3 Tips for Struggle-Free Kids Haircare
By Michael Lupo
Kids hate getting their hair washed, and parents don’t think it’s all that great either, thanks to all the fighting to get through those knots and tangles. Ouch! But there’s hope…no really, there’s hope. Try these 3 secrets to cut detangling time—and the struggle—in half!
1. CHANGE IT UP
Before you shampoo, detangle. Wet their hair with warm water, spray it thoroughly with a detangler and then add conditioner and start detangling with a wide-tooth comb from the ends to the roots. Your detangler and conditioner become a power-house when combined together; the knots practically undo themselves.
2. DIVIDE AND CONQUER
Now that hair is tangle-free, keep it that way by sectioning their hair into easily manageable sections. Depending on how much hair they have, two to four even sections will do the trick. Take each section, make it into a large twist, and clip it. Then, apply shampoo to all four sections one section at a time. Massage the shampoo into each section and the scalp, again one section at a time. Now you can rinse out each section, being sure to finger detangle any minor new knots.
3. MORE, MORE, MORE
Now that hair is perfectly detangled and clean, condition it. Even though you applied some earlier, you want more moisture and can never get enough into their hair. The biggest cause of knots is dry, unconditioned hair, so don’t let that happen. Again, start by sectioning their hair, then apply and massage conditioner in sections, and rinse it out on section at a time as you finger detangle their hair.
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