help me solve 12yo dds hair woes

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Dtds have beautiful hair.

But dtd1 has a patch of hair either side of her temple that sticks out no matter what she does. Its thw under layers which poke through iyswim. Doesn't matter how she styles her hair, naturally wavey, straightened, ponytail.

I spoke to the hairdresser asking for advice on how to style/prevent and she wasn't really much help.

She showed us how this patxh of hair was broken short and therefore had no weight to pull it down and stop it springing out.

She doesn't straighten her hair often (1-2 times a month). She usually lets it dry natural. Doesn't style it excessively, so not sure why this patch of hair is broken and damaged.

Photo should upload, but is quite tame today.

Any tips for styling. She is very self conscious of it. Any tips to strengthen it and weigh it down?

And here is a picture with the top layers lifted up to hopefully show the springy bit.

Perplexing Sun 25-Aug-13 21:32:53

How about just straightening the 'springy' bit? Or weighing down just that part with gel?

I think her hair is lovely BTW. Looks great condition - and wearing tousled and wavy looks great IMO - natural springy bits & all smile

It is so short that it still springs out from the side of the head.

Straightening it does tame it but not stop it. That particular piece kind of has a 90degree wave perpendicular to her headIif you see what you mean.

On a bad day it sticks out about an inch and a half...so even sticks trough her waves.

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Perplexing Sun 25-Aug-13 21:42:21

Could she clip it down with a small hair grip underneath the other hair until it has grown longer? Then when it's longer the length may weigh it down?

nooka Sun 25-Aug-13 21:42:43

I can't see what sort of style your dd has, but has she tried having a much shorter hair cut? My dd used to suffer from terrible tangles at the back which often had to be cut out, and then looked very odd but since she has had a much shorter hair style the problem has disappeared (and she looks fabulous). I know girls can be a bit funny about short hair styles (dd is the only girl in her year with a pixie cut) but some hair really doesn't seem to grow long well.

Hadn't thought about clipping it down. I'll buy some toddler clips. Might train it down smile

She just has a single length below the shoulders cut.

It doesn't tangle. And the bit causing the problem is very short so her hair can't be cut short enough to blend in.

Perplexing Sun 25-Aug-13 21:53:55

Hope that helps smile

Maybe try the gel thing too - I have a bit like that on my hair - mine is full on curly, but I have a bit (and always have) by my left temple that curls "wrong" and is always shorter than the rest. It is almost like it is still baby hair (I am in my 40s ffs!).

How I deal with it is a bit of product as "glue" and then I "twist" it in the opposite direct to the way it naturally curls. This has the result of straightening/flattening it down - it kind of neutralises it by making it go the other way iyswim.

rootypig Sun 25-Aug-13 22:31:50

Defo clip, if you don't know why it's broken you don't want to use more heat or pull at it.

I have really thick hair and as a teen with an atrocious cut used to wear a hat at night to flatten it hmm was fairly cosy I spose

Does DD pull at her hair? Or could she have singed a patch while straightening?

rootypig Sun 25-Aug-13 22:33:40

How about a wide cotton headband some days?

Imusteatmoredoughnuts Sun 25-Aug-13 22:36:18

It looks like a cowlick, I ave these (yes more than one sad ) and find the best way of taming is to blow dry in the opposite direction. Should then stay flat (at least until damp/wet/sweaty)

BlueStones Mon 26-Aug-13 01:13:01

I've had exactly these all my life; it's just genetics, not style damage. No real advice as I never figured out how to manage them...just much sympathy smile

BelieveinWigan Mon 26-Aug-13 09:24:19

It happens to mine as when the hair is pulled back it breaks! Leave it down and irll growsmile

chickensaladagain Mon 26-Aug-13 09:29:42

My daughter and I both have these and always have

It is possible to get breakage at the front like that but it's also possible that's just what her hair is like

When tied up then hair clay can act like glue and stick it down, little kirby grips to match her hair colour when she wears it down

MotionCity Mon 26-Aug-13 14:19:27

Imusteatmore, I was going to say it looks like a cowlick, too! I have several, including a massive one at the front which was charmingly emphasised by the 90s chunky fringe my mum cut in for me in infant school...

The only way I can tame mine is with hair straighteners. I don't know what I would do without them!

Imusteatmoredoughnuts Mon 26-Aug-13 18:14:44

Lol Motion, I was given the same by my mum. Albeit in the 80s (feels old)

BlehPukeVomit Mon 26-Aug-13 18:19:44

Is it damage caused by hair clips?

It seems a funny place to have a cowlick, although its hard to tell from the pictures.

rootypig Mon 26-Aug-13 18:55:27

I have a cowlick, but this doesn't seem like that, it seems the hair has got damaged in some way - I would try to work out how.

Chottie Mon 26-Aug-13 19:17:36

I have these sticky out bits too and so does my DS. We call them 'horns' they are definitely genetic. Both my sis DC have them.

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