Does your child run in the other direction when it’s time to brush their hair? If so, you’re not alone. Ask any parent about their most frustrating tasks and detangling kids hair is sure to be at the top of the list.

While no parent looks forward to getting the knots out of their children’s hair, it’s a necessary evil that must take place at least a few times a week—or more if your kids are of the “long hair don’t care” variety.

The Original Happy Hair Brush gives you the low-down when it comes to detangling your child’s hair painlessly. So, take a look to discover some detangling tips and find out which products are the best to use on your child’s hair!

1) Start With Freshly Washed And Conditioned Hair
Starting with a clean head of hair will help you tame those pesky tangles! But if your child’s hair is in a big knot, use your fingers to get out whatever knots you can first.

The best way to work out the knots and tangles is to start from the bottom and work your way up in sections. (We’ll go into more detail about how to correctly brush and detangle your child’s hair later on.)

After you’ve detangled what you can, wash your child’s hair with a detangling shampoo, like our Happy Hair Detangling Shampoo or our 3-in-1.

This shampoo is a must-have for anyone who has hair licks, knots, tangles, or frizz. It’s packed with detangling moisturisers for faster combing time, less pulling, and no more tears. That’s worth celebrating! Bonus: It smells amazing!

Next, use our Happy Hair Detangling Conditioner. This plant-based conditioner detangles and smooths unruly hair. It’s made with evening primrose oil, provitamin B, and coconut oil to moisturise and soften your child’s hair.

This extra-smoothing conditioner will help eliminate frizz, calm flyaways, and prevent static while increasing shine. You’re setting a strong foundation for your child’s hair by using these two products.

Tip: Brush your child’s hair while the conditioner is still in it (so before you rinse). Hopefully the tangles will come out easily and their hair will feel super soft!

If the tangles and knots are really bad, you can always use the conditioner first instead of starting out with shampoo. Condition, shampoo, and condition again!

2) Use A Hair Towel
After washing your child’s hair, quickly and gently towel dry it by blotting or wrapping it in an absorbent hair towel. Avoid rubbing their hair with a cloth bath towel. This will actually create more tangles.

Instead, try a towel made with a special material that won’t pull or add stress to your little one’s hair.

3) Use Your Fingers To Loosen Up Any Knots
Again, before you start attacking those annoying knots, try running your fingers through your child’s hair to break up and loosen any tangles — this is especially helpful for large knots and tangles — just like you did before you washed their hair.

If you come across a large knot that you’re not able to pull through, don’t keep pulling. Leave it alone until you’re able to add some product into your little one’s hair.

Continuing to pull at a knot might add even more tangles to their hair, so stop at this point and continue to the next tip.

4) Try A Detangling Spray
After you’ve towel-dried and run your fingers through your child’s hair, it’s time for an effective detangling spray! The Original Happy Hair Brush Magic Shine Hair Serum Detangling Spray is a great option. Contains argan oil, to super charge your hair with softness, strength and shine. A daily hair treatment restoring softness, strength and shine. Provides long term conditioning, ideal for dry or brittle hair.

You can even use this spray in the morning to smooth any bed head or cowlicks. Simply shake well and spray on damp or dry hair.


5) Choose Your Brush Wisely
Your brush can make or break your experience when detangling your child’s hair. Choose a special detangling brush to detangle your little one’s hair.

Neither a regular drugstore comb nor a boars head bristle brush will work. Those common hair tools are major sources of pain when it comes to detangling kids' hair.

Try a brush with flexible bristles that is specifically designed for taking out the knots. Wide-toothed combs have been the go-to brush for tangles in the past, but wet brushes are the new brush of choice for getting rid of tangles.

For the best outcome, have both tools handy. If you notice the wet brush is still getting caught in your child’s hair, use the wide-toothed comb instead. You can also alternate between the two to help better detangle their hair.

Grab your brushes and take advantage of the rest of our tips!

6) Bottoms Up
Now that you have the right tools and products for detangling your child’s hair, how exactly do you brush out the tangles without hurting them?

Well, most parents comb their kids' hair from the root down. It would only make sense to follow the same direction when it comes to detangling their hair, right? Think again.

Set your child up for detangling success by following our tips and using the right products! Bye, tears!

July 22, 2022 — Elodie Obkircher Vela