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do GIRLS at your school haev to have hteir hari tied back?

30 replies

CODalmighty · 08/03/2007 15:43

to sotp nits
iwas at school just now and theres hari everywhere

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Ceolas · 08/03/2007 15:44

They don't have to. But they always do.

amynnixmum · 08/03/2007 15:45

They're supposed to but they don't all do it and 1/2 the time the ones that do take it out anyway. I put dd's hair in french plaits every day but she still ends up getting nits.

CODalmighty · 08/03/2007 15:46


so not harder ofr nits to hop?

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TeeCee · 08/03/2007 15:47

Yes, it's de ruuuule!

Blardy PITA as DD hates hhaving her hair brushed and tied up and she always comes out looking like she's had a 15 hour sleep under 5 duvets AND been dragged through a hedge backwards!

Her bunches are wonkey today as well! One is very large and one is quite small. LOL! Poor girl!

wotzsaname · 08/03/2007 15:48

They're supposed to. But some of the boys have longer hair and don't.

amynnixmum · 08/03/2007 15:48

If you mean harder when the hair is plaited you'd have thought so wouldn't you. I spray it with hairspray as well but we've had a constant problem since november and its driving me mad.

Ceolas · 08/03/2007 15:48

I dread the day they bring home nits.

scotlou · 08/03/2007 15:48

I remember reading a newspaper article a while back that said it was actually easier for nits to attach themselves to hair taht is tied back than left loose!

Whizzz · 08/03/2007 15:49

nope, never seen anything written down.
Some do & some don't

TeeCee · 08/03/2007 15:50

Nits are shite, BUT there is something gross yes satisfyingly fab about combing out the dead little mother 'uckers!

CAMdenPalace1981 · 08/03/2007 15:56

yes very strict rule in our school

Mercy · 08/03/2007 16:02

No - I've never heard of such a rule tbh (except at secondary school but that was for PE and Science)

Is there a nits epidemic or something? I don't remember this problem when I was at school

Freckle · 08/03/2007 16:03

Yes. Boys too if hair is long enough. DS2 has long hair and is constantly being told to tie it back - which is a bit pointless as it is layered (where it's growing out of its short cut) and so, when you tie it back, the upper layers just flop over his face.

Not sure the rule is there because of nits though.

TinyGang · 08/03/2007 16:09

My girls hair is always tied back and tea-tree sprayed before school every day. Ds gets blasted with tea tree spay too.

Tying hair up isn't a school rule but I think it must help. Also keeps little dd's air out of her way and out of anything sticky.

Lots of girls have their hair left long and loose. Looks nice (mine want theirs left down, and whinge a bit about it) but I think tied back is best for school. No nits yet - that's probably just luck - but I'm always combing and peering and spraying them just in case.

Ceolas · 08/03/2007 16:33

tea-tree sprayed?

Tortington · 08/03/2007 16:35

my dd has pigtails - its a fashion thing apparently. its not a rule. but i think it should be.

although girls put their heas together a lot reading stuff and giggling

stleger · 08/03/2007 16:43

I saw that too scotlou, they kind of snuggle into plaits.

TinyGang · 08/03/2007 16:43

I buy a tea tree and lavender headlice repellent spray and it seems to be working.

So far anyway. I bet we'll still get caught one of these days, but I've been squirting them with it for about 4/5 yrs now when they go to school/pre-school/parties.

kslatts · 08/03/2007 16:43

They have to have hair tied up on days when they do PE, but not on other days.

Hulababy · 08/03/2007 16:45

At DD's school, all girls with long hair have to have their hair tied back or in a headband (not Alicre badn style) and all bobbles slides, etc. have to be in school colours.

batters · 08/03/2007 16:49

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JonesTheSteam · 08/03/2007 16:50

No rule at ours

handlemecarefully · 08/03/2007 16:52

No rule at ours either...

and tbh I rarely put her hair in bunches - she claims it gives her a headache

TinyGang · 08/03/2007 16:55

My mum use to put my hair in bunches so tight I looked like a scraped carrot and made my eyes go up at the sides.

Headache - yes! But by god they stayed in

lucykate · 08/03/2007 16:57

no, dd's hair was actually more riddled with nits when its tied back, than loose. her hair is very fine and slippy, but when its tied up, they can actually get a grip better iyswim

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