Kid’s Natural Hair Detanglers

choosing-hairstyles-for-kidsLucky or not, my daughter inherited her curly hair from both her father and I.  On bad days, I (internally) swear about her unruly curly hair and dream of days with hair that is straight, shiny and easy to comb.  On the good days, I gush over her sweet curls that totally match her fun and charming personality. If  you have a curly headed child, you can probably empathize with me.

I’ve tried three different children’s detanglers and finally found one that is chemical-free AND works.   My first go was with Noodle and Boo Conditioning Hair Polish.  It worked okay as a detangler but was not heavy enough to hold any curl through out the day.  When I found out that the parabens in it weren’t safe, I tossed it in the garbage.

p94729bMy second go around was with Kiss My Face Kid’s Detangler.  Kiss My Face is a great line of natural body care products for both adults and children.  While the detangler worked to loosen the knots in my daughter’s hair, it has a bold orange smell that lasts ALL day that I just couldn’t get over.  It also left her hair fairly greasy with more than one day’s use.

Finally, I picked up Tru Kid’s Dancing Detangler and TA-DA.  Not only does it detangle but it adds just enough hold to curls to last the day without any greasy left over.  I LOVE this product!  Since then, I’ve used other Tru Kid products including their shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath and have been happy with their entire line.  You can find Tru Kid products online or at your local natural foods store.



  1. I love tru kids products too! My daughter has very straight hair and we’ve no need for the detangler, but I did a similar product test on sunscreens last summer… Tru Kids won hands down and I’ve been a fan ever since! Thanks for a great blog. I’m a new reader and I look forward to following your entries!

  2. I am so glad you posted this, I have been searching high and low for one to work in my daughters hair…she gets so many tangles and brushing hair has turned into a big battle! I am off to New Season’s to search for it (I hope they have it!)

  3. I’ve used the TruKid detangler on myself too.. I bring it to the beach for after swimming. It does contain a little Phenoxyethanol which I am learning more about and the more I learn, the less I like. But for being free of bigger ickies it works pretty good.

    Another really good detangler is Nature’s Baby Organics conditioner (which you can “leave in”). They too use a couple sketchy ingredients but no parabens or phthalates, etc.

  4. I have a lot of long dry fine hair that tangles like crazy. The Shielo Antioxidant Leave In Protectant is the best I’ve found yet. I find that most detanglers fall into one of two categories: effective but goopy, or ineffective and non-goopy. The Shielo Leave In is unlike these in that it is light, but ACTUALLY detangles. Still, I have to use a lot of it, especially near my scalp when I want to comb my hair in a different direction.

    It is scented, but lightly so. Considering how much of the product I use, I am glad the scent isn’t too strong.


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