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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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    Re: Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    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.

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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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    Re:Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    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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    Re: Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


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


    I have long and extremely thick hair, and it's naturally curly. I use, and have been using nothing but a simple spray bottle filled with conditioner and water, and a large wide-toothed comb. I use the cheap stuff, Suave for instance. This works for my daughter as well, who has hair like mine, except not as thick.
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    My daughters have long hair and are very tender-headed. My oldest uses Dove (it was on sale, she is going to have to switch to a store brand when she runs out) and she has no problems brushing her hair. For my 5 and 2 year olds, I take Pantene conditioner and put some in a spray bottle and add water to make an at home detangler. I also use the Pantene conditioner on their hair, I just make sure and put it only in the back and watch to make sure it doesn?t get in their eyes. I have also had good luck using the suave hair repair in a tube; I forget the exact name of it. I used it just as a conditioner for my 5 year old?s hair. A little goes a long ways so I felt like I got my money worth. I also gave up on combing their hair. Unless I used an expensive conditioner like the salon uses and a lot of it, there is no way I could get a comb through their hair. I know you are never supposed to comb wet hair, but I am really careful and go slow with the brush
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    Re: Budget101.com : Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    Hi,
    My 6 year old foster daughter has very thick hair that tangles SO easily. I only use a comb when her hair is wet. When it is dry, I rub a little bit of conditioner on my hands and comb it through her hair. I usually use Garnier Fructis, because that is what I use. Detangler did absolutely nothing to untangle it. If I condition it in the bath, it will just get all knotty again. I don't understand it myself!

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


    Instead of brushing from the top of the their head to the bottom of
    their head, try brushing from the bottom up in small incremints. This
    will also make their hair healthy as they won't have as many split ends
    from breakage.

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


    My daughter has thick curly hair ? I use Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner. It works great!



    I have super fine straight hair, though and there are several things that help with my tangles. I used to keep my hair all one length and that causes tangles out the wazoo!! Now I keep a couple of longer layers cut in and that helps. I can use any type of conditioner as long as I use a wide tooth comb and comb the conditioner through while taking a shower. I also use a wide tooth comb when combing it out after the shower. When it?s dry I use a blow dryer brush (the kind that air can flow through, not the bristle-type) and still pull tangles out.



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    Re: Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    I used to use Knot Forgotten by Aussie. It's not cheap but it works
    beautifully and if you are into coupons, I used to find coupons for $1
    or $2 off.
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    Re: Budget101.com : Hair conditioner/detangler for kids


    I have no ideas for products to use. I just buy the cheapest. My daughter (10) has long, straight, fine hair. Mine is long, thick & wavy.


    Some things that have helped my ds:


    As others have said, start with a wide tooth comb, coming the ends first, then working up an inch or 2 at a time, then go to a finer comb. This is probably the one thing that has helped both of us the most. I start (& some days end) combing my hair with my fingers!
    Make sure you comb their hair before getting into the tub... it will be easier to comb out after it's washed.


    Braids are a life saver!
    Comb & braid their hair before bed. There's a reason you see ladies in westerns with braided hair at bedtime!
    Braid their hair for swimming, or going out to play, especially if they are going to be rambunctious (trampolines, playing tag, climbing trees, etc.). If braiding takes too much time, a pony tail is the next best thing.

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