Johnson’s Baby launches ethnic haircare range for babies, plus great tips on how to care for baby/toddler hair

February 27, 2014

Johnson’s Baby have just launched the Soft & Shiny haircare range for black babies, filling a big gap in the market (their research showed that only 30% of black moms washed their babies’ hair with shampoo).

The new range includes a shampoo, a conditioner, and a comb-through spray, all made to cleanse, moisturise and make combing curls easier.

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The Soft & Shiny range is available from Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Spar and Clicks, and start from R21.95 each.

Walda Nxanga, owner of Divas and Dudes hair salon in Ruimsig, has the following advice for kids’ ethnic hair:

Washing & conditioning:

Wash the hair once every week is recommended for ethnic childrens hair, more than that can dry it out

Use the pads of the finger in a “scratching” motion to cleanse the scalp/roots, rather than using hands to lather entire head

Comb the hair out while you’re conditioning it to remove the tangles while it’s wet and relatively slick

Using a leave-in conditioner after washing helps when combing through hair and blow-drying

Do a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment once a month

For youth that exercise and sweat, rinse the salt out of the hair even if you don’t wash it (Condition it afterwards with a daily leave-in conditioner)

Good to know:

Wash the hair once every week is recommended for ethnic childrens hair, more than that can dry it out

Use the pads of the finger in a “scratching” motion to cleanse the scalp/roots, rather than using hands to lather entire head

Comb the hair out while you’re conditioning it to remove the tangles while it’s wet and relatively slick

Black hair is extremely fragile
A gentle touch is required to avoid unnecessary breakage and hair loss
Always use a wide tooth comb when combing the hair
Avoid fine tooth combs as they snag and pull out curly/kinky hair
Invest in a quality brush
There is a common trend of hair loss due to excessive pulling, relaxing, bonding and braiding hair for long periods of time

Using a leave-in conditioner after washing helps when combing through hair and blow-drying

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  • Heather

    There’s a nice new lavender baby shampoo of theirs too.. I saw it and bought it as a present and for Nicky too. (I love purple!)

    February 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm Reply
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