As far as the hygiene of children's hair is concerned, as in that of adults, the hoaxes or myths have been at ease since time immemorial: that they will fall out or get more greasy if washed daily, that the lice cling on all to dirty hair ... Blot and new account. The Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV) considers that there is only one golden rule for its care: wash your hair when it is dirty. And he adds that cleaning the scalp is a recommended hygienic habit to maintain elasticity, shine and good hair growth.
Is it therefore a personal decision that, in the case of the little ones, it is up to their parents to make? Effectively. On the one hand, most dermatologists and pediatricians indicate that it is not necessary to wash their hair every day: three times a week would suffice, dedicating about three minutes to massage with a good shampoo with neutral pH that does not irritate the eyes Neither the skin and three others when rinsed with warm water.
But each child is a world and, therefore, it is convenient to adapt, above all, to the particular needs of each one of them and also to their age range:
It is customary for parents to use the baby's daily bath hair products for hispanic men as a means of relaxation before bedtime or cleaning after a hard day of overflowing diapers or spilled bottles. However, it is not convenient to bathe them every day (since it can cause dermatitis) nor is it necessary to wet their hair when doing so.
Until twelve years
The frequency of hair washing will depend, above all, on your skin type and the degree of activity of the child: if he has played sports, if he has been running and playing in the park, if he has bathed in the sea or in the pool, if you have made crafts and have stained more than necessary ... these are really the factors that should take precedence when it comes to washing it or not. If you have sweated a lot or got dirty doing any activity, it is best to choose to do it.
From the age of twelve
With this age the preadolescence stage begins. In general, more fat is secreted than usual and the hormones make an appearance, which brings about the appearance of the bad smell and the sensation of dirt in the hair more frequently. The washes, in all probability, will be done more consecutively.
Beware of 'no poo' fashion
The AEDV also warns of the risks of the fashion or eco trend known as no poo, which basically advocates not using shampoo and replacing it with water, bicarbonate and vinegar. Well, the continued use of the last two can cause irritations and infections on the scalp.