5 Simple Back-To-School Hair Tips To Make Mornings Easier

Back-to-school is just around the corner and so is the hustle of busy mornings and trying to tackle the tangles in your child’s care-free summer hair.

Looking for quick and easy ways to get your kids hair healthy and tidy, while saving time during busy mornings?

We consulted our kid’s hair experts to find the top hair care tips to solve common back-to-school hair challenges and make your morning routine run smoother.


All that fun in the sun, swimming and playing outdoors all summer long can be hard on your child’s hair with extra exposure to dust, sunscreen, and chlorine.

Most parents first reaction is to reach for a deep conditioner to try and repair the damage when the true issue is usually build-up in the hair. Chlorine and sunscreen slowly build up on hair leaving it looking dull and feeling rough to the touch.

A clarifying shampoo is designed to strip away build-up leaving hair soft and shiny, and SO much easier to manage and should be considered the first step to repairing hair. A swimmer’s shampoo, like Beaner’s 1 More Lap works great as a clarifying shampoo.


To keep hair build-up at bay, avoid 2 in 1 shampoo conditioners which only make the problem worse (think washing and waxing your car in one step, it’s not very effective!).

If bath times are a rush, ditch the 2 in 1 product and try a shampoo only, followed by a detangling leave-in conditioner, which will soften hair and speed up the combing process.

Lastly, a fresh haircut to trim off damaged ends will really improve the healthiness of your child’s hair.


If your child’s hair is always getting in the way while playing sports or trying to focus at school, try these quick and easy hairstyle tips:

For girls: Try a headband or headband braid to keep hair off the face and out of the eyes. Braiding can be done the night before to save time in the morning. If braiding is not your thing, you can also try a cloth, no-slip headband, clips or barrettes to keep hair off the face.

For boys: For hair that’s longer in the front, try switching to a shorter haircut style or use a hair gel to style the hair up and away from the forehand. You might be surprised to discover that your child’s ability to focus actually improves!


A great way to streamline your morning routine is to tackle detangling the night before using a leave-in detangler spray like Beaners 2 Knotty, and wide-tooth comb or Wet Brush (total life saver). The detangler spray will not only help with tangles, but also take care of fly-away hairs and static.

For children with longer hair, you may want to braid hair the night before to keep it from getting tangled over night. 

If your child is old enough, teaching them how to brush their own hair may also save you a bit of time in the morning.


Children with longer hair should brush starting at the tips of their hair and work their way up to the root to remove tangles more easily.


Curly hair presents some unique challenges. We suggest using a lightweight conditioner without wax for more defined silky curls without the crazy.

After bath time use a curl definer like Original Sprout Curl Calmer or Joico Spiker Gel, scrunching into damp hair to define those gorgeous curls.


Sweat and outdoor play can cause hair to fall forward into the eyes and cheeks and ruin your child’s hairdo.

For “spikier” styles, use a cornstarch-based hair gel or balm to stand up to sweat and the outdoor elements.

For longer styles, a leave-in conditioner and hairspray will help tame fly-aways and static to keep hair smooth.

For more kid's hair care tips, ask your Beaners Fun Cuts stylist for more information.