The best hair products for kids with curly hair


by Lorna White & Piper Huxley |

Curly, coily and Afro-textured hair can often get very dry and brittle if you don't use the correct products on it. It’s important to keep your kid’s curly hair happy and healthy. Therefore, at Mother & Baby, we've made it our mission to find the best hair products for kids with curly hair.

These products are also great for helping you to style your tot's hair with ease, which you'll most definitely want if your little one is about to start school - cue the school run hairstyle stress!

Unfortunately, curly hair tends to dry out easily and, therefore, craves moisture. So, you'll need to avoid washing out the natural oils. Likely, you will need to invest in hair products that add moisture to your kids’ hair in the form of oils, butter, proteins, and natural plant extracts. Ingredients like coconut, argan, or keratin are things you should be looking out for. These are the best natural oils to keep Type 3 or 4 hair healthy and curly.

Whilst you can test the leading hair care brands on your family's hair, it's important to make the most of those natural curls by looking at other companies that focus on Type 3 or 4 hair, too. They usually know best. When looking for some haircare for your curly-haired tot, it's a good idea to go for a shampoo, conditioner and styling product that will be gentle on their delicate hair, as well as their skin.

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We've rounded up some of the leading curly kid's hair products on the market to help you find the right products for your family. Don't worry - we've got you covered.

Cantu Care for Curly-Haired Kids


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We love a complete set to make life as easy as possible for us. This five-piece set from Cantu contains everything you'll need to look after your child's hair, containing nourishing shampoo and conditioner, conditioning detangler, curling cream for defining the curls and styling custard to add hold all day while they play.

They're gluten-free, sulfate-free and paraben-free and are scented with honey, coconut and shea butter.

African Pride Dream Kids


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African Pride products are specifically designed for kids with hair that's on the dryer side. If you think their textured hair looks like it's in need of some serious hydration, these African Pride products might be just what their hair is in desperate need of.

The items in this collection need to be bought separately, but you can purchase the detangling shampoo and conditioner combo, the oil moisturiser, the instant moisturising detangler, the leave-in conditioner and the conditioning gel.

Child's Farm for dry and curly hair


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Formulated for both textured hair and Caucasian curly hair, this range of Child's farm products are designed to nourish and detangle curly and dry hair, leaving it not only soft and manageable but also frizz and tangle-free.

The products are made using coconut water, to lock in the natural oils and moisture, leaving frizz-free curls that are soft to the touch. These are dermatologically and paediatrician-approved as suitable for newborns upwards and they're of course vegan and cruelty-free.

CurlyKids Custard 6oz


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The curly kid's product is specifically designed for curly, kinky, wavy and frizzy hair to help define and control curls.

In this collection of products, you'll find a hair custard, oil, leave-in conditioner, defining lotion, control paste, deep conditioner and super detangling spray.

Detangler Brush


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With any good hair care products, you also need the right tools. This detangling brush will cut down the time it takes to brush through your tot's hair in the morning and hopefully, means fewer tears when brushing for your little one.

Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Trio Bundle


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These products will work for the whole family and are designed with curly and wavy hair in mind. It's rich in vitamins to keep curls defined, silky soft and super-conditioned. 

There are so many products in this huge collection, from an intense moisture cream to a curl primer, but we think this trio provides a great little bundle of products to meet your needs.

My Little Coco

My Little Coco custard

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We all know and love the My Little Coco products from Rochelle Humes, and we're particularly big fans of the My Little Coco hair product range. These products are enriched with nourishing organic coconut oil and beautifully scented with soft creamy coconut.

You can shop a huge range of products from My Little Coco, from shampoo to detangling water. We particularly love the curling custard, designed for kinks, coils, waves and frizz to control, define and smooth.

JOHNSON'S® No More Tangles Kids Conditioner Spray

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Hypoallergenic and pH balanced, this gorgeous product from a trusted haircare brand, Johnsons, is free from all the nasties. Kiss goodbye to tangles with this conditioner spray, designed to keep toddlers' and kids' hair manageable.

This works best alongside their No More Tangles shampoo and No More Tangles Conditioner.

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