It's that time of year again! Time to start getting those school supplies organized and ready to go, maybe shopping for snazzy new outfits and prepping those lunchbox meals. But before you send your little one back to the classroom, don't forget about their hair! Encouraging them to love and show off their curls is a great way for kiddos to show personality and style. Give them that extra boost of confidence with curls that stand out, and a simple, easy routine to follow.<br />Any styling needs to start with a solid foundation, beginning with wash day. We all know wash day can be a long process so simplify your routine in 3 easy steps!<br />Step 1: Clean<br />When building a routine for washing those curls, finding the perfect shampoo to enhance your little one’s natural pattern that won’t cause tears is essential. Our KRLY Kids® No Time for Tears Shampoo is an extra-gentle cleansing shampoo designed for kids' delicate curls that won't strip their hair or make their sensitive eyes sting. The nourishing formula moisturizes, detangles, and forms healthy defined curls.<br />Step 2: Condition and Detangle<br />Next in the routine comes detangling. Be sure to use a conditioner that will detangle and define curls without causing damage so those curls can stay bouncy and vivacious. Ouidad’s KRLY Kids® No More Knots Conditioner detangles and nourishes kids' delicate curls. This dual-use formula helps to soften and smooth curls with gentle, nourishing ingredients. It can also be applied as a leave-in treatment for soft, frizz-free curls all day long. Lather conditioner all over wet hair and use a wide tooth comb to detangle any knots.<br />Step 3: Define and Style<br />The last step in the routine is giving those curls, no matter how loose or tight, the definition they deserve to stand out. Use a styling gel to finish off your natural curls or as a base for fun and creative hairstyles. The KRLY Kids® Pump N' Go Spray Gel is the perfect way to refresh, reshape, and calm kids' delicate curls. It will help create definition and hold curls with a lightweight feel that leaves no stickiness or residue. Once your little one is out of the shower, spray gel evenly on damp hair and work through with your fingers to define curls.<br />BONUS: Let’s Try Some Curl Affirmations! #ILoveMyCurls<br />An easy activity that can encourage your little one to build a positive attitude towards their hair (and themselves) is bonding over affirmations in their routine. Affirmations are a fun and creative way to start the day with positivity, love, and intentionality. You can look forward to having that special moment with your little one and watch as their confidence blossoms as a result!<br />Try some of our favorite daily curly affirmations:<br />“My curls are beautiful”<br />“My curls are unique”<br />“My curls make me, me”<br />“My curls are powerful”<br />“I love my curls”<br />(And don’t be shy to repeat or make your own affirmations with them as well!)<br />Check out how this mother and daughter bond over their affirmation hair routine: Let’s do some hair and affirmations! YouTube<br /><br />Now that you’ve got your KRLY Kids® routine down, you can send your kiddo off with natural, juicy curls that both of you will love. For extra sass and style, use the routine as a base to later create more fun hairstyles for daily wear.