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My 2 year old has the most gorgeous head of ringlets which I adore, problem is, when she wakes up in the morning, she has a birds nest on the back of her head! – It doesn’t matter how gentle I am, she screams every time I try to do her hair, is there a child friendly detangler out there that anyone has had success with? Do I use a brush or one of those comb things? HELP – she is going to end up with dreadlocks if this continues! :)

Posted by MrsStacey79, 18th November 2013

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  • My daughters hair is the same. We’ve been trying Fairy Locks from maple and wattle which is helping. It smells nice and sweet so she likes having the “special spray” on and it has made the brushing process a lot easier

  • Buy a detangler spray and leaving it in over night also try putting conditioner in it and leaving in overnight as well.

  • I used to buy a hair detangler. It comes in a spray bottle and from memory is made by Johnson and Johnson. Worked a treat

  • Spray bottle of bottle is what i used on my daughters thick curly hair

  • I make up a spray of diluted conditioner and use a wide tooth comb

  • Use a hair treatment once a week or fortnight and that should help so much!

  • Sounds like my daughters. I prefer to use thick hair treatment then plait it. That way I can get away with leaving it in for a couple of days If I just dont have the patience. Im a hairdresser and im used to unruly hair but geez…..shes killing me.

  • Johnsons no more tangles is what we used for my sister. Perhaps plait hair before bed so it doesn’t get so knotty

  • Funnily enough I have never used brushes on my children’s hair or even on my own . I like to use the wide tooth combs ( the ones with the long handles and wide solid combs ) that detangles hair very easily and if it is a brush which I am currently using it is the ones with wider spikes ( not the bushy ones ). I personally think the more teeth a brush has the more harder it is to brush . You might need a wide tooth comb on your daughters to detangle the strands separately rather than brushing it . Good luck

  • There’s a Palmolive one I use, it’s amazing and no tears as well, It’s just like water when it sprays in your eyes.

  • I use an adult intensive conditioner with my 4yos hair. I use a detangling comb. Coconut oil can help, but only a little bit. I trim her hair and cut that segment just a little but shorter as a layer.

  • My daughter is exactly the same. Some mornings I would be worried the neighbours would hear her! If you don’t mind cutting it a bit shorter I find that helps a lot with having less tangles.

  • I have found I high conditioner with silicon helps with the tangles. Use a wide tooth comb and comb through when her hair is wet. It is less hurtful and the next day. The silicon seems to keep the hair in more control. Hope that helps.

  • Bit of coconut oil rubbed in at bedtime might help in the morning.

  • buy detangler or make your own with a little conditioner added to water and mousse to help style the curls. sounds like she needs a haircut–just get it trimmed, layered and thinned out and don’t let the apprentice cut it because you need to know how to cut it to keep the curl

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