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To hear your dc hair horror stories!

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jammyjay Sun 26-Mar-17 22:32:35

Just that really! My DS has beautiful mixed raced hair (Nigerian and Scottish!) but it's bloody high maintenance and op doesn't want me to cut it (I don't really want to either) but he doesn't help with the upkeep - a quick brush to keep the dreadlocks at bay, and conditioning it once a week!
Today was particularly traumatic as I put some (unmelted) coconut oil in it, foolishly thinking it would melt in his hair after a while. It didn't! It looked like I poured candle wax on his head. Then when I washed it the water temperature just wasn't hot enough to melt all of it so he now has dried oil in his hair! I don't know what I was thinking tbh! hmmSo he's now sporting this really bad 80s dry geri curl grin. I probably should have preserved with the washing but I had had enough at that point and so had he! I worry what the neighbours think we're doing to him when we wash his hair!
Anyway, it'll probably get brushed out in a few days so it's easily rectified but I was wondering if anyone had any dc hair horror stories to share!

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sun 26-Mar-17 22:35:20

My ex had never bathed ds x3 and decided to one night. . And used baby oil to wash all their hairs. ..
Took absolutely ages to wash it out.

MycatsaPirate Sun 26-Mar-17 22:38:54

My oldest cut her own hair on Christmas morning when she was 5. Right along the parting on one side of her head.

So she had a shoulder length bob on one side and a sort of Sinead O'connor thing going on the other.

And she did it using those plastic rounded scissors that don't actually cut anything.

It took months to grow out. It looked awful!

BettyBaggins Sun 26-Mar-17 22:43:55

In this situation it is best to use shampoo when hair is dry, really working it in with fingers and then wash. There was a thread here recently where a poster did similar to her hair and then couldn't remove it before an interview. She ended up trying swarfega I think!

When I was studying MIL offered to babysit, when I got home after the first day my DD's gorgeous long ringletty hair had been cut into a really square bob. I didn't allow MIL to babysit again, ever!!

AlistairSim Sun 26-Mar-17 22:47:52

I used to try and cut dd's fringe when she was little.
Big mistake as I am shit at hair cutting.
She ended up looking like a medieval page with a really short (but not quite straight) fringe.

Patriciathestripper1 Sun 26-Mar-17 22:51:15

My hair cutting skills can be seen down the ages on every school photograph
4 DD's with odd looking fringes at varying lengths blush

HaggisMuncher Sun 26-Mar-17 22:53:09


ilovepixie Sun 26-Mar-17 22:56:12

I cut my sisters hair, I was about 7 she was about 2 and I blamed it on my Granda!
Then when I was 15 and old enough to know better, my sister got an expensive porcelain doll from Harrods, I cut the dolls hair and blamed it on my sister!
I think I have an unfulfilled ambition to be a hairdressers lol.

WeirdAndPissedOff Sun 26-Mar-17 23:58:05

When youngest Dsis was tiny she had very thick, long ringlets. She decided one day to run a toy hamster with wheels over her head - a huge chunk of hair got pulled in and wound all round the wheels, and DM had to cut the hamster out of her hair. I think we had quite a hurried trip to the hairdresser after that!

When my hair was long, I leant over the washing up bowl where I'd been soaking a fatty roast potato dish, and my hair dragged through the eater. It washed out after 2 washes, but was disgusting in the meantime.

lackingimagination Mon 27-Mar-17 00:04:10

OP you sound lovely by the way smile Try washing up liquid (breaks down the oil). Good luck!

Adelie0404 Mon 27-Mar-17 00:09:15

my DD has curly hair. It's lovely but out of control. If you brush it it turns into a frizz. So I wash and condition it and it is a chore to comb it. Then we leave it until the next wash. Generally tie it back in a ponytail.
I can't wait for her to want to do her own hair - a few years to go yet!

StudentMum92 Mon 27-Mar-17 01:03:38

In school, my friend would curl her hair everyday and often top up her hairspray during the breaks. One summers lunch time, she sprayed her hairspray as usual and we could hear a weird buzzing sound... A bee had caught stuck in her hair!!! Que screaming girls and arguing which one of us was going to try and get it out! Friend didn't touch hairspray after that day again!

ClemDanfango Mon 27-Mar-17 01:23:16

Never ever buy 'Bunchems' just don't. Ever.

berkshyre Mon 27-Mar-17 01:30:33

Wow, you weren't kidding!

ClemDanfango Mon 27-Mar-17 01:32:53

They are pure evil, conjured by some dark sorcerer to torment children and parents alike!

jammyjay Mon 27-Mar-17 09:38:28

Am loving these stories grin

Thanks lacking that should definitely get the oil out.

Bunchems! Wow! They really are devils work! shock

IDontLikeMyUsername Mon 27-Mar-17 09:45:18

Similar to pp, my DD had a battery powered Thomas the tank engine which got caught in her hair and the wheels just kept turning until it was wound very tightly right up to her skull. Couldn't reach the switch to turn it off either so cutting it out was a bit of a trial.

glitterglitters Mon 27-Mar-17 09:48:40

Not my dc but me. When I was about 2/3 years old my ds had one of those proper 80s round brushes. In the night I went to "brush" my hair and ended up getting it tangled in my hair so it was well and truly stuck.

Apparently I then took a pair of nail scissors to my hair and went to bed. When I got up the next morning I apparently told my dm I'd had "a dream" and woke up and my hair had fallen out.

Dm took me to the hairdressers where the hairdresser apparently said she'd seen "better car crash victims" (this was the 80s so not very pc!)

Ds even bought me a babyliss hairdryer set for Christmas one year and actually took out the round brush and said it could only be used with "supervision" 😂

piefacedClique Mon 27-Mar-17 10:36:26

Hair chalks on wet hair are never a great idea... especially when your step daughter insists on asking you to put every colour in the box in so her hair resembled a pride flag! The first time we used them they brushed out and all colour was removed the next day! This time not so! Que one very pissed off mother and one step daughter who still has hair with now pastel pink and green sections! I was never popular with her mum but particularly not now! Couldn't help but snigger at her mothers rage tho! wink

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