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Over the years we have tried many different approaches to hair washing. The flannel-over-the-eyes with a jug of water poured gently over the hair, the "look up at the ceiling" with a jug of water poured gently over the hair, the self-catered post scrub dunk, and, most recently, the 'lay back' where the child lies down throughout the
None of them has worked, although the Geege has had marginally more success than I have so it is now his job (I am devastated!).
Doo Dah is the worst hair washer known to Humankind. He gets suds in his eyes no matter which technique we try. He always freaks in the middle of the 'rinse' phase, moves and cops a whole jug of water and suds in his eyes. He is beginning to rebel any time the words "hair wash night" are uttered by us.
Nugget USED to be the worst hair washer but admittedly, he has really improved with age. He is thriving with the lay back.
The Minx rarely lets us touch her hair (even though it looks like a Pantene commercial all the time) but she is quite partial to a hair wash. Provided you get all the suds out with one jug of water because she refuses to allow any further attempts. You don't question the Minx. If she says no, only the brave would cross her.
Dew Drop is improving with his tolerance but he has been known to over-shampoo and refuse to rinse. Ever seen a hair full of congealed shampoo?
See? Three out of four of our children are walking the streets with residual shampoo in their hair. We are failing the washing children's hair module of parenting. Can you help? What has worked for you and yours? Or is it just as disastrous at your place?