When you need to beat the heat and keep the kids entertained, the pool is the place to be. We all know swimming and natural hair have a complicated relationship. Even just a dip in chlorine leaves it prone to damage, so protection is a top priority. Luckily, Jamaican Mango & Lime (JML) Pure Naturals with SmoothMoisture™ has an amazing range of products to help your little one have fun in the sun, even after they’re done splishing and splashing. Check out these tips on how to protect and restore your child’s hair while keeping them cute and cool!
Once they’re out of the pool, the first step is to rinse your child’s hair with warm water. This helps remove lingering chlorine and other chemicals. Regardless, of the style they want to run around in afterward, the most important thing is that you reintroduce a giant helping of moisture back into their hair. JML’s Pure Naturals with SmoothMoisture™ Coconut Milk & Honey Shampoo and Coconut Leave-In Conditioner & Detangler should be your main squeezes. They’re filled with vitamins and natural extracts to rejuvenate your child’s hair. Since summer means a great deal of heat, at least once a month try to use both the Coconut Milk & Honey Shampoo and Pure Naturals with SmoothMoisture™ Coconut Milk & Honey Moisture Masque to restore much-needed hydration and strength.
Braids are a no-brainer. Pure Naturals with SmoothMoisture™ Coconut Moisturizing Hair Lotion can be rubbed into each strand before braiding. Sometimes it seems like there’s an epic battle in fighting natural hair’s extreme dryness. When in doubt, adding JML’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil to the Coconut Milk & Honey Moisture Masque will provide a silky blanket of moisture for both scalp and hair. If you can still feel your child’s hair drying out while braiding, use the lightweight Pure Naturals with SmoothMoisture™ Coconut Conditioning Mist to keep it moist and manageable.
Kids love to change their minds, so on second thought, let’s go for twist-outs. Start by applying Pure Naturals with SmoothMoisture™ shampoo and conditioner, then run the Coconut Butter Crème into each strand before twisting. Add rollers to the ends and let the strands air dry!
For kids who prefer loose curls, all you have to do is combine a little bit of Jamaican Black Castor Oil with the Coconut Leave-In Conditioner & Detangler and send them on their way, wherever that may be. You might even want to try the Coconut Conditioning Mist for some extra curl control, hydration and shine.
Trying to get the kids home after a day at the pool can be a challenge, but the good news is that the inevitable natural hair care doesn’t have to be. Children who are tender-headed will definitely appreciate how gentle the Coconut Leave-In Conditioner & Detangler is on their scalp, and the rest of the Pure Naturals with SmoothMoisture line will leave any little swimmer with happy, hydrated hair. The only question you’ll be getting is, “Can we go to the pool tomorrow, too?”
Meet Shannon Kwit
Shannon Kwit is a marketing copywriter for Universal Beauty Products, Inc. She works closely with the Jamaican Mango & Lime team to help promote natural hair care and education. She also specializes in men’s grooming products and the natural skin care market.