Get tips and tricks, and hair products recommendations that will help you if your kids will not let you brush their hair.
Our daughter has the most beautiful hair ever. Even though it is so beautiful for years we struggled because she did not want us to brush her hair. When I look back at photos from preschool I am so embarrassed that I let her leave the house without brushing her hair. But, as many parents know sometimes it is not worth the fight.
After a year of experimenting we finally figured out what to do if kids will not let you brush their hair. I wanted to share it on the blog for any other parents that might be struggling with this too.
The Right Products
After experimenting with different brushes we found a couple of brushes that worked really well. Most of them are detangling hair brushes with flexible rounded bristles that combine both long and short bristles. These brushes help to effortlessly glides through wet and dry hair to detangle knots without snagging or pulling. Or you can use a comb with teeth that are non-scratchy and have a larger space between it.
A spray bottle or detangling spray is another must have product. Some days B almost looks like she just washed her hair we use so much water on her hair.
After spraying your kids hair start with the tangled hair at the bottom. Hold the hair to prevent brushing hurting your kids scalp. Then work your way up.
Upgrade to a better Shampoo or Conditioner. We changed B over to Pantene Pro-V sort of by accident when B was using our shower. I have been using Pantene for as long as I can remember. I could not believe what a difference that made.
This week is a great time to stock up and save big at Publix for your family's hair care needs. As a bonus you will get a $5 Publix gift card when you buy $15 worth of participating hair care items.
Items + Sale Pricing:
- Hair Food 10.1 oz. Shampoo or Conditioner on sale for $8.00
- Pantene Pro-V 24-25.4 oz. Shampoo or Conditioner on sale for $6.50
- Old Spice 12 oz. Shampoo or 2n1 on sale for $4.00
Kids love to play pretend. B and I take turns doing each other's hair. Which has made the process of doing her hair more of a game instead of just something we have to do. As kids get more confident you can let your kids try to do their own hair.
There are so many fun hair clips and headbands you can find. They are also a great reward when your kids are getting better at letting you brush their hair. As B has gotten better with me brushing her hair it has also allowed us to try out fun hairstyles. Some of her favorites include Cindi Lou Who for crazy hair day at school and Rey from Star Wars.
I found the more often I was able to brush B's hair without pain the easier it is to get her to let me try. To help prevent tangles you may want to keep your kids hair shorter. Or keep your kids hair up in a ponytail or braids. Braids also became my secret trick when the tangles were bad.
Do you have any other tips that have worked for you and your family.
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