Summer is here! Which means pool, sun and fun! However, during the summer kids hair can suffer a lot of damage. So in order to protect my kids hair I went to one of the experts to find out what tips she had on making sure my kids hair didn’t suffer the long term effects of summer fun! So check out below some great Summer Hair Care Tips for Kids from the amazing Cozy Friedman, founder of SoCozy and Cozy’s Cuts for Kids:
Though brightly colored hair has come into fashion lately, green hair from too much time in the swimming pool hasn’t. Summer can be rough on kids’ hair. Here are some of my top tips for tackling the harsh effects of pool chemicals, salt water, and the sun:
- Think of your hair as a sponge. When a sponge is already wet, it doesn’t soak up the ‘spill’ as easily if it were dry. So soaking it with the New SoCozy Swim Leave-In Treatment + Detangler prior to swimming prevents hair from soaking up the chemicals in water to avoid further damage to summer strands.
- Hair shoulder length or longer? Secure in a tight bun on the top of your child’s head to make it harder for pool water to be absorbed.
- Treating hair post swim is a must. Activated charcoal which is featured in the SoCozy Splash Swim 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Wash, specifically absorbs and removes those unwanted green tones.
About Cozy Friedman
If you bottle over 20 years of experience and expertise about kids’ hair, you’ve got the SoCozy line of products created by Cozy Friedman, the woman who founded the first children’s hair salons in New York City. Before buzzwords like parabens and phthalates, Cozy adopted a higher standard for her products that relies on quality and integrity, not chemicals and preservatives. Today, that standard is a promise: “no nasties—ever,” and that means peace of mind.
SoCozy is So Smart, So Safe, So Easy and So Cool:
So Smart: Genius is more like it. SoCozy believes knowledge is power, which is why education is at its core—the pulse of the brand—so you’ll always find the latest advice, solutions, tips, and trends.
So Safe: No nasties in here; just good, clean, honest formulations with ingredients that perform at the highest level. SoCozy is always safe and effective, and completely non-toxic.
So Easy: Because being a parent isn’t always easy, SoCozy makes hair care that is. These simple, fun, multi-functional products streamline tub time to make styling a snap.
So Cool: Take a strand. SoCozy encourages and supports individuality. For all kids and any hair type—SoCozy’s mission is to build confidence and inspire originality.
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Comments & Reviews
janie vezina says
getting thru winter blues by thinking of next summer.. yes of course.
Mallarie D says
I want to try these products. Great tips.
Lindsey B says
Great tips!we have 4 daughters, and their hair gets so bad during the summer!!!
Jennifer Michelle Ora Kreisler says
When I was a swimmer people always said to was hair with milk to neutralize chlorine. also a drop or 2 of milk in the eyes helps with redness.
Angela Warren says
Great tips . My son and I spend alot of time at the lake, so this article came in handy
Lexy Overstreet Broome says
Helpful tips! ??
Thanks for this article – it’s great for me as well. I have long curl hair which is always a mess in the pool/lake/ocean. That’s a good analogy about the sponge not absorbing might when it’s already full. I want to try these products for my LO and I.
Lisa W says
Great tips. Its one of those things you dont think about until some one mentions then you will never forget.
Olga Oviedo says
Caitlyn Hottel says
I think I’d even use those products in my long mane lol
monique s. says
so easy so hair to get dried out at the pool and in the sun in general.
Linda R. says
Perfect timing for this post! My daughter is in the pool and I worry about the damage the bleach is doing to her hair. I will look into purchasing these products. Thanks for the post.
Thanks for the tips. I know my grandkids will be spending lots of time poolside and that makes their hair a mess. We already use SoCozy regular shampoo and really like it so will have to try the swim products.
Heather W says
When I was a kid my hair would turn a shade of green if I didn’t wash my hair after the pool because I had such bright blonde hair – I definitely don’t forget that & make sure to take care of my son’s hair after water play.
Casey Lynn says
Great Ideas. With your daughters gorgeous hair, it must be a bit hard to take care of
Marnie Bergstrom says
My kids think I’m crazy when summer starts and I tell them they have to get their hair cut short or wear it up to swim! Thank you for the review! I will have to get some of the Swim Leave in Conditioner.
Laura Grace Andry says
Thank you for the tips. We always wash up at our pool before we even leave so that the chlorine doesn’t do too much damage. I carry everything with me. Its great, because then the kiddos have been cleaned up and when we get home all w have to do is change.
Penelope Paulette says
Not just for kids! I’ll be spending more time in the pool this year with my LO, so I’ll be investing in some of these products for myself!
Jo-Ann Brightman says
Thank you for these tips. SoCozy sounds great for kids who spend a lot of time in the pool or ocean,
Britt Cagle says
THANK YOU FOR THE TIPS!
Great tips thanks!
Nice tips!! I have been teaching swim lessons for 20 years and have always put conditioner in my hair before swimming 🙂
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
Great tips! We recently switched our pool to a salt system set up and I’ve noticed a big difference in my girls’ hair. We still wash it soon after getting out of the pool though.
Lauryn R says
These are great tips!! These products sound amazing too. I honestly didn’t know that activated charcoal helps remove the chlorine from the pool water, or that they sold hair products for kids with it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Amy Hall says
I have a blond boy I keep trying to tell he’ll have some funky looking feeling hair if he doesn’t start washing it after the pool…
Amber Ludwig says
Such great tips!! Ive never thought of hair as a sponge!! Totally makes sense!!
Deborah D says
These are great tips!
Great tips! The kids will be spending plenty of time in the pool this summer. The SoCozy Splash Swim line looks great. I’ll have to give it a try on my gilrs’ long curly hair. I really hate how their hair feels after they get out of the pool.