The hairstylist has advised a baby to wear a long-sleeved shirt and a pair of shorts as a ‘gimmick’ as they will help prevent their hair becoming too tangled in their scalp.
The advice comes from Shari Haddad, the hairdressing teacher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
“They’re so important because they help prevent the hair from sticking to your scalp, and they also help prevent clumps from forming,” she said.
“[You want] the hair to stay away from the scalp and the hair that’s growing in between the hair and scalp, so you can manage the scalp without pulling hair out of the scalp.”
“But if you don’t do that, the hair will cling to your hair and it can’t get out.”
Her advice is backed by a recent survey of hair care experts.
Nearly a quarter of respondents said their hair had become tangled in the past three months and nearly a third reported it had become ‘clogged’ and the scalp was looking ‘unnecessary’.
More than a third said they were worried about the quality of their hair, while the majority of those polled said they would no longer recommend using hair products containing talc.
The survey found that more than two-thirds of respondents who said they had used a hair product containing talcum powder or parabens were worried they could be at risk of developing allergies, asthma or a rash.
It comes after the British Medical Association (BMA) warned that hair can become clogged, irritated or clogged up in certain areas when it gets too dirty.
A survey conducted by UK-based research group Lifestyles for the Future, found that a third of respondents reported having clogged their hair due to a lack of care, while a fifth of respondents had had their hair pulled out due to it getting stuck or tangled in its hair roots.
In January, the BMA warned that talcum powders and paraben-containing hair care products were potentially harmful to skin and were known to cause dermatitis, allergic reactions and increased risks of cancer.
More recently, the association said that some products labelled ‘natural’ could be damaging to skin, but that there was no evidence to support the claims.
However, the Lifestyle survey, which surveyed more than 4,000 UK hairdresses, found the majority were happy with the quality and quantity of their salon hair products.
While most people are comfortable using a shampoo, some believe that a ‘tummy scrub’ with an organic product, such as almond milk or almond butter, is better for a good-looking scalp.
The Lifestylers also recommended that people use a conditioner, such in a ‘sour scrub’, that reduces the amount of oil and creates a ‘smooth’ feel to the scalp.