11 Effective Home Remedies for Managing Curly Hair in Children


Apple cider vinegar, avocado and olive oil mask, raw egg and olive treatment, coconut oil , carbonated water rinse, vinegar, egg and almond oil, aloe vera, avoid using too much shampoo, avoid using the towel and stylr tips are some of the home remedies for managing curly hair in children.

As beautiful as it looks, naturally curly hair can be a daunting thing to handle, especially when it comes to kids. Different people can have different preferences when it comes to hair. A lot of people prefer straight hair, even those with curly. This has become the norm when it comes to beauty. But it is important to know that all kinds of hair are beautiful. Proper grooming and care will ensure that no matter what type your kid’s hair is, it will always be in a good condition.

In this article, we will discuss 11 effective home remedies for managing curly hair in children. These home remedies are natural and completely free from side effects. However, make sure to check the ingredients properly and see if there is any ingredient that your child is allergic to. Remove that ingredients and then sue a substitute for it. Also, do not try to use beauty treatments on your child’s hair; it is not good for their hair.

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Top 11 Tips to Manage Curly Hair in Children

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Apple cider vinegar

The presence of acetic acid in apple cider vinegar gives it a ph level similar to that of human hair. Using this rinse regular may help to bring hair to its ideal acidity and, as an added bonus, leaves it with a healthy shine. After shampooing your kid’s hair (and completely rinsing it out), pour apple cider vinegar over entire head and let sit for about 30 seconds before rinsing — for best results, rinse with cool water. If you’re not a fan of vinegar’s scent, dilute in water before applying.


Avocado and olive oil mask

Think of this as a natural conditioner for your kid’s hair. Avocado and olive oil both has amazing hydrating benefits, and avocado also possesses good fatty acids to help soothe frizziness in curly hair. Mash up avocado and add a splash of olive oil, and mix together. After shampooing, apply avocado mask to your kid’s entire head of hair. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse thoroughly.

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Raw egg and olive treatment

Whisk one raw egg and mix in a spoonful of olive oil. Egg yolks are rich in fats and proteins, and egg whites contain an enzyme called lysozyme, which kill bacteria and remove unwanted oils. Meanwhile, olive oil acts as en emollient that locks moisture into your hair. Apply this mixture to your kid’s hair prior to shampooing/conditioning and let sit for about 30 minutes before rinsing and washing hair.

Coconut oil treatment

Coconut oil is incredibly hydrating and, of course, smells amazing. Rub a dollop through your kid’s hair when it’s feeling dry, focusing primarily on your ends as opposed to your roots (to avoid scalp becoming too oily). Another great option is olive oil; put a few drops in your hand and run through damp hair to lock in moisture.

Carbonated water rinse

The simplest and easiest method of de-frizzing is with a carbonated water rinse. After washing your kid’s hair, give it a final rinse with carbonated water. The low ph level helps to reduce frizz, similar to apple cider vinegar.


Vinegar acts like a conditioner on dry hair; it also has the desirable effect of removing dandruff that may be contributing to the lackluster appearance of your kid’s hair. Take about half a cup of vinegar and mix in 2 cups of water. Use this liquid as a conditioner after you have rinsed the shampoo out of your hair. Allow it to stay on for a few minutes and then rinse off completely with water.


Aloe vera

Aloe vera treatment can help give a shine and soft texture that makes frizzy hair manageable. This moisturising effect on hair works even better when used in combination with other ingredients.  You can make a paste with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 3 tablespoons of curd and leave this on your kid’s hair for about half an hour. Or, you could collect a few hibiscus flowers, grind to a thick paste and to 2 teaspoons of this, and mix in half a cup of aloe vera gel and one teaspoon of olive oil.

Egg and almond oil

Egg is another remedy that works well with almond oil and curd. You could also try these egg packs for shiny, healthy hair. Beat 2 eggs, mix in about 2 tablespoons of almond oil and half a cup of curd. Stir to get a pasty mass and massage this into the hair and scalp. Cover with a plastic cap for about 30 minutes and then wash with warm water and a mild shampoo.

Avoid using too much shampoo

For curly kids you need lots of moisture in their hair. Try and wash her hair every 2-3 days, and when she is due for a wash, use a moisturizing conditioner and skip the shampoo. Try shampooing just once a week for bouncy, fun curls.

Avoid using the towel

Wrap your kiddos up in a fluffy towel when they get out of the tub, but keep that towel away from curly hair! Since curly hair is so fragile, a regular towel is too heavy for curls and can cause a lot of frizz. Instead, grab and old t-shirt and lightly dry their hair with the t-shirt.

Style tips

When it’s time for a haircut, find a stylist that is comfortable and experienced with curly hair. This makes a huge difference, and  ask the salon manager for their recommendation. Also sometimes finding the right product takes a lot of trial and error, but stick to sulfate free shampoos and conditioners and think less is more when it comes to hair products.

Remember that curly hair in natural state is the best thing and you need not change it in any way. If you know how to manage it using these home remedies, then voila! You have uncovered the secret.