(Last Updated On: February 26, 2021)

Wash days can be dreadful if your child has tight curls that can be painful to wash and manipulate. This is why many parents and women with natural hair often don’t look forward to wash days. To reduce pain and friction, it’s best to start with detangled hair and wash her hair in sections.

To get started, you can try one of these detangling conditioners or co-wash conditioners to soften your hair and fully detangle before washing your hair.


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1) The Mane Choice Green Apple Fruit Medley Detangling Kids Leave-In Conditioner


2) Honey Baby Knot My Honey Instant Detangler


3) Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Kids Extra Moisturizing Detangler 


4) African Pride Dream Kids Detangler Spray


5) Curly Q’s Moist Curls Moisturizer and Detangler


6) Taliah Waajid Tangles Out Today Leave-In Conditioner and Detangler 


7) Cantu Care for Kids Conditioning Detangler

8) Cantu Care For Kids Detangling Pre-Shampoo Treatment

9) Just For Me Curl Peace Tender Head Detangling Treatment


10) Just For Me Natural Hair Milk Leave-In Detangler


11) Luster Pink Kids Detangling Spray 


12) Luster Pink® Kids Easy Comb Detangler


13) Mixed Chicks Kids Tangle Tamer


14) Curly Kids Super Detangle Spray

15) Curly Kids Super Detangle Conditioner



16) The Honest Company Detangler Spray

Perfect for mixed and biracial children’s curly hair. 

Co-Wash Conditioners For Kids Natural Hair Care

These co-wash conditioners can be used to cleanse your child’s hair without the use of shampoo. You can also use them as a pre-shampoo (pre-poo) treatment and detangle your child’s hair before washing and deep conditioning. 

17) Just For Me Natural Hair Nutrition Detangling Creamy Co-Wash

18) Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids 2-In-1 Curl & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner


19) Shea Moisture Marshmallow Root & Blueberries Kids 2-In-1 Drama-Free Shampoo & Conditioner


20) As I Am Born Curly Avocado Shea Cowash