The gentlest way to detangle your child’s hair

We all know that detangling hair is not the most enjoyable activity. But when it comes to detangling your child’s hair — that’s a whole other ball game! Detangling your little one’s hair can be stressful for both you and them.

Those unavoidable tangles and occasional knots can be difficult to get out and often cause tears when a comb hits the hair. Unfortunately, this job has to be done and is crucial to keep your child’s hair healthy and strong. To prevent the tears, here’s a list of the best ways to gently detangle your child’s hair.

 

1. Use the right comb or brush

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Knowing what brush or comb works best on your little one’s hair is step one of making the process easier. If they have straighter or wavy hair a fine bristle brush will work, whereas curly hair may need a wider toothed comb to detangle.

Finding a flexible bristle brush specifically designed for detangling is a bonus! These help you to not pull the hair, but rather work your way through it. And on some occasions you may find that you actually need a combination of both a brush and comb. We suggest having a few options on hand for the different parts and textures of your child’s hair.

 

2. Use a detangling spray

Secondly, having a good detangling spray makes a world of difference. The spray will give your child’s hair more slip and soften strands so that they can detangle more easily.

A spray like the Organics Kids Funtangly Detangling Hairspray softens and moisturises hair, making it much easier to comb out. As a bonus, it also smells amazing, is hypoallergenic, contains no artificial dyes and it is dermatologist tested.

 

3. Detangle from the bottom upwards

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Another step that should always be done is starting from the bottom of your child’s hair. Tangles and knots can form at any length of their hair, so if you start from the top your brush or comb will probably get stuck pretty soon. And this also means you’ll also be pulling the roots when trying to get your brush or comb out (lots of ouches). We suggest starting from the ends and slowly moving higher when detangling. This will make it easier to get tangles out and give you more control of their hair — which means less pain for the little one.

 

4. Brush hair regularly to prevent knots

The last two tips are probably the most important because these will help you prevent the tangles and potential knots altogether.

Making sure you regularly brush your little one’s hair is very important. A daily thorough brush before bed might be something to start trying. This will help keep your child’s hair smoother and avoid any tangles from staying too long and becoming knots. It will also help stimulate the scalp and promote healthy hair which is what every parent wants their child to have.

Another option is to give your little one’s hair a good brush before or after washes. Using kid-friendly products like the Organics Kids Strawbelicious 2-In-1 Shampoo & Conditioner or Organics Kids Coconutty 2-In-1 Shampoo & Conditioner will also help nourish and smooth their hair making it easier for you and them to brush.

 

5. Go for regular trims

Detangle your child's hair: Regular trims
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And finally, regular trims must happen! It’s often easy to forget to trim hair and sometimes there’s a fear that too much will be taken off… but it’s just one of those things that has to be done. Trimming your little one’s hair every 6 or so weeks can help prevent split ends from forming and stop their hair from tangling at the ends and middle. Which ultimately makes the whole detangling process a whole lot better.

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