How do you manage kids' curly hair?

How many of you out there have kids with curls that in the morning are a huge knot? What do you do to manage it?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Nov. 25, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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  • I have 5 kids and 3 of them have my curly hair. I use johnson & johnson detangler on them when they wake up and comb their hair out that way. I also try and get shampoo for curly hair and it helps some.

    Answer by gemgem at 1:18 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • Does your kids with curls have knots? Do you think by somehow wrapping their hair at night it would keep it from getting matted?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • When my son was younger he had the curliest hair. Some days I would just leave it wild, because I did not have the patience. But when I did brush it out, I did it in the tub. I would wash it with shampoo, then put conditioner in, brush it out, and then wash out the conditioner. I'm in trouble though, because my daughter now has the same type of hair!

    Answer by JDanesMommy at 1:23 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • I've used all kinds of things and so far the best is just a good moisturizing conditioner and a wide toothed detangling comb. Comb all the tangles out of it when it's wet. They sell this stuff called Kidz solutions at great clips that is a leave in conditoner and detangler that works really good and doesn't make thier hair sticky or weighed down like the store brands do.

    Answer by Lornamay at 1:27 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • I use a small squirt bottle, put a little aussie leave in conditioner in the bottom then fill it with water and shake the crap out of it. When the boys get up in the morning (they both have pretty long hair) I spritz them down before I brush their hair. Works great for the curly one and the bone-straight one.

    Answer by Slinkee at 1:28 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • Thanks for all the input but I am talking about some crazy messy matted curly hair. I have also tried all these things but nothing seems to work. I am trying to create something like a wrap for their hair at night so that it does not get so matted. She wakes up and its is like dread locks its so bad. I think that if she had it covered at night it would get so tangled. Just want to know if you all think that would work.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • My son has a huge blonde afro no kidding.Now that hes older we keep it cut short but it was a pain in the butt.I would wash and condition his hair at night and brush it good before he went to bed.Then in the morning use a detangler but id wet his hair before i put it on it works better if the hairs kinda wet.I forget the name of the stuff i used but it had an octupuss on it (it was the best for him we tryed everyone walmart had).Hope that helps.

    Answer by kat247 at 1:34 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • If you could find something that she would leave on it I think it would probably help. Is it long enough to braid at night?

    Answer by Slinkee at 1:36 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • So far we have no problems with DD's curly hair we use J&J head to toe on her.

    Answer by baby1love at 3:08 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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  • How old is he/she? It might be time to move to the next stage in shampoo. We ues No More Tears by J&J for curly hair it is Shamp/Conditioner (SP) in one. And, we wash her hair every other night, and are sure to brush it out a few times a day. *in the morning, after nap, after bath, before bed ect. It helps with not tangleing so much. and since the switch 95% less tangles (she is two)

    Answer by Novmeber2006 at 3:13 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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