Hair Care Tips for Your Child's Hair!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

Haircaretips.jpgSometimes it can be pretty easy to help teach kids the importance of a healthy lifestyle through brushing their teeth, washing their hands, and how to take a proper bath or shower. But when it comes to proper care of hair, sometimes this is one of those subjects that can be easy to overlook! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, a hair salon where every child matters, we understand how important healthy hair can be towards helping kids feel great about themselves each day. That's why we thought it might be a good idea to share some of our hair care tips on developing a routine that works for you and your child, and reinforces healthy hair habits from an early age on!

Different Kids, Different Hair! First off, every child is different and has a different type of hair (dry, oily, curly or straight). Age, activity level  and even weather conditions are also important considerations when trying to determine how often a child might need to wash and care for their hair! For example, some recommend that toddler hair should be washed around three times a week, while oily hair should be shampooed once a day or every other day. Some also recommend that hair should be rinsed out with water and properly conditioned after swimming or excessive sweating.  Meanwhile, be sure to monitor how your child responds to shampoo and conditioner, as well as the frequency it's being washed, and adjust as necessary. If you notice the hair or scalp responding poorly to the shampoo, conditioner (such as the hair becoming dull, oily or dry), you may want to try a different shampoo or not wash their hair as often. 

Picking the Right Hair Care Products: Different kids and different hairstyles require different kids shampoo and conditioners too! How the shampoos and conditioners smell and react with their skin are all things you'll want to think about when making a healthy and helpful purchase in this area. For example, if a child's hair is dry, try to look for a good moisturizing shampoo. Also, if a child has a scalp condition (such as dandruff, psoriasis or dermatitis), checking with a dermatologist might be helpful. And don't forget, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids carries a huge variety of shampoos and swimmer's shampoos (in a variety of fun and fruity scents) conditioners, pre-swim conditioners, lice prevention and defense and colored hair chalks and gels (for guys and gals) too! Read all about them on our Shear Madness Products page

Washing that Hair! When washing your child's hair, be sure to get the hair completely wet and use about a quarter-sized amount of shampoo (thicker hair types might require a little more shampoo, while thinner hair types migth require a little less). Gently massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp using just your fingertips. Be careful not to scratch, as this may irritate the scalp. When finished, make sure all the shampoo is washed out of the hair. Any left-over shampoo may irritate the hair or scalp. 

But What About Kids Conditioner? Conditioners also depend on the type of hair your child has, and come in several varieties. Leave-in conditioners are not washed out of the child's hair, and are simply left in to help with such issues as detangling. However, a leave-in conditioner may give fine, thin hair a lot of extra weight - which could give a less than ideal appearance to the hair. There's also instant conditioners, which coat the hair and help with such factors as shine and softness. Unlike a leave-in conditioner, instant conditioners are rinsed out of the hair. Meanwhile, deep conditioners will stay in the hair for certain amount of time before being rinsed out. Depending on the condition of the hair, you'll want to look at the frequency of using a deep conditioner. Sometimes it might be with every hair washing - or simply just once a month.

Oh No! It's a Hair Emergency! Sometimes kids end up with stuff stuck in their hair like glue or gum. But don't worry! A lot of times these can be solved without needing to cut out the problem area. For example, glue can sometimes be removed with getting the area wet, using a little conditioner and then combing it out. Sometimes baby oil left in the hair for 15 or 20 minutes will help remove the glue. As for gum, peanut butter or vegetable oil can help with this. Just let it set for a few minutes, and then rinse! However, if a child takes their hair into their own hands and cuts it - you may need to see a professional stylist (like at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids) to help fix the problem. But hats, pins and hairbows can help conceal the problem area too, at least until the hair grows back.

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Kids Hairstyles: Mousse Vs Gel?

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

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Mousse or Gel? Our kids hair products are pH-balanced just for children, so baby hair mousse really is for babies, and hair Spiker really can fix a toddler’s Faux Hawk - all without finding the two of you in tears! Nevertheless, there are products that promote promising effects, but can unfortunately leave users wanting more. As an example, Mousse is an expanding product by definition, which can sometimes damage a child's hair. And while Shear Madness does carry an all-natural foaming mousse that is ideal for course curls and has a fantastic fruity frangrance - we've found that bounce creme works with all hair types, so we recommend it above all others! Meanwhile, gels are too difficult to properly proportion when hair is fine or thin (or both), and tend to leave locks laden with layers of lackluster goop!

hair2For this reason, we urge against hair gels or mousses for your little ones. Even our educated child cosmetologists can sometimes get crumby results when creating curl concoctions with chalky gels and goopy mousses. Which is just one more reason to bump up your bounciness with our curl boost cream! Sure, the Eighties were great, and perms were perfectly punk – but in this century, kids’ hairstyles are darling (and daring) enough without that dusting of white residue or wet-looking ringlets.

Whether you are naturally wavy or bottled to bounce, tousles all across time have asked the same tress question: Which is best for curly hair? Bouncy Créme! As a children's hair salon, we have put the testimonials of tons of tremendous hair products to the test and one result reigned supreme:

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Our Bouncy Créme!

This light cream instantly rejuvenates curly, wavy or textured hair by separating and defining--everything you want and need in a curl-whirling product--while leaving hair full of shine without the flaking and stiffness! The easy-to-pump bottle dispenses a silky smooth serum to be worked through clean, damp hair.

The different looks of styling cream hairstyles

When added to wet hair, a cream conditions and strengthens hair by adding an extra layer of protection from the elements. However, this kid-friendly, mother-approved hair-tonic defines curls and controls frizz. It is great for blow drying for volume, but has been used most by scrunching for definition.

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Why use styling cream?

Like all our favorite products, there are natural ingredients making them just right for your little one - and the Bouncy Créme is no exception. This texture energizer contains emollients to soften hair, retain moisture, prevent frizz and flyaways, all while providing a smooth feel and adding shine. There is also a "Bounce-Back" polymer that protects the hair against thermal damage, as well as conditions and defrizzes curls. Possibly the most recognizable are its humectants that moisturize hair without weighing it down, all while controlling frizz for smooth curls. These special ingredients replenish moisture for body and luster! To complete your look, after scrunching this product through the hair, simply spritz your loved one with Vanilla Freeze Hairspray for a finished look and Voila! Your MADtastic ‘DO is MADsmermizing!

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Kids Hairstyles - Our Favorites!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

When it comes to haircuts, there's one place you can take the kids for a guaranteed Super Cool Hairdo...it's Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! We have a lot of FUN in our salons cutting kids hair! We specialize in boys' and girls' haircuts, toddler haircuts, & baby haircuts. Our stylists are specially trained to work with children, so you can bet they'll make getting a haircut an exciting and comfortable experience. In fact, we're really proud to say that many of our parents return over and over again to have their child's hair cut by the same stylist, simply because they feel so good with them! Now we've decided to post some pictures of some of our own favorite kids hairstyles for this year. (You may want to sit down for all this cuteness!)Mowhawk

'The Mohawk' Mohawks are The Rage for the boys this year. Even baby boys are getting sweet spikes and Faux Hawks. To see more toddler boy haircuts visit our hairstyles section on our website. Shear Madness Photos 002

'The Bob' hands down is the winner for the girls. Stacked bobs, layered bobs, inverted bobs for girls are the most popular girls haircuts for this year.

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'The Pixie' is the perfect summertime haircut for girls. Simple and fresh it can be worn in a barret, pony, headband, or down.

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'The Dutch Boy' is a very nice style for boys. It works especially with thick hair.framed bob fff

'The Framed Bob' These stylish haircuts for girls (especially with the side sweeped bangs) are another favorite.shag ff 

'The Shag' hairstyle for boys is a top choice this year.waterrfall braid s'Mermaid Braids' are a sweet variation of traditional braids & can be worn many different ways. We especially like the asymetrical side pony (above right).angeled bob s

'The Angled Bob' is a versatile and popular haircut for girls. (This works for older girls too!)

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