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Be Shampoo-Savvy for your child!

This is a discussion on Be Shampoo-Savvy for your child! within the Baby, Toddler, Child Health Concerns forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Most toddlers do not enjoy having their hair shampoo. Knowing the healthy scalp and hair care since infancy is essential ...

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    Most toddlers do not enjoy having their hair shampoo. Knowing the healthy scalp and hair care since infancy is essential to avoid an effect during the puberty stage at a later age. Being reluctant to have the ideal of water pouring over their face when it is time to rinse the shampoo could be as a result of tension from:

    A previous experience of having shampoo gotten into eyes or mouth
    Fear of water
    Discomfort from the position of hair washing
    Classic battle of will

    Be Shampoo-Savvy for your child!

    Babies: It is adequate to shampoo your baby once or twice a week. Infants do have risk in having cradle cap, a skin rash that occurs on the scalp. Mild cradle cap most commonly begins in the first 3 months.
    Cradle cap is an oily-skin condition that appears on the scalp as flakes. It is a fungal infection that possible caused by:

    Antibiotics taken by Mothers just before giving birth
    Common manifestation of biotin insufficiency
    Overactive sebaceous glands in the skin from mother’s hormones that stayed in the baby’s circulation

    It could be washed away with a dandruff shampoo 2 to 3 times a week or application of olive oil on scalp to loosen the flakes.

    Toddlers: When washing the hair and the scalp a young child for about 3 times a week, be sure to move very slowly and gently. Make sure that there are no tangles in the hair before washing it.

    Children age 7 and above: They are usually involved with outdoor activities, sports and swims. Similar symptoms in older children are more likely to be dandruff than cradle cap. As your child's hair gets longer, wash it every other day (less often for curly or dry hair).

    TK TrichoKare tells you about Children Hair Loss

    Children can face hair problems during puberty stage and they will begin at age 7 or 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. Hormonal change during their puberty stage disrupts the hair growth cycle.

    Children have more sensitive scalp!

    As the epidermis in children is thinner and under-keratinized, they are at risk for excessive absorption of agents through the skin. Thus, shampoo should be carefully selected as children respond more rapidly to chemical shampoos.

    Understanding Children Hair Loss

    There are many differences between children and adults in terms of physiological, anatomical, cognitive, social and emotional, which impacted the causes of hair loss. Genetics cause in hair loss is not affected in children as it will not show until a later age. Nonetheless, children could experience hair loss concerns resulting from diet, stress and hair care similarly with adults.

    Alopecia areata can occur at any age but most cases first develop in children and teenagers. Alopecia areata is a disorder that causes sudden hair loss on the scalp that could be caused by stress. It is not a permanent hair loss, but can be psychologically damaging, especially for children to cope with baldness. With alopecia areata, the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing hair loss.

    Improper maintenances from protecting against frizz and static cling, traction hair loss causes from tight ponytail or massive pulling could all be a factor to children hair loss. The epidermis in children is thinner and under-keratinized too, compared with adults. As a result, children are at risk for increased absorption of agents that can be absorbed through the skin. Thus, shampoo should be carefully selected as children respond more rapidly to chemical shampoos.

    Trichotillomania is one of the common causes of childhood alopecia. It is a form of traction hair loss from their compulsion of pulling out one’s own hair unconsciously while they are studying or distracted in their leisure time.

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    Last edited by tktrichokare; 10-04-2014 at 09:46 PM.

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