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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

This discussion is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

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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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
OP posts:
Mysa74 · 11/11/2020 14:09

@Kweenxo

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!

What conditioner do you use please? I love the leave in ones and a coconut one that works would be brilliant Smile
Enough4me · 11/11/2020 14:57

The travel tangle teeser is great for small hands and my DS is still using his age 10. He doesn't get knotty hair, just likes the feel of it and it's quick to use.

claza93 · 11/11/2020 20:01

Leave in conditioner and plaits for school.

scrivette · 11/11/2020 21:39

DD has baby fine curly hair so I don't brush it unless it's wet and if the curls need to be redefined as they are turning frizzy a tiny bit of conditioner and water rubbed onto my fingers and run through the curls works wonders.

Quietvoiceplease · 11/11/2020 21:54

Lots of conditioner, and a wide toothed comb or a tangle teaser, to ease out the tangles. Plait hair before bed makes the mornings so much easier!

kennythekangaroo · 11/11/2020 22:07

Plait before bed was the best thing for DD, just meant less moaning in the mornings.

hotbutterypop · 11/11/2020 23:29

Not much of a tip but I start brushing her hair from the bottom then work upwards. I came here to read about MN's experiences with the tangle teezer, will be ordering one.

ConquestEmpireHungerPlague · 12/11/2020 00:21

I used my very limited hairdressing skills to give my kids what I imagined to be cheap, tidy, no-fuss haircuts from a very early age all the way through primary school. Years later they told me they used to get called the Mushroom Brothers. Blush

TheSandman · 12/11/2020 01:33

I bought my ASD DD hair clippers when she was in her early teens. She hated having her hair touched, brushed or cut by other people. We gave her the clippers. She gave herself a Number 2 buzzcut all over. Sorted for years.

FromTheAllotment · 12/11/2020 10:28

Tie hair back at meal times! My DD has really fine hair, the worst knots she has are usually from having accidentally dangled her hair in her food (is there a better superglue than Weetabix?). I find getting her to put a hair band on at meal times means less stress later!

Also, echoing the calls for a TT with handle...

ReallyBigPlans · 12/11/2020 11:30

We do plaits at bed time for overnight, and use our tangle teezer gently in the morning. Works brilliantly for a 3 year old with very long hair (down past her bum!) who has a sensitive head.

She loves her hair in a ponytail with a plait for pre-school, or just bunches "to look like dog ears".

SugarAndSpice33 · 12/11/2020 12:45

I would suggest frequent use of coconut oil before every wash and then wash with mild shampoo and conditioner.

TikTakTikTak · 12/11/2020 12:54

How on earth do all of you keep your children's hair in plaits all night?
Are you using elastic bands or something?
We use leave in conditioner and a tangle teaser but their hair is too silky and soft for hair bobbles to stay in.

I know there are worse problems to have...

jitterbugintomybrain · 12/11/2020 17:06

Love the Tangle teezer. It saves the tears!

fishnships · 12/11/2020 18:14

conditioner, plaits before bed and Tangle Teezer here, too! (Found Tangle Teezers are great for small boys who don't like brushing their hair, makes it so much easier).

itsonlysubterfuge · 12/11/2020 19:18

I brush my daughters hair before bedtime and braids before sleep does help, but it's whether or not she lets me put them in. Her hair is extremely long though, so brushing it out does take a long time. My tip is sectioning out the hair and starting at the bottom, working up to the top and holding on to the hair near the root, if you do get a knot or snarl you are less likely to hurt them!

purplepandas · 12/11/2020 21:06

A tangle teaser here too (no othre brush works) plus leave in conditioner sprayed through after shampoo and conditioner.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander · 12/11/2020 21:27

@FromTheAllotment

Tie hair back at meal times! My DD has really fine hair, the worst knots she has are usually from having accidentally dangled her hair in her food (is there a better superglue than Weetabix?). I find getting her to put a hair band on at meal times means less stress later!

Also, echoing the calls for a TT with handle...

There is one with a handle. Its called 'wet brush' but we use it on dry hair. I'm not sure what makes it different to the normal TT, other than the handle.
Tootsietoot · 12/11/2020 23:34

We tried everything. A short bob worked wonders.

famousforwrongreason · 13/11/2020 01:32

We have afro hair. After many stressful attempts at getting knot free, We nowshare a bath, either in swimmies or undies.
I start from the bottom ends on hair and carefully brush out. I use products by By Selina. A natural range formulated by a curly haired woman scientist
I've had this hair all my life and I can honestly say that her curly products and a tangle teaser are the best things to happen to my and my daughter's hair.

Sid98 · 13/11/2020 05:05

I use oil on my kids hair

flowersanam · 13/11/2020 05:12

We just simply brush

MrsJamTart · 13/11/2020 10:15

I use a tangle teaser and leave in conditioner

Sleepybumble · 13/11/2020 10:19

Always brush my daughters hair last thing at night. And always first thing in the morning. Have found any time we skip it becomes very knotty. She has very fine hair and is really sensitive to hair brushing when it's knotty so I really try to keep on top of regular brushing

Gazelda · 13/11/2020 10:31

Using a tangle teaser and tying hair in plaits at night works for DD.

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