Every now and then, a product comes along that changes the way you do something. It seems so simple, but in fact, it can make your life so much easier. Today my friends, I will share my hair combing secret to less crying….drum roll please….
I give you, “The Wet Hair Brush!”
I have two little girls, two little girls that cannot leave this house without their “hair did”. Ahem. Not their rule, but more of my rule.
The oldest has been blessed with a lot of very thick, long beautiful hair. Awesome right? Yeah, until it comes to bath time and brushing through that very thick, long beautiful hair. Before this awesome find, my little sweet cherub turned into a red eyed monster at hair brushing time. Not anymore!
Just look at all of this hair loveliness! (6 years old people) This photo was taken a week after we cut 6 inches off!
I stumbled upon the miracle brush at Bed Bath & Beyond while browsing. I must confess that we now own 5. FIVE. Of the same brush…it’s that good folks. We have one in every bathroom and also in swim and dance bags. I even bought one for my niece, because that’s just the kind of Aunt I am…My sister did admit that it made a huge difference in their nightly hair battle, mission accomplished.
Anyhoo, I don’t know what’s so special and different about this brush, I just know that it works, and I also use it on my long, thick hair and will never use anything else. (side note: my hair has less damage then ever after making the switch)
You can find the brush HERE. They even have all kinds of fun new colors and styles,
I may just need more!
The mini version, so cute!
So, word to the wise, if you have a long haired mini me as I do, spend the $9.00 and make your life a whole lot easier!
My Hair Washing Method
- First, I wash hair as soon as both monkeys get into the tub. I wash their hair with Sauve for kids, it’s cheap and does a great job; even on Mini Me’s hair.
- I rinse the shampoo, then immediately squeeze all of the water out of her hair and apply a good quality conditioner, twist it into a little bun and let her have her playtime in the bath. That way, the conditioner has ample time to “cook” if you will.
- After bath, I squeeze the water out of her hair with a towel, don’t “scrub” the hair with a towel, it’s damaging.
- Apply a leave in conditioner, then use your wet hair brush and do an initial brush through. (see above, 4th picture from the left. I also use the large paddle brush for this)
- Separate hair in sections and brush just that section until you have brushed all of the hair. Then put it all together.
- I always braid her hair for her to sleep on, that way it isn’t crazy in the morning.
I know all of this seems so basic, but I get asked ALL THE TIME how I manage her hair.
Another quick tip, I have a hair washing schedule. I only wash her hair every other day, it saves time and damage to her hair.
Happy hair doing!