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You’ve got kids, and they’ve got hair. This can be problematic, I know. Kids and babies tend to have fine hair, and fine hair tangles really easily. Add curls to the mix, and you may have even more of a problem. Detangling kid’s hair after a shower or brushing through the bedhead in the morning can be a real battle complete with crying, screaming, and fighting. Fortunately there are products that can help. I prefer lines specifically designed for children because they are formulated to be gentle and many contain natural ingredients. Be sure to cleanse with a moisturizing shampoo and combine with one of these 25 great sprays, conditioners, and tools that make detangling a whole lot easier.
1. The Original Little Sprout’s Children’s Miracle Detangler
This detangling spray from D’Organiques works like a dream with natural and organic ingredients. As a sweet bonus, it contains rosemary, which repels lice.
2. Mixed Chicks Kids Leave-In Conditioner
This awesome conditioner is perfect for little ones with curls, but it can be used on any hair type.
3. So Cozy Protective Conditioning Mist
One area that people often forget to apply sun protection is the scalp. I love that this spray-on conditioner contains sunscreen and has a summery coconut scent.
4. Paul Mitchell Kids Taming Spray
Paul Mitchell’s mild formula for kids detangles and eliminates static.
5. Tru Kid All Naturaly Dancing Hair Detangler
This all-natural formula detangles beautifully and will define curls without feeling sticky.
6. Fairy Tales Static Free Leave-In Detangling Spray
Use this handy organic spray on wet hair to comb through tangles and on dry hair to tame static.
7. Johnson’s No more Tangles Detangling Spray
This great-smelling detangler works beautifully and is a great value.
8. Jason Natural Products Kids Only Detangling Conditioner
You will love that this conditioner is all natural with sunflower extracts, jojoba, and aloe to nourish and hydrate. Your kids will love the berry scent and tear-free formula.
9. L’Oreal Kids Tangle Tamer
This fruity spray-on detangler is great for kids who need light detangling and frizz control.
10. The Knot Genie
This detangling gadget has been featured on the Huffington Post, Daily Candy, and more. The unique bristle configuration glides through tangled hair painlessly. (Psst … this brush works great on adults, too.)
11. Ouidad KRLY Kids No More Knots 2-in-1 Conditioner
This kids product does double duty as a detangling rinse or leave-in. It leaves curly hair manageable and frizz-free.
12. Glop & Glam Creamsicle Mist
I love this super-fun, dessert-inspired, all-natural line for kids. The conditioner and detangler fights bedhead and prevents lice.
13. WEN Kids Cleansing Conditioner
Wen has a loyal following among adults (including Gwyneth Paltrow). The watermelon-scented cleansing conditioner for kids is a shampoo, conditioner, and detangler all in one.
14. The Wet Brush
This great cushion brush can be used on wet or dry hair. Its flexible bristles won’t pull or snag hair while detangling. It’s available in a number of fun colors, and you can even purchase the smaller “Squirt” version to take on the go.
15. California Baby Calming Hair Detangler
California Baby makes wonderful, all-natural products that smell amazing. This light spray-in contains calming lavender and natural sunscreens.
16. L’Oreal Professionnel Tendresse Kids Leave-In Detangling Conditioner
I love a leave-in for kids to avoid the dreaded second rinse. This delicious-smelling, creamy conditioner contains peach milk to gently soften and detangle.
17. Petit Phyto Detangling Spray for Children
This detangling spray contains blueberry extracts, wood cellulose, and black currant for natural shine and protection.
18. Kiss My Face Orange U Smart Detangler
This detangling spray smells like a dream and is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and artificial fragrances.
19. Denman Bumblebee Tangle Tamer
This new, brightly colored brush has softer bristles and an air-cushioned base for tearless knot removal. Get 15 percent off during the month of May! The Tangle Tamer is also available in pink and black.
20. Rainbow Research Detangling Conditioner for Kids
This organic, herbal conditioner is available unscented for kids (or adults) who are sensitive to smells.
21. Nature’s Baby Organics Conditioner and Detangler
This luscious conditioner contains shea butter, safflower oil, and olive oil to leave your child’s hair soft and manageable naturally.