(HealthDay News) -- Children should be taught how to wash their hair without damaging it, the American Academy of Dermatology says.
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Improper washing can damage the hair and even lead to hair loss, the academy adds.
It offers these suggestions for proper hair washing:
- Wet hair and scalp with warm water. Shampoo works best on wet hair.
- Pour a quarter-size drop of shampoo in the palm of your child's hand. Putting the shampoo in the hand first makes it easier to apply.
- Tell your child to massage the shampoo gently into the scalp.
- Cover hair with a towel.
- Comb out damp hair gently.
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