I am so excited to introduce my new category on my blog related to all things beauty and kids! Being a lover of children and a nanny to a sassy almost two year old, I am beyond excited to share some amazing content specifically related to children. This category will mostly be focusing on hair care related posts with some other beauty/personal hygiene posts mixed in.
With that being said, my first post is on my top tips and tricks for dealing with knotty, tangled hair. We all know the struggle, so making the process as easy as possible is a must. So let's get into it.
The Wet Brush
In my personal and professional opinion, I would say the Wet Brush is a must for children and adults. The key to the Wet Brush is the bristles are flexible making it so they bend when coming through knots instead of ripping straight through. Therefore, not as much pulling and it works through the hair easier.
The Wet Brush can be found and purchased just about anywhere including Haven Salon in Ballston Sp! They come in an arrange of colors and they also make a Wet Brush detangling comb.
Leave-in conditioner is amazing for getting out tangles. The softening/slip factor of the conditioner makes it easier to brush through.
When I say leave-in conditioner I mean leave-in conditioner that is marketed as a leave-in conditioner. Not applying regular conditioner to your hair and not rinsing it out. By leaving traditional conditioner on the strands, you’re causing buildup on the hair shaft.
To use; spritz or apply the leave-in conditioner while the hair is still wet and follow that by then combing the hair out.
My favorite leave-in conditioner is neuMoisture Instant Fix and it can be purchased at Haven Salon in Ballston Spa.
The most obvious tip I could ever give for getting rid of knots is detangling spray. It’s made to do the job of exactly what you’re looking for.
The best time to spritz detangling spray is while the hair is still wet. Follow that with combing the hair out.
My favorite detangling spray is reNeu Tangle Me Free detangle spray and this is sold at Haven Salon as well.
If you have a serious knot that you’re having the hardest time getting through, using a hair oil will help get it out due to the slipperiness of the oil.
Think of something like an argan or morrocan oil. My favorite hair oil is the Neuma neuRepair Argan Oil Treatment which is also sold at Haven Salon.
Last but not least, if you’re dealing with unruly tangled hair the best thing to do is to get a haircut. A fresh new cut can do wonders for your child's straggly dead ends. Especially if you blowdry your child’s hair often, they can have dead ends from the heat being used.
So with that, I wish you a happy combing. I can’t wait to write more blog posts that are kid related! I hope you gained a ton of information from this and it makes your life a little easier in the long run.