Say Goodbye to Tangled Tresses!

My daughter’s hair has been a point of contention since Day 1. By the looks of it, you wouldn’t think it was such a tremendous pain in the ass, but don’t be fooled for a second. Although straight, it is thick and loves to tangle. You can’t so much as sideways glance at my daughter’s hair without a rat’s nest the size of tennis balls appearing. (I think it’s her spiritual gift, guys.)

In addition to the ridiculous tangling, her thick (yet fine) hair always looked greasy. I couldn’t figure it out for the life of me – her freshly-washed hair never looked clean! Was she not shampooing or rinsing thoroughly? We had tried many different clean beauty brands on her hair, but nothing seemed to work. It was baffling to me and I was getting super tired of trying to untangle that greasy-looking mess every morning before school.

She came home from a sleepover a few months ago and I noticed how smooth, silky, and clean her hair looked so I immediately texted her friend’s mother to inquire about what kind of voodoo magic she worked on her head. I figured it was some conventional brand filled with chemicals.

Her answer? Beautycounter Volume and Shape Shampoo and Conditioner. What? A clean line? PRAISE BE.

At first thought, I wondered if this particular line would work for her, considering Beautycounter has a Smooth and Control line as well. However, I think the Volume and Shape line works best for her because her fine hair tends towards greasy and limp. Although I never tried it, I think the Smooth and Control might have been too much for her fine hair, however, if you have a little one with really thick, coarse hair, I would definitely give it a shot. (By the way, this goes for adults too!)

It’s also important to point out that I have used the Beautycounter Kids’ Shampoo and Conditioner in the past and it was okay, but tangles still posed a problem. Well, I purchased the Volume and Shape line and we have never looked back. Her hair is smooth, shiny, and I can’t remember the last time I have needed to detangle her hair. That bears repeating and in all caps. I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HAVE NEEDED TO DETANGLE HER HAIR.

Mamas. You know who you are. The time and sanity saved is priceless. If you are sick and tired of combing out tangles while your little one excessively whines (just mine?), screw the kids’ lines and step it up to the big leagues. The line is full of botanicals and features a breakthrough PureFoam Cleansing Technology which delivers a really rich lather without damaging sulfates. (Or any other nasties for that matter.) Also, just so you know, a wet brush is still key.

If you are like me and already love some of Beautycounter’s products (hello eyeshadow palettes, body lotion, Citrus and Mimosa body bar, makeup remover wipes, etc etc etc), the Band of Beauty program is a great way to get discount on future purchases. You get a 15% product credit, free shipping on $100 or more, exclusive members-only deals, and a free Charcoal Cleansing Bar as a gift for becoming a member. You can read all about here.

As always, I’m happy to answer any questions in the comments! Good luck and good detangling.

Other posts you might like:

How I Style My Hair (Products, Tools, and a Video Tutorial!)

Beachy, Lived-In Hair Tutorial 

  • Chris

    January 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Welp, I’m sold. I’m 33 and have ultra fine, limp hair. (It’s fairly thin too, I would trade her thickness for the tangle battle!) The reviews on the Beautycounter site are amazing and I’ve been wanting to switch to a clean shampoo anyway too. I’m trying this!

    • whoorl

      January 29, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      Yay! I think I might start using it too!

  • Laura

    January 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I’ll try anything. My 6yo has hair just as you described your daughter’s. We use The Wet Brush but nothing keeps it detangled for long at all. Buying now! ??????

    • whoorl

      January 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      It is a game changer!! Makes my life so much easier!

  • Lindsay

    January 30, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Bah! And of course you mention something that sounds amazing right after I swear off supporting MLMs. The search for my daughter’s hair stuff continues. hah. Ah well. I feel good about my decision and am not wavering AT ALL. I swear. Ummm….. ;)

  • Moira

    January 30, 2019 at 11:38 am

    So my daughter has amazingly curly hair but it tangles like no ones business. We literally spend two hours, every two days in the bath tub getting the tangles out with a fine toothed comb and slathering it with conditioner. Do you think this stuff would work on her hair. It’s quite fine, super long, looks like she has the most amazing spiral perm ever, but we both hate her hair.

    • whoorl

      January 30, 2019 at 11:43 am

      My daughter’s hair is not curly, but it’s definitely fine, thick, and prone to tangling. I would definitely give it a shot. I mean, words cannot express the difference in my daughter’s hair. It’s like night and day.