Amazing isn't it!
I have heard people say that if you leave your hair unwashed for long enough it "normalises" itself. I was a little skeptical but I can speak from experience now. There is absolutely no smell, no oiliness, just lovely soft yummy hair. Her scalp went a little bit flakey after a few weeks, but it just came right by itself and now her hair is gorgeous once again!
Tangles are, however, an issue. When one spends quite a bit of time on a bean bag with a broken leg, the inevitable rubbing on the back of the head rapidly creates "bird's nests". Without the option of washing and conditioning the tangles out they build up very quickly.
Here is an example of our daily before and after, but do read on...
Our little girl has issues with us brushing her hair at the best of times, but add a bunch of extra tangles and it escalates into a nightmare. How do you keep on top of it and keep your sanity? I was beginning to think a drastic hair cut might be the answer, but I really didn't want to lose her lovely hair.
So here is the answer. Detangling spray. We have been using this one since her accident.
Spray it in. Brush out the tangles.
It really works.
Our favourite tangle free styles for when you cannot wash your hair (with a cast on) are:
- French braids
- Regular braids
- Pigtails/bunches on each side.
So there you have it.
If you are ever tempted to not bother washing your toddler's hair it will not be the end of the world. Here is living proof that you can have beautiful clean unwashed hair!