Summer is in full swing, and those of us with children are probably having a field day with having our kiddies home for the summer. If you’re fortunate enough to have a daughter, I want you to take a second to examine your baby’s hair. Does it appear to be short and brittle or is it thick and luxurious? If your little girl has a healthy batch of tresses on her head, then by all means please continue to do what you’re doing Mama! If however, you discover that your child’s hair is not growing out a well as you’d like, we want to take a moment to educate you on what you could be doing to rectify the situation. Keeping reading below to discover why your child’s hair is not growing.
Reason #1: You don’t take care of her ends properly.
This is a common problem not just with children, but adults as well. Because we sometimes get so wrapped up making our child’s hair appear longer, we forget that length does not necessarily equate to health. Keeping your child’s hair free of split ends and dead hair will help the hair to grow evenly and prevent breakage. On the flip side, some people will trim the hair too much. Yes, there is such thing as overly trimming the hair! Too much trimming is a surefire way to ensure that the hair will not get longer. Think about it like this—how can something ever grow if you don’t let it? Don’t get so wrapped up in taking care of bad ends that you keep cutting off good hair as well.
Reason #2 You’re not using enough moisture.
We all know that moisture is life when it comes to length retention, and this is no different when trying to help your child’s hair grow. As a child, your hair will go through many different phases as its trying to find its place in the world. We know how busy it is as a mother to take the time to do your child’s hair, but if you want for it to grow, you have to nurture it. One great thing about our all new Shedavi Crowned collection is that it is made with ingredients that have the specific intent on keeping the hair moisturized so as to retain growth. The formula is gentle enough to be used on your child’s hair, so we recommend incorporating the entire line into her routine so that the moisture aspect of hair growth can be taken care of.
Reason #3 You’re frying her hair
Don’t you just love seeing the babies with the pretty little curls in their heads? We know we love it when the little girls come to church with their hair all fresh and curled to perfection. Although the curls are gorgeous, if you’re using a lot of heat on you child’s head, you are probably doing more harm than good. Again, a child’s hair is constantly changing, and as a result it is constantly in a very vulnerable state. Excessive heat is only damaging the hair, so steer clear of heat products when possible, instead, opt to utilize rollers or go to a professional. If your baby is natural, you also can try other techniques to get curly hair like two strand twists, braid outs, and other methods.
Reason #4 You’re not protecting her hair at night.
This is a common thing that many mothers forget about when trying to help their child’s hair grow. Children tend to sleep much harder than adults, so friction from the pillow is even more likely to occur. The friction can and will cause the ends of the hair to break off. The best way to fix this is by simply wrapping your child’s hair up at night with a satin scarf or a bonnet. Younger children probably do best with a bonnet because it is least likely to fall off while they are sleeping.
Reason #5 You’re not feeding her the right kinds of food.
Healthy hair starts from within. As naturals, we know this oh too well. Your babies don’t know this, so they depend on you to give them the nutrition they need. Sometimes it gets difficult to sneak healthy additions to a picky eater’s diet, so make sure that you invest in some good multivitamins that can help keep their hair nice and healthy. Also, drinking lots of water can help to keep the body in a good space as well. A healthy body will breed a healthy scalp of hair.
So, we’ve looked at five of the most common reasons why your child’s hair may not be growing. If you tackle any of these five things head on, your baby’s hair will get to growing healthy in no time. As an added bonus, add a little bit of Shedavi Elixir to her tresses every couple of days to boost the growth process. What other remedies do you have to help a child’s hair grow? Tell us about it in the comments!
Written By Bianca Scott