How To Detangle Kids Hair

How To Detangle Kids Hair

 The Top 5 Tips and Products:

Detangling your little one’s hair can be a nightmare. There’s tears, tantrums and knots that just won’t quit. But, it doesn’t always have to be this way! You can make bath time less stressful for everyone by following our 6 detangling tips. We promise there will be less tears and more silky strands! Read on to learn how to detangle kids' hair.

How to detangle kids' hair: 5 tips

1. Use the right shampoo

To prevent any breakage or tangles, you need to start with the right shampoo. Kids’ skin is very delicate (especially on the scalp), so a shampoo that will gently cleanse and hydrate their hair is a must. This is where the eco.kid Detango Daily Shampoo comes in.


Rich in essential oils and soothing butters, it’s not only gentle on hair and scalps, but makes detangling your kid’s hair a breeze. Plus, it's free of silicones, sulphates and parabens.


How to use: Apply to wet hair, lather for a minute or two. Then rinse thoroughly.

2. Follow up with conditioner

Whenever you shampoo your little one’s hair, make sure you’re always following it up with a hydrating conditioner. This will leave their hair soft and silky, and less prone to tangles. For this, we recommend the Detango Detangling Conditioner. Apply it to their wet hair, leave it on for a minute or two, then rinse and comb through.

3. Use a detangling spray

A detangling spray is quite possibly the best thing you can have in your arsenal when it comes to defeating tangles and knots. After washing their hair, use the Detango Leave-in Conditioner & Detangling Tonic. Made with pure botanical plant extracts, this tonic will help remove any tangles and settle fly-away fluff too.


How to use: Shake well before use. Spray liberally onto damp or dry hair focusing on the mid lengths and ends and comb through. Style as desired.

4. Brush their hair frequently

When you’re learning how to detangle kids' hair, a brush (or comb) is your best friend. By regularly brushing their hair, you’ll not only prevent future knots but make their next bathtime a whole lot easier.


Tip: if you’ve got a curly haired tot, opt for a wide tooth comb so you don’t ruin their cute ringlets or coils!

5. Tie their hair up

If your child has long or curly hair, it can get really tangled, really fast. Especially when they’re playing sports, running around or just tossing and turning in bed. If possible, try to tie their hair up in a ponytail or braid it. This will help to prevent any knots or tangles!




And there you have it, our guide and top tips on how to detangle kids' hair!


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Questions about how to detangle kids hair

How do you detangle matted hair on a child?

If your little one’s hair has become matted beyond recognition, don’t panic! There’s a few things you can do to make it pain-free for the both of you.


  1. Dampen their hair (this can be done with a spray bottle or while they're in the bath).
  2. Work the Detango Daily Conditioner into their hair. This will help to loosen the matted strands. Leave it for a few minutes to work its magic.
  3. Begin to gently pull apart the matted sections with your fingers.
  4. Once the matted hair has separated a little, use a wide tooth comb. Always start combing from the ends and work your way up.
  5. Rinse out their hair.
  6. Follow up with the Detango Leave-in Conditioner & Detangling Tonic. You can use the comb again here.


Voila! Tangle-free hair that's soft and bouncy!

How do I stop my child's hair from tangling?

The best way to prevent their hair from tangling is to create a set hair care routine. This should involve regular shampooing, conditioning and use of a detangling spray. On top of that, we recommend putting their hair up in a ponytail (if it’s long enough) or into a braid when they’re playing sports or being active.

How can I detangle my child's hair without it hurting?

The most important thing is that you take your time. You should also use hair products specifically made to detangle hair, and always start combing from the bottom up.