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Winter is such a great time to be a kid. It's a great time, from running and jumping in the snow to watching the snow come down outside. While it may seem like winter and snow are a lot of fun for your kids, their hair may not be loving the seasonal changes. They are probably either inside with your heater going or outside, bundled up with a hat or hair coverings. (Remember to avoid cotton and wool caps unless you layer with silk or satin!)

You may have already noticed that your kids' hair is more prone to damage and breakage. It may even be dry and itchy. Just as you are probably already taking special care to support your natural hair care needs this season, it's more important than ever to keep the unique care needs for your kids' natural hair this holiday season. The good news is that our unique kid-friendly formulations are designed to support winter hair care for your kids. 

Tips & Tricks for Making Natural Hair Care Fun for The Holidays

Winter weather may be a pain when you’re dealing with the effects on your kids’ natural hair, but this is the perfect opportunity to reinforce fun and healthy hair care routines. You may have some time to spend together over the Winter Break. If you’re not going anywhere, it’s the perfect time to give your kids and yourself some extra Tender Loving Care (TLC) when it comes to their hair. 

  • Sleepover: Your kids can invite a few friends, so you can all have fun with a natural hair care party. They can try different styles: braids, twists, buns, puffs, and many other fun styles. Break out your supplies and let them run wild with all the sparkles and hair accessories they can manage. It’s all supervised to ensure that no damage is done, and you’ll have your detangler always at the ready to give them the safe and comfortable experience that will help them love their hair. 
  • Holiday Takeover: This might be the perfect time to discuss your child's self-care and grooming habits as you start to let them take over. They've probably already practiced on their dolls, friends, or even siblings. Why not let the holidays be the time when they "take over" their own natural hair care needs? It's just a couple of weeks. So, if they're not ready, you can resume your oversight of their hair care. It might just give your kids more insight into what it takes to keep your hair healthy and strong. It also gives you a bit of a break. Your kids get the chance to prove that they can take care of their hair. You can make it fun too, with some new accessories, some videos they can watch, and the offer of your help if they get into a pinch. 

These hair care routines aren't just for this winter season. They can and will last a lifetime. It's also a great way to reconnect with your kids, remind them of how special they are, and reinforce the lessons that will keep them healthy as they continue to grow like weeks. Time is too short, so grab these moments to share. We're learning and growing.  

Which Luster’s Pink® Kids’ Products Are The Best This Winter Season? 

Luster’s Pink® Kids' products offer essential ingredients to support the health and revitalization of your kids' natural hair care for the holidays. We see it as our gift to you, but it's something we offer to you all year long. We hope that our efforts make it quick and easy to find and use the perfect products for your natural hair care needs. And, to make the process even more streamlined, we've pulled out a few of our favorite natural hair care solutions to highlight for this holiday season. If you're looking for a few favorites to reinvigorate your kids’ natural hair this winter, these are it.  

We know that natural hair care is a challenge, particularly right now. Even when it’s a challenge, though, gentle care is the key to supporting your children's natural hair care needs. It's like a layer of comfort. You're making all those hair care routines that much more accessible, and they probably don't even realize it. Remember to use gentle shampoo and conditioner, but detangling spay or easy-comb detangler is also essential as you work to battle that tangle challenge. 

Factor in hydration options when you ask them to drink lots of fluids and with their hair products. Hydration is crucial to helping your kids feel better, and it's got the added benefit of revitalizing their hair this holiday season. It's the gift that keeps on giving in the form of all sorts of health and wellness benefits. 

So, when you take all those factors into account, here are our favorite formulations to support the hair care of our kids. 

Pink® Kids Detangling Shampoo

The detangling shampoo is the best gift for the holidays! It's been called a "miracle" shampoo. It works so well for your kids that we're sure you'll love it. It does a fantastic job for kids' natural hair, even in the dry winter months. Pink® Kids Gentle Detangling Shampoo is a sulfate-free cleaning solution that effectively takes care of all the build-up while moisturizing with shea butter, argan oil, and sunflower oil. It's essential to keep your kids' natural hair clean and moisturized through the winter months. 

Pink® Kids Awesome Nourishing Conditioner

Here's the nourishing conditioner you need if you're looking to pair the detangling shampoo. It's designed to be safe and effective for kids, moisturizes, and protects. Pink® Kids Awesome Nourishing Conditioner makes your child’s hair stronger and healthier even when it’s cold and dry outside, so it’s easier to comb and detangle. Complete with olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter, this kid-friendly conditioner delivers the right level of nourishment for your child’s dry and thirsty hair for the winter season.

Pink® Shea Butter Coconut Oil Leave-in Conditioner

You'll love the leave-in conditioner! It hydrates your kids' dry and thirsty hair while sealing in the moisture. With that shea butter and coconut oil, it's also got the detangling properties your kids need for their comfort.  This formulation is designed to support the hydration needs of your kids' natural hair while delivering the shine that's so beautiful with all the shine and glitter of the holidays. Pink® Shea Butter Coconut Oil Leave-in Conditioner provides a foundation for natural hair care styling, with Certified Organic Shea Butter and Coconut Oil plus Castor Oil, Marshmallow Root, Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E, and Pro-Vitamin B5. Leave-in conditioner is an essential part of your kids' daily hair care regimen this winter season. 

Pink® Kids Easy Comb Detangler

We're not done yet. Here is another "miracle" solution, but this hair care product offers to detangle with superior ease and comfort for your child's hair no matter what the type. The Pink® Kids Easy Comb Detangler is a tear-free experience, with a leave-in conditioner that includes coconut oil, castor oil, and shea butter. As your kids' hair becomes dry and more difficult to manage this Winter season, it's more important to use our Easy Comb detangler to prevent further damage and breakage. 

Pink® Kids Detangling Spray

Your child needs a gentle detangling solution that moisturizes fine, curly, and medium hair types. With the benefits of Provitamin B5, the Pink® Kids Detangling Spray  detangles your child's hair with a leave-in conditioner that offers lasting moisture. It's what your kids need the most to protect their natural hair this winter season. 

Pink® Kids Frizz Free Curling Crème

Curing Crème is the perfect addition to any holiday party outfit. This curling solution is infused with shea butter and argan oil to strengthen, define, and soften your child’s hair. Combined with the Pink® Kids Detangling Spray for extra moisture, the Pink® Kids Frizz Free Curling Crème supports long-lasting styles. It's the strength and curls that you love to see this winter season. 

Pink® Kids Curl Creation Custard for Twists & Braids

Get creative with Curl Creation Custard. It's the perfect solution for frizz-free, coily, or curly hair. The twists and braids are ideal for having long-lasting styles for your holiday events. The Pink® Kids Curl Creation Custard for Twists & Braids features moisturization, superior hold, and even detangling. Plus, it’s got the shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil that are part of your support system for your child’s natural hair this winter season. 

Pink® Lotion Moisturizer Hair Lotion

This lotion is the perfect formulation to hydrate and restores your kids' dry, flaky skin and coarse hair to a beautiful luster. It nourishes while supporting soft, smooth boost and curl. It's got the revitalization solution you need for your kids' damaged hair. Pink® Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion comes standard with these key ingredients: Panthenol (Provitamin B5) and Tocopherol (Vitamin E).  

How Often Are Luster’s Products Used This Winter Season? 

As the weather outside gets colder, your kids will probably start spending less time outdoors. They may also be less active during the winter so that you can explore modifying your wash schedule. Here are a few possibilities. 

  • Wash every two weeks.
  • Detangle after every wash.
  • Refresh curls twice a week.

Of course, if your kids are still super active and on the go, you may still need to keep them on the regular hair care routine. Let your kids' hair be your guide. If you test out a 2-week schedule and it doesn't work for you and your child, go back to your regularly scheduled washes.

How to Use Luster’s Products as Part of Your Child’s Winter Hair Routine Every Day

Luster's products are an even more essential part of your child's daily hair care routine during the winter. Here are a few reminders for ways you should care for natural hair. It's even more critical for the winter months. 

  • Complete all wet and damp hair routines the night before. Then, braid your child’s hair and let it dry overnight for optimal hair care protection. 
  • Never let your child go outside with wet or damp hair in the winter. Of course, it's also a health issue since a wet head could lead to a chill, which is never a good idea. Damp hair can also quickly dry and be damaged in the cold and dry air. 
  • Begin your detangling when the conditioner is still on your child's hair.  Conditioner is essential to the health and vitality of your child's hair, but it's also critical to daily hair care and detangling. If you wash all your conditioner out of your child's hair before you start the detangling process, you're washing away an essential ally in your battle against tangles.  
  • That's also why it's essential never to start detangling dry hair. The Pink® Kids Easy Comb Detangler is an excellent solution to help with detangling. Combined with Pink® Kids Detangling Spray, it's a great way to refresh curls and style your child's hair without fear of damage or discomfort.  Another important step is to start detangling at the ends of your  hair and work your way to the scalp.

    Remember to use our Pink® Kids Curl Creation Custard and Pink® Kids Frizz Free Curling Crème to support long-lasting styles. They’re great solutions that allow you to form and stretch your child’s curls while sealing in that essential moisture. 

    Whatever you do this holiday season, enjoy each other. Take care of yourself and your family, and have a wonderful holiday season. 

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