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How often do children need to wash their hair?

As an adult you know the basics of hair care and proper hair hygiene. Don’t condition your roots just your ends. Do not over wash if you have dry scalp. You know when it's time to wash all the grime from your hair. However, it is much harder to know when your child needs their hair washed. You don’t want to dry out their scalp or have a build up excess oil. When children are between the ages of 8 and 12, parents often ask dermatologists this question.
In three easy steps, you can figure out how often a child between 8 and 12 years of age needs to shampoo. Step 1: Consider your child’s traits To determine how often your child needs to shampoo, you first need to consider your child’s: •Hair type (straight, curly, oily, dry) •Age •Activity level Step 2: Find your child’s traits on the following chart Shampoo guidelines: Children 8 to 12 years old Shampoo every other day or daily •12 years of age or starting puberty •Oily, straight hair •Active: Plays outdoors, plays sports, or swims Exception: …