I didn’t have to ask Siella twice if she wanted to head uptown to Milk and Cookies, a salon made for kids offering manis, pedis, and haircuts. Most of our one on one dates usually consist of mani pedis, so I was excited for her to check out a salon catering specifically to little ones.
The event hosted with Johnson’s Baby, featured a variety of fun hairstyles, perfect for the back to school season. Siella’s hair is fine yet curly, so styling it has proven to be a bit difficult. After chatting with expert and celebrity hair stylist Joshue Perez, she chose a braided style. Typically, most of her braids come undone quickly, but the Johnson experts showed us tricks to make it easier to manage with her hair type.
We use Johnson’s Baby No More Tangles everyday, and in addition to deep conditioning my children’s hair, it works perfectly for styling after tubby time. Siella was so excited with her hairstyle and I am confident she will be asking me to braid her locks when school starts. Fortunately, its a simple style, which will keep our morning commute super easy.
Some fun styling tips I learned during the event:
Make It Fun
While most toddlers don’t enjoy having their hair washed, do your best to make it as painless as possible. Sing a song while washing, tell them you’re giving them a scalp massage as you lather the baby shampoo, or let them blow bubbles during the process. Distraction is key.
Comb Hair When Wet
As soon as you’re done washing and conditioning their hair, use a wide-tooth comb to remove little knots, before they grow larger. Avoid using a brush on wet hair, as combs are gentler on the hair. To help with manageability for thin and straight or thick and curly hair, use Johnson’s No More Tangles detangled spray.
Protect Your Child’s Eyes
No toddler likes to get anything in their eyes, so consider putting a visor on their forehead, or rinsing hair while they’re leaning back towards you, so you can avoid getting water in her face. For worry-free bath time, try Johnson’s baby shampoo with our No More Tears formula — developed for babies and young children. It is mild to the scalp, and as gentle to eyes as pure water.
Protect Against Frizz and Static Cling
If your toddler has curly hair, there’s a good chance that it may become wild or unruly, during rainy or humid weather. And straight hair can stick upwards or outwards in cold, dry weather. When mother nature plays her tricks, put some gel or No More Tangles Leave-in Conditioner in your toddler’s hair, to keep it under control.
Siella left the event with a smile from ear to ear, stoked about her new doo and newly manicured nails and piggies. I am grateful to have received these useful tips, just in time for back to school, along with an assortment of my favorite products from Johnson’s Baby!