My daughter has lots of wonderful, thick hair. Wonderful that is until it is all tangled. Then it is a battlefield. She gets upset as I try to brush through it. For a while, I debated having her wear it shorter, so that the amount that could tangle would be reduced, but I love her hair a little longer (just past shoulder length). That length lets me braid and french braid, do ponytails and pigtails, and to put it back in barrettes and headbands.
I needed a way to reduce the battles though when I combed through her hair. I use a detangler spray after bath, but you still have to work it into a tangle for it to help. Then, a while back, I discovered that by brushing her hair before her bath, before bedtime, before swimming, etc., reduced the amount of tangles that appear after her bath, in the morning, when we are done swimming. It's really a simple task that takes but a minute to do, but has saved us countless tears.
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