hair trouble with my 4yr old

Jenifer - posted on 08/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




My daughter has shoulder length hair with bangs. No matter what I do her hair turns into knots. I have tried every thing I can think of. Any suggestions ?


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Rose - posted on 08/30/2011




My 4 year old has the same exact haircut! I use Loreal Extra Gentle Grape Conditioner and No More Tangles Leave in Conditioner. In a pinch I use my hair conditioner on her, either Paul Mitchell The Detangler or Redken All Soft conditioner

Zita - posted on 09/01/2010




My daughter has hair that is way below her waist so I understand exactly what you are saying!! What works for me is to wash her hair every few days and use a good conditioner. I also use a spray on leave in conditioner. Her hair is then easy to brush. If I let her go to bed with damp hair or just let her hair dry from the pool life is hard, her hair is SO hard to brush and get the knots etc out. She wants her hair long and won't let me cut it so we have agreed that she has to learn to take care of it. One thing for sure, when her hair gets dry it get much much more knotted. When its really bad there is an oil based hair moisturiser that I put on before I brush it, makes it easier and less tears. Like u I try to put her hair up when I can but she does not always want that!!

Sylvia - posted on 08/28/2010




Mine has hair down to her behind, so I know all about the knots :P (We have a deal: if she keeps the complaints about hair-brushing to a minimum, I don't cut her hair short.)

I find using LOTS of conditioner on her hair and leaving it in for a long time is helpful. Like, I'm talking a whole handful. For the first few days after we wash her hair, it's much easier to get the tangles out. (You will not be surprised to learn that with that much hair, it only gets washed once a week.) "No More Tangles" spray is also good, except that then you end up combing wet hair, which is always harder than combing dry hair. Whenever possible, I braid her hair in the morning, because if it stays in a braid all day and all night, it's WAY less tangled the next morning than if it was loose or in a ponytail that whole time. A French braid works best, but I don't have time (and she doesn't have the patience) for that very often :P

Angie - posted on 08/28/2010




You may have to cut it short until it becomes thick enough to not make knots.

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