I will preface this by saying what a horrible, frustrating time I have had trying to find the right hair products for my daughter’s type of hair! I have tried hundreds of different hair detangler brands. I know! It seems hard to believe, but I have! The problem is that my daughter is biracial, so her hair texture is not African-American or Caucasian. It is in-between and unique. This must be why I could not find the right products for her hair. Heck, I have tried them all (that I have ever seen or heard about) and none did a good job on her hair type
The products that I have tried left her hair sticky, lumpy, goopy, smelly, very dry, heavy and weighed down, or frizzy. The African-American detanglers were much, much too heavy for her hair and left her hair weighed down and greasy-looking. The Caucasian hair products left her hair sticky and lumpy; it left her hair in clumps. Some of the products also had very heavy scents that neither of us could stand. I remember one that smelled like tart fruit, overpowering for a small child. And another one had a scent similar to motor oil. I am not kidding!
What I wanted was a product that would make her hair easy to comb and not change her hair appearance. Does that make sense? I did not want a product to do anything, but make it easier to comb through. My daughter’s hair is very long, curly when wet, and gets tangled easily. Combing through her hair takes hours, even with a detangler, as she has so much hair. I wanted a hair detangler, so I could comb her hair without her hating me for hurting her, to be able to comb easily through her hair with no pain!
I was telling someone of my predicament and how I had bought every single detangler that I could find and how none of them had worked for my daughter’s hair type. That is how we were introduced to Dark and Lovely Beautiful Beginnings Kids Ouchless Detangler, For Relaxed or Natural Hair. Now this product is all that I use for my daughter’s hair. It works well, no goopy-ness, no drying her hair out, and no heavy scent.
Dark and Lovely Beautiful Beginnings Kids Ouchless Detangler, For Relaxed or Natural Hair has a bubble gum scent, almost cherry bubble gum. It is very light and does not smell strong on my daughter’s hair after we use it. It comes in a spray bottle that squirts out only a small squirt at a time, so I have time to move the bottle around and place it where I want. This product is not sticky at all. It does not weigh her hair down nor dry it out. It only lets me comb through her thick long hair easily, so there is much less being mad at mommy over combing hair!
Oh, also some products we tried before left her hair wet all day long. This one does not do that. It dries!
Dark and Lovely Beautiful Beginnings Kids Ouchless Detangler, For Relaxed or Natural Hair has a bubble gum scent, almost cherry bubble gum scent. The bottle says this is an “ouchless detangler.” This product is used on wet hair and then combed through with a wide comb as directions state. The product comes out as a water-like substance and is not sticky on hair.
The ingredients contained in it are: “Water (Aqua), Oleth 20, PEG 7 Cocoate, Polyquaternium 22, PEG 12 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium 11, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Panthenol, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ethylparaben.”
It works well on my daughter’s hair type. This detangler is not goopy nor drying, a nice scent for a child. It detangles my daughter’s hair well without none of the bad affects that other detanglers caused such as heaviness.
This product makes hair flammable, which I just learned! I can only find the detangler online and not in local stores.
I did not know this about the product, so I am glad that I looked more closely. The warning says to keep hair away from flames or any types of sparks as hair is flammable! Wow, I had no idea. Just think, we were at a bonfire recently! It also says that shampooing can reduce the chance of product buildup as that could increase the chance of flammability. Also, the label states to keep away from children. (This seems odd since it is used on a child’s hair! It is marketed for kids and says kids on the label!)
For more information:
The phone number is 1-800-442-4643 or the website.
I have not seen this product in my local Walmart, but others say that their Walmart stocks it. It is available at www.drugstore.com.
I love this detangler. It is the best and I have tried hundreds that did not work or left a heavy scent or goopy-ness behind. I will have to watch out about flames as we do like bonfires!!
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