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Mumsnet users share with Tangle Teezer their tips for styling their children's hair

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LucyBMumsnet · 09/11/2020 09:08

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When your children wake up in the morning, it can be a challenge to get them out of bed, let alone find the time to get their unruly hair in order. Whether you’re doing a Ponytail or French braids, pinning back their fringe, or just making their hair look presentable, it all starts with detangling. So you don't feel like pulling your own hair out while detangling your children's, Tangle Teezer has designed a new detangling spray for children that helps you tame your child’s unruly hair without tears or tantrums. With this in mind, Tangle Teezer would like to hear your tips on how you style your children’s hair.

Here’s what Tangle Teezer has to say: “Getting ready to detangle your kid’s hair can make you feel sick to your stomach – the screaming, the crying, the tantrums. Who can relate? Tangle Teezer can, which is why they’ve created a Detangling Spray for Kids. It’s an easy-to-use spray that helps to moisturise hair, making it more manageable. Hair feels smoother and softer. 81% of parents said it makes detangling easier and quicker without weighing hair down.*”

“Buddying up with your favourite Tangle Teezer detangling hairbrush, the spray has a fresh and fruity fragrance with notes of mango, passion fruit and apricot, and has been certified with PETA as being animal-test free and Vegan Society certified. We just know detangling your kid’s hair will make your life that little bit easier now! Available in larger Boots stores and on boots.com.”

Is brushing through your children’s hair a daily challenge? And if so, how do you tame their unruly hair? Perhaps you've mastered a go-to everyday hairstyle or maybe on a particularly bad hair day you make do with a quick brush and let it be? Was the DIY haircut that you gave your children during lockdown a success, or are you still waiting for that bit that you trimmed too short to grow back? What would make styling your children’s hair easier for you as a parent?

Whether it’s keeping their hair short or plaits every bedtime, share the styling tips that have helped you and you’ll be entered into a prize draw where one lucky MNer will win a £100 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

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*Self-assessment of 106 children after 2 weeks of use

Mumsnet users share with Tangle Teezer their tips for styling their children's hair
Mumsnet users share with Tangle Teezer their tips for styling their children's hair
Mumsnet users share with Tangle Teezer their tips for styling their children's hair
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beargryllshasabigrope · 10/11/2020 03:05

This looks great! I plait my DDs curly hair every night before bed, de tangle in the morning and either plait/pony tail it for school or restyle the curls if it's the weekend.

ImNotWhoYouThinkIam · 10/11/2020 03:55

DS1 16 has "short back and sides" and we aim to get it trimmed every 6 weeks. I cut it myself in lockdown v0.1. Thankfully it was lockdown so no one saw it Blush. His hair routine is washing with a tea tree shampoo bar, occasionally a medicated shampoo as he has a really flaky scalp. Towel dry and that's all.

DS2 - 14 has almost waist length very very thick hair. His routine includes washing and conditioning with tresemme. Then wandering around the house with a towel draped over his head. Sometimes he'll allow me to rinse it again with a hug as he never washes the shampoo out properly Hmm. TBF its very thick and hard to rinse fully. He brushed it everyday with a tangle teezer, and uses detangling spray if its really knotty. The brush struggles to get through his hair though (did i mention its really thick Wink) but it's the best we've found. He puts it in a pony tail for school. I did suggest plaiting it for bed to avoid knots. He rolled his eyes at me Grin

ImNotWhoYouThinkIam · 10/11/2020 03:55

Obviously we rinse it with a jug not a hug.

NoGoodPunsLeft · 10/11/2020 06:44

DD is currently growing her hair so she can cut it off & donate it to be made into wigs for girls who have lost theirs, it's almost down to her waist so can get very knotty.

I use copious amounts of conditioner, spray detangler & heat protect spray when it gets washed & she wears in it a plait for school to keep it neat.

DillieDoily · 10/11/2020 07:27

I use detangling spray when it's very tuggy- this cuts down the tears, screams and anguish! I've also bought lots f different makes and models of brushes in different sparkly colours in the hope of finding one my brush-averse DD will tolerate. We also plait her hair at bedtime every night and tie it back for school. She's nearly 6 now and brushing her hair has become a lot easier - much less of a traumatic event (for all concerned!)

Dalooah · 10/11/2020 07:56

Sounds like I'm the lazy parent! Keeping the girls' hair short- shoulder length- so it's quick to wash, minimises tangles and only needs a quick brush in the morning before we dash out of the door

Clackyheels · 10/11/2020 08:08

My daughters both have ringlets. They have my soft hair type but their dads right curls. This means fights to comb their hair. The youngest is 1, and she hates it, but spray her hair and let her hold the bottle while she watches cbeebies, then brush with tangle teezer brush and it's become almost easy! Her sister loves the designs so picking her face brush is an option. I don't shampoo their hair either-cowash as little as often and use protective styles.

CanIHibernate · 10/11/2020 08:32

My DS has very very thick hair (like me) which grew during the lock down. Dampening and conditioner preferably leave in and either a paddle brush or tangle teezer. I myself put a spray of oil in to help

Toddlerteaplease · 10/11/2020 09:57

I use a tangle teaser on my long haired Persians. It's great for a quick daily brush.

ISBN111 · 10/11/2020 11:38

My DDs with mixed hair didn’t get on with a tangle teezer at all. The brush couldn’t get through the thickness of their hair.
We use Denmans instead.

I don’t think the detangling sprays would be good for their hair either.

The Amodimethicone and cyclomethicone ingredients in sound like they are forms of silicone, which build up in hair and require harsh shampoos with SLS to wash out.
So all very well advertising the product as SLS free.

Plus the website is super annoying with pop ups, it asked me to sign up to newsletter 4 times in a 2 minute visit.

TamingToddler · 10/11/2020 11:40

We have a range of tangle teasers in this house, we've just got the actual hair brush styled brush and use the ghd detangling spray. My sisters hair is so knotty and usually resembles a birds nest when she wakes up but it's the only brush I use on her hair. My toddler son thinks it's a back massager though Grin

voyager50 · 10/11/2020 13:29

With a boy with short hair I don't have any issues but for my own I use a 'wet hair' comb when I have was he dit to get the tangles out - it works really well.

NewModelArmyMayhem18 · 10/11/2020 14:16

When DD was about nine she was dreadful for having her hair combed/brushed. She almost had dreadlocks at one stage. Thankfully a TangleTeeze tamed the hair that normal brushes and combs didn't reach.

She's actually really good at styling her own hair now so I leave her to it!

ButterflyOfFreedom · 10/11/2020 16:20

My 6yo has long hair which she says she wants because she likes plaits etc but sometimes she'll say she wants it cut short because she doesn't like it when I brush it and it's tangled!
I tell her we should brush it through every morning and every night to try to keep it tangle free.
We wash with shampoo & conditioner then blow dry it which helps.
A tangle teezer sounds good though, I might need to invest!

m0jit0 · 10/11/2020 19:20

2 in 1 Shampoo/conditioner and sometimes leave in detangle spray and a good comb through with the tangle tease.

Ratbagratty · 10/11/2020 19:58

Conditioner after washing, I don't wash their hair everyday. Loose pony tail for bed. I find it's the hair bands that cause the most problems with them. They get caught up and hurt when pulled out so the ones without metal tags on appears to help with that.

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LightOfAThousandStars · 10/11/2020 21:02

I spray the Tangle Teezer brush itseld with children's hair detangling spray, it makes the brush glide more easily through the hair and the product doesn't go in their eyes either.

Kweenxo · 10/11/2020 21:09

Both kids have crazy curly hair. I have this coconut leave in conditioner that I use and I leave their hair to air dry, and it leaves them with luscious locks. Otherwise yes, it is a pain to take care of as too little conditioning means a frizzy mess!

TellMeItsNotTrue · 11/11/2020 00:26

Nevermind the DC, when I found tangle teezers it was like it was heaven sent! It's the only thing that will go through my hair, properly brush it and it remains tamed too!

It's definitely made mornings less stressful with the DDs, they don't mind me brushing their now and will even do it themselves. I don't need anything other than my trusty tangle teezer

We actually have 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs, 1 in my handbag, 1 in the girls swim/activity bags and one left in the suitcase so we never forget to pack it last minute!

wellingtonsandwaffles · 11/11/2020 08:13

Ruffle it with a hand, maybe tangle teese out any matted bits, brush it properly maybe once a week! Short hair wins!

kitschplease · 11/11/2020 10:21

DD has long, curly hair, and since getting her first tangle teezer as a preschooler, does her own hair! She'd nailed french plaits by the age of 6, and several years - and tangle teezers - later, likes experimenting with new styles.

Natah · 11/11/2020 11:19

We love our tangle teezer, and then plaits works well - easy to sleep in, keeps tangles at bay and gives a lovely crimped effect in the morning!

SlipperyLizard · 11/11/2020 11:41

My daughter’s hair tangles so easily, it is very fine. We find if we plait it before bed then it reduces the tangles in the morning. We tried a silk pillow case but it made no difference!

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