my 2yr old lil girl hates havin her hair brushed

Soniasbb - posted on 05/05/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my 2yr old little girl hates having her hair brushed i have no problem washing it its just a big fight to brush it any tips that might help

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Amy - posted on 05/05/2009

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If she won't let you take care of it, do what my Mom did to me- we were on a long drive and she made Dad pull over at the next barber shop and had him cut it all off. Just snipped off the ponytails, then evened it out. I had 2 inch long hair for a couple years, and when I was willing to take care of it I grew it out.

Brutal, but practical. She is using it as a source of power over you, so remove the issue.

Valerie - posted on 05/05/2009

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Make sure you use no tangles or conditioner so it is easy to brush , teach her to brush it and ask if you can brush the back for her then hold a mirrow so she can see how pretty it looks. If possible get dad to brag on how pretty it is all brushed.

You can try playing beauty shop!

You may try brading it that way you don't have to brush it everyday.

Soniasbb - posted on 05/05/2009

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she trys to do it herself but it ends up looking more of a mess lol gabbie is the same clips bobbles hairbands iv got no chance of getting them in her hair but she loves trying to style mine and her sisters hair hopefully she will come round i hope thanks for your reply.

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Hayley - posted on 05/04/2014

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We are facing this again with my 3yo, she was terrible for a while at 2 so we gave her a pixie cut but she doesn't want her hair cut so we are at a loss for what to do...

Gillian Kaye - posted on 07/24/2011

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try L'Oreal Elvive anti frizz conditioner, once youve used this you should have very little effort if any brushing at all.

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My daughter has long hair, down her back, and I used to try ponytails and braids to control it, but they made it worse in the long run, because the hair would mat up around the ponytail holders. (by the way, I use those fuzzy ones, not regular hair ties) Now I just let it hang down the back, and pull it out of her face on top. Sometimes I use detangling spray but I really don't need it when I leave it down.

Tisa - posted on 05/05/2009

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I honestly think kids this young have very tender scalps in some cases. My daughter HATES having her hair brushed. The only solution we could come to that made things easy for everyone is she wears her hair cut in a chin-length bob, we use detangling spray after her bath, and she gets to brush it herself. She does a good job (since it's so easy to do), she's happy, and we don't have to deal with it. :o)

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TRy to have her choose her own brush at the store... Princess kind of thing or whatever she might be into and cut some of her hair off. A bob is easy to maintain and much quicker!

Emily - posted on 05/05/2009

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omg not to put a damper on this but my daughters 9 and still have a problem with that!! just hayes her hair being brushed, not that many knots and doesnt wana cut it!

Courtney - posted on 05/05/2009

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I agree with Amy, befor it becomes a power struggle cut it off. Maybe no all the way, but shorter is much easier to manage. My daughter never liked her hair brushed and still at 11 wears it short. Some kids are just not into the hair game. my other daughter loves her hair brushed and always has. different strokes for different folks.

Stephanie - posted on 05/05/2009

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My daughter too! A few tricks that worked for me: Brush it in the tub while the conditioner is still in, turn on the tv to her favorite show while brushing, sing to her while brushing, have daddy hold her hand, let her pick out her "prettys" (hair things/bows/etc), those all work for me. Good luck.

Nicole - posted on 05/05/2009

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My daughter is the same...most of the time the only way it gets brushed is if I let her to it herself since shes a "big girl" lol. Same with buckles or anything she wont keep anything in her hair. I guess that is just the way some little girls are lol, mine is 3 now and starting to come around more to looking in the mirror and wanting to look pretty. Best of luck to you!

Soniasbb - posted on 05/05/2009

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i use conditioner and iv tryed the detangaling spray i find the conditinoner more useful as it softens her hair and there arnt many tugs i dont really have a problem washin or putting detangeler on its the brushing thank you for your advice.

Jaclyn - posted on 05/05/2009

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If its because she thinks it hurts you can try using some conditioner/ detangler and tell her it is special stuff to make it not hurt.

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