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Are you as rubbish as me at doing your dd's hair up nice?

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PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 12:38:17

My 18-month-old has hair from hell. All fluffy and static at the back. Looks like Bobby Charlton's comb-over at the front.

I try to do pony tails and pig tails. She pulls them out. I put a cute clip in, it might stay in for half an hour then will have either fallen out or been eaten by her (probably).

I don't want to get her hair all cut off <<sob>> - she already gets called a boy all the time. I want cute pig tails!!!!!

All the other girls at toddlers look fab. How do their mums (or dads, is it??) do it?

Where am I going wrong...?sad

MamaG Fri 24-Oct-08 12:38:57

You hae to wait until her hair thickens up/lengthens when she's older I'm afraid

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 12:44:57

I suspect you're right MamaG. Sigh. I'll have to put one of those crap hair bands on her.. grin

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 14:56:21

bump for what it's worth!

cikecaka Fri 24-Oct-08 15:27:36

My 21 month old DD will not keep her hair in either. I can only really manage to plait hair for older DDs when their hair is wet!! I have to get them to sit on the ground while i sit on the couch to try and get them into ponytails etc

DeJaVous Fri 24-Oct-08 15:32:19

Does she have enough hair to have a fringe? That would definitely 'girly' her up a bit. Mmmm and a little bob type affair with a fringe is always super sweet on tiny ones too IMO.

TheShipsCat Fri 24-Oct-08 15:36:59

I'm as rubbish as that. I can't do hair clips - just can't work out how they are meant to stay in. All my friends can do DDs hair, but not me. hmm

OneRainyDay Fri 24-Oct-08 15:38:55

Use a little conditioner when you wash it and enjoy her having the lovely cute wild hair only toddlers seem to be allowed to have.

OneRainyDay Fri 24-Oct-08 15:39:43

Plus hairclips in an 18mo ? My DD would have hated it.

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:40:31

DeJa - she's not quite ready for a full fringe yet, her hairline hasn't completed iuswim. But yes I would so love her to have it in a sweet little bob.

TBh, even DD1 who is 11 and has long lovely hair sometimes asks me to help with a pony tail or pigtail - and my efforts are equally crap.

I need to go on a course I think grin.

clam Fri 24-Oct-08 15:41:15

Wait 'til she starts ballet! Then you'll know what being rubbish at hair is!

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:42:12

Well, there's wild and then there's..... fluffy... which is what DD2 has! Mousse helps a bit, but then it all springs up again!!

OneRainyDay Fri 24-Oct-08 15:44:19

Hair mousse on an 18 month old? Are you serious?

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:45:19

er.. yes blush. Is that very bad?

OneRainyDay Fri 24-Oct-08 15:46:29

I am shocked, and hope you are joking.

MrsBadger Fri 24-Oct-08 15:46:54

baby hair is hard to do anything with - leave it alone, dress her in pink and be as patient as you can

OneRainyDay Fri 24-Oct-08 15:49:03

So just realise she's pulling her clips and bobbles out for a reason, it's probably uncomfortable and looks ridiculous.

And no wonder she has awful hair if you mess with it and cover it in crap.

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:50:25

erm, not joking. Only a tiny amount of mousse rubbed in to flatten it at the back so it doesn't stick up and make her look like she has had an electric shock.

I am shocked that you are so shocked... why is it such a bad thing to do?

I did tell you I was crap with hair... I don't know the rules... sad

sagacious Fri 24-Oct-08 15:50:40

dd had similar hair at that age, after wrestling with clips that wouldn't stay in and skimpy plaits I just left it, it will grow
She; now 4 and has dead straight nearly waist length hair with a fringe. Scrummy

Not sure why the outrage at hair products I didn't use them but ..


ilovetochat Fri 24-Oct-08 15:50:50

my dd also suffers from a comb over blush, i use hair slides as far back as i can as if she can't feel them she leaves them in or i put a bobble in the top and she looks like a pineapple blush
would never use mousse though shock

sagacious Fri 24-Oct-08 15:51:48

Please don't do the hairband thing though... that I would get outraged about grin

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:52:08

Right will someone please tell me what is so wrong wuith mousse!!?

OneRainyDay Fri 24-Oct-08 15:52:27

Mine have wild wavy curls, DD has such thin hair at the front she looks like she's receding.

I have never had any urge to style their hair. Just leave it alone.

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:52:58

Sagacious - now I WAS joking about that grin

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:54:44

Well, wild wavy curls does sound nice ORD... but I promise you... dd2's is not wild in a pre-raphaelite way. More in a static nightmare way!

But I will leave it alone...I promise. I consider myself well and truly told off... wink

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