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Tips to get hairstyle to last all day?? ♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29471 posts
16th Sep '13

So I have a 4yr old.. and she has beautiful blonde hair, and i LOVE to have fun doing it up, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make her hairstyles last all day when she goes to daycare. She alway comes home with her hair down or very messily tied back up into a half-assed bun by the carers because its fallen out, she doesnt nap at daycare or lie down to rest or anything, so its not because of that.
She is forever catching nits because of it! She has pretty thin hair, but its not like 'super thin' or anything. And the front of her hair is a b***h because it wants to be natural bangs but i hate bangs so i'm attempting to get them to grow out but they wont :evil:



Literally the ONLY hairstyle i have found to stay 'in' all day is piggytail braids(french braid for americans, regular braid for aussies lol) but it takes like 30 minutes to do that and I really dont have the time every morning :(



I've tried wetting it before doing the hairstyle, i've tried making sure it completely dry, I've tried every hairspray available on the shelves over here and nothing works. Its not like i'm doing super crazy hairstyles or anything, jut regular ponytails, piggytails, braids, 'half up/half down' etc



I neeeeed to find a solution, she starts school next Feb and her school is pretty strict about girls having neat hair and it can only be left down if its shoulder length or shorter and hers is longer than that(and i will not cut it - not an option).



Not sure if it'll help to post a couple pic of her hair.. but i figured it cant hurt lol
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This is the only hairstyle that stays in, its super messy by the time she gets home but still 'in' (sorry its the only picture i could find on my phone haha)
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Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
16th Sep '13

Why not just put it in a ponytail? I would be more concerned about the nits. When she is older she won't be going so crazy each day that her hair will fall out. Right now she is rolling around or laying down durin the day at preschool.



Get a spray bottle and put water and either a few drops of lavender oil or a few drops of rosemary oil in with water. Spray her hair with that. It kept the nits off me when I was in primary school, and they smell nice.

♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29471 posts
16th Sep '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" Why not just put it in a ponytail? I would be more concerned about the nits. When she is older she won't ... [snip!] ... oil in with water. Spray her hair with that. It kept the nits off me when I was in primary school, and they smell nice."


It doesnt stay in with just a pony tail. It barely lasts the trip to daycare in just a ponytail no matter how tight i do it.



I have stuff i put in her hair for the nits and it works fine, but when her hair falls out nothing works lol. I've tried all the 'home remedies' and all the stuff off the shelve and the one i use works best for her so far, just not when he hair is constantly falling out. It used to be awesome, because her hair was short & thin and stayed in whatever 'style' i put it in, but since her hairs gotten thicker and longer it wont stay up

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 21162 posts
status 16th Sep '13

They make different ponytail holers for different hair, maybe the problem is the hair tie you're using isn't strong enough.
http://www.amazon.com/Scunci-No-Slip-Ponytail-Holders-Assorted/dp/B003EB8QRG/ref=sr_1_5?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1379333711&sr=1-5&keywords=no+slip+ponytail+holders
This is a version of what I use on my own hair (same kind and make, different brand, my hair is crazy ass thick) and trust me when I say these puppies stay IN. However they do pull slightly when you take them out, just a warning to be careful if you happen to try them.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
16th Sep '13

My g/f has the same problem with her oldest. Her hair is just too fine to do anything with. I'll even braid it for her, and those come out after long.
Fine hair doesn't really hold a style in general unless you use a lot of product.
That being said, my Heathen will always come home with messy hair from school. And she has very thick hair. I let it go, because she's just a kid being a kid.
But since you said she's catching nits, there has to be something that can be done...

♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29471 posts
16th Sep '13
Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:" They make different ponytail holers for different hair, maybe the problem is the hair tie you're using ... [snip!] ... puppies stay IN. However they do pull slightly when you take them out, just a warning to be careful if you happen to try them. "


they look like they would stay in, but the pulling when you take them out worries me. She is a massive drama queen when it comes to hair lol, the tiniest knot and she cries her eyes out :roll: but I will see if i can find something like that here. Thanks :) I never considered that it might be the hairties themselves!

♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29471 posts
16th Sep '13
Quoting Pirate Hooker {BAMW}:" My g/f has the same problem with her oldest. Her hair is just too fine to do anything with. I'll even ... [snip!] ... go, because she's just a kid being a kid. But since you said she's catching nits, there has to be something that can be done..."


yeah i dont mind the messy hair too much, i'd prefer if it wasnt always messy when i pick her up but its something i can live with. its just that shes catching nits because of it. And i am constantly having to leave work to pick her up because shes scratching again. Sometimes i feel like they think shes the one passing it onto everyone else but i treat her hair every time i wash it, and brush with a nit comb daily, so she doesnt GO to daycare with nits, i know that for sure.



i hate nits :evil:

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 21162 posts
status 16th Sep '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" they look like they would stay in, but the pulling when you take them out worries me. She is a massive ... [snip!] ... but I will see if i can find something like that here. Thanks :) I never considered that it might be the hairties themselves!"

It's not bad, if you try to be careful you'd probably not pull but since it's my own hair I just grit my teeth and take it down lol.

TTCbubbyNo3 TTC since Oct 2010; Japan 450 posts
16th Sep '13

So nits only go in hair that's down? :?

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22420 posts
16th Sep '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" yeah i dont mind the messy hair too much, i'd prefer if it wasnt always messy when i pick her up but ... [snip!] ... i wash it, and brush with a nit comb daily, so she doesnt GO to daycare with nits, i know that for sure. i hate nits :evil:"


What are nits..? :oops: Are they little bugs?

TTCbubbyNo3 TTC since Oct 2010; Japan 450 posts
16th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" What are nits..? :oops: Are they little bugs? "</blockquote>




Headlice

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22420 posts
16th Sep '13
Quoting TTCbubbyNo3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" What are nits..? :oops: Are they little bugs? "</blockquote> Headlice"


Ahh. That sucks that she gets them so easily.

♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29471 posts
16th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TTCbubbyNo3:</b>" So nits only go in hair that's down? :?"</blockquote>




No but it's easier to catch them when your hair is down....

Tori Loutzenhiser 2 kids; Nebraska 236 posts
16th Sep '13

I've always had fine hair and it is hard to find things to work in it. If I ever want a hairstyle to stay looking nice all day I use mousse and gel before my hair dries then put in a lot of hairspray. There are also hair ties that have a rubber band on the outside of them to help them grip in hair. They help me at least.

~a girl and a boy~ 2 kids; ,, IA, United States 56764 posts
status 16th Sep '13

My hair is very fine. My hair would fall out within 30 minutes when my mom would do it. The only thing that finally worked is she would spray my hair with hair spray then use a blow dryer right after that to blow it and set it in. Although blow drying it right after spraying it with hair spray made my hair on the harder side it was the only thing that worked.