Does your kid run screaming when she sees you with a hairbrush? Here are some great tips on how to make brushing your child's hair a stress-free experience for all involved!
Long hair looks gorgeous on little girls. But all you parents who have little Rapunzels will know that having your daughter look like a princess is one thing, but getting that long hair brushed without a fight is another matter altogether.
So how do you keep your child's hair brushed and tangle-free without tears and tantrums? Here are some useful tips.
Braid her hair at night.
One of the main reasons kids hate getting their hair brushed is because it hurts them when you try to brush or comb out tangles. Braiding your little girl's hair at night before she goes to sleep will minimise tangles and make brushing easier in the morning.
Use your fingers first.
If her hair is not too tangled, genty run your fingers through it before you use the brush/comb. This will help put her at ease and make the actual brushing less stressful.
Start at the bottom
Gently ease out any tangles or knots from the bottom of your little girl's hair while holding on to her hair roots, and then progress to the top. This will make the whole experience relatively pain-free for your child.
Ditch the brush
Instead of using a brush, try a wide-toothed comb instead. This is important especially if hair is wet, as a comb will help prevent breakage. Never leave wet, uncombed hair to dry. This will just result in a bunch of tangles and knots, making brushing all the more difficult and stressful.
Tease through bad tangles.
If there is a very bad tangle or knot in your child's hair, resist the temptation to cut it with a pair of scissors. Instead, try to ease through it by starting on the surface of the tangle with a wide-toothed comb.
You could use a detangling solution such as the Miracle Detangler by Original Sprout to help with this.
Use a good shampoo, conditioner and detangling spray
Sometimes, all you need is a great shampoo and conditioner to set the scene for smooth, tangle-free hair.
And of course, having a good detangling spray to gently ease through your child's locks when you need a bit of extra assistance with untangling those knots is really useful too.
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