Wash days may not always feel like a picture-perfect parent and child bonding experience but we are here to help.
Follow the Trepadora tips and techniques to look after your little ones’ curls. So that you feel confident (even if you don't share the same curl type) and they feel relaxed. Make your child’s wash day a joyful experience that will teach them to love and nurture their own curls.
All Trepadora products are EU certified to be used on children 3 years old and upwards.
Never brush curls dry
This creates frizz, causes breakage and may hurt the scalp. Detangling is a common cause of wash day anxiety for curly kids so ALWAYS detangle wet starting from the bottom and working your way up. Once cleansed with our Gojiberry Mint Reviving Hair Rinse Apply the Quinoa Repair Deep Conditioner or Babassu Quench Leave In Curl Primer to detangle. These products offer slip for the knots to slide free with ease.
The art of distraction
If your child struggles to sit still for long enough to apply a treatment try playing a fun bath game or singing a nursery rhyme to keep them entertained! Our Quinoa Repair Deep Conditioner works its magic in only three minutes!
Avoid your child becoming bored or irritable when styling by applying the Babassu Quench Leave In Curl Primer as a perfect base for styling products or as a moisturiser on its own. For more curl definition apply Papaya Slip Styling Taming Potion in sections. Short of time or your child is getting antsy? Split the hair into two sections and smooth your usual dose using the 'praying hands' method, then scrunch for extra definition. Use a spray bottle when styling to keep hair soaking wet before you apply. This helps reduce frizz and makes it easier to brush through the curls, so no more tears. If possible get them to flip their head to each side and scrunch. You can do this standing up for fidgety kids who don't like to sit for too long.
Getting ready for school can soon be easy! Just pineapple the curls on top of the head before bed time using a scrunchie. In the morning, let the curls down and refresh with a small pump of the Miracle Maca Moisture Balm.
Get your children involved in their own curl care regimen to empower and to not make it feel like a chore. Show them how to apply their own conditioner or let them scrunch some of the curls to define.