His Name Even Means Curly Headed
March 7, 2011 11:15 AM Subscribe
My two year old son has really curly hair. How do we brush it so he's not traumatized?
posted by zizzle to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (42 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We give him a bath twice a week, wash his hair with shampoo and conditioner once a week. I do my best to comb his hair when he is in the bath, which until about three weeks ago was just fine. I use a wide tooth wood comb and brush his hair when it is wet, and on the day that I also wash his hair, I leave the conditioner in until I am done combing.
Lately, however, he has been getting large mats -- not even knots, but mats --- on the back of his head. He's started screaming the moment the comb touches his hair. I assure you I'm not even pulling.
Last night I used a regular bristle brush, which seemed to do a quicker job, but was harsher on his hair.
I do not comb his hair every day because he never seemed to need it before, but maybe he does now? Are there any no-tears non-perfumed detanglers that would help? Try a new shampoo (currently use the Johnson&Johnson baby) or conditioner (currently use a Kiss My Face because that's what I use) Any brushing or combing techniques? Should I brush his hair more often? Less often?
My husband says just to leave his hair alone, but I'm not eager to face down the rat's nest that would almost assuredly happen if I were to do that.
For what it's worth, we have not yet ever cut his hair and don't intend to for some time. Really, this is not an option for us at present.