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Stock up with these must haves for taming baby hair

24 April 2019
Stock up with these must-haves for taming baby hair
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Baby hairs are annoying! You spend ages growing out your hair, but these little pieces simply refuse to get any longer than the length of your finger. The result is wispy frizz around your forehead and ears every time you pull your hair back.

 

The bad news is that having baby hair is a genetic tendency and there’s little you can do to make the hair grow any longer. So, you need to learn how to make the most of these little tufts of hair. The good news is that there are products you can use to tame them. Baby hair helps to make your hairline appear fuller, so you need to look after it to avoid breakage and damage, and learn to style the flyaways in a way that frames your face.

 

1. Minimise breakage

 

Baby hair is delicate and prone to snapping off near the roots, which makes it look even frizzier. Use a product like Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment to strengthen these fragile strands of hair.
Stock up with these must-haves for taming baby hair: woman with short natural hair

2. Heat protection

 

“The problem with these baby hairs is that they are very fragile and weak, causing them to break easily with colour processes and heat tools like dryers, irons and tongs,” explains Redken Educator Richard Nienaber.

 

Try products like Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray Heat Protection Spray and Redken Satinwear 04 Thermal Smoothing Blow-Dry Lotion. These products are lightweight yet protect hair from heat up to 232°C, giving strands a silky-smooth and frizz-free finish.

 

3. Smooth styling

 

Your baby hairs aren’t going anywhere, but you can style them so that they frame your face, instead of sticking up like a spiky halo.

 

“Grab a great edge tamer like Mizani Edge Taming Gel and slay those baby hairs, be creative and embrace them,” suggests L’Oréal Professionnel Stylist Sonica de Klerk.

 

Work Mizani Edge Taming Gel into your baby hairs and style the natural curls using your fingers. This product tames and nourishes baby hairs, preventing breakage in the long run.

 

Another excellent product to try is the Dark and Lovely Braid Spray, perfect for detangling very coarse or kinky baby hair.

 

4. Final tips and tricks

 

Avoid anything that will damage your delicate baby hairs. Try a looser ponytail or bun, and if you clip your baby hair back, don’t pull the hair back too tightly. Use your fingers instead of a brush or comb when styling these hairs and be gentle.

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