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Straightening Brush for DD

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youvegottobekidding Fri 10-Mar-17 10:28:26

DD, 12yrs, has long, very thick, slightly wavy, course hair. She wears it in a very tight low pony tail nearly every day. She usually wets the top/roots area so it looks 'neat', she's been wearing it like this since y3!

I keep telling her she needs to give her hair a rest from the tight pony tail, but she has some sort of issue with her hair , she doesn't like the texture of it, looking 'messy'. She has gorgeous thick hair! Anyway, it has only just been very recently that she actually went to school with it down/loose! I have straightened it once before for her on a weekend and it looked amazing and I think even she was impressed on how it looked!

I was thinking of getting her one of those straightening brushes, something she would find fairly easy and quick to use, just now and then. Just wondered if anyone would have any recommendations?

AFierceBadRabbit Fri 10-Mar-17 11:39:50

I started a thread last sunday about my new asavea one (£35, Amazon).
Here is the link

Also another way to perhaps encourage her to stop pulling it into a tight ponytail might be to tell her that wearing it like this can snap and damage hair.

The brush is so simple to use and so fast! Especially compared to irons and blowdrying. Do read my thread though as I really want people to know that you DO NOT use the straightening brush like a real brush - the girls doing reviews on youtube are not using it correctly, you have to do in small sections like when you iron.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 10-Mar-17 12:31:12

I'd also let her know that pulling her hair back really tightly can cause hairloss at the front.

youvegottobekidding Fri 10-Mar-17 14:04:14

I've repeatedly told her that it's not good for her hair to keep tying it back, I cringe when I see her tying it back then do the pull, where she grabs the ponytail in two to tighten it, I tell her, her hair will thin at the top & cause breakage where the band is. I tell her that she may not care or listen to me now, but in a couple of years time, she'll wish she had.

I'm not sure why she doesn't like wearing her hair down, or even in a higher, not so tight ponytail, she doesn't even like any topnots, buns, or any other style. Of course it's up to her, it's her hair & she wears it how she feels comfortable, I'm not going to dictate to her, but I do worry that she'll ruin her hair, she has after all been wearing it like this for quite a few years now! Its like when she's at home, she'll still have it a tight tied back low ponytail. She hasn't changed her hairstyle on the past 5 years of school photos! Anyway, I'll have a look at that thread, thank you.

AFierceBadRabbit Fri 10-Mar-17 14:19:17

I know a young girl like this - and always wondered why, when she had such long lovely hair she always scraped it tightly back into a high ponytail, flattening the top and sides to the point where she almost looks bald.

I did discover that she doesn't like her forehead/hairline. So whilst she loved having long hair she didn't think she suited it loose. She did, but there was no convincing her, sadly.
Very occasionally she wears it down or posts a pic online of it loose and she looks lovely.

I remember having these odd little insecurities when at school. And no, there's no telling us when we're convinced, we don't seem to care about consequences!

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