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What age did you start using conditioner in your child's hair?

DD's hair is super fine and unmanageable, a trait she got from me. It tangles easily but detangler only makes it look greasy and it makes it sticky. I want to start using conditioner but I am nervous about her getting it in her eyes.


Asked by AF4life at 7:59 PM on Nov. 6, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • I used suave kids 2 in 1 for a long time. I didn't start using separate conditioner until around the time they were washing their own hair - 8 or so.

    Answer by missanc at 8:10 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Put a visor on her. The water will flow to the sides and back

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:02 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • I've always used the kid's 2 in 1 as long as they've had enough hair to wash with more than baby shampoo.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:02 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Lol she is 3 with a ton of hair and I am still just using baby shampoo. I think it's time to change that though.

    Comment by AF4life (original poster) at 8:03 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • That's about the age I started. Maybe earlier. It was later before I used the separate stuff. My daughters have my thick hair.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:05 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Around 3 for my oldest who has thick curly hair. 5ish for the other two.

    Answer by idareyou at 8:32 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • I started using the 2-in-1 around then, but started adding a leave-in conditioner (Neutrogena makes a nice one) on top of that after her hair got a bit longer.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:37 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • We have never cut my son's hair (5 yo) so it's really long down to his bottom. I started using conditioner when he was about 3. I told him to close his eyes tight and was very careful to only use a little so that it wouldn't drip into his eyes.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 8:49 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • They used to make kid's conditioner. Try that? Or a shampoo /conditioner in one?

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 8:50 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • They have kids conditioned that is no tear.

    3 is when we switched to a 2 in 1

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:34 PM on Nov. 6, 2013