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Choosing The Right Products For Your Child's Hair

As a parent, you want hair care products that are both gentle and safe for your children.

Finding products with quality ingredients and less harsh chemicals and toxins is important, especially when these products are applied to little people.

Beaners has developed it’s own line of specially formulated products that are paraben and phthalate free.

Gentle Enough For Baby

Lower pH “no tear” shampoos such as Beaner’s Not 1 Tear

are perfect for smaller children that accidentally get shampoo in their eyes.

If gentle is what you are looking for, Beaners also carries Original Sprout, a vegan, all natural, premium hair and body care line for all ages, babies and up. Their Baby Wash and Baby Cream are some of our all-time favourites.

If your baby has cradle cap, Beaners has a specially designed treatment in Renu 1. Its highly concentrated formula will target and help clear up this common condition by helping to loosen and lift away the scales and keep the scalp clean and free of oily build-up.

Damage Control

Over time, kids hair can get damaged from regular swimming, blow drying or over-use of styling products. Beaners 1 More Lap

is a clarifying shampoo, designed to strip and remove all types of build up from the hair such as chlorine, wax, 2 in 1 products, styling products and environmental pollutants. It leaves hair clean, shiny and full of bounce.

For some extra TLC, try a deeper conditioner like Beaners In 2 Deep conditioning treatment to bring the hair back to life.




Taming The Tangles

A good quality conditioner is your best friend when trying to tame those tangles. Beaners 2 Twisted is a lightweight daily conditioner that will not cause build up and kids love it’s scent.  

After the bath, try spraying in a leave-in detangler such as Beaners best-selling 2 Knotty detangler for all ages! Spray on wet or dry hair and let sit for a minute or two before combing. It can be used 3-4 times per day to protect hair from tangles, fly-aways and UVB. 


Tip: Curly hair? Try Original Sprout’s Curl Calmer

for soft and defined curls.



For A Look That Stays Put

Sometimes a hairdo needs a little help to stay put. Beaners has several styling products to choose from depending on the level of staying power you need:

Keep It Fun:

Beaners 3 Stars sparkle gel

is full of glitz and glitter! It comes in a kaleidoscope of colors and dries clear on the hair. You can use this product to add dazzle to any hair style or use it to smooth down fly-aways or breakage in ponytails. It’s great for controlling growing bangs, so there is no need for clips or barrettes.  

Texture And Shape: Beaners Texture 3’s highly concentrated pomade is specifically designed to add character and funk to any style hair. Hard working, but never hard to the touch.  

Be Firm: If you are looking for a 100% natural and vegan product with serious staying power, Original Sprout’s Natural Styling Balm keeps barrettes, braids, up-dos, spiky and textured looks in place. Never crunchy or sticky.... always clean.

Mom’s love Original Sprout’s Protective Protein Mist, with organic extracts, nourishing oils & plant proteins to help strengthen & repair their hair, leaving their locks silky & smooth.


Ideal for the entire family, Original Sprout’s Face & Body Sunscreen is natural, vegan and non-greasy. It is excellent for sensitive or dry skin and does not include ingredients that cause chemical burns.

 Be Kind Not Cruel

 Beaners is proud to carry their line of cruelty-free products that are not just safe and gentle on little people, but also not tested on animals.

Check out the full line of Beaners specially formulated products here or at any of our locations.







Helpful Hints for Handling the Back-to-School Hair Headache

‘Hawks, Headbands, and Highlights Oh My!

It seems like the back to school rush starts earlier each year. As soon as you’ve put away the summer camp gear, its time to buy school supplies, plan lunches and shop for fall clothes.

You often don’t think about back to school haircuts until its too late. Not to worry, we’ve assembled some tips and tricks to make your kids’ back to school hair routine easier.  With some hairstyle planning you can make sure it’s not a fight each morning.

Start With Healthy Hair
As with everything kid-related, the best hair starts with a good diet. There’s no need to reach for supplements, just ensure your kids are getting a good helping of fats, proteins and vitamin C. All three help ensure strong, healthy hair.

Summer swimming and sunning takes a toll on everyone’s hair, regardless of how healthy your diet. Starting a conditioning and deep-conditioning routine will help re-moisturize and keep hair healthy. A good leave-in and detangling product after washes will also help make busy mornings a breeze.

Finally, cutting off those broken and split ends from all that summer damage will help when brushing hair out on those crazy school mornings.

Pick a Cut with a Plan
Getting the summer damage trimmed off is a great time to choose a new style. Choosing a back to school style that is easy to maintain begins with a style that best suits each hair-texture. Fine, straight hair works well for the precision of blunt cuts, while fine hair with a wave will work better with layers. Thicker straight hair also holds layers well. Thick and wavy hair can benefit from length and weight, to help prevent the dreaded poufy-ness. For hair done in a hurry, shorter bobs, blunt cuts and boys cuts that are designed to look messy are good options.

Let Personalities Shine Through
The best way to ensure that every day is a good hair day is to let each child’s personality pick the cut. Reminding impatient long hair lovers that they will have to brush and tie their hair each morning might make them embrace a bob. Letting your little rockstar start the year with a faux hawk might just help them rock into class each day. Styling tools and products designed with kids in mind can help make each morning fun. Glitter gel and fun hair accessories are inexpensive solutions.

There are lots of fun, temporary ways for your child to express their style. If you ever had to wait for a perm to grow out, you know crimping, washable neon stripes or clip-ins are a better way to go.

Have a budding braid-addict? Ask your stylist to show you a few simple styles, and don’t forget there are many instructional videos available on the Internet. Just make sure you pre-screen for your own peace of mind. No one wants to start the morning attempting a triple-crown-princess-waterfall-extravaganza!

Get a Jump Start
To ensure not just the hair, but also the back to school prep goes smoothly, try to schedule new haircuts a couple weeks before school starting. This will help your child adjust to the new look or make changes if needed. Get kids in the routine of brushing their hair each night and each morning, and practice styles ahead of time.

Like everything else when it comes to kids, its always best to be armed with a plan. Here’s hoping you can banish bad hair days for back to school!

Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap Tips

Cradle cap can be one of those common and frustrating conditions that parents deal with. Yellow scales on a baby’s head is welcomed by no one. Fortunately, it is quite simple to treat.


What is Cradle Cap?

Otherwise known as baby dandruff, dermatitis or seborrheic, cradle cap is a condition characterized by greasy or dry scales most commonly affecting the scalp of children up to age 3 however can sometimes be present on older children. It can be a chronic, recurring condition caused by inflammation of skin glands or birthing hormones and is a result of too much oil on the scalp. It is not contagious, not dangerous, not an allergy and not caused by poor hygiene. Cradle cap may be itchy and if scratched, may cause additional inflammation and if skin is broken, may bleed and cause mild infections.


There are a few treatment options:

  1. Massage baby’s scalp with fingers or a soft brush to loosen the scales which improves scalp circulation.
  2. Shampoo your child’s head daily using a mild soap like Beaners Renu 1 Cradle Cap Shampoo when scales are present. After scales have disappeared, you may reduce shampoos to twice weekly.
  3. As you shampoo, use a baby comb to gently lift the scales out of the hair.
  4. Rinse off all soap using clean water from the tap, not the bath water.
  5. For more severe cases of cradle cap, or if scales do not easily loosen and wash away, apply a small amount of some light weight oil such as coconut oil to the baby’s scalp prior to shampooing. Wrap warm, wet cloths around their head for up to an hour prior to shampooing. Then shampoo as above. Be reminded to check the temperature of the cloths prior to wrapping the head in case it is hot. As well, monitor the cloth as it cools as it could reduce your baby’s core temperature and replace with warm cloths as needed.

If scales persist or if your child develops an infection, please contact your heath care provider. The information provided herein should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

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.