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When I was a little girl all I wanted to do was play with my Barbie’s hair. I would spend hours brushing, braiding, teasing, cutting, curling, and pinning her hair until it was perfect. As I got older I learned how to do my own hair and my dolls were left behind. But in the back of my mind I would think about how fun it would be to have a little girl with long blonde hair that I would make sure had a fabulous coif every day!
Now that I actually have a daughter with long blonde tresses, my dream of doing her hair has turned out to be more of a nightmare! Who knew kids have opinions! and feelings! and attitudes! I never had to experience any of these things with my Barbie! She just sat there nicely while I turned out hair-dos that would make a drag queen proud. But not Ella. She is always on the go and the idea of sitting still while mommy pulls her incredibly tangled hair is not something she wants to do on a daily basis.
When I tell her it is time to brush her hair, this is what I get:
And then she runs as fast as she can as I chase after her waving a brush around and wondering what happened to my dream.
Then out of the blue I found out about Goody’s TangleFix, a new style of brush which is specifically made for people with really tangly hair! The super-flexible bristles in three different lengths work with the hair to carefully brush out the knots. Even though I was skeptical, I had already gone through at least half a dozen brushes with little success, so I figured one more couldn’t hurt. So off I went to Walgreens where they are having a Buy One Get One Free sale (using the Walgreens balance reward card) on Goody brushes from now until 11/1/14 while supplies last. I ended up getting myself a new Goody QuikStyle paddle brush which has these cool microfiber bristles which wicks away the moisture from your hair so it dries faster! How cool is that?
The brush on the left is the “mommy” brush and the one on the right is the “daughter” brush. Ella was so excited to have “matching” brushes that she immediately sat down nicely and brushed her own hair!
And look! The Goody brush worked like a charm! We didn’t even use any detangling spray or other trick to get the knots out. Only the brush was used! I was so thrilled I tried my hand at actually doing a quick but cut hairstyle while Ella was being such a good girl! Want to see it?
I call it a braided half-up/half-down. I started by splitting her hair into her natural part, which is slightly off to one side. Then I took the front half on one side of her part and quickly braided it.
Next I did the same to the other side.
Then I brought the two braids together and tied them together with an elastic band. So easy and it is a pretty way to keep her hair out of her face.
After years of waiting for a daughter, finally getting one, and then fighting with her knotted hair, I have finally solved the tangly problem! Using the Goody TangleFix brush I can easily brush Ella’s hair and because it no longer hurts, she is much more willing to sit while I enjoy recreating the styles I used to do on my dolls so many years ago.
Now I can’t wait till it’s time to teach her how to do her make-up! Ha!