(Last Updated On: March 22, 2015)
By DiscoveringNatural

When it comes to detangling your child’s hair, it can go either of 2 ways.
Way 1:  Filled with tears … coming from your child and maybe yourself
Way 2:  A no stressful experience.

I prefer Way 2 better, don’t you?  My younger daughter is very tender headed and I make sure to take my time when detangling her hair. Here are some things we do:

Pick your detangling location
I choose our game room. This room is her favorite room in the house.

Provide distraction
Turned on the TV to her favorite show. I also provided her with a small snack. Her Barbie dolls were readily available.
Get all your detangling products available
While she was watching her show, I mixed the products for detangling. I do the detangling during pre-poo step of the whole wash process. I mixed conditioner and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Also, got a mist bottle filled with water.

Start detangling the hair
I divided her hair into four sections.  Starting with the most tender part of her head and I gently detangling that section with my finger. I hold on to the base of the hair that is being detangled and then work my way from the ends of the hair to the base. When I finish with one section, I two strand twist it.  I do this step for each of the sections.  One thing to note before you start finger detangling, check your finger nails for any nails that might snag on her hair.  Also, be extremely gentle with the hair. If you come across a knot, apply more of the detangling mixture to soften it before you attempt to untangle it.

Watch as I demonstrate the two ways you can detangle natural hair (my older daughter is our model)

Using your fingers
Using a WIDE TOOTH comb

If you encounter matted hair, you can use the method below to detangle it