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Old 11-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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"No-Cry" Hair Care for DD?

As you can see from the photo my DD has LOTS of curly hair. She's 18 months. Our combing and styling approach has been to comb it out after a bath when its wet. She HATES having her hair combed and throws the craziest tantrums the entire time. :-/

Looking for advice on making it less intense.

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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Re: "No-Cry" Hair Care for DD?

I'd go with a shorter style, and use spray leave-in conditioner liberally.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:34 AM   #3
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I would probably just keep it short until she's older and willing to let you take care of her hair
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In the bath, comb through her hair while the conditioner is still in her hair with a wide toothed comb. Then when she gets out if the bath, run a DAB of conditioner through her hair (not her scalp, or it will look oily) to help avoid snags. We use this trick all the time during the summer to comb through our hair after swimming in a sal****er pool and it works like a charm!
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In the bath, comb through her hair while the conditioner is still in her hair with a wide toothed comb. Then when she gets out if the bath, run a DAB of conditioner through her hair (not her scalp, or it will look oily) to help avoid snags. We use this trick all the time during the summer to comb through our hair after swimming in a sal****er pool and it works like a charm!

Wow! I've never had any words asterisked before! SAL****ER ...HA!


Anyway, I was going to add, do this in small sections, very gently. It pulls too much to do it all at once. Also starting at the bottom and work your way up. She might even begin to enjoy it because gentle combing can be very relaxing. Her hair is way too pretty to cut!!!

Oh and don't get a super wide toothed comb, the wider side of a comb would be fine.

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A knot genie brush!:
http://www.knotgeniestore.com/

It has greatly cut down on the screaming and crying for hair brushing!
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You can get a hair bean at walgreens or cvs. Its the same as knot genie.

I have this issue with my girls and the hair bean is great.
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Wow! I've never had any words asterisked before! SAL****ER ...HA!

Anyway, I was going to add, do this in small sections, very gently. It pulls too much to do it all at once. Also starting at the bottom and work your way up. She might even begin to enjoy it because gentle combing can be very relaxing. Her hair is way too pretty to cut!!!

Oh and don't get a super wide toothed comb, the wider side of a comb would be fine.
We haven't tried the bathtub yet, will give that a try.

And I agree, her hair is too pretty to cut. Especially bc cutting it would be as traumatizing to her as combing.
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I comb my sons in the tub with conditioner.

I also us a spray bottle with watered down conditioner on his hair when we comb it.
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Re: "No-Cry" Hair Care for DD?

My ds2 has long red hair that curls at the bottom. It's a pain to brush his hair so I normally don't. If he was a girl I'd probably do pig tails/pony tails mainly instead of brushing, and then on days when it needs to be brushed (weddings, etc) I would make/buy detangler and use a bunch while brushing gently.
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