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Combing Hair is a Daily Disaster

every morning and every evening we have a 20 minute ordeal trying to comb my daughter's hair. it's very fine and it just gets so darn tangled . I've tried sprays, oils, shampoos and conditioners but, nothing seems to do the trick. She is a wreck and just hates the whole process. I want to be able to enjoy making her hair pretty but, it just doesn't happen for us. Any product recommendations or techniques from others who have had this experience and figured out solutions that work? Thanks Ladies!

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Asked by joceleone at 12:49 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Is her hair long?

    Then maybe you could try pulling it in a loose pony tail to minimize the tangles as she moves in the bed at night?

    Helps with my dd's hair some.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 12:52 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • OUCH!
    This is what we do:
    Immediately brush when she gets out of the tub, then place a bun on the top of her head so it wont bother her to sleep with it then take it out in the morning and it should still be untangled. :)

    Good luck : )

    Answer by Andriya at 12:52 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Shampoo and conditoner and then when hair is still damp, use a wide tooth comb to detangle and work from the bottom up. If its still getting snarled when combing while damp, then that means it isn't getting combed well enough when its dry. Sometimes if hair has been tied up all day and then you shower without combing it first it will do this too. Get a brush that has wide set bristles and that won't hurt. Test out brushes. If all else fails, try the hairstylist, they work wonders.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 12:54 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • i have hair like that - i was your kid! the best thing i have found is pantiene amazing lengths - now they just just changed all their product names so you might ffind it under -from breakage to strength - get the one for thick hair (even if her hair isnt thick) let that sit in her hair for 2 minutes at least. then when you get out of the tub/shower wrap it in a towel. do not rub the towel on her hair (Snarls it) just blot. then the best thing for brushing out fine wet hair is - shine spray. not detangler - shine spray - any brand they are all the same imo. finger comb that through. you also wanna get a wide tooth comb to start, then work you way through with a brush. and when brushing hold the hair section - this will stop it from pulling on the scalp (you cant do that at the roots but for the rest of the hair it makes it painless) good luck! hope that helps.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 2:30 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Make sure you are brushing it from the bottom up. if you put a comb/brush into the top of the tangled hair and pull down it will hurt & rip hair out.

    Answer by momoflilangel at 5:12 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

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