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Bad hair days?

Handling my kids’ hair seems to be a neverending adventure. In the beginning, it was just fuzz. Those were the days, let me tell you. Now, I have to practically wrestle my preschooler to the ground (or bribe her shamelessly) in order to brush her hair, while her little sister cries inconsolably until she gets her turn. I’m reminded of my parents and their bitter struggles with me and my hair.

I have thick, curly hair, prone to frizz and tangles. I’ve also always preferred to wear my hear long, ever since I was convinced to cut it short at the tender age of 5. I looked in the mirror after it was done and declared my intention to end my life, right then and there. I was a dramatic kid.

It wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d had some good hair products. But at the time, it was Johnson Johnson or bust. My kids will be much better off. There’s a terrific salon on 5th Avenue in New York, called Curlisto. They specialize in curly hair, and they also have a line of children’s hair products that are safe, tearless and absolutely wonderful. They are meant for curly hair, but I wouldn’t discriminate. The shampoo is lovely, quick to lather, easy to rinse and very gentle on the eyes. The conditioner is miraculous, eviscerating tangles and making the hair smooth and shiny. The spray detangler is my favorite, equally outstanding for wet hair or dry hair.

True, haircare isn’t our usual fare, but if it’s my mission to find products that will make a parent’s life easier, these will fit right in.

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