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Do your kids let you wash and detangle without a battle? Kenzie has her days where she'll let me and then there are days where she kicks and fights me. Please tell me im not alone and what do you do?

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Asked by ShaunaYve at 3:03 AM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • He doesn't give me any trouble. His hair is curly and long, I usually get through it when he's playing with his bath toys :)

    Answer by Raccoon at 3:14 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • lucky mommy!

    Comment by ShaunaYve (original poster) at 3:18 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Mine puts up a fight and then when I get it detangled she messes it up on purpose and it is all tangled again. Ah! :)

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 3:18 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • yeah detangling is no fun...i'll tell her you have fuzz in your hair and she'll say thats the way i like it!

    Comment by ShaunaYve (original poster) at 3:21 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • my kid hates having his hair washed but likes it being brushed and me putting the leave in conditioner in it

    Answer by djsmommy13 at 3:36 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Nope, it's a battle every time! Whether it's using the detangling spray and comb at bathtime, or a hairbrush in the morning, she HATES it! I usually just go as slow and gentle as I can, and give her something to distract herself with while I'm brushing. Have you ever tried the leave-in conditioner? She'll still hate getting her hair brushed, but the conditioner will keep it from getting so tangled to start with. Also, I put my DD's hair up in pigtails most days- that keeps the top of her head brushed, anyway. Hugs!


    Answer by KA91 at 7:44 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • My daughter is older, but we still have a problem with the hair. Leave in conditioner has been a godsend! I started using an adult leave in (Garnier) around 4. She now uses shampoo, conditioner, and then the leave in when she gets out.

    Answer by missanc at 9:13 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Oh - and I found the "Ouchless" brush (I think it's by Goody? The only place I can find it is the drug store) which helped a lot.

    Answer by missanc at 9:14 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • My son's hair is short and really curly, so it's not as big of an issue (especially because if I "brush" his hair when it's not wet he ends up with a "pouf". He lets me wash it and then dry with a diffuser without much of a problem but he totally freaks out when I put gel on it (especially when he's starting to need a hair cut... when it gets too long, it stops curling as much unless we wet it down and use a curl enhancer... )

    Answer by jess_merrick874 at 2:32 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Johnson and johnson now makes a detangling shampoo. DD is only 2 and that has been a real help as it is still a "no-more tears" type of shampoo. I don't try to detangle inthe bath yet, but I might start soon. I use a spray in detangler spray, and that has helped. I also hold her hair, above any knots while I brush them out. This helps it pull less on her head (a trick I learned to use on myself as a kid). I still have some leave-in conditioner (I use infusium) in a spray bottle for me and I use that on her after her bath if it looks really bad. But since she usually takes a bath at night not long before bed. I don't worry much about detangling after the bath - I'll just have to do it again in the morning anyway :)

    Answer by NHRachel at 3:07 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

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