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Daughter Hates To Brush Her Hair


Looking for suggestions on how to get my daughter to look after her hair. She is 11 and starts middle school this year. She has long hair and refuses to get anymore then an inch cut off it. Her hair is super thick and it matts and tangles so easy. My mom thinks I chould just take her to the hairdresser and have it chopped off short but if I did she would hate me, what can I do to make it less of a fight and get her to keep her hair brushed out.... help!
Aug 06, 2015 @ 08:04 am

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How about a visit to the hairdresser for a consultation first. Just tell her that she doesn't have to cut her hair during this first visit, but that she can have a look at magazines for inspiration and if she sees a hairstyle she really likes, the hairdresser can give her advice on how to achieve the look.

Once you get to the salon, have the hairdresser take charge in addressing your daughter's hair and give her suggestions for the cut. The important thing here is to take a step back and let the professional deal with the situation and give your daughter ownership over the appointment. You'll be surprised how her behavior will change and how much more likely she'll agree to book a haircut appointment. They could even discuss the right products for her hair and she can jot down the types on a notepad. After your consultation, you can go to the drugstore together and get a few to test them out.

Once you get through this step and she gets her hair cut, have the hairdresser automatically book her next trim. You can let her pick out a little appointment book at the dollar store if the salon doesn't offer one (or even if it does), and have her keep track of it herself. You want to get her into the habit of making taking care of herself a personal endeavor and in order to do this, she has to have ownership of the situation and has to want to do it for herself, not because someone told her she has to.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

Aug 06, 2015 @ 10:48 am

Thank you

That is really good advice, I will give this a try and keep my fingers crossed... every since she was small it has always been a fight in the morning to get her to do her hair... it is mentally draining!
Aug 06, 2015 @ 10:57 am

Your welcome!

I can understand how you feel, especially when you've tried so many things and nothing is working. I hope you'll be able to comment on how the experience went, if you decide to go ahead with this. :)
Aug 06, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

My holy grail brush

I have fine straight hair, however, just walking tangles my hair and getting it wet makes it a nightmare to brush. That was until I was introduced to the Tangle Teezer. This is my lifesaver brush!!! You can use it on wet or dry hair. It doesn't tug and gets the knots out quick and painless. I swear by it, and have recommended to it a lot of people. Once they seen mine, they went out an bought one for themselves. I bought mine in England, but I have seen them in Sephora. I have seen similar (different names) at Winners and Marshalls. Not sure how those work. But trust me, the price is well worth it compared to the frustration you and your daughter are going through. I bought mine in 2012 and it is still in great shape! I normally do not boast of products like this, but they is one thing I think everyone needs in their life!
Aug 06, 2015 @ 12:57 pm


I will look into that.. At this point f it worked i would pay 1000 lol
Aug 06, 2015 @ 06:15 pm

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