September 3, 2019

Easy Back-to-School Curly Hair Routine

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Hattie has crazy curly hair. I don’t know how it is so curly because my hair, while curly,  is not the same. It has taken a lot of trial and error to figure out her curly locks over the past five years. With the help of JOHNSON’S® Curl Defining Shampoo & Leave-In Conditioner, I think we’ve found a light at the end of the tunnel!  After learning more, you are going to want to try JOHNSON’S® For Kids specialty haircare products—available at your local Target. I’m sharing our tips and tricks to make sure Hattie has great hair all the time, especially for back-to-school. 

Product Is Your Best Friend

Identifying and using curl-specific products for your child is critical for perfect curls. We have a weekly routine where we wash every other day and always use a Leave-In Conditioner. We love to use JOHNSON’S® Curl Defining Shampoo & Leave-In Conditioner. The JOHNSON’S® Curl Defining Shampoo helps smooth frizz and defines curls with shea butter. The shampoo offers 24-hour wave and curl definition and is recommended for curly/frizzy hair. Exactly what we’re looking for! The JOHNSON’S® Curl Defining Leave-In Conditioner is lightweight, smells great, and Hattie even likes helping out with applying it to the ends of her hair. Even if she adds a little extra, it doesn’t weigh her hair down or leave a mess.  As a mom, I also appreciate that the collection is No More Tears® ; hypoallergenic; contains no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or dyes; and is ophthalmologist & pediatrician tested.

Wet Brush is Your BFF

Forget the wide tooth combs and regular brushes, a wet brush is where it is at. They cut down on the awful tangle pulls and your kiddo can even brush their own hair without much effort. We always make sure to brush hair out straight and then scrunch after we brush.  Eliminating the tangles ahead of time really helps with the tears from everyone involved.

Air Dry As Much As Possible

Keeping heat off curls is one of the best things you can do for your little one’s hair. In rare situations like really cold nights or I’m feeling wild and crazy and want to blow her hair out straight, we use a hair dryer on the lowest setting. Otherwise, I let her hair completely air dry. It really sets up the curls well. I just add a little JOHNSON’S® Curl Defining Leave-In Conditioner, scrunch her curls, and in about 30 minutes—she has completely dry hair.

If we are showering at bedtime, I like to apply JOHNSON’S® Curl Defining Leave-In Conditioner, pull into a low ponytail, twist her hair into one long strand, twist into a bun, and secure with a ponytail. This gives her soft curls that look adorable with a big bow for school.

Try New Johnson’s kids hair care products, available at your local Target.

We love using Target Drive Up for quick trips and used the service to pick up our products. I love the ease and speed of Target Drive Up. You can find the New Kid’s Hair Care Products in the baby section near the bath time and hair products.



Overall, I’m so happy with the results from using this collection. Hattie has soft curls, and we had no issues getting ready for school quickly in the morning.  Do you struggle with curly hair with your children?

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