Everything to Know About Assessing Kids' Hair

Everything to Know About Assessing Kids' Hair

Everything to Know About Assessing Kids’ Hair

A kid's hair type is important information that should be discovered as soon as possible. This will help you apply the right products and stick to the most appropriate hair care routine.

Haircare for kids will be easier and more effective when it is tailored to the hair type. This article covers all you need to know about assessing kids' hair.

Important hair elements

Assessing kids’ hair should be based on the core elements. You should be aware of the five most important hair elements.

  • Hair type: Hair type determines a lot about hair care, from the products to the styles. When you know the hair type of a kid's hair, you will be better equipped to care for it. Kist hair types could be

  • Type 1: Type 1a is straight hair particularly thin and fine. Type 1b is straight hair that has notable volume. Type 1c is straight hair that is particularly coarse.

  • Type 2: Type 2a is wavy hair that is fine and thin. Type 2b is particularly frizzy. Type 2c has notable waves and is thicker.

  • Type 3: Type 3a is very thin curly hair. Type 3b is curly hair with a medium diameter. Type 3c is curly hair with notable diameter.

  • Type 4: Type 4a is kinky hair with a particularly thin diameter. Type 4b is kinky hair with a well-established curl pattern. Type 4c is kinky hair that has no form of curls.


  • Hair porosity: Hair porosity is the hair element that determines the moisture needs. If a kid’s hair is porous, it means that it will need more moisture to prevent it from drying out.

  • Sebum production: Sebum is the oil that the hair produces. Knowing the level of sebum production of a child’s hair means being able to tell whether the hair produces a lot of oil, that is oily hair. According to the level of sebum production, hair can also be balanced, with just an adequate amount of oil, or dry. Dry hair is prone to dandruff.

  • Hair texture: Hair texture can be coarse, medium, and fine. The average diameter of hair strands determines the texture. As a result, hair texture determines whether a hairstyle will be suitable for your kid’s hair.

  • Hair elasticity: This is the hair element that determines the tendency of breakage. Knowing a kid’s hair elasticity equips you with critical information for caring for the hair. For example, if the hair is prone to breakage, measures for improving strength and preventing breakage should be strongly adopted.


Finally, start by carrying a test on your kids hair to understand the texture, porosity level, elasticity and hair types before opting for an hair care product. Remember that getting to know a kid’s hair is a journey. Be patient with the process, and you will get all the details you need.


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