We have a big problem every single day. It only lasts a few minutes but it involves grappling with a ferocious caged animal, chasing it round the room and potentially suffering scratches. God knows what the neighbours think... I am of course talking about brushing hair.
My beautiful little girl has curly hair. We have no idea where this has come from but it is pretty much un-tameable. To give you an idea this is how it looks in the morning:
That image says it all. Imagine running a brush through it... The only way it an be brushed is by wetting it, dry brushing just creates a mad afro. Once wet combed (cue severe tears and screaming) it has to be left to air dry as a hair dryer creates a bouffant effect straight out of 1983.
Enter the Tangle Teezer. I was recommended this comb by a friend and essentially it looks like something you would groom a horse with. Multiple short, stubby teeth set over an ergonomic plastic pad which sits nicely in the palm of your hand. It is designed to be used with wet hair to glide through knots without snagging or pulling at the hair. Little E chose a pink one (surprise,surprise) but it comes in multiple colours and a variety of designs. This one is the classic brush and retails at around £10.
So, how did it go down. Well it has not solved the problem entirely as unless the hair is completely soaked, and preferably just shampooed, it still tugs a fair but due to the copious knots and tangles which mysteriously appear overnight. Slightly damping her hair is not enough to get it to run smoothly through the hair. It certainly works better than a normal brush and I will definitely be sticking with it as the best option for this unruly mane of strawberry blonde hair.
Here is a picture of how it looked this morning after dampening with water and a brush with the Tangle Teezer, a great improvement (if still a little mad!):
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.