Dear Ouidad: How can I prevent tangles on a curly haired 1-year-old? She does not sit still long enough to let me detangle, so I would like to try prevention.

A: I agree that prevention is essential. Use products that are gentle on the hair. Conditioning is the key to provide detangling, but also use a leave in conditioner to help the curls be healthy and manageable and less stressful to comb.