Kids Summer Hair Care Tips


Ah, summer. Glorious carefree days spent outside and playing in the water.

The last thing you want to worry about is tangled, messy hair.

Here are some tips to help make your summer smoother and your children’s hair low maintenance.

Swimmer’s Hair

Chlorine can be really hard on hair, leaving a gritty build-up, damaging ends and drying the hair out.  A few quick preventative steps can help keep your child’s hair healthy and manageable:

Pretreat The Hair

Hair is very porous and will soak up less chlorine if it’s pre-treated with a conditioner prior to swimming like Beaners Fun Cuts 2Knotty detangling conditioner spray. Apply a light layer of conditioner before you leave home, to allow enough time for the conditioner to soak into the hair.

Once you arrive at the pool, make sure your child throughly rinses their hair before entering the pool. By saturating the hair with clean tap water, the hair will retain much less chlorine. 

Cleanse Après Swim

Immediately after swimming, cleanse your child’s hair with shampoo and conditioner. If you frequently swim, use a clarifying shampoo like Beaners Fun Cuts 1MoreLap, swimmers shampoo which strips away build-up from chlorine, sunscreen and more. 

After using a clarifying shampoo, always use a deep conditioner like Beaner’s In 2 Deep to replenish the moisture.


Brushing hair after swimming can be a real challenge. To tame the tangles, use a detangling spray like 2Knotty to smooth out the hair and then use a wide-tooth comb or WetBrush.

Keep It Short

With all the swimming and activity, shorter hair can be easier to manage for the summer. And when it comes to beating the heat and staying cool, the shorter hair, the better!

A trendy “undercut” can remove bulky hair from underneath and help your child stay cool. Clipper art patterns can also be shaved into the undercut to really express your child’s personal style.


Image Credit: Pony Tail Undercut: Instagram @cosmobygabrielle

Tame Those Tresses

Keeping hair away from the face is also a great way to keep your kids cool and their hair looking great.


A headband or hair clip is just the trick to keep the hair out of the way.

Nourish And Protect

Moms are not immune to summer hair issues. If your hair needs a little extra TLC, try Original Sprout’s nutrient-rich Protective Protein Hair Mist.

It’s the ultimate hair repair product, repair damage and split ends. Spritz on your hair during the day as a hair healing aid or use before bed for an overnight moisturizing and repair treatment.

Available at most Beaners Fun Cuts locations. Safe for teens and adults.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!