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Hairbrushing tips for 2 year old, please.

(15 Posts)
suiledonn Wed 10-Sep-08 09:24:48

My dd is 2 (PFB) and hates getting her hair brushed. She will just about tolerate the soft baby brush we used when she had very little hair but it is not strong enough to do the job properly. She always has a big fuzzy patch at the back and I have to practically hold her down to do it with a stronger brush. Does anyone have any tips to make it easier on her and is there a 'in between' brush I could use that doesn't look as scary as the big hairbrush but would get the knots out?

nailpolish Wed 10-Sep-08 09:28:35

get one of these plant spray things
put in some warm water and a little leave-in conditioner (vo5 is a good one i have found) and spray 3-4 skooshes on the tangled bit


or use a wide toothed comb

MutantSpaceGoat Wed 10-Sep-08 09:30:32

get a wee mason and pearson hair brush. they are fantastic. dd always knows if i use anyother brush.

itwasntme Wed 10-Sep-08 09:31:03

Agree with combs.. they hurt much less than brushes.

Use conditioner at the back of her hair.

Ive just cut my dd's hair to a nice funky short style after 4 years of battles!

AllBuggiedOut Wed 10-Sep-08 09:36:48

Agree with the conditioner suggestions, and have her hair trimmed as cutting off the old ends seems to make it much easier too.

dilemma456 Wed 10-Sep-08 09:47:10

Message withdrawn

chickenmama Wed 10-Sep-08 14:40:52

I use a comb (just a cheap value one from tesco) and a spray bottle with water and a couple of drops of serum mixed in. Dds hair is very tangly and this works really well.

And for the days when she's running round the place refusing to keep still so I can comb it, chocolate buttons work very well too wink

Seona1973 Wed 10-Sep-08 15:18:14

I always condition dd's hair and I use a Johnsons detnagling spray when brushing her hair in the morning.

rolledhedgehog Wed 10-Sep-08 17:49:28

Is it tangled? This really works eezer-black.html

as seen on Dragons' Den. I went from twice daily screaming from DD to calm and pleasant brushing!

GrimmaTheNome Wed 10-Sep-08 18:10:55

When you wash it, apply conditioner and comb well before rinsing (if your DD will put up with this, mine was a nightmare for hairwashing.)

If it is long enough to plait, then plait it, especially at night. Someone told me I should do this on my DDs unruly locks, but it was only when we accidentally left a plait in overnight and the next morning there were no screams during brushing that I realised the wisdom of it.

forevercleaning Wed 10-Sep-08 18:15:25

to be honest i dont remember ever brushing any of my dc hair when they were 2!!!

I must be a very bad mum, but when it was washed and left to dry it was fine. my boys had their hair all long blond and curly just like my daughter.

In hindsight perhaps they looked dishevelled but i loved it all wild and wacky smile

llynnnn Wed 10-Sep-08 19:36:22

i find cbeebies works well!!

Shoegazer Wed 10-Sep-08 20:14:14

Second the cbeebies and I use Loreal Kids detangling spray with a teeny denman brush on DD's wavy hair.

expatinscotland Wed 10-Sep-08 20:15:30

tangle teezer ALL THE WAY!

yeahyeah Wed 10-Sep-08 20:15:52

Conditioner def...and that spray detangler...but I still have to just hold my 3 year old by the arm while she screams...only takes a few minutes if you work quickly!

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