Hair Help

Do you or your child need help with detangling of hair?

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If you have a child with tangly, knotted up hair and you need help, come to KidSnips for a detangling session. Before you arrive for your appointment at KidSnips, assure your child we’ll be patient, gentle and move as quickly as possible.  Your child can take breaks if needed and he/she can choose a DVD or Wii game to play from our large selection or you’re welcome to bring your own entertainment from home.

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Although every case is different, we generally work from the ends of the hair up to the scalp.  We may choose to use one of our favorite products for prepping the hair.  We also have great results when we combine those products with stylist favorites like our best selling “Knot Genie Detangling Brush,” “The Wet Brush,” and the “Wet Detangling Comb.” With these products and our expertise, you can rest assured your child’s detangling will be successful. Each product is available for purchase. Selection may vary depending on location.

Detangling2 - hair factsIn extreme cases, it may be necessary to use thinning shears to get through tough clumps of hair that cannot be separated or we may need to trim the hair.  KidSnips’ promise is to always do our best to remove as little hair as possible. Some clients come to us with various degrees of sensitivity for pain associated with tangles.  Parents have told us an ibuprofen before they leave home for the appointment has been helpful.

You can always use these products or techniques at home if you so choose. Or, call any KidSnips location for a detangling appointment.  On average our detangling services run about $1.00 per minute.

Got Dandruff?

If this is an issue for you or your child it can be treated and eliminated.

Dandruff2 - hair factsDandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff isn’t contagious, and is rarely serious, but it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat.  The good news is that dandruff usually can be controlled. Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than daily shampooing with a gentle cleanser. More stubborn cases of dandruff often respond to medicated shampoos.  KidSnips likes to begin with instructions for washing and conditioning hair with the right shampoo. Often-times, proper cleansing can eliminate the issue altogether.

Dandruff - hair factsShampoo by using the pads of your fingers (not the nails) to create lather on your scalp.  Sulfate free shampoos don’t generally produce much lather but are still cleansing. Rinse and repeat.  Be sure to rinse all the shampoo until the water runs clear.

Squeeze water from the hair and apply conditioner to the ends and comb through. Rinse.

Each client has his or her own individual degrees of dandruff. We recommend “Scalp Therapy” from Malibu Wellness and the Organics line of shampoo from Circle Of Friends.

Causes are common and best explained by the staff at Mayo Clinic.
www.mayoclinic.com/health/dandruff/

About Head Lice

As a parent it’s important to know that when visiting any of KidSnips’ eight salons that each client is thoroughly checked for head lice. As we strive to have only the highest sanitary standards, we will not service clients who have visible head lice or nits.

head lice - hair factsAn interesting tidbit:  Did you know that personal hygiene and cleanliness in the home (or at school) has nothing to do with getting head lice?

We know that infestation is most common among children and the source we trust for the most updated information is The Center for Disease Control for the prevention and treatment for head lice. For answers to your questions on head lice please click here: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/

About Cradle Cap

Cradle cap, also called seborrheic dermatitis, is the buildup of secreted oils, scales and sloughed skin cells on a baby’s scalp. It is common in babies and is easily treated. Cradle cap isn’t contagious and does not imply that a baby isn’t being well cared for.

cradle cap - hair factsCradle cap may look unappealing but it does not bother your child. Most babies grow out of it by the time they are three months old. To treat cradle cap, you can simply rub your baby’s scalp with baby oil or mineral oil an hour before shampooing. When you are ready to shampoo, wet the scalp and use a soft bristle brush or washcloth to loosen the scales. Then use baby shampoo, rinse and towel dry.

KidSnips has gentle, organic, scalp sensitive and tear free shampoos available depending on your needs.