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Hey, guys, what's up? It's Raven and Ziya.
Today, I am bringing youZiya's updated wash day routine for curly hair for kids, and this is going to be focusingon tips for easy detangling and dealing with fussy kids on wash day.
Getting your hair washed and detangled is definitely not necessarily a fun time for toddlers and young kids, and Ziya is now getting to the point where it is becoming alittle bit more of a struggle because her hair is getting longer.
She has curly hair thatgets tangled easily, and she tends to be a littlefussy when I wash her hair, so these are just some littletips and tricks that I use to make it a little bit easier.
So step number one and tip number one is to just use little plastic rubber bands to style her hair.
That way, when it comestime to take her hair down and wash her hair, I'm able to just cut the rubberbands and throw them away.
You can see here that I'm justtrying to remove some clips from the front of her hair, and she's already fussing, and she's already giving me a hard time and saying that it's hurtingher and pulling her hair.
So I definitely would not be able to try and remove scrunchies orother types of rubber bands from her hair.
I have to just cut them out, so I just use these little tiny scissors to cut out these littleplastic rubber bands.
They come in like packs ofhundreds of rubber bands, and they're super cheap, so you don't have to feelbad about cutting them and throwing them awaywhen you're done with them.
So after I get donetaking her hairstyle down, whether it be a bun, a ponytail, braids, whatever it might be, it's always kind of clumped up when I first take the rubber bands out.
It's kind of matted.
It's pretty tangly, and it'sjust overall like clumped up.
So before I put water on her hair, I like to go in with my hands and separate her hair out of those clumps and kind of get thedetangling process going.
It's basically like finger combing.
I'm being very gentle, and I'm just separating herhair into more of a poofy, I don't even know how to explain it, but I just don't wantit to be all clumped up because if I put water on it like that, the water is just gonna makethe hair clump up even more and make the detanglingprocess even harder.
– It makes me like Moana.
It's like I'm Moana, Mommy.
(Ziya babbling) – [Raven] So here you cankind of see the difference between the side that I finger combed and the other side thathasn't been done yet.
It's actually a pretty big difference.
Tip number three is prettyobvious but I always make sure to give Ziya plenty of toys in the bathtub to help distract herwhile I'm washing her hair so that she's not so fussyand you don't have to go out and buy special bath toys, any plastic toy from her toy box that'swaterproof is fine for the bathtub but I just make sure togive her tons of stuff to play with so that she's distracted.
Okay, now Ziya's hair hasbeen fully finger combed and fluffed out and I gotmost of the major knots, mattes, and tangles out withmy hands before I wet it down so now I can go ahead and wet it down.
So for this first timethat I'm wetting her hair I'm just gonna go aheadand use this little pitcher and get water from thebathtub to wet her hair down but actually goingforward every other time that I rinse her hair like whenI'm rinsing out her shampoo and when I'm rinsing out her conditioner.
I do not use the water from the bathtub that she's sitting in becauseit has bubble bath in it.
It's gonna have shampoo all in it and technically it's dirty water, so you're not really getting a good rinse if you just use thewater from the bathtub.
So this is the only time that I'm gonna use thewater from the bathtub just because I'm aboutto wash your hair anyway so it doesn't really matter.
But going forward you will see that I will use clearwater from the faucet.
So my next tip when youare trying to wet the hair or rinse the hair is to usea little toy as a distraction or give her something to lookat so that she'll look up and tilt her head backso I don't have to worry about getting water all inher face and it just helps me control where I need her headto be to do what I'm trying to do, this just really helpsfor toddlers and little kids who may not be so good atfollowing directions yet.
– Where's my hair called, Mommy? – [Raven] Curly, curly hair.
– Like Deema.
– [Raven] Like who? – Like Deema from Bubble Guppies.
– [Raven] Oh yeah, she has curly hair.
I have curly hair.
– [Raven] All right nowfinally on to shampoo.
I'm still using the Cantu kids shampoo from my previous videos.
I really like this shampoo for Ziya's hair and her hair texture.
It works really well so I justuse a generous amount of this and my tip for shampooing with curly hair is to always do everythingin a downwards motion, dragging the shampoo downfrom the roots to the tips and kind of pulling andalmost straightening the hair out as you go.
Not balling the hair up on thetop of the head like you see in shampoo commercials wherethey're just scrubbing the hair all around and lathering it up.
That is just going toreally tangle curly hair, so I do everything in a downward motion.
You can see I'm justpulling the shampoo through and it is still creatinga really nice lather and getting everything cleanand I'm separating the hair into smaller chunks as I go to make sure that I'mwashing each piece of hair.
So with the way thatI'm pulling the shampoo through the hair it's almostlike I'm detangling the hair as I go and just definitely making sure that I'm not adding anyextra tangles in there and it's also washing thehair really, really well because you're getting toevery single piece of hair.
And then I go back to the rootsand then I scrub her roots just like separately onits own without balling the ends of her hair up toher roots if that makes sense.
Like I just don't wantto cause any more tangles than I have to and I justdo everything in sections to make it easier.
So I start with one half of her hair.
I divide that into evensmaller sections as I go then when I'm done with thatI move on to the other side of her hair, divide thatinto small sections.
To me, it's just a bettertechnique rather than just putting shampoo all over herwhole head and just scrubbing her whole head in one bigclump if that makes sense.
Alright so going back to whatI was saying about rinsing her hair, you can see if I justget water out of the bathtub it literally is all soapyfrom the bubble bath and the shampoo thathas fallen into the tub So I'm not really gonna be ableto rinse her hair very well with that so I'm just gonnago ahead and use clear water from the faucet to makesure that I'm rinsing the shampoo out really, really well.
Because if you leave shampoo in your hair, it's gonna make your hair really dry and that's gonna make iteven harder to detangle.
Another thing that I do becauseZiya is still small enough to do this I just tellher to sit underneath the bathtub faucet and Ijust rinse her hair that way instead of using thelittle cup or whatever.
– [Ziya] Is that the conditioner? – [Raven] Yes, this is the conditioner.
– [Ziya] Can you put it in my hand? Can you put it in my hand, Mommy? I need some too, Mommy.
– [Raven] All right, now for conditioner.
Again, I'm still usingthe same conditioner from previous videos, the Aussie 7-in-1 TotalMiracle Conditioner and Ziya wanted to get sometoo and help with this step, so I always let her liketry to be a part of it if she wants to, you know.
Anything to make it a little bit more fun and a little bit less of a chore.
And I just use a verygenerous amount of conditioner and I'm basically doingthe same thing that I did with the shampoo in terms ofraking it through the hair in a downwards motion from root to tip and separating the hairas I go to make sure that I fully saturateher head with conditioner and yes, I use a lot of conditioner.
The more conditioner the better.
So I'm just continuing to addthe conditioner to her hair and you can see right herethat I have yet to even put a comb, run a combthrough her hair at all yet but it's already startingto look pretty detangled and the curls are startingto look really defined and that's just fromall the finger combing and separating and doingeverything in sections.
So by the time I actually do use the comb, it should be a lot lot easier.
Then I like, just goback and add a little bit more conditioner just focusingon the ends of her hair.
Like I said, the moreconditioner the better.
And then I kind of just twist her hair up, get it out of her face andlet the conditioner sit for at least five to sometimes 10 minutes while she just plays in the bathtub.
Okay now we are finally onto the actual detangling with an actual comb.
It's all about the prep work, you guys, so that you don't end up justsitting there with a comb going through hell, tryingto detangle your kid's hair.
So the prep work isnecessary and trust me, it makes a big difference.
But now we are finally aboutto actually use a comb.
So I actually use a combination of three different hairtools to detangle her hair and it goes from largest to smallest.
So I start with a very,very wide tooth comb, basically like a pick.
I got this set of two combs from Walmart.
So I start with the blue onebecause it's very, very wide and that's gonna be phase one.
And then we're gonna move on to phase two which is the slightlysmaller comb and phase three which is an actual wet brush.
So starting with the widetooth comb, I'm just doing the classic curly hair detangling method.
You always start from the endsof the hair, not the roots, and you work your way upwith a wide tooth comb so I'm just doing that andI'm doing it in sections.
So you see I've dividedoff a section in the front of her hair to work with andonce I've completely combed out that section, I will moveon to the rest of her hair, section by section.
Another tip that you can use if your child is complainingthat it's hurting is to actually hold thehair really, really tight with your other hand sothat they're not feeling the tension coming from their scalp but once I'm able to easilycomb through her hair with the blue comb, then Iwill move on to the purple comb because there's still tangles in her hair.
They're just smallertangles and I have to use a smaller comb to getthe smaller tangles out.
So we're just working our way up.
Honestly just for time's sake,sometimes I don't even bother with using multiple different sized combs.
But the reason why I try tois because it hurts her less if I start with a wider tooth comb that's not tugging on her hair so much.
If I go straight in withthe finer tooth comb, it's definitely gonna betugging on her hair a lot more and it's gonna be harder to detangle, and she's gonna be complaining a lot more.
But it usually works outif I do a wide tooth comb, a smaller comb and thengo in with a wet brush or a Denman brush just asa final smoothing method to really define her curls.
But even when I amswitching through all three of these tools it actuallygoes by really fast and it's not that hardto detangle her hair because of all the prepwork that I did beforehand.
But if I am gonna use thebrush, I always make sure to use it last after all ofthe tangles are basically out of her hair just as asmoothing brush, like I said, because you don't really want to go in with this brush straight off because you might end upjust breaking the hair, just being too rough on it, so this is just like a last step.
And now you can see like howbouncy and how smoothed out and defined her curls are.
Fully detangled, really,really easy to comb through and here you can see howlong her hair is getting now.
It's like mid-back lengthwhich is crazy to think back when she was a baby whenI was like first doing videos with her hair she only hadlike two strands of hair and now it's getting pretty long.
Alright so now that herhair is fully detangled the conditioner has beensitting there and soaking in this whole time, wecan go ahead and rinse.
And like I said you gottarinse with nice, clean water from the faucet.
So I'm just rinsing allthat conditioner out, sometimes I try to likeleave a little conditioner in her hair as like a leave-in conditioner and not like fully, fully rinse it out.
But it honestly doesn't really matter because I am going to be applying an actual leave-in conditioner when she gets out of thebathtub, so either way.
And voila, beautiful, clean,healthy, shiny detangled hair.
Even if I take the comband comb through it again, it goes through so easily, it's nice and detangled and bouncy.
Looking great, looking luscious.
From here obviously I wouldmove on with styling her hair once she got out of thebathtub and I have a video about that if you guyswant to check it out.
I'll link it down below, butI hope this video helped you.
I hope you learned some tips from it.
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