My Lucy has great hair. Anyone who knows me knows that big hair is a huge (alas, unattainable, despite many hair products) dream of mine, and I'm so happy for Lucy that she has such beautiful hair!
But let's get down to the nitty gritty. It's HARD to detangle and take care of! It wasn't at first, but I'm at the point where I need help! Tonight, we detangled and she cried pitifully and then angrily and I cried desperately and then chopped off some tangled curls. It's true. I have no idea how it will look when it dries.
I'll tell you what I do now and PLEASE give suggestions... methods, products, tranquilizers. I'll take all advice under consideration. If you don't want to comment it here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okay, we wash and detangle once a week. I spray down her hair, put her in a bumbo, put a snack on the tray, toys within reach, and Dora on TV. I'm really trying to keep her happy! Then I spray down her hair and put in TONS of conditioner. I start working through it with my hands, finger detangling. Usually when that's done, I go through it with a comb (this illicits many tears). This takes a half-hour or so. Then we take a bath. Where there are many more tears. This girl can't STAND water in her face. She screams like I'm abusing her when I lean her back on a little foam wedge to rinse her hair (and I'm careful to have very shallow water (not near her face) AND to rinse it away from her face so she doesn't get wet). Just the act of reclining in the tub is treason and when she's that upset, I'm upset, too! (So bath-time tips are appreciated as well).
During the week, I just use one a Just for Me (Walmart) hair conditioning lotion and spray conditioner, I kind of alternate. But her hair felt really dry today, so I'm totally open for product suggestions, too.
It seems like a little thing, but it's SO hard to gear up to actually work on her hair because I know it hurts her and I hate that! Poor thing--she's too young to be paying the price for her rockin' hair! Thanks for listening and for ADVICE!