Teri Says

Teri's picture taken by Cathy Metschar of BambiniStudio.com

Teri Says is a new monthly feature about taking care of curly hair. Enjoy.

© 2010 Teri LaFlesh

There is no such thing as being tender headed. If a child has functioning nerve endings, tugging on curly hair really really hurts. The good news is that combing absolutely doesn’t have to hurt. Make sure to comb your child’s hair when it’s wet, and with a good, slippery conditioner in it. Use a Denman type brush, or a wide tooth comb. Start at the bottom of the hair and work in sections. Most importantly, when you hold her hair to comb it, pinch the hair firmly in your fingers between her scalp and the spot you’re combing. This will help very much to keep it from hurting.

Teri LaFlesh is the author of Curly Like Me: How to Grow Your Hair Healthy, Long, and Strong.

  • Angelicque

    It is so true, that by holding the hair, you inflict less pain. My 2 girls rarely complain whilst having there hair done and I belive it is because I have always been gentle.

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