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How Do You Tame Lil Tresses?

When it comes to lil locks, mothers do everything they can to keep them from getting tangled — from hair brushing to applying homemade remedies. Being in constant motion and even bedhead can contribute to children's silken strands ending up in a rat's nest. So what's the easiest way to handle a hair scare?


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SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i use a detangler... and then a comb... well i did when i was yonger, i dont have childern of my own
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
My dad would comb my hair after a was a bonding thing :)
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Conditioner, detangler, and wide toothed brush.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
We use conditioner in the bath, and back it up with detangler. In the mornings, it just calls for a couple sprays of detangler and we're good to go.
hvnly34 hvnly34 9 years
All of the above, My daughter's hair is manageable right out of the shower, but a 30 second delay causes a monumental struggle complete with tears. After the conditioning, detangling and satin pillow or whatever, I still need to use something like Ms. Jessie's Baby Butter Cream, which is the best invention ever.
Neural Neural 9 years
I use everything. I haven't found the magic combo yet. Actually, it seems like she just gets offended when I do her hair. She loves her Grammy doing her hair, she loves Nana brushing her hair, even the people at daycare get to do her hair. But no matter how gentle and soft I am, I get the screaming hysterical, "Leave me the heck alone!!" reaction in the mornings. *sigh*
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
The two girls wash their hair every other day. Jonah plays hard and sweats a lot,, so he washes his daily. I use detangler to help brush through little heads in the mornings. My oldest's hair is really long and I have to buy good shampoo and conditioner or her hair starts to look fuzzy. Both of my girls have straight blonde hair, and Jonah got curly brown hair. :-)
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
We comb when wet - Baby also has curly hair.
red4bonez red4bonez 9 years
when i was little my mom always conditioned my hair and brushed it when it was wet. at night she made breaded my hair so it wouldn't be frizzy. Now i just use a good conditioner.
fsquaash fsquaash 9 years
I actually comb my daughters hair (and my own) once it's dried. It's counter-intuitive to not comb wet hair, but I read that the hair is easier to damage hair while wet. (Our hair is relatively straight, so I'm sure it's different with curly hair.) I wash my daughter's hair at night and it brushes out easily in the morning. Another question--how to cut baby and children's hair. Ours were born with a lot of hair that just grows and grows. Both started needing haircuts at 6 weeks. We took them to a kids stylist once, but it seems more practical to learn to give basic trims on our own.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I wash and condition every other day. And I rinse every other day. Comb every day when wet, never when dry. But, that's because my daughter has curly hair.
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