Parenting

How to detangle a knot

How to detangle a knot in your child's hair in four simple steps.

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1) Mix a small amount of baby oil with conditioner in the palm of your hand.

2) Using your fingers, apply mix to your child’s wet hair. Rub in thoroughly.

3) Gently comb through the tangles with a wide-toothed comb. Avoid using a brush, as the bristles can tear the hair out.

4) Using shampoo, wash out the remaining oil.

A version of this article appeared in our May 2015 issue with the headline, “How to detangle a knot,” p. 48.