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Taming Those Tangles

  1. Detangling Comb: use a good detangling comb with large to very wide teeth.

  2. Detangling Spray: If tangles are very bad always use a good spray-on detangler like Beaners 2Knotty leave-in conditioner to protect the hair strands as you remove the knots.

  3. NEVER brush wet hair unless you are using a brush designed for wet hair like "Knot Gene" or "Wet Brush". If not it's better to leave wet hair alone until it is dry if you want to use a brush as brushing wet hair will break it causing more knots and tangles in the end. Always use a comb on wet hair. Combing should be done from the bottom up, starting at the end of the hair strands. Go through each section until all knots are combed out, and then start a few inches higher until whole head completed. If your child's hair is really messy today, separate it and comb each section on its own. After you detangle the hair by this method, you can use a brush to go through the whole length, top down. Brush softly! Often the end of a hair fiber is much brighter than the hair cuticle just one inch above. This indicates that the hair fiber was broken or stretched, which is the result of hard brushing or combing. To eliminate static you can spray water or detangler on the hair prior.

  4. Detangling Brushes: Use a good quality brush. Try to stay away from the less expensive hair tools. The problem is it may be too hard and break the hair, they can also cause electrostatic, which has an effect like glue - whatever you do with your comb, and it will only catch more static. This can cause more damage to the hair while you are combing or brushing it. There are several “detangling brushes” on the market like The Knot Genie (available at Beaners).

    You can also use a wide cushion paddle brush with plastic ends to help disperse the tension on the hair strands and in turn causing less breakage. Beaners carries a wide variety of safe and gentle hair brushes for kids and adults, stop by a store today to speak with a hair specialist about what’s best for your specific hair needs today!

  5. Air dry naturally: try to let your child's hair dry naturally as much as possible. Blow dryers and curling irons, used regularly, can cause damage to fine, delicate hair. Excessive heat on hair can cause it to be dry and brittle.


Less Tangles with Better Conditioning

For hair that has less tangles and more bounce and shine, try a weekly deep conditioning treatment like Beaners In 2 Deep or one of our other professional deep conditioning products from AG or Original Sprout. (Available at select locations)

It is a good idea to conditioner your child's hair with a professional hair care product designed for kids as it will not weigh down or dull the hair. Today's environment and water conditions not only damages adult hair it damages young hair too. Only shampoo and condition your hair every 3 - 4 days as your scalps natural oils are good for restoring the hairs natural properties and restoring its shine and vitality. This also goes for Children as over shampooing will dry out their scalp and hair.

Hair Care Tips


Pony Tail(s) and Braid(s): These are very popular with girls and Mom's. They're easy to do and they keep hair out of the child's face. However, wearing these styles can also damage your child delicate hair. Elastics that are not coated or 'ouchless' are made from rubber that will pull and break the hair shafts. When you put hair in a pony tail(s) or braid(s) try to use a coated rubberband, soft knit pony "O"s, or a soft cloth hair scrunchie. Try not to use clips or bows too often as they tend to break and crease the hair.

Hair Trends

Back to School Hair Trends- Help your kids stand out amongst the others!

It is never too early to start thinking about your next hair style. Fall hairstyles are usually a bit more formal and reserved while still being fun and trendy. The key to a great fall look is not to make any abrupt changes… Unless this is something that you are looking to achieve. Adding layers or bangs is a great way to make an old style new again for the changing season.

Characteristics of fall hair styles include:
  • Sophistication: With fall comes the end of the fiscal year, a time for reorganizations, promotions, and other corporate machinations. At the same time, it’s the beginning of school, when students want to make a great impression on their teachers as well as their peers. Sophisticated styles portray confidence and maturity and help children identify their individuality.
  • Ease of Styling: After a summer of play, children, teens and adults alike need a style that can be easily managed in minimal time. Kids haircuts need to be simple and easy to maintain.

  • Kid’s haircuts also help them to develop their personality as they become aware of their looks and also teaches them to take care of their personal
    health, hair and skin at an early age.

    The latest growing trend for kid’s hairstyles is towards having kids with a modern look while wearing a hairstyle that is easy to manage.

    Fall is the time to add some health and vitality back into your hair. Cut off that damaged summer hair and add life to yours or your child’s look.

    For boys you can give them a spiky or longer messy looking haircut with nicely cleaned up edges but will need to invest in some pomade, wax or a styling gel to aid in easy styling.

    Girls that wish to have longer hair need a haircut that can be easily donned into a pony tail or braid. Unless the hair can be easily tie into a neat pony tail, kids will tend to look messy all the times.

    A Bob haircut is a preferred choice for little girls. Similarly pixie haircuts are equally good with little girls who cannot manage their own hair.

    Fun styling tips:  Don’t worry about blow drying this hairstyle flat or straight. Let it dry naturally or tousle while blow drying for a textured effect. You can finish the look off with wax for a piecey look or just leave as is.

    If your child has curly hair, opt for longer hair that can be placed in a single or multiple ponytails if need be. Layers may also help with combing. Such hairstyles for girls look good with frills, bows, pins, rubber bands.

    If your girl is a little grown up, she can have bangs with a blunt cut in the back. The length will depend on the child’s facial features.

    Trust your stylist’s advice about fall styles, and work with them to develop a personalized look to maximize the hair’s best impression. Not every hair style needs to be changed radically to work well in a new season.

    Whether you’re interested in a back-to-school look or just want to change your style as the leaves change their colors, fall hair styles are a great way to update your look while keeping up with seasonal trends.

Dreams Center Christmas Tree!

Camber Ventures Inc. sponsors a tree in downtown Calgary, Gulf Sqaure 2009. All proceeds went to help the Calgary Dream Center, this center helps people to restore dignity, find destiny and realize their dreams!

Leah's Hair donation

Nine year old Leah from the Newmarket Beaners donates her hair to help other children battling cancer. She raised over $5000 for the cause.