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My daughter needs her hair to be out of her face for school but the morning is so rushed - what's the quickest and easiest style I can do?
If you can spare a little time the night before, this will help to make the school run that little bit easier. Brush through any tangles before bed, and if it's a hair wash day, wash and dry their hair before they go to bed. Using a 2 in 1 shampoo can help to reduce the stressful process too by keeping hair washing time a minimum whilst also easing any tangles! A spin bun is a fun, yet easy style for a weekday. Simply hold your child's hair in a ponytail and ask them to twirl around to create a twist in the hair. Keep spinning until it creates a bun and simply secure with an additional bobby pin for a style which is neat, simple and tidy - it'll add a little fun to both your mornings!
My child moans when I try to brush their hair - how can I help to reduce tangles and knots?
Drying your child's hair after a wash is the best place to start - try to squeeze as much water from their hair as possible after washing, and try not to rub it with the towel as this can encourage tangles. A little conditioning spray can help so try to do this when combing through wet and through dry hair using a wide-tooth comb, always starting at the ends. If your child has longer hair it can be beneficial to plait it back or tie into a loose ponytail as they sleep.
My child has really curly hair which is often unruly - what is the best way to manage against frizz?
When blow drying your child's hair, begin using the hot setting, but finish on a cooler setting in order to set the style and help to keep any frizz at bay. Also make sure to keep their head upright whilst blow drying since this will ensure their hair falls, and dries, in its natural direction.
How can I help to reduce chlorine damage from the swimming pool?
Firstly, brush through their hair to remove any tangles before they jump in the pool. If they have to wear a swim cap, sprinkle a little talcum powder into the cap before you place on their head to reduce the cap pulling on their hair. Once they're out of the pool, be sure to use an after swim hair and body product and, if you have time, wash twice - the first time will help to remove any impurities and the second time will help to remove the strong smell of chlorine.
We have a family wedding coming up and I know I will be busy getting ready. How can my husband help get my daughter ready?
There are lots of simple styles that even dads can help with! If your daughter has static hair, before diving right in with a bucket of product, he can lightly spray a hairbrush with some low strength hairspray and brush through to tame any fly-aways. Plaits can be a little tricky so unless he sees himself as a secret hair wizard, try gathering two pieces of hair at the front, twisting them individually to the back of your child's head. Secure the twists with a couple of bobby pins (if you put them wobbly side down, they'll grip better). Spraying a clean toothbrush to deal with any tricky flyaways can also help. If you are feeling adventurous you can create some additional twists using the remainder of the hair, and remember - cute accessories can cover all manner of sins so don't be afraid to keep things simple and let a couple of nice clips or matching ribbons do the talking.
My child has cut their own fringe and now it's wonky - how can I make it look less of a hair disaster?
Almost a quarter of children experience a wonky fringe so you're not alone! If it's long enough you could simply try pinning it back, though the following trick might help to even it out. Using a triangular shaped piece of paper, comb the dry hair forward and fold it against the fringe, using it as a guide. Use a pair of scissors to cut up into the paper, to soften and even out the line a little. Always trim fringes when they are dry, wet hair will bounce up shorter once dry.
My child has come home from a party with bubble gum in their hair - help!
Firstly - don't panic! Take an ice pack (alternatively a packet of frozen peas or a frozen wine cooler will work just as well) and hold it against the hair to freeze the gum. Once solid, pick out as much as you can before carefully going in with the scissors. When you do decide to cut, begin by twisting the hair and then lightly chop into the hair in a downward direction rather than straight across so you are left with less of an obvious tuft.
My child hates going to the hairdressers - do you have any tips for encouraging them?
Try chatting to your children about their impending haircut in the days leading up to the event - treating a haircut as a grown-up treat can help to get children excited about the experience. It can be worthwhile to spend a few minutes in the salon with your child before their appointment - allowing them some time to watch other children in the salon chair can help them to feel more comfortable. A little snack often works wonders for keeping little ones still in the salon chair, and small rewards such as a lollipop or a play in the park on the way home can help to make their experience a positive one. If your child finds the salon environment particularly stressful it might be worthwhile looking into a mobile hairdresser, since your child is much more likely to feel at ease in familiar surroundings.
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