HAIR ACCESSORIES PART2
Let’s talk Hair ties/ bands.
Babies and children have more fragile hair than adults, which makes it more prone to damage. I know we all use hair ties for those cute puffs. I am not saying ditch the hair ties or bows, this just to educate you into making better choices when it comes to your child’s hair care.
Can you spot the difference in the hair ties above?
Have you ever noticed hair strands around your child’s hair band or tie? Signs of breakage!! Chances are it isn’t the right one for their hair type, and prolonged use will damage the hair.
Again you have to be cautious of any hair accessory that has any form metal clasp these are notorious for causing breakage. Hair ties with metal clasps are NO NO! In my humble opinion especially for babies and toddlers.
Your baby has very fine hair, hair ties with metal studs often won't stay for long on unless you make them excessively tight(which leads to... you guessed it breakage+bald spot). Making ties loose can also pose a choking risk.
Another CAUTION !!
Putting tight ties on fragile hair can cause traction alopecia, a type of hair loss. Hair will break off in the area where the ties are pull too tight or stop growing if the hair follicle in that area is damaged. Please STOP using hair ties if you notice any type of damage in your child’s hair.
SOLUTION: use hair ties with soft seamless fabric, or silk fabric NO metal studs/clasps. A trick is to soak hair ties in olive oil just to break through the hardness of the material. There are lots of clever designs out there. Do your research and choose wisely.
To be continued