How We Tested
I’m Steph Garcia, a comedy writer and mom of two. I’m always looking for quality products to make my parenting life easier and help life run a little smoother. And if they keep my kids happy, extra bonus. My reviews are informed by my mom lifestyle and my desire to make it to the next stages of my kids’ lives unscathed.
My daughter loves her long hair but unfortunately it has a tendency to get pretty knotty, pretty quickly. Prior to using these detanglers, my kid’s hair was seriously out of control. And those knots were no match for any detangler.
Once I got through those tears and screams, I was able to monitor the knots and test each detangler twice on wet hair and test those that worked on dry hair, at least once on dry hair. Then we also tested on two other kids’ hair that were different textures. We tested for ease of use, effectiveness, residue, the amount we had to use, and overall experience.
What You Should Know About Hair Detangler for Kids
My kid’s hair is thick and wavy, but as a frizzy, curly haired girl myself I know my products don’t work the same as they might on someone with thin, fine hair. Your knot accumulation could be more or less than us as well. My kid’s hair is knot city. Oily hair may also take on more residue when using these products than dryer hair.
Wet hair vs. dry hair
A few detanglers were only useable on wet hair. Generally, this isn’t that big a concern but a parent should take into account those last minute, heading out to school brush outs, that you may need on the fly.
All of these have at least a hint of scent. Some are definitely stronger than others. While we did not use scent in testing analysis, it can be a real factor when you’re spraying a good amount of detangler on a child’s hair inches from your (and their) face. Also, there’s a high probability that your child will most likely want to remain inches from your face long afterwards as well. So you want to like the way that hair smells.
Other Detanglers We Tested
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We use standardized and scientific testing methods to scrutinize every product and provide you with objectively accurate results. If you’ve found different results in your own research, email us and we’ll compare notes. If it looks substantial, we’ll gladly re-test a product to try and reproduce these results. After all, peer reviews are a critical part of any scientific process.
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