Hair Care for Kids with Natural Hair

Hair Care for Kids with Natural Hair

Hair Care for Kids with Natural Hair  

Haircare for children with natural hair can be a challenge, but we believe that knowledge is empowering. So, we've shared some key details about hair types and make-up, so you can better understand and appreciate the unique qualities of their hair.  

 We’ll also offer tips on the treatment options that will offer the best natural hair care for kids.  

 Natural Hair Types and Children  

Your child may have more than one hair type, with both the curl and the full-bodied shine. It's still helpful to understand which one is most typical so that you can select hair care products that will best support their needs.  

 Type 3  

Type 3 hair means that your child has hair that is usually full of body and shine. But your child’s hair type is further distinguished by 3a, 3b, or 3c.  


  • Type 3a: Your child has big curls with shiny spirals in an S-shape.  
  • Type 3b: Your child’s curls are springy, but the ringlets may be dense and coarse.  
  • Type 3c: Your child has lots of volume, with tight corkscrew curls. 

 Type 3 hair can be challenging, particularly with kids. It's a question of taming your child's curls just enough so their hair doesn't frizz while avoiding the weighed-down look-and-feel. So, how do you best address your kids' natural hair needs?  

Type 4  

Type 4 means that your child has "coily" or kinky hair, it usually has a lot of shrinkage and a thick, fluffy feel. Without the proper care, it is fragile and prone to breakage without attention. It takes an exceptional level of gentle care and handling.

  • Type 4a: Your child has tight and wiry hair that is in an S-pattern.  
  • Type 4b: Your child's hair may have coarse strands, with others that are fine. Instead of curls, 4b hair is in a Zigzag pattern.  
  • Type 4c: Your child may have hair that looks like a 4b type, but it’s not as clearly defined. Type 4c is associated with delicate strands that range from coarse to super fine.  

Type 4 hair tends to mean that your child’s hair is more delicate and drier. So, focus on moisturizing to bring back that elasticity and shine.  

 Determine Hair Types  

You may now have a better sense of where your child's hair fits into the standard categorization, but you should also look at the other factors that determine the treatment options that will best meet their needs.  

  • Texture: Your child either has medium, fine, or coarse hair, determined by the diameter of the hair follicle. It's essential to know your child's hair texture not only to determine the best hair care treatment, but also so that you can find hairstyles that work best. 
  • Elasticity: Your child's hair will need strengthening products if they have low elasticity.  
  • Porosity: Your child’s hair may need a lot more conditioner if it is porous and thus prone to dryness.  
  • Oily Scalp: If your child's scalp produces lots of Sebum (oil), their hair may appear greasy or oily, while less oil could mean dry scalp or dandruff. 

 The goal of natural hair care for kids is always to help you achieve a healthy balance. We’ve got the background and expertise to help—it's why we’re here. We’re passionate about helping you understand how best to understand which treatments and hair care options work best for your natural hair.  

 Luster Products Hair Care for Natural Hair - Kids  

At Luster Products, we’re a family-owned and operated business. We believe in the products we create for you and your family, and we’ve also been using the products for every stage of our own lives. We know every product is gentle and effective for every life stage!  


With more than 60 years of experience in developing high-quality hair care solutions, we’re uniquely qualified to offer treatment options for your kids. Why? We deliver the moisture, conditioning, and sheen that your child needs to get to that balance that you’re looking for. 

 Yes, we do the test, and yes, we know our products work. We test every product, and we’ve developed products specifically for children, with gentle cleansing and conditioning along with the organic and natural ingredients you know you can rely on in our products.  


Luster Products continues to make waves in the hair care community because we’re passionate about what we do. We know your kids will love how soft and manageable their hair is after they try our products. We also know that you’ll love how our products work on your child’s hair to lock in the moisture, soften easily detangle their hair, and create that beautiful and natural look.  

Kids Healthy Hair Regimen  

The goal here is to maintain healthy hair, no matter what the hair type and condition, but there are different considerations for your kid’s healthy hair regimen depending on their age.  


For your baby and toddler, their hair is probably much more fragile, and your concern will probably be to ensure that you’re using nourishing conditioners. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child's hair and scalp are supported in any way you can to avoid a dry, itchy scalp, also known as cradle cap.

 Depending on your toddler's hair quality and quantity, you may need to use gentle shampoo to clean their hair, but you should not need to do it every day. You're supporting your child's natural oil to avoid dry scalp.  

Older Children  

As your child gets older, it's essential to get into a more regular schedule of using gentle shampoo and conditioner, with the ever-popular detangling spray or easy-comb detangler to help with the tangle challenge.  

Caring For Children with Natural Hair  

While it may not always be easy to care for your children and their natural hair, we're here to help you understand the best (and easiest) ways to wash gently, condition, and detangle your child's hair. Even when it's a challenge, gentle care is the key to helping your child understand.  

 Haircare for natural hair doesn't have to be painful or even intolerable. It can be fun and relaxing. With the right amount of balance, it's a rewarding, growth experience.  

Mom Friendly  

We know it can be so stressful to take care of your child's natural hair care needs. That's why Luster's Pink Kids hair care line was created with your needs in mind too! Our natural hair care line delivers a truly stress-free solution.  

We guarantee a fun, easy, and effortless experience while styling your little one’s hair! 

Daily Hair Regimen  

While your child's daily hair care regimen may evolve over time, the standard components include shampoo, conditioner, detangling, and styling solutions as their hair becomes longer. Of course, as we discussed earlier, each of these product choices will depend upon the treatment options that will best serve their needs.  



Pink Kids Detangling Shampoo:   

It's been called a "miracle" shampoo, but that's because sometimes, when you find a product that really works for your kids, it sure seems impressive. Pink Kids Gentle Detangling Shampoo is a sulfate-free cleaning solution that effectively takes care of all the build-up while moisturizing with shea butter, argan oil, and sunflower oil.  



Pink Kids Awesome Nourishing Conditioner:  

This nourishing conditioner is safe and effective for kids, as it moisturizes and protects. Pink Kids Awesome Nourishing Conditioner makes your child’s hair stronger and healthier, so it’s easier to detangle. Complete with olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter, this kid-friendly conditioner delivers the right level of nourishment to your child’s dry and thirsty hair.  



Pink Kids Detangling Spray:  

Your child also needs a gentle detangling solution that moisturizes fine, curly, and medium hair types. Incorporating a detangling spray in your hair care regime can help reduce the time of prepping your child’s hair and let you focus on the actual style. With the benefits of Provitamin B5, the Pink Kids Detangling Spray is a sulfate-free solution that detangles your child’s hair, with a leave-in conditioner that offers lasting moisture and reduces hair breakage to maintain healthy hair.  


Easy Comb Detangler:  

Here is another “miracle” solution, but this hair care product offers detangling with superior ease and comfort for your child’s hair no matter what the types. The Pink Kids Easy Comb Detangler offers or provides a tear-free experience, with a leave-in conditioner that includes coconut oil, castor oil, and shea butter.  


Styling Options  

Pink Kids Curling Crème:  

This curling solution is infused with shea butter and argan oil to strengthen, define, and soften your child’s hair. Combined with the Pink® Kids Detangling Spray for extra moisture, the Pink Kids Frizz Free Curling Crème supports long-lasting styles. 


Pink Kids Custard:  

This hair care product is perfect for frizz-free coils or curly hair, with long-lasting styles like twists and braids. The Pink Kids Curl Creation Custard for Twists & Braids features moisturization, superior hold, and even detangling with shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil.   

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