Kids pick up on our moods and feelings, and sometimes, those of others. They can become self-conscious about things or lack self-esteem sometimes. It’s our job as parents to boost their self-esteem and confidence. Every child, no matter what race, has felt insecure about their hair at some point in time.
Natural hair can be hard on kids since it takes extra time and attention to maintain. At Just 4 Girls Salon, we can help your children feel good about their hair, and help them choose a style and cut that reflects their awesome personality while helping to teach them how to take care of it.
Here are other ways to help your kids love their wonderfully natural hair.
Stop hair comparisons in their tracks. Have you told your kids yet that you have eyes in the back of your head? Well, kids have ears everywhere. They hear when you’re talking to friends and possibly venting about how hard your child’s hair texture is to style, how different their texture is to yours, how hard it is for you to get them to sit still, etc. Whatever it may be, be sure to also praise your child and tell them how healthy their hair is, how beautiful they are, how patient they’ve been while you take care of their hair.
Share images of others with the same texture. It’s simple these days to find gorgeous images of any hair texture. As you’re spending some time with your little one, flip through a magazine or browse the internet and share with them photos of styles and hair textures that are the same as theirs. Show them how many people have beautiful hair, just like theirs. Realizing their hair type is stunning will boost their self-esteem and give them a healthy self-confidence that will last a lifetime, even when they’re having trouble styling it later as a teen or young professional.
Find a doll with the same hair texture. If your little one loves dolls, they can be a cherished friend and loved one that grows with your child. If your child is the ‘doll type’, find dolls with a similar hair texture. Let her style her doll’s hair and see that she’s just as beautiful as her doll. Nowadays, there are many options out there with dolls of every ethnicity and hair texture. Point out to your child the similar beauty between her doll’s hair and her own. As she grows, it’ll translate into healthy levels of self-confidence.
Influence with positivity. You are one of the biggest influencers in your child’s life. If you’re constantly complaining about your hair or wishing you had another texture, your child will see the negativity and will point it inwards to her own hair texture and insecurities. Show her how you love to take care of your hair and the importance of visiting your favorite adult salon, just as Just 4 Girls is her special salon. Find cool ways to wear it so you feel great about yourself. Perhaps even wear a matching hairstyle for an occasion if possible!
It’s so important to speak positively about your own hair and your overall beauty in front of your children. Children grow up wanting to emulate their parents – and emulating the love for themselves, their looks, and their hair texture needs to start at an early age so it grows as they become adults.
Let our stylists at Just 4 Girls Salon help teach your child at an early age how important it is to take care of their hair and how much fun it can be to style their unique hair texture to show off their inner beauty as well. Call or visit one of our two convenient locations today at 568 Fayetteville Rd SE in Atlanta (678) 927-0554 or 1295 W Spring St STE 101 (inside Smyrna Market Village) (678) 391-4622 or book for any location online!