Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hope For Hurting Hair

One of the items on Mommy's Christmas Break to-do list is "Find a hair care product that works for Bug's dry hair".

If you're wondering what she's talking about, take a look at this pic:

See that frizz in the back?  Yeah, that's what we're trying to control!

Back in October (when my hair was last cut) the hairstylist at Cool Cuts for Kids suggested that Mommy stop using baby shampoo on my hair.  She said those shampoos can have a slightly drying effect on toddler hair.

After posting a request for non-drying toddler shampoo recommendations on a popular discussion board for mommies,  Mommy and I headed out to Target to buy this guy:
After using this shampoo for a few days, Mommy noticed a slight improvement in the moisturizationess of my hair.  Unfortunately, as the days got shorter and the air got drier, that improvement pretty much disappeared.

So, Mommy quit shampooing my hair every day and started using Pantene conditioner along with the Suave Kids shampoo.  Once again, slight improvement...but no match for Mother Nature.

Mommy's next step in the fight against dry hair was to venture outside the cozy confines of that mommy discussion board she trusts so much.  Yup, she got brave enough to Google!  A search for "frizzy toddler hair" brought up several recommendations for

So we gave it a shot!  This stuff definitely provided a short-term balm to my hair woes, but once I took a nap, rode in my carseat, or sat in my highchair we were right back to square one.

Just when it looked like there was no hope left for my reddish mane, this guy entered the picture 
Mommy had been eyeing him in the corner of my bathtub for several weeks.  He actually belongs to Auntie, but he costs quite a bit more than Mommy was wanting to spend on a toddler hair care problem.  Auntie suggested that Mommy give him a try, though, and on Sunday morning Mommy finally took the plunge.  Take a look at the results:

Impressive, huh?!  And that's after several car rides and one long nap!

So, in summation, it would appear that the custom Katie-Bug-no-more-frizz equation is as follows

2 or 3 washes per week + Free & Gentle shampoo + Bed Head Self Absorbed conitioner = No More Frizz

Mommy is thankful that she can now cross one item off of her Christmas Break to-do list!


Kelly Chambers said...

Glad you found something that works! I use that conditioner too!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I'll keep an eye out for it.

We like Suave's kids' detangler. I started using it when my oldest was a toddler, and it was a LIFESAVER! My kids both still use it every morning before school (they shower the night before), and my stylist just complimented my 9 year old on how great her hair smells.

We call it "octopus juice" at our house because the bottle guessed octopus. :)

Melanie said...

That is a great tip! .. and what a CUTIE!!!!!