Hair comes in all shapes, colors, and sizes. There are endless types of curls,
waves, and natural styles unique to each individual. Even within a family,
every child will have their own style and hair type.
It’s important for children to learn to love and embrace their natural hair from an early age, since the trends and standards of beauty are constantly shifting an
demanding the attention of today’s youth.
We put together three simple tips for how you can talk to your child about their
natural hair and encourage them to feel comfortable rocking their own signature
**Show Them Similar Hair**
Something that can help your children to feel comfortable with their natural locks is to see other kids, adults, and role models with hair they can relate to.
You can look for dolls or action figures that have similar hair to show them their
hair is beautiful and cool. Children love when they share characteristics with
grandparents, cousins, or even friends or actors in the movies they love.
Seeing their hair type out in the world will help them to feel more confident
about who they are.
**Use Positive Language**
Even when we don’t think they are listening, children pick up on everything. The way we talk about ourselves to other people will reflect on how our children learn to perceive themselves.
Words matter, and children use words to fill in the blanks and perceive
understanding. Always talk about your own hair and appearance with a positive
attitude, so that your child hears vocabulary that produces confidence.
If another person is talking down about their appearance and your child is
watching, try to offer support and encouragement. Everyone deserves to look and feel great!
**Teach by Example**
Although words and language are extremely important, more than anything, actions are what children learn from the most. Lead by example and love your hair, even on the bad hair days.
Confidence can be contagious, so show your children that you feel confident rocking your own natural hair. Even if you have a different hair type than your child, you can still show them how to embrace what you were born with.
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We know how to make children feel comfortable and safe at our salons and look forward to helping kids build confidence and self-esteem through their hair styles. Book now through our mobile app and Discover How Much Fun A Haircut Can Be!