When Liam was a baby we noticed his hair was super curly, however, we have always chosen to keep it cut short. When Charlotte was a baby her hair seemed VERY straight but boy were we wrong! Her hair keeps getting curlier and curlier. I didn’t have experience with hair quite like hers so I wanted to share some of the things I have found to tame curly toddler hair!
How To Tame Curly Toddler Hair
Tip 1: DO NOT USE A BRUSH
I made the mistake when Charlotte was starting to get curls of brushing them with a brush. I couldn’t figure out why they wouldn’t fall all cute and curly and just looked poofy! I finally just used a comb and low and behold cute sweet curls! So now when I need to brush her hair in the morning I wet it with water and comb through with a comb, and then at night after bath I comb it!!
Tip 2: Find the right products
This was KEY! I asked my SIL who has a curly-headed little one and she recommended some amazing products to me. Some are also ones I found by sheer luck/Amazon recommendations! First, this is the comb we use, it came in a set. In the bath, I wash her hair with this shampoo. It doesn’t hurt that it smells amazing. Then I use this leave-in conditioner by the same brand. I also spray her hair with this detangler. She has WILD curls and they get VERY tangled. In the morning before school, I wet her hair with a spray bottle of water. Then I comb it and put some of this in. We actually used this on Liam’s hair too! I find that these elastics work best for her for little ponytails.
Tip 3: Find the way it’s naturally going to fall:
Not all curly hair or hair, in general, is the same obviously. Charlotte has super straight little bangs and her hair just naturally falls a certain way. Instead of trying to style it in a way it doesn’t naturally fall, I just lean into her natural waves.
There you have it, a few tips on how to tame curly toddler hair. I find that this is what works best for us!