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6 Apr 2012

My curly girl

People often comment on Ellies hair. And the older she becomes, the tighter those spiral twist. Unfortunately she had no muscle strength to brush her own hair and so the excruciating job is down to me. And there are tears every time. For 16 years she had cried every morning at hair brush time. I hate it even though I'm gentle and use detangling spray. The bonus is that her curls hold on to the fragrance of shampoo for days and I'm often hugging her and inhaling the scent.

Yesterday her hair was so shiny and extra curly, I couldn't resist taking these pictures.

After a good tug on the knots and scrunched up matting, it's easy to scoop up into a top bobble and after the tears gave been wiped, it's a treat to see those bouncy tendrils on top of her delicate neck - it's the most delicious thing.

21 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Have you tried a tangle teezer on her hair? I get horrid knots too and this one brush has made such a difference to combing my hair - much less painful! Less than £10 from boots.

jknapp00 said...

Try the Luxor Professional The Wet Brush Detangling Shower Brush Hair Brushes available at Amazon. I have heard great things about it.

Anonymous said...

short managable indepdent modern trendy style for a 16 yr old would help so she can be a young lady and not need to be crying and helped. Along with that the other products will enable rather than disable and will be fantastic for her when at college , staying with friends and so on too.Cant imagine having to have her mates Mums brush her hair at sleepovers etc at 16. Hopefully she will feel v grown up and prod of her new modern look and independence will assist the drying of the tears forever.

Ali said...

Her hair is gorgeous. I suspect my DD1's will go the same way as it's already quite tight ringlets at just 3 years old! We used to have tears with haircombing too until I discovered the magic combination of Tantrum detangle spray and a Tangle Teezer comb. It honestly works a treat - I spritz the detangle spray all over and even on dry hair I can then just glide the Tangle Teezer through her hair and it just slides through and takes out all the tangles without tugging and pulling. Definitely worth a go! The only place I've ever found the Tantrum spray is at Asda Home but you can also order it online.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kirsty...
Never had the problem of gorge curly girl hair, mine's fine boo hoo..However, the wonder of Liz Earle products, lovely and natural.. she has a new product for said hair, their botanist has been on qvc with the same hair..
Hope this helps Kirsty, qvc or her web site sell it..
Does anom actually read and digest your blog, if they did they would know Ellie only spends time with her Grand-parents when not at home or college..
love helen xx

♥ Paula ♥ said...

Hiya Kirsty.. As an owner of curly hair just like Belle's my mum also had trouble with brushing it when I was young, and tears were always involved.. Over the years I have learned never to brush my hair with a hairbrush ever, it's just way too painful heres some tips how I have coped..

A good layered cut will take any weight from the hair but keeps it long.

A good shampoo and conditioner, I have used treseme for dry hair and pantene dry and damaged hair.. Both leave my hair really soft.. Often shampoos which claim to leave the hair soft usually makes the hair like wire wool.. URGH!

Detangle when wet with a wide toothed comb.. You can also style it in to her pony tail then wrap it in the towel to dry..

Adding pantene for curls really controls the frizz and makes it easier to wash the next time..

I find that doing anything to my hair when wet just takes out all the problems.. Once my hair is dry I dont even move it from my bobble.. I take one out tidy up the straggly ends put another in.

Inhope this helps x

Di said...

Don't you dare cut that beautiful hair... Belles needs it at the moment, I'm sure!!!!!! I'm sure she feels it's all worth a few minutes of discomfort in the mornings and she's just beautiful beneath it! x x

Patricia Rodriguez said...

She's simply gorgeous! xoxo

susiesu said...

People with straight hair would kill for Belle's curls. They are beautiful - dont you dare cut her hair. Hopefully the hair products suggested will help with the tangles and tears. I see 'anon' is on the wrong track as usual!!!!! lol Susiesu xxx

Celeste said...

you should try this brush.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Wet-Rubberized-Detangle-Shower/dp/B000L596FE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333839000&sr=8-1

peppermint granberg went on and on about on the digi show. raving!

ksrw56@aol.com said...

This takes me back! I used to have waist length hair (not curly like your Princesses hair but fine and lots of it)and vividly recall my mother brushing it - ouch. She was always in a hurry and ALWAYS invariably started at the top and worked her way down. Dont have a clue what used to happen to it in bed but it was always full of 'tatts' as my mother called them (knots to you and I).Wish she had been as caring as you! Can we just pretend that Anonymous doesnt exist until the have the courage and decency to leave their name.
Hope you have a great Easter with loads of eggs. Love Sue R xxx

Bumblebee said...

Love Belles hair, and can't wait to see how she has it for the prom!

Nadinr said...

Leave that hair alone, too beautiful to cut!
I have a tangle teezer from QVC for my 11 yr olds waist length hair ( she is like Samson about her hair!)
My 1 st blog post on your wall, I love reading your blog, you are a very special lady with great talent, ( my name on CT is sausage :))

EmmGee said...

Wiry, curly hair is in our family! When my son was about 16 he decided that if he grew his curly hair it would pull the curls out. He then had ringlets to die for, so he decided that dredlocks were the answer! Now, 17 years later, and married, he still has the dreds! Though did get an undercut for the wedding last year! I used to comb his hair when he went to school, until I had to stand on the stairs to do it!! Then I stopped. Hope you find a solution.

Ruthie said...

Hi Kirsty

I don't know what shampoo/conditioning products you have tried on Ellie's hair but Paul Mitchell 'The Detangler' is good on very thick/curly hair.

It's not cheap but some salons do 'travel' size bottles you could buy as a trial.

Ruthie

Anonymous said...

I go with what Paula has said; except I don't think shampoo is quite so important as a really good conditioner and then use a wide toothed comb while her hair is still wet. Avon used to do a really good leave-in conditioner which I'd water down and spray on between washes. Another option would be to plait it on the nights you don't want to wash it - it would help keep it tidy(ish) overnight, and not so difficult to comb through. But always, always, the wide toothed comb working from the bottom up - a brush just made mine more fizzy. :-D Jude.x

Debo said...

I hope one of these solutions works - Ellie's hair is BEAUTIFUL! It would be criminal to chop it off!

My son had very tight curls and used to get through a tube of hair gel a week to tame it but when he went to Uni he shaved it all off to save money! He's still not grown it back since he finished last year :(
(oh, and he's got stunning eyelashes, too! It's SO unfair!!!)

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sarah said...

Hi Kirsty, dont bother combing it, just scrunch some regular conditioner into the uber frizzy bits in between washes, and tie it back up, that's all I do! I have broken combs in my hair before so I know how much it tugs!! hope that helps?

Anonymous said...

What? - now disabled people ought not even be allowed to have hair?
How do you come up with such utter, utter bigoted nonsense anon?
Nina B