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Hey, guys, what's up?
It's Raven and Ziya.
Today, I am bringing you Ziya's updated wash day routine
for curly hair for kids,
and this is going to be focusing on 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 a little bit more of a struggle
because her hair is getting longer.
She has curly hair that gets tangled easily,
and she tends to be a little fussy when I wash her hair,
so these are just some little tips 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 comes time to take her hair down
and wash her hair,
I'm able to just cut the rubber bands and throw them away.
You can see here that I'm just trying 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 hurting her and pulling her hair.
So I definitely would not be able to try
and remove scrunchies or other 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 little plastic rubber bands.
They come in like packs of hundreds of rubber bands,
and they're super cheap,
so you don't have to feel bad about cutting them
and throwing them away when you're done with them.
So after I get done taking 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's just 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 the detangling process going.
It's basically like finger combing.
I'm being very gentle,
and I'm just separating her hair into more of a poofy,
I don't even know how to explain it,
but I just don't want it to be all clumped up
because if I put water on it like that,
the water is just gonna make the hair clump up even more
and make the detangling process even harder.
- It makes me like Moana.
It's like I'm Moana, Mommy.
- [Raven] So here you can kind of see the difference
between the side that I finger combed
and the other side that hasn't been done yet.
It's actually a pretty big difference.
Tip number three is pretty obvious but I always make sure
to give Ziya plenty of toys in the bathtub
to help distract her while I'm washing her hair
so that she's not so fussy and you don't have to go out
and buy special bath toys, any plastic toy
from her toy box that's waterproof is fine for the bathtub
but I just make sure to give her tons of stuff
to play with so that she's distracted.
Okay, now Ziya's hair has been fully finger combed
and fluffed out and I got most of the major knots,
mattes, and tangles out with my hands before I wet it down
so now I can go ahead and wet it down.
So for this first time that I'm wetting her hair
I'm just gonna go ahead and use this little pitcher
and get water from the bathtub to wet her hair down
but actually going forward every other time
that I rinse her hair like when I'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 because it 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 the water from the bathtub.
So this is the only time
that I'm gonna use the water from the bathtub
just because I'm about to wash your hair anyway
so it doesn't really matter.
But going forward you will see
that I will use clear water from the faucet.
So my next tip when you are trying to wet the hair
or rinse the hair is to use a little toy as a distraction
or give her something to look at so that she'll look up
and tilt her head back so I don't have to worry
about getting water all in her face and it just helps me
control where I need her head to be to do what I'm trying
to do, this just really helps for toddlers and little kids
who may not be so good at following 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 now finally 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 just use a generous amount of this
and my tip for shampooing with curly hair
is to always do everything in a downwards motion,
dragging the shampoo down from the roots to the tips
and kind of pulling and almost straightening
the hair out as you go.
Not balling the hair up on the top of the head like you see
in shampoo commercials where they're just scrubbing the hair
all around and lathering it up.
That is just going to really tangle curly hair,
so I do everything in a downward motion.
You can see I'm just pulling the shampoo through
and it is still creating a really nice lather
and getting everything clean and I'm separating the hair
into smaller chunks as I go
to make sure that I'm washing each piece of hair.
So with the way that I'm pulling the shampoo
through the hair it's almost like I'm detangling the hair
as I go and just definitely making sure
that I'm not adding any extra tangles in there
and it's also washing the hair really, really well
because you're getting to every single piece of hair.
And then I go back to the roots and then I scrub her roots
just like separately on its own without balling
the ends of her hair up to her roots if that makes sense.
Like I just don't want to cause any more tangles
than I have to and I just do everything in sections
to make it easier.
So I start with one half of her hair.
I divide that into even smaller sections as I go
then when I'm done with that I move on to the other side
of her hair, divide that into small sections.
To me, it's just a better technique rather than just
putting shampoo all over her whole head and just scrubbing
her whole head in one big clump if that makes sense.
Alright so going back to what I was saying about rinsing
her hair, you can see if I just get water out of the bathtub
it literally is all soapy from the bubble bath
and the shampoo that has fallen into the tub
So I'm not really gonna be able to rinse her hair very well
with that so I'm just gonna go ahead and use clear water
from the faucet to make sure 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 it even harder to detangle.
Another thing that I do because Ziya is still small enough
to do this I just tell her to sit underneath
the bathtub faucet and I just rinse her hair that way
instead of using the little 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 using the same conditioner
from previous videos,
the Aussie 7-in-1 Total Miracle Conditioner
and Ziya wanted to get some too and help with this step,
so I always let her like try 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 very generous amount of conditioner
and I'm basically doing the same thing that I did
with the shampoo in terms of raking it through the hair
in a downwards motion from root to tip
and separating the hair as I go to make sure
that I fully saturate her head with conditioner
and yes, I use a lot of conditioner.
The more conditioner the better.
So I'm just continuing to add the conditioner to her hair
and you can see right here that I have yet to even
put a comb, run a comb through her hair at all yet
but it's already starting to look pretty detangled
and the curls are starting to look really defined
and that's just from all the finger combing
and separating and doing everything in sections.
So by the time I actually do use the comb,
it should be a lot lot easier.
Then I like, just go back and add a little bit
more conditioner just focusing on the ends of her hair.
Like I said, the more conditioner the better.
And then I kind of just twist her hair up,
get it out of her face and let the conditioner sit
for at least five to sometimes 10 minutes
while she just plays in the bathtub.
Okay now we are finally on to the actual detangling
with an actual comb.
It's all about the prep work, you guys,
so that you don't end up just sitting there with a comb
going through hell, trying to detangle your kid's hair.
So the prep work is necessary and trust me,
it makes a big difference.
But now we are finally about to actually use a comb.
So I actually use a combination
of three different hair tools 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 one because 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 slightly smaller comb and phase three
which is an actual wet brush.
So starting with the wide tooth comb, I'm just doing
the classic curly hair detangling method.
You always start from the ends of the hair, not the roots,
and you work your way up with a wide tooth comb
so I'm just doing that and I'm doing it in sections.
So you see I've divided off a section in the front
of her hair to work with and once I've completely combed out
that section, I will move on to the rest of her hair,
section by section.
Another tip that you can use
if your child is complaining that it's hurting
is to actually hold the hair really, really tight
with your other hand so that they're not feeling
the tension coming from their scalp
but once I'm able to easily comb through her hair
with the blue comb, then I will move on to the purple comb
because there's still tangles in her hair.
They're just smaller tangles and I have to use
a smaller comb to get the 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 to is 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 with the finer tooth comb,
it's definitely gonna be tugging 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 out if I do a wide tooth comb,
a smaller comb and then go in with a wet brush
or a Denman brush just as a final smoothing method
to really define her curls.
But even when I am switching through all three
of these tools it actually goes by really fast
and it's not that hard to detangle her hair
because of all the prep work that I did beforehand.
But if I am gonna use the brush, I always make sure
to use it last after all of the tangles are basically
out of her hair just as a smoothing brush, like I said,
because you don't really want to go in
with this brush straight off
because you might end up just breaking the hair,
just being too rough on it,
so this is just like a last step.
And now you can see like how bouncy and how smoothed out
and defined her curls are.
Fully detangled, really, really easy to comb through
and here you can see how long her hair is getting now.
It's like mid-back length which is crazy to think
back when she was a baby when I was like first doing videos
with her hair she only had like two strands of hair
and now it's getting pretty long.
Alright so now that her hair is fully detangled
the conditioner has been sitting there and soaking in
this whole time, we can go ahead and rinse.
And like I said you gotta rinse with nice, clean water
from the faucet.
So I'm just rinsing all that conditioner out,
sometimes I try to like leave 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 the bathtub, so either way.
And voila, beautiful, clean, healthy, shiny detangled hair.
Even if I take the comb and comb through it again,
it goes through so easily,
it's nice and detangled and bouncy.
Looking great, looking luscious.
From here obviously I would move on with styling her hair
once she got out of the bathtub and I have a video
about that if you guys want to check it out.
I'll link it down below, but I hope this video helped you.
I hope you learned some tips from it.
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in the future and I will see you guys in the next video.