Dd has really fine hair, and often her ponytail falls out at nursery and she comes home with loose hair and a lost hair bobble. Any ideas on what I could do to help her hair stay in, please? Also, she has lots of little strands at the front but normal hair clips just fall out. Any tips on keeping the hair out of her face, please? Tia.
French plait and secure with the elastic hair bands, they’re a lot smaller and have great grip. I got mine from Poundland they come in a pack of different pastel colours too. You could also go for a normal plait, spray her hair with a little water (or salt spray) so it’s damp then plait her hair, this makes it less fly away if it’s thinner and then when she does take out the plait her hair will be lovely and wavy!
If you want the plait to be far more secure you could start with a low pony tail secured at the base of her neck with the band then plait the pony tail and secure at the ends again, and you can use two different colours that she likes!
DD's nursery seemed to spend a lot of time playing hairdressers and she often came home with a French plaited fringe. I could never recreate it but it always kept it out of her eyes. I just do a couple of clips to keep it out of her face cos it's too fine to hold anything more fancy. One hair clip to hold it back, and then I take the clipped-back section and clip it again further towards the back of her head - seems to stop it swinging around and working loose. Works with bobbles instead of clips but clips is quicker.
Plait, twist the strands before putting clip in as gives better grip (and put clip over the twisted part to increase grip).
Also some hairbands are just naff and fall out. The best ones I've found are the thickish plain type with the snag free join. Boots sell multipacks as do numerous other places...will see if I can find a link