Understanding Your Child's Hair Type: A fun journey to curly hair

Parents, let's talk about your child's hair type! Understanding your child's curly hair is like opening a book full of mysteries and adventures. No one doubts that every child is unique, and that also applies to their hair. So, let's dive into this topic with a curious and enthusiastic attitude. We'll look at what makes curly hair special and how you can make the most of your child's playful curls.

Curly Hair 101: A Beautiful Mix

So, what makes curly hair so special? When you take a closer look at your child's curls, you will discover that it is not just one type of curl. No, it's like a cocktail of different ripples, waves and spirals. This beautiful blend is what gives curly hair its charm and character.

Identifying Hair Type: Curly, Kinky or Coily?

Now that we know that curly hair is like an exciting cocktail, the next step is to identify exactly what type of curls your child has. There are three main categories: curly, kinky and coily. Let's break them down.

  1. Curly Hair: Curly hair has soft and pliable waves. It looks like little spirals or ripples, and it tends to be more flexible

  2. Kinky Hair: Kinky hair has a tighter structure and forms small, tightly packed curls. It can be a bit more challenging to manage, but it is also  incredibly beautiful.

  3. Coily Hair: Coily hair has small and compact curls that are almost like feathers. It may seem more delicate, but when you know how to take care of it, it will shine.

Why understanding hair type is important

Now you may be wondering, why is it so important to understand your child's hair type? The answer is simple: the right care and products. In order for your child to have the most beautiful curls, you need to adapt your care to their specific needs. Products for curly hair, like Cantu for Kids, are designed to care for the different types of curly hair.

So, how do you know which type your child has?

Identifying your child's hair type is not rocket science. Here's a simple test you can do: Fill a spray bottle with water and gently spray your child's hair. Observe how it reacts.

  • If your hair is straight when wet and curls when dry, you have curly hair.
  • If the curls remain small and tight when drying, it is kinky hair.
  • If the curls contract even more as they dry and turn into little spirals, you have coily hair.

Once you've identified your child's hair type, it's time to adjust your care and hair care routine. We will look at this in more detail in the coming sections.