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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!

MNHQ

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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
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elephantskiss · 16/11/2020 13:50

I spray her (very curly) hair with a homemade mixture of water and conditioner, and lightly used the tangle teezer to brush over the frizz and any major knots in the morning. In the bath, it is covered in conditioner and each of the tangles is carefully teased out while she plays (not without a bit of moaning as well, though).

flowersfromheaven · 16/11/2020 18:29

If my daughter wakes up with her hair stuck all over I dip the Tangle Teezer in a bit of water before I brush through her hair It also makes her hair a lot easier to put in ponytails or a bun.

notsmagec · 16/11/2020 20:33

I always put a pea sized amount of conditioner through my daughters curly hair whilst wet and detangle, I don't rinse it out. We then use a micro fibre towel to squeeze any excess water out then I put it into 2 loose plaits for bed.

Cotswoldmama · 16/11/2020 20:39

My eldest son is growing his hair he hates washing it so we usually just do it once a week and actually I think it's helped to keep its condition good as he hardly ever has tangles. It's hard to get him to brush his hair ( as he didn't have to when it was short) but he's learnt that he has to as it's painful to brush out tangles and takes much longer if he doesn't!

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Hmumto3 · 17/11/2020 16:42

As we are rushing around in mornings before school I'm usually glad to just about brush her hair! I prefer my daughters hair short as its quicker and easier to brush through with minimal tangles thus less tears first thing in morning! Sometimes to change it up i will cut her a fringe.

mollysmammy · 18/11/2020 12:37

My Daughter has really flyaway hair, so I usually have to tie it back. I wash it usually use a 2 in 1 shampoo and then a leave in detangling spray. I have a tangle teezer which saves complaints about knots! I also usually use Vosene nit defense spray (pre pandemic), so far she hasn't had nits, even when it was going round her class (prevention is usually better than cure...!)

UpOnDown · 18/11/2020 16:10

We do two plaits at night, it helps stop the tangles.

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biffyboom · 18/11/2020 20:45

My daughter has only just let me start brushing her hair since turning 3 and starting preschool (still won't have her hair tied up with clips or bobbles) and only lets me use a Tangle Teezer, although she will brush her own hair with any old brush.
Her hair is really fine and she doesn't have much of it, so I just wash it with conditioner, then run serum, Frizz Ease, through it afterwards. I use a child's Schwartzkopf detangle spray in the morning when brushing but I don't really rate it.

spottyrainbow · 19/11/2020 14:07

I always start brushing my grand daughter's hair from the very ends first and then work my way up. I can still vividly remember my Mum doing it the other way round. Ouch!

EuphieKat · 21/11/2020 08:14

My daughter had very long, wavy hair and a tangle teezer is genuinely the only brush she will let me use on her hair! As it can be hard to control, we usually brush it, put some hair serum on and put it in a plait before she goes to bed, then brush it through again in the morning. She’s in Year 6 now and she sometimes wears her hair down for school, but in the past it’s always been easier to put it in a plait (not a posh one, though, as I don’t have the time or the talent!!).

BigBadBox · 21/11/2020 15:37

Plaits at bedtime and the threat of 'if you can't look after long hair we'll need to cut it ajorter'

crotoneyedjoe · 21/11/2020 20:23

I LOVE tangle teezer! I have one and we use it on our toddler. She's very fussy about her hair but the tangle teezer is acceptable because it doesn't pull her hair, and she sees mummy using it. Best applied after bath 🛁

caravandreamer · 22/11/2020 00:47

My 7yr old cut her own hair in secret Confused it's all different lengths from extra short to mid length in places so it doesn't fit in a pony very good with a brush so I now use a Nit Comb to get it as neat as I can. The fine combs are great for getting all the hair perfectly and neatly brushed. Plus using it for styling everyday means you are always on top of any "friends" that may have come to visit from school !! Wink

Theimpossiblegirl · 22/11/2020 17:23

Keeping hair up prevents tangles and nits.
I used to spend ages plaiting DD's hair beautifully for school and wondering why they had always fallen out by home-time, until one morning I saw her undoing them and shaking her hair free before I'd even left the playground! It was quick ponytails from then on.

As an aside, there's Buy One Get One Half Price on Tangle Teasers in Boots at the moment. They're the best for brushing conditioner through wet hair, even though my girls are teens they still use them.

allthingsred · 22/11/2020 18:06

My dd always woke up looking like wurzel gummage. Until we started on plaits for bed. Then a detangle spray & tangle teez brush.
Getting ready for school so much less stressful now

lilyj13 · 23/11/2020 09:23

I'm a nightmare my kids have suck long hair and even when I wash it becomes so tangled when dried I use tangle teasers but depends as some are rubbish as well

alwaysataldi · 23/11/2020 10:11

Is brushing through your children’s hair a daily challenge?

Oh yes - pre lockdown when hair was longer - it was a daily battle to get the hair looking less 'through a hedge backwards' look

And if so, how do you tame their unruly hair?

wash hair as usual, and put a blob of conditioner in whilst damp and rub in, brushing is much easier,


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?

We went for shorter hair with layers - once the hairdressers opened - i just cut the fringe now.

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?

I did try to cut the fringe and ends to keep the length down - I would not have tried any style.

What would make styling your children’s hair easier for you as a parent?

A product which would help brushing, and a hair style which is practical and does not need regular trips to the hairdresser to keep in style.

I've not yet tried a tangle teaser - but after reading the comments above- there's one in my Amazon basket - at £5.10 its a good investment

Goingovertosusanshouse · 23/11/2020 10:50

I am rubbish at doing Hair! I watch YouTube tutorials to try and help me but they never look quite right. My French plait has improved!

StickChildNumberTwo · 23/11/2020 14:00

Both my kids have fairly fine hair so it's not too much hassle to detangle, although I often ask my daughter if she's been knitting with it in the night.... I find it essential to have it tied back for school though, or it's a complete tangled mess when she gets home. Plaits/bunches/pony tail/rope twist are our go tos. I wish I could do French plaits.

DitaFajitaJones · 23/11/2020 20:56

My daughter has naturally thick and curly hair (a gift and curse from both sides of the family). We usually wash her hair, then use a deep conditioning mask and brush her hair with conditioner still in. Next, rinse it all out, squeeze out any excess water and then scrunch dry it with a cloth made of a more t-shirt like material. Wrap her hair up in it for a little and then take it out and let it dry naturally. This allows her curls to dry naturally without too much frizz.

Styling while dry....a lot of detangler spray and a Tangle Teezer Grin

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hiddenmichelle · 24/11/2020 11:46

Leave in conditioner works well - we like avons quick touch

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