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(techno music) - RavenElyse TV.

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.

(Ziya babbling)

- [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.

- M-hm.

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.

If you did, make sure to give this video a thumbs up

and subscribe to my channel for more toddler hair tutorials

in the future and I will see you guys in the next video.


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