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#KidsCorner: 5 Easy & Painless Detangling Tips

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There’s one thing moms and kids with natural hair can agree on: the detangling struggle is real! But it doesn’t have to be.

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We connected with the good folks at Just For Me to serve up five techniques to remove the dread and discomfort of detangling. Read on to see how you can master easy, pain-free detangling for kid’s kinks, coils, and curls. 

Never Detangle Dry Hair

Dry hair lacks elasticity, making it difficult to detangle without breakage and discomfort. Slip, the ability to easily glide combs and fingers through the hair, is the foundation for an easier, gentler detangling experience – period!

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Detangle Section By Section

We all know that walls are built brick by brick. Well, detangling is achieved section by section!  Divide your kid’s kinks, coils and curls into sections of four (or more). Then, detangle each section one at a time. This makes the process much easier for you and your little one.

Start from the Bottom

Take the Drake approach to detangling: start from the bottom (ends) and work your way up to the scalp using a wide tooth comb. Now hold on for the next step!

Hold On

Kids with tender heads have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to yanking or pulling.  Holding on to the hair right above the loose area being detangled prevents any tugging from ever reaching the scalp. Master this part and your child shouldn’t feel anything. 

Keep It Positive

With great power, comes great responsibility mom! You’ve got this, and if you approach the detangling and hair care process with confidence and calm, your kids will follow suit. 

Press play below to see these steps in action. Trust, you’re sure to see happier hair days with less tangles and no tears in your kid’s future!