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    I was wondering if anyone had any great ideas for conditioner/
    detangler for kids? Both my girls have very long hair and no matter
    what I try, their hair is always so difficult to put a brush/comb
    thru. They are always screaming and carrying on! Let me tell you what
    I've tried: Loreal kids grape conditioner, spray detangler(cheap
    brand and expensive brand), Sauve conditioner, Lost Cow conditioner/
    detangler, brushing their hair in the shower after the conditioner is
    in their hair. It doesn't seem to matter whether they have been in
    the pool or not, I try to brush their hair and they get these
    riduculous knots!! I would like not to spend an arm and a leg, but
    at this point, I will try anything(because I am about to shave their
    heads!!!!!!!) Are there some brushes better than others too for fine,
    straight hair?
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    Re: Budget101.com : Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    My daughter has long straight hair and we use Finesse conditioner. A little more expensive than some, but definitely worth it. You don't need to use as much and it takes out tangles beautifully. We wash our daughter's hair at the end of her bathtime. We wash, rinse, then put in Finesse and leave in for about five minutes. Then I comb it through with a thick wide-pronged comb while it's still in. Then rinse and comb again. Haven't yet found a "tat" that we can't fix this way.

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    Re: Budget101.com : Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    My daughter has hair that gets tangles in it constantly. We use any
    of the Pantene conditioners for her. Definitely more expensive than
    some, but worth it. We put it in first thing in the shower or bath
    (after shampooing, if we shampoo it that night) and leave it in until
    the end. Then we have to comb it out right away! We also don't wash
    her hair every day, only when it doesn't pass "the smell test."

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    Any of the hair products that are for de-frizzing hair will also detangle it. You can get one that sprays on or is a gel - you put a bit in your palm and rub it through your hair that way. For the girls, I would suggest a spray.
    Conditioner is different from de-tangler - so any commercial conditioner would do.
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    I have the same problem with my daughters hair. We've had really good luck with pantene (shampoo, conditioner & detangler - about $4.00 each) and with Breck detangler for kids which I found at Deal$ for $1.00. Someone posted on one of the groups I belong to awhile back that satin pillowcases help prevent tangles while sleeping. I haven't tried that yet though.

    Good luck!
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    RE: Budget101.com : Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    Here's a tip, & maybe you won't need to look for a new conditioner. DON'T
    use a brush on wet hair! It just seems to tangle more & breaks off the
    hair. Get a wide-toothed comb, & start at the ends of the hair & work your
    way up. It goes a lot easier, on you AND the girls!! (This is something I
    learned in beauty school AND from 3 daughters & 5 granddaughters, all with
    LONG hair!! GOOD LUCK!!
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    My DH is a hair dresser/barber and for our little wavy brown haired daughter we use Pantene products (actually we all use it), but we not only do the leave-in for 5 min routine, we took a spray bottle and made a 1/4 conditioner and 3/4 water mix to spray in her hair during combing. We've been doing this for about 3 years with her now and it works just like the commercial detangler spray you find from Johnson&Johnson, etc. It doesn't weigh her hair down a bit.

    To keep our budget low on Pantene we use the Sunday coupons and usually purchase it from Sam's Club/Costco (biggest size we can find) and four our family of 4 (3 women) it lasts us up to 2 to 2.5 months.

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    My youngest daughter was a whole new experiance for me. Me and my
    older daughter both have straight thick hair. She, on the other
    hand, got curly thick hair, right from the get go.

    What I finally found that worked the absolute best was to saturate
    her hair with good conditioner, not kid conditioner. I would use the
    stuff from hair dye boxes, the stuff for extra conditioning, or
    stuff like pantene on her head, and let it sit for a good 10 minutes.

    Once it sat on her head, I'd work it into all the little tangles
    with my fingers and take a wide toothed strong comb and start slowly
    combing the hair out, starting at the bottom. Once the bottom inch
    was tangle free, I'd move up an inch and repeat.

    I found that if I combed it out while the conditioner was still on
    her head, and she was occupied with playing in the tub, it went much
    faster, and allowed for smooth brushing for the day outside the tub.

    I have tried so many detanglers, including homemade, and nothing
    worked as good as just taking a comb and working it out, knot by
    knot, with the conditioner on her head, still.

    I love how the kids stuff smells, but on her head, it didn't do
    anything to help get the tangles out. Out of frustration one day, I
    just grabbed a bottle that I'd been using from my hair dye kit, and
    it worked great, and left the hair silky smooth, too.

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    > I was wondering if anyone had any great ideas for conditioner/
    > detangler for kids? Both my girls have very long hair and no
    matter
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