ARE CLARIFYING SHAMPOOS SUITABLE ALSO FOR CHILDREN’S HAIR?

In the last few years clarifying shampoos are present on the worldwide and market. These are shampoos intended for deep cleaning and removal of impurities originating from the remnants of hair care preparations such as masks, conditioners and wraps, but very efficiently it removes any other dirt. There are many shampoos on the market and you can find best clarifying shampoo for every hair type, which is great because every hair is different.

Besides acting on the fatty molecules of the remnants of hair care products, this kind of shampoos act also on the dirt from our environment, on the molecules of dust, impurities that get in the hair during spending time in the nature,particlesof smog, etc.

The molecules of this kind of shampoo are bind to the dirt and with shampooing it twice, they are completely removed. It is recommended to use them once or twice a month, depending on hair type and the manner of its common treatment. If our hair is often exposed to the preparations for additional care, it is necessary to clean her deeply more often so that conditioners and other similar products could reach to the molecular structure of each strand.

Hair is a very important part of every person’s image, and nothing less important is also child’s hair. Children’s hair is shiny, natural and healthy, and to stay like that it is necessary to correctly nurture her.

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Children’s shampoos for its composition are somewhat different from those for adults. There are entire line of shampoos for children, and usually do not contain parabens, which irritates the eyes if comes into contact with them, they do not cause allergic reactions and are dermatological tested precisely in order to maintain the pH value of a child’s sensitive scalp.

Because of the sensitivity of a child’s scalp, clarifying shampoos should not be found in their hygiene, at least not before the age of 12 years. This type of shampoo is more concentrated than those intended for everyday use, and should be applied in very small quantities. Although it removes all impurities that are a part of an active child’s life, and even particles of sand, mud, pollen, leaves and everything else that can be found in children’s hair during their game, it’s composition is intended for somewhat resistant scalp.

If you still think that only such shampoo will solve hair problems of your child, use it at the most once a month, in a very small amount and rinse it well.

Excellent alternative to such aggressive buying shampoo can be homemade shampoo. In that way you as a mother (or father) will have control over the ingredients of shampoo, and your household budget will be grateful because the ingredients for homemade shampoo for deep cleaning of hair can be found in every kitchen. There are in numerable versions of recipes that you can use, and the basis is always consisted of warm water and baking soda. With the addition of vinegar or citric grass you will ensure the removal of all impurities of oily hair.

Although clarifying shampoos are very grateful for hair care, however, be careful with its use with your children. If your child’s hair is truly uncontrollable and is easy to get dirty, reach for domestic preparations.


THE HEALTHIEST DIET FOR GROWING CHILDREN

We often hear that the first three years of a child’s life are the most important. Besides psychological development and creating foundations for future personality, those years are also most important when it comes to acquiring eating habits.

In order to ensure the energy needed for a child’s development and daily activities, three daily meals are required and some light snacks between them. At the earliest age most children are fed with ready prepared foods in jars, but a far better option is to make those meals at home, without additives and preservatives. As children grow their eating habits change, so it is necessary to slowly start to familiarise them with different healthy foods from the age of two onwards. In doing so one should keep in mind the physical difference between children and adults. As children’s stomachs are of smaller volume, they need smaller amounts of food. However, in order to ensure all necessary nutritional value, we should choose foods that include various nutrients, such as fruit, which usually contains many different vitamins,or dairy products which are a source of calcium and protein.Carbohydrates are also a source of nutrients, but not just any. Whilst white flour offers only empty calories which can be of no use to a child, whole wheat flour provides minerals, fibre and vitamins.

It is best if, as parents, we can be a model for the child, and in that way our own health can also benefit. It can be confusing for a child to see a difference in their diet and those of their parents and the rest of the family. If we want our child to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, and we ourselves do not practice what we preach, the child can decide to turn that to their (dis)advantage and start avoiding a healthy diet as they see their parents doing the same.

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Sweets are hard to resist, but a good solution is to prepare homemade confectionery and pastries where you can have control over the ingredients. Instead of using milk chocolate for cooking, we can slowly get the child used to dark chocolate, by changing the cocoa content. The child will also get more interested in healthier sweets if we include them in their preparation.

It is very important to pay attention to the origin of the food-stuffs that we give to our children. Research by many renowned experts, amongst them the widely known Dr.Mehmet Oz,have shown that organic food favourably influences children’s development. Recently, Dr. Oz presented in his show the results of his research which has shownthat the presence of pesticides infood can even influence the occurrence of ADHD in children. Of course, organic food is somewhat more expensive, but we can also start growing our own fruit and vegetables, even in cities, on our balconies. Let your child pick their favourite fruit or vegetable and then start growing it with them, if conditions allow you to.

Developing healthy eating habits and the best possible diet for an individual does not necessarily have to be a complicated and expensive process.  The habits that we instil in our children are the best contribution we can make to theirgood health and the quality of their lives.