KNOTS: When Combing A Kids Hair Makes Them Hate You

October 5, 2015

I’m sure a number of parent’s can relate to the fact that combing and styling a kid’s hair can sometimes be an undesirable and tedious task — mainly because kids just simply do not hold a sturdy head.

It’s also a fact that, most kids (particularly African American kids), because of their natural kinky hair texture, hate to get it combed.

As I was watching this video, I kept wondering to myself, at what point is mom going to stop pulling at that little girl’s hair and start styling it? I was convinced she didn’t have a clue what she was doing.

It wasn’t until 2.5 minutes into the video that I learned that mom was apparently trying to remove a tangled knot. The problem is that she was going about it the wrong way.

At one point, the kid screams out to her mom “I HATE YOU” — and I have to sympathize with the kid, because if I was that kid, I would hate her too.


To remove knots and tangles from the hair one should take small sections of the hair and comb or brush from the bottom of the hair strands up holding each section with the palm of the hand to avoid pulling and pain as much as possible.

If using a comb, the comb should be a large tooth comb which allows for the hair to easily detangle. If using a brush, a large bristle brush is recommended to achieve the same results as a large tooth comb.

If the knots and tangles are extremely difficult to detangle, applying an oil sheen or oil moisturizer will help with loosening up the hair strands.

The most important thing to remember when removing knots and tangles is that patience is a virtue.