I get a lot of questions about caring for our curly kids curly and natural hair but what has to be the top question is the best detangler sprays. I didn’t have anything to use when my daughter was small but that was over twenty years ago. Nowadays, we have several options to gently detangle (without tears) and moisturizing their hair.
Curly hair brands and really stepped up their game in the area for kids and quite a few brands have a separate line or at the very least a couple of items to care for kids natural hair. I wanted to make it easier for you by sharing this list of the top detangling sprays for your kids curly/natural hair.
I have heard about the wonders of California Baby Detangler Spray its non-sticky fuss-free formula for curly kids. With an aromatherapy scent which helps to calm baby or toddler, this is a great starter for your baby’s curls, coils and kinks. When my daughter was young, I only had pink lotion and a water bottle and fought through dryness as a result.
Water, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula) (Certified Organic), Viola Tricolor Extract (Pansy) (Certified Organic), Yucca Schidigera Root Extract (Yucca), Lecithin (Sourced from Safflower Oil), Pure Essential Oils of Lavandula Angustifolia (French Lavender) and Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage), Phytic Acid (Rice Origin), Gluconolactone (Sourced from Corn (non-GMO)) (and) Sodium Benzoate.
Cantu Care For Kids Conditioning Detangler has the perfect blend of 100% pure Shea butter, coconut oil and honey to nurture and nourish your child’s fragile coils. Cantu is a popular brand with naturals and I have to say I like what’s in this formula. It does have Amodimethicone (silicone) to make comb-through easier so just check for any build-up.
Water (Aqua), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Honey Extract (Mel), Panthenol, Polyquaternium-37, Polyester-11, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Fragrance, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Trideceth-12, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Butylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
This is a really popular product. CurlyKids Mixed HairCare Super Detangling Spray was developed for curly, kinky, wavy and frizzy hair and super incredible for tangle taming. Claims to reduce breakage and conditions curly, mixed and multi-textured hair.
Water (Aqua), Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, C11-15 Pareth-7, Lareth-9, Glycerin, Trideceth-12 Polyquaternium-10, Panthenol, Polysorbate-20, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, DMDM Hydantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazoline, Methylisothiazolinone.
EDEN Body Works Kids Detangling Leave In Conditioner is the kid detangler for this natural hair brand that many have gravitated to. Winning awards for its ability to loosens tangles for easier manageability and moisturizes hair with natural oils to strengthen strands.
Water (Aqua), Isostearamidopropyl Morpholine Lactate, Polysorbate- 20, Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol
FAIRY TALES Static Free Detangling Spray caters to those kids with serious static and tangles. It claims to instantly soften, smooth and condition while eliminating frizz, static and flyaways. It’s also infused with natural keratin to strengthen and Provitamins that instantly detangle but make sure to use sparingly as to much protein can make hair brittle.
Water/Eau/Aqua, Glycerin, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fragrance (Parfum), Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.
Ouidad KRLY Kids No More Knots 2-in-1 Conditioner features a gentle formula to cleanse and hydrate children’s hair and scalps. This combination conditioner and shampoo leaves a hydrated and healthy finish while jojoba oil works with vitamins E and B12 to soften and protect sensitive tresses. Haven’t heard much about this but it appears many naturals love it for their kid’s hair.
Water, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.gg
Mixed Chicks Kids Leave-In Conditioner comes from another popular and trusted line and don’t let the name fool you. This brand is great for all curls, coils and kinks. Designed to leave in the conditioner and leave out the tears, this gentle leave-in conditioner helps define curls and eliminate frizz that comes from blow-drying. It’s also paraben and alcohol-free, so you won’t have to worry about waxy buildup.
I love this line and have heard great things about their SheaMoisture® Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moisturizing Detangler. It claims detangles, defines and tames children’s thick, wavy or unruly hair without greasiness. It also conditions while restoring luster to dry, dull hair. Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Certified Organic Ingredient), Vegetable Glycerine, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Citrus Medico Limonium, Wheat Protein, Citrus Aurantifolia, Jasminium Officinale, Slippery Elm Extract, Essential Blend, Behentrimonium Chloride (Conditioning Salt), Algae Extract, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract, Althaea Officinalis Extract (Marshmallow), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hibiscus Flower Extract.
Here’s a favorite I hear a lot about. The SoCozy Cinch Detangler + Leave-In Conditioner is a multi-purpose lightweight conditioning spray that detangles tough knots and effectively restores curl’s softness, strength, and manageability. It s formulated with a special blend of moisturizers that penetrates to nourish and rebuild damaged hair cuticles, prevent split ends, and stop hair breakage.
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Water (Aqua/Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Panthenol (pro-Vitamin B-5), Beeswax, Lactic Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Steareth-2, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).
Last, but not least, the TruKid Dancing Hair Detangler get praises for being created by a mom and taking pain out of combing and brushing hair with aloe vera, soy protein, and vitamin B5.
Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Glycine Soja (Soy) Oil, Polysorbate-20 (Sugar), Arnica Cordifolia (Arnica), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea), Phenoxyethanol (Rose), Ethylhexylglycerin (Vegetable), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Oil, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oil.
So, which one is your curly kids favorite or which one are you ready to give a try? Let me know how it goes and share your experiences with detangling below!