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photo in profile (eeek) - so hair advice please!

(36 Posts)
Stargazing Sat 09-Aug-08 15:10:18

okay, so you can see my hair and give me advice on what to do with it. That's me in the pink.

Following on from other thread - going out tonight, no time to wash or blowdry, hair is a birdsnest at present, bundled up into a bun. what can I do with it tonight to make the dirt & scuzz factor work for me.

Thanks loads!

bogie Sat 09-Aug-08 15:19:48

your profile isn't public so we cant see it

snotgrobler Sat 09-Aug-08 15:21:27

Can't see it

watsthestory Sat 09-Aug-08 15:21:56

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Stargazing Sat 09-Aug-08 15:24:09

hmm. Does it work now?

watsthestory - no time. home alone with the babies.

watsthestory Sat 09-Aug-08 15:24:44

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MsDemeanor Sat 09-Aug-08 15:25:24

Surely if you can be on the PC you can straighten your hair?

snotgrobler Sat 09-Aug-08 15:27:16

Why does having babies mean you cannot wash and dry your hair. Make sure they are in a secure space and then get on with it. hmm

llareggub Sat 09-Aug-08 15:29:26

Depends on how helpful your children are. My DS is 22 months and likes nothing better than plugging and unplugging electrical items, which makes hair-drying a challenge.

kerryk Sat 09-Aug-08 15:31:14

i would have to find a way to keep them safe and get a shower. cant imagine going out with unwashed hair.

flowerybeanbag Sat 09-Aug-08 15:32:01

Don't your children have a nap stargazing? If I'm going out I do all that when DS is asleep in the afternoon.

frumpygrumpy Sat 09-Aug-08 15:34:53

I'd wash it. I love clean hair, sleek, shiny and light.

But if you really can't..........its beautifully long.........I'd loosely french plait it. Plaits are very in the moment.

Stargazing Sat 09-Aug-08 15:42:25


Not that I understand why I have to justify myself, MsDemeanor, but I have 'time' to be on the PC because I am bfing my baby and typing one-handed.

Older dc is sleeping at mo but due to wake up any second. By which time baby will be asleep.

Yes, ideally they would sleep at same time and give me some 'me time' but that doesn't happen.

I don't have straighteners and I will not leave them unattended while I mince around in the shower.

Thanks frumpy. I'll try a french plait. Never done it before, is it difficult?

traceybath Sat 09-Aug-08 15:45:51

you've got lovely hair!

how about a lowish ponytail with hair side parted - you could take a bit of hair from underneath and wrap around the hair band for a very sleek look.

have fun!

watsthestory Sat 09-Aug-08 15:46:49

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mosschops30 Sat 09-Aug-08 15:47:04

im sorry but i dont understand why having two babies stops you from washing your hair either.
Just make sure theyre safe, even if theyre both awake, even keep them in the bathroom with you with some toys on the floor (i used to with ds).
Then sit them in the bedroom with you whilst you dry it, hey presto

Stargazing Sat 09-Aug-08 15:48:07

watsthestory, I'm in the pink

MsDemeanor Sat 09-Aug-08 15:50:07

Blimey, that's a bit snappy! YOu mentioned straightening on the other thread, hence my obviously weirdo assumption that you had straighteners. And I thought that if you could go on teh PC you could use them with the baby next to you. But whatever.

Caz10 Sat 09-Aug-08 15:51:00

Your hair looks lovely, and speaking as someone who doesn't always get hers washed even with one dd i understand!!!

(just jealous you're going out!)

like traceybath's idea

or high, loose ponytail, sorted of "piled up" with bits coming down?

snotgrobler Sat 09-Aug-08 15:51:46

MsDemeanour I don't think op got the reaction she was hoping for wink

Stargazing Sat 09-Aug-08 15:52:07

sorry MsDemeanor.

whatdayisit Sat 09-Aug-08 15:52:38

Wash your hair in the sink if you have to. How does a single parent ever get a wash?

My Dh worked 12-13 hours a day when mine were small I still had a shower every morning. hmm put baby in bounchy chair or similar either in or just outside bathroom and be quick. Surely only takes 5 mins to wash hair?

Sorry, but I'd be really miserable going out with unwashed hair.

allgonebellyup Sat 09-Aug-08 15:53:12

uh-oh.. fight breaking out..

Sparkletastic Sat 09-Aug-08 15:53:19

You have fab hair.
If it is a tad greasy shake some talc in - leave for a while then brush out. Can dull it a bit but mucho easier to style as it has more 'grip' IYSWIM. Could do a bit of a back-combed bee-hive fringe and low pony-tail stylee maybe? Don't go to Ms Winehouse's extreme though grin

cocolepew Sat 09-Aug-08 15:53:41

What about a high ponytail? You're very pretty envy

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