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5 tips for getting your child’s hair ready on school mornings
School mornings are hectic, and styling your child’s hair might be the last thing on your mind as you are struggling to get everyone ready and out the door. Yet if you follow these tips, the process can be easy for you and pain free and even fun for your child.
1. Wash their hair the night before with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® shampoo. This truly does make a noticeable difference. The next morning your child’s hair will be silky soft and bed head will be MUCH easier to manage. Those knots won’t be quite so stubborn. Not only that, their hair will smell really good. For added fun, braid your child’s hair before bed. The next morning when you undo the braids, they will have waves!
2. Establish a routine for when you will style your child’s hair each school morning, whether it’s right after they brush their teeth (they are already in front of a mirror, so this is convenient). The predictability of this routine will help things run more smoothly in the morning, especially when your sleepyhead is a little grumpy. While you are at it, why not try some of the products for yourself? I do!
3. Apply JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® detangling spray evenly and completely on your child’s hair. Don’t forget the ends that can be frizzy and dry! The spray can be applied to wet or dry hair–I also recommend using it after they get out of the bath the night before. Just shake and spray. The detangler is leave in, so no need to rinse it out.
4. Apply NO MORE TANGLES® Leave-In Conditioner. I have used it both before and after the detangler, and both ways seem to work well. Just squeeze a dollop in your palm, spread it in your hands and work through the hair from top to bottom. It won’t weigh your child’s hair down and helps it maintain the hair’s smoothness.
5. Treat it as a special moment in the midst of your busy schedule. It’s only a few minutes, but it can be a small but meaningful moment of bonding before they go out to conquer the world. For younger kids nervous about starting school for the first time, or perhaps starting a new school, this can be a great time to talk with them and reassure them. The beauty of it is that you are getting to touch and caress their hair, perhaps as they sit in your lap.
Headband braid tutorial
The headband braid is a very cool idea. It’s a way to get a girl’s bangs out of her face, is quick and easy to do while giving a touch of elegance to hair. My daughter doesn’t like fancy up-dos, but a braid in the front is less formal while still accomplishing a pretty style.
Pull out a large top section of hair, separate into three sections, and braid along the forehead, pulling in additional sections of hair like a French braid as you go.
Secure to the top of the head with a bobby pin. This will also hold the braid in place while you separate out a large section of the hair on top. Lightly tease the underneath part of this top section of hair to give volume.
Tuck the bobbypinned braid under the teased top section of hair. Fasten the section and braid into place with a bow.
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