Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday: Bad Hair Day

What part of Ashlea's body do you think is most affected by her disabilities?  Her legs?  Her arms?  Her eyes?  No, no no.  Wrong on all counts.  It is her HAIR.

Does anyone elses kid have "hair issues"?  Ashlea wakes up with a birds nest stuck on her head EVERY morning.  Doesn't matter if you washed, conditioned, detangled it the night before.  Every morning she wakes up looking like this...


And this picture doesn't even show the worst of it at the back!

We usually manage it by forcing it into pigtails, but feel free to leave any other hair management tips you can think of!!

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15 comments:

CristyLynn said...

Oh my, poor thing! I hope she has a tough scalp! Have you tried any kinds of detangling sprays in the mornings? I don't have any specific recommendations, but I've heard some of my friends talk about a product that they get at Target to use in the mornings that helps get rid of tangles more easily. Sorry I can't be more helpful! She still looks adorable, though! :)

Molly said...

What about cutting it a bit shorter with very strong layers? That works for me, Ihave very tangly hair myself, on top of that i have to sleep with a ponytail lol

Sarah said...

Ah bed head! Know that well.

No suggestions sorry as you are already doing all that I would have suggested.

Belinda said...

Love the pic! No other suggestions sorry!

Coley said...

I only have a boy so I wouldn't be any help in the hair dept! Mine looks about like that when I wake up some mornings. ;)

bluffska said...

Woah! How about a silk pillow slip, or 'silky'? Hudson used to get quite a rubbed scalp from sitting in his wheelchair and pushing hard against the headrest and it was recommended that we put a wee silky liner on his head rest- never but but it might help her hair

Tee said...

From experience of running summer camps, we tend to put our girls (espeacially the ones that sleep on bed boards) hair in plaits, or french braids before they go to sleep which usually does the trick :)

Mel Fraase said...

Oh, I totally understand the hair issues!! PM's hair can be a rat's nest in the morning, too! We use that spray detangler/conditioner for kids, it helps. In any case, still adorable!

ferfischer said...

Oh man - do I know what you're talking about! I have no idea what to do with Cici's hair. Right now we braid it so we can keep the back under control. I'm tempted to cut it short, but I think that would make it worse, and make her look like a boy. So frustrating. I hear you sister!

Sharon said...

Kayleigh is exactly the same. I brush her hair and five minutes later it is a tangled mess. With her it's because she constantly thrashes her head around.

Marie said...

What about putting her hair in pigtails at night and putting some kind of silky scarf around the pigtails. Would she wear the scarf?

Just Writing said...

Hhmm, I read somewhere about silk pillowcases or something like that.

SoCo mom said...

My daughter has this, and cries and won't comb her hair (she is 7). I settled for keeping it just below shoulder-length and using detangler in the morning. I brush her hair while watching a taped cartoon and it seems to help.

Good luck!

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

oooh I have found a solution as recently as this week! My little guy ( I know, boy with curls) would wake from every nap and each morning with the biggest matted knot on the back of his head. I spent a fortune on detanglers, tried leaving conditioner in his hair etc.

I found John Freida's DREAM CURLS ( at Walmart ) and spray it on wet hair...for some reason ( I dont know why it is working but I am not asking questions) when he has woke for three days now, his hair is silky and not a single knot!

Bizarre but awesome...maybe it will help your little cutie! About 6.00 a bottle.

Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Kayla used to always wake up with a bird's nest in the back of her hair too! We cut it shorter and that seemed to really help; only other thing I can think of is the detangling spray helped too.