Tear-free formulations use milder surfactants (cleansing agents) than regular shampoos.
Q: I have a little 2-year-old girl and I can't comb her hair without her crying. I feel like have tried everything. Her hair is 3c, and everyone says it is so cute. But nothing seems to ease the tangles and I feel so bad whenever I comb her hair. I really don't know much about really curly hair. Mine was a little curly, but what I did for my hair doesn't do anything for her hair. Please help!
Cozy: You are not alone! Tangles and knots are the No. 1 reported problem we hear about at Cozy’s Cuts For Kids! It is such a big problem that we just created a revolutionary new formulation to deal with these tangles called So Cozy Lucky Lime Pre-Detangling Treatment. After you shampoo your daughter’s hair in the bath, apply a generous amount to her hair and then comb through using a wide-tooth comb. This detangling treatment smoothes the cuticle, which will allow the comb to gently glide through her hair without damaging it. And more importantly, it will eliminate the pain and discomfort for your daughter! Follow-up with So Cozy Fruity delight Detangler & Leave-in Conditioner to maintain smooth detangled hair and seal in moisture and protect hair.
Q: What ingredients make a shampoo tearless?
Cozy: Tear-free formulations use milder surfactants (cleansing agents) than regular shampoos. These surfactants remove grease and cleanse hair. For children, a milder surfactant is desirable, since the formulation is gentler and children do not need as strong a formulation as adults.
Q: Should you give your baby's hair a trim? My daughter is almost 2, and I was thinking about giving her a trim since I heard that it can help with growth. Is this true? And if so, how much do you take off and how often should the hair be trimmed?
Cozy: Trimming your daughter’s hair is a great idea for a few reasons. First, it is true that it will help with hair growth and will help to strengthen hair and promote healthier hair. Second, even by trimming a small amount of hair, it will help you maintain a neater, more well-groomed appearance. Many parents hesitate because they think that you have to cut off a lot of hair, which isn’t true. If you want to grow the length of the hair, trimming it is the best way! We recommend trimming a girl's hair every 8-10 weeks, while boys usually need a trim more often (4-6 weeks).
Q: During the winter, my daughter's hair has so much static!!! She wakes up and it's like she stuck her finger in an electric socket. What should I be doing to prevent or get rid of the static?
Cozy: Try using a light Styling Cream. We love So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream, which will add enough moisture to prevent the static, but will keep the hair looking natural. It smells great too!
Q: I deep condition my own curly hair. But is it okay to deep condition my 3-year-old's hair? She has tight curls and they seems so dry. I'm not sure if I can use an adult deep conditioner on her hair or if I should leave her regular children's conditioner in a little longer. Any thoughts?
Cozy: If your 3-year-old has enough patience to be bothered with a deep conditioning treatment, feel free to do so. However, a more practical answer (which I do myself because I never have time to do treatments) is to leave a little conditioner in my hair, rather than completely rinsing out. I don’t like to waste products, but I usually rinse the conditioner completely out and then apply a nickel size amount of conditioner to the ends of my hair and leave it in. So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditoner is just right for this application. It is thick, creamy and smells great, too!