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June asks:
Brushing my childs hair is such a trauma for me and my child ,how do i tackle it

Marion BurnsAnswered By:
Marion Burns
Childrens hair is completely uncompromised. No colouring, permed or processed hair here, so that usually makes it finer than adults and more prone to getting tangled. With the added factor of constant new growth, (check your childís fringe area there will usually be some fine shorter strands this is new hair) and it will is like this all over the scalp so you are dealing with different lengths, even if it is not apparent visually to you. Detangling can be a real challenge for parents, pick up a brush and your child acts like you have a weapon of mass destruction!!! And I have had many parents say ďhe /she hates having their hair brushedĒ So i suggest a hair detangler spray (SLS free).that you can use daily or a leave-in conditioner used after washing. ...More >

Introduce your child to hair brushing at the earliest stage as you would dental care. If they have hair it needs care. Itís something that should be habitual not(childís) choice.

When you wash your childís hair try not to rub too vigorously instead gently massage the shampoo through the hair. Apart from over stimulating the scalp ( see greasy hair Q) it encourages the dreaded tangles.

Towel dry the hair in the same manner try to avoid rubbing, instead pat and squeeze the hair inside the towel.

Apply leave in conditioner or detangler at this stage when hair is wet.

Tangle Teezer HAIR brushes(the best in my opinion) palm held and with the range of bright colours not as threatening as the bristle or paddle ones. For daily hair brushing in between washes, spray hair with detangler (you can dilute the product with water). The brushing techniques are the same on wet, damp or dry hair remember you can work with either wet or dry strands but it is less stress on the scalp for your child if the hair is moist.

Depending on the length you can take the hair in your hand like a pony tail and spray the middle and ends, the motion of brushing from the middle down to ends helps spread the detangler. Or you can just put your hand underneath the hair and use your hand as a base to guide the brush. Try not to drag the brush down the hair more a gentle bouncing off your hand with a downward motion. This motion helps loosen tangles so its a win win. When these sections are tangle free start moving up towards the scalp adding a couple of inches at a time whilst continuing to go over the already tangle free hair. If you find a knot that just will not budge ( FOR RARELY BRUSHED HAIR) then snipping through with scissors is probably the best action for this one time only.As you get your child used to hair brushing regularly it should be a rare occurrence. The best detanglers have conditioners that contain vitamins and proteins to help thicken and strengthen strands so check the ingredients.

Lee asks:
Hi Darren. Iíve read your profile and to be honest I think your the best guy to ask. Iím a 21yo male who seriously needs help with my hair. Its been the same for years and its got to the point Iím annoyed and even embarrassed to leave the house. My hairdresser canít help as he simply says íits up to youí, yet I havenít a clue what to tell him as k donít know what to do. Iíve provided that link at the top of this message to pictures of my hair. What do you think is the best style and would you have any pictures you could maybe send of popular people with similar styles.. Your help would be greatly appreciated. (No seriously, it would) Thanks, Lee.

Darren AmbroseAnswered By:
Darren Ambrose
Youíve got a good thick head of hair so youíve got plenty of options. Your hair thickness and quality is very workable! You need to talk to somebody who can give you options within your consultations and make the changes Ė it may be that you need to grow it prior to this so youíve got more length to work on as this will give greater options too. Find a salon thatís expert with menís hair and they can show you pictures as you discuss your options.

Carl asks:
10 days ago I noticed a significant amount of hair loss by my crown. I have recently also had a burning sensation and the last 2 days a itchy scalp. I have begun to use a hair loss shampoo and conditioner and started to use Regaine as it contains Minixol, which is meant to help the follicles. My GP thinks itís just normal hair loss, but I know itís not. I think itís deeper.

Matthew DavidAnswered By:
Matthew David
I suggest you go to a specialist Thricologist they will be able to determine what this problem is whether itís normal or not.

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