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Little Girls Hair grows painfully slow

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Lisak5843 Tue 08-Dec-15 20:28:56

Help!.....My little girl is 5 years old and we still cannot put her hair into a ponytail. It is very curly but has always been painfully slow to grow since she was a baby. This has always been on my mind but recently due to her starting school she cries regularly about it and says that the other girls say "ha ha you cant have a pony tail" etc etc. I have taken her to the doctors twice and both times they have told me it will grow but she is now 5 and it has become very obvious to us and more importantly her how different it actually is to other girls her age. Its heartbreaking. I regularly get it trimmed now to encourage growth but it is still so so short

ReallyTired Tue 08-Dec-15 20:34:55

Stop getting it trimmed. My daughter has really curley hair and did not have her first hair cut until she was five years old.

AnnaMarlowe Tue 08-Dec-15 20:38:03

Go shopping for some seriously fabulous headbands, ribbons and clips.

And speak to the teacher about the nastiness.

ChinaSorrows Tue 08-Dec-15 20:38:23

Good strong scalp massage when you wash her hair, stimulate the blood flow.

It can't hurt.

BettyBi0 Thu 17-Dec-15 10:49:01

Stop the trims and concentrate on clips, headbands etc if she lives the girly accessories.

AuntieStella Thu 17-Dec-15 11:02:36

You can't do anything about hair growth.

You can do something about pupils picking on others for aspects of their appearance that they can do nothing about. Can you get an appointment with the teacher before the end of term? If not, first thing in January.

villainousbroodmare Thu 17-Dec-15 11:05:29

Definitely stop the trims, it does nothing to encourage growth.
How sad that this is an issue. I'd have a word with the teacher and meanwhile change the focus to something else.

youlemming Thu 17-Dec-15 22:59:42

DD1 is 5 and sounds very similar, she pretty much had no hair until 3 (neither did I and now I can't remember a time I didn't have a pony tail) and now what she has got it quite curly/frizzy. She's only had 3 hair cuts and they weren't really necessary but just because she wanted to go.

We are now leaving it and can just about get it up at the back but that still leaves a lot of loose bits that stick out everywhere.

Get the school to deal with the kids and help your DD enjoy what she has got, the rest will come with time.

specialsubject Fri 18-Dec-15 17:20:43

there's nothing you can do to encourage hair growth assuming she is healthy and well-nourished. Trimming, scalp massage (which DOES hurt), farty French lotions - NOTHING works.

primary schools have anti-bullying systems, it starts with 'be nice to each other'. Get the school to stop the others being nasty. Help her with self-confidence but she is being bullied and this needs to be stopped right now.

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