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How to Prevent Hair Damage and Promote Hair Growth

Pro Tips : How to Prevent Hair Damage and Promote Hair Growth

Proper care is vital to healthy hair, and it’s important to establish good routines while your children are still little! Here are some easy tips and tricks for how to prevent hair damage and promote hair growth!

1. Instead of towel-drying, use an old t-shirt.

Traditional towels are too rough for your hair and can cause breakage over time. Soft cotton t-shirts are more gentle on your hair, and you can give old t-shirts new life!

2. Dry your hair naturally.

Blow drying your hair is fast and convenient, but excessive heat styling can cause serious damage to your hair and scalp. Save the heat styling for special occasions, and use a good heat protectant! If you absolutely must blow dry your hair, use the lowest heat setting. Aim to use heat tools at most once a week.

3. Wash your hair with lukewarm water.

Hot showers are relaxing, but the hot water can strip the natural protective oils from your hair. Not only does this dry out your hair, but it can dull your hair’s natural shine! To protect your hair’s natural oils, use lukewarm water to wash your hair.


4. Concentrate shampoo on your scalp and conditioner on the ends of your hair.

Shampoo is meant to clear product build-up and oils from your hair, the majority of which is concentrated on your scalp. The water and suds running down your hair when you rinse are enough to clean it— applying shampoo directly to the length and ends of your hair will dry it out. Applying conditioner to your scalp makes your roots too greasy, and you’ll lose volume. Your scalp produces its own natural oils, so it’s best to keep the conditioner on the mid-length to ends of your hair to avoid greasy hair and build-up on your scalp.

5. When you tie your back, keep it loose!

It’s okay to wear your hair tightly pulled back every so often, but for day-to-day styling, you want to keep it loose, as the constant pulling of tight hairstyles can cause your hair to break or fall out. It can even result in a receding hairline if you’re not careful! Additionally, make sure to use hair-safe elastics on your hair.

We’ve hope you’ve found these tips helpful and gained a better understanding of how to prevent hair damage and promote hair growth!


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Swim Season Hair Care Tips

With the end of the school year and the beginning of summer quickly approaching, it’s important to understand how to take care of your child’s hair before and after your trip to the pool. Here are four tips for swim season hair care!

1. Rinse hair before going swimming.

If your child’s hair is already full of water from a rinse, it will absorb less chlorinated water. This reduces the risk of damage! Hair is like a sponge – if it’s already full of water, it can’t absorb much more.

2. Use a swim cap or protective hair styles.

Tying long hair into a ponytail, braid, or tight bun minimizes contact with chlorine. It also looks super cute!

3. Use a clarifying shampoo after going swimming.

Regardless of hair type, washing chlorine out of your hair is crucial to reduce the risk of damage. A gentle, sulfate-free, clarifying shampoo is perfect for the job. We recommend Lifeguard™ by Fairy Tales. You can pick up a bottle at Pigtails & Crewcuts East Cobb today! Just make sure to note that clarifying shampoos can be hard on the hair and should not be used everyday.

The Fairy Tales Hair Care Line also has a summertime spray and conditioner that pair well with the Lifeguard Shampoo!. This line is specially made for kids and is parabean free, sulphate free, gluten free, soy free, phthalate fee. No harsh toxins!

4. Don't wait to wash your child's hair when you get home.

If you let chlorinated water sit in your little one’s hair for an extended time, it will dry out and crack their hair strands. Wash their hair thoroughly soon after returning home. Be sure to follow up with a good conditioner! We recommend Lemon-Aid™ by Fairy Tales. It’s formulated to nourish and hydrate post-swim hair. 

Following these swim season hair care tips will help keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long! 

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