amount of conditioner they should use - a small dollop in the palm of their hand approximately the size of a 50 cent piece. Explain that conditioner should only be applied to the ends of their hair.
  6. Rinse with plenty of clean water until all the product is out and the water runs clear.
  7. Dry it gently with a towel.
  8. Teach them to be kind to their hair - wet or dry - by being gentle when they comb or brush. It’s best to use a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush. Always inform your kiddo about having patience during their detangling process and take time to brush through each part of their hair thoroughly. Don't yank on knots too hard. A tip for teaching your kids is to tell them to start at the ends and slowly move up. This technique will minimise the tearing of hair and pain during the brushing process. 


  • Hair is made of keratin, like our skin and fingernails
  • The average person has roughly between 100,000 and 150,000 strands of hair on their head
  • Trying to grow out your hair? It takes about 7 years to grow it to your waist, and 3 years to grow it to your shoulders
  • In the 16th century, a doctor claimed applying a blend of boiled slugs, olive oil, honey saffron, soap and cumin on the scalp could restore hair. Boiled slugs? Gross!
  • Black is the most common hair colour in the world. Red, which only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, is the rarest. Blonde hair comes in a close second, with only 2 percent of the population
  • Someone purchased a lock of Elvis’ hair at an auction for $15,000
  • A whole head of hair can support up to 12 tons… the weight of two grown elephants!
  • Do you ever see a lot of hair in the drain after showering? That’s normal - we shed between 40 and 150 strands of hair a day
  • The word shampoo comes from the Hindi word, champna, which means “to knead”
  • Hair grows the fastest during the summer, when you’re asleep, and between the ages of 16 to 24
  • Scientists can tell what you eat, drink, or the environment you live in, by examining a small piece of your hair
  • Every inch of the human body is covered in hair besides the palms, soles of the feet, and lips
  • The process of removing unwanted body hair dates back to the ancient Egyptians
  • In Russia, there was once a tax for wearing a beard
  • The purpose of hair is to regulate body temperature since our head lacks the thermal insulation fat layers
  • Cutting your hair does not influence how fast or slow it grows… a myth that many people believe
  • In Ancient Rome, women used to dye their hair blonde with pigeon dung. Thank goodness for modern-day hair dyes!
  • Hair is more elastic than you think! It can expand by up to 30% of its original length when wet

Tania of LMB


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