Tryin to wash hair

Alisha - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Ok I have 2 daughters and they hate me washing their hair. They are 3 and almost 2 and the fight every 2 nights is so overwhelming to All of us. My 3 yrs old has hair down to her butt so its a big challange. Any tips on how i could make it fun or more enjoyable would be great advice.



Thank you so much

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Luzenia - posted on 08/20/2009

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i have boys but when i was little my mom used to give me a wash cloth to hold over my eyes that helped me and i had really long hair too

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Kelly - posted on 08/24/2009

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Oh my gosh I know its off topic, but I had never heard those things about Johnsons products! I will never buy them as a baby gift again...LOL that'll teach 'em! That is really bad though. Thanks for the info ladies!

Belinda - posted on 08/24/2009

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my dauther is 9 and has the hair down to her butt she hates the washing and the brushing, I just get it done as fast as I can and the wash cloth over the eyes helps, sometimes we use 2 or 3 , we wash in the shower and I stand in there with her, works better that way. I tried standing outside the door but I got wet anyway

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I have to agree with Julie about the "no tear" shampoo. The way I heard it, the ingredients actually block the tear ducts so they can't cry, not that it doesn't hurt their eyes. My kids, 4 and 2 1/2, hold a washcloth over their eyes and I use a big bucket to get as much out in a couple of dumps. They used to complain, but not anymore. Hope that helps, and good luck!

Jane - posted on 08/22/2009

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argh do i feel your pain. our 2 yr old will not let me near her curly top head of hair. even at the beach w/tons of sand in it. i think it's just a stage where they hate it or it's one of the few things they have control over. i tried letting her dump bowls of water on my head in the shower but that didn't help. she still hates it. i even bought a visor from One Step Ahead. it works in keeping the water out of her eyes and face but she still cries thru the whole thing.

Julie - posted on 08/21/2009

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YIKES!!! Don't be FOOLED by the baby shampoos that are "NO TEARS" They are 'no tears' because they have novacaine in them!!! SERIOUSLY - READ THE LABEL!!!



In other words, the harsh detergent is getting in their thin eye tissues.. they just can't feel it as it numbs their eyes to the pain!



When at college, our Home Ec class did an experiment on the shampoos that were hearshest on hair downto the gentlenest... Prell and Johnson's baby shampoo were the very top of the list for being chemically harsh on hair! Use other shampoos and sparingly for nice healthy hair

Julie - posted on 08/21/2009

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Le the girls shower as the hair can be washed with it streaming down their backs and it is much easier to comb out wet. Let them wash one another's ....lined up and then rotate the girls the net shower so they all get even turns. Use a real light amount of conditioner that you leave on... why wash it down the drain?

Trisha - posted on 08/21/2009

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Our shower head is the hand held type with a hose. That was very useful in rinsing my daughters' hair. (They both had long hair before they donated over 10" to Locks of Love.) Also, I would have them 'look up high' and use my hand to push the water and soap back away from their faces. I hope that helps.

Vicki - posted on 08/21/2009

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We ended up sticking things to the ceiling above the bath - pictures of anything our son is interested in and changing them every so often. We get him to look up and count how many trains, or stars etc. This works great, especially considering he used to lose the plot every time we suggested he get his hair washed. The other thing that worked was my husband taking him in the shower with him and they take turns putting their heads under the shower rose - a great game as far as he's concerned. Hope that helps!

Ronke - posted on 08/21/2009

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get an eye protector and get them involved by telling them to join in washing it

Arwen - posted on 08/20/2009

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I just dump the water over my daughter's head. She refuses to lean back and make it easier. At least my way is quick! She's still on Johnson and Johnson's, though, so soap isn't an issue. A friend of mine is almost raising her baby sister, 3 years old now, and she has to do the same thing.

Tina - posted on 08/20/2009

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I was going to try the washrag trick, too. Also, can they count to 10? It may take them a little longer since they're little. Tell them to count to 10 and see if they can beat you rinsing their hair out.

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my daughter hated having her washed, but we went to visit friends and they gave a great idea, get them to look up in the sky and look for aeroplanes, or fairies, or something they like, get them to count, tell you colours all sorts, it does help, it helps get the hair washed, learn colours, numbers etc, hairwashing is fun now, also she like to do a bit herself, making her think she is a big grown up girl

Ashley - posted on 08/20/2009

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there are these bath visors now you can get them in fun colors and the child holds it over their eyes so they don't get the soap in them. you can get them at target and maybe other places but i've only seen them at target. you can probably get them online too

Sara - posted on 08/20/2009

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My son's father is able to wash my son's hair without an issue. His technique is to let my son wash HIS hair. I, being far less willing to be blinded by soap and water.. Just use a dripping wet washcloth to rinse out the soap.

I'm trying to teach him to make a "visor" out of his hands over his eyes/nose. I also use one of those hair rinsing cups that has the flexible rubber front bit that you press down over the kid's head to keep the water from running into their eyes.

It's slow progress.

Alisha - posted on 08/20/2009

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thank you. . i was just thinking of that cuz i did the same thing. . i will try it tonight and see. . . thank you so much

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