Moms of girls! Do you struggle with doing your girl’s hair every day? Do you have to chase your toddler/preschooler/school-age daughter around the house so that you can simply tie her hair in a presentable fashion before she leaves the house? This was a daily episode over here, x3. My middle child explains she has “golden locks” and that is why she is so sensitive to the brush (loathes having her hair done.) My oldest “just likes it this way” (aka in her eyes); and my youngest is like a whirling dervish, never to sit still for anything. Enter: THE HAIR CHAIR. For those of you lucky enough to have a home built in the 80’s with a built-in telephone desk (you know, the kind with room for a chair under it, and drawers for phone books?) I have the BEST solution.
I bought a rolling height-adjustable stool (moves up and down like in a salon). This allows even my youngest to sit high enough so I don’t have to crouch down.
Next, you will need a laptop, iPad or other entertainment device. This is critical. If you want 5 minutes of uninterrupted, non-complaining hair-do time, you must give your child permission to PLUG IN. We love the odd video, PBS Kids video game, or YouTube blind-bag unveiling (the commercialism honestly make me sick to my stomach, but I allow it for the really rough knot-combing sessions).
Finally, desk-organizer storage. Available at the Dollar Store or Walmart, buy an organizer or some baskets that are slim enough to be placed in the drawers.
I have three baskets in my drawer. 1. BOWS, BARETTES, and BOBBY PINS. 2. BRUSHES + COMBS. 3. ELASTICS.
Stock + label these. I go to Dollarama every couple of months to restock these. The key is having a large supply.
You’re all set! Do you struggle with doing your kids’ hair? What are some of your tried + true strategies? I’d love to hear!