Toddler Hair Envy

Thanks Becky over at cuddle fairy  for inspiring me to crack on with this post that’s been burning a hole in my blog-pocket. Her post taught me yesterday I need to invest in a  Tangle Tamer. Heres why…


  Now that, my friends, is 2 year old bed head with gusto. She never did struggle in the hair department, even from birth, and it’s gone on to be one of her most striking features. But, it would only be right to show you the amazing along with the horror….This is her, just turned three. She does bridal hair pretty well, no need to tong! Age 2.   hair     So, as a mum of two girls I’ve had to learn to plait, braid, de tangle, pretty damn fast. Thankfully we have negotiated her out of the ‘wanting it down’ phase and managed to convince her plaits are all the rage (thanks to Elsa). Turns out fishtails are really easy to do! French plaits, not so much. this was my first successful,attempt It lasted long enough for me to take a quick picture, before she pulled it out. Sigh. My first lesson was if its in, don’t think you can redo it better.

If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a good old pony tail.

  Bath times have always involved lots of washing, conditioning, combing. Followed by de-tangling, combing, drying, and plaiting before bed to avoid picture #1 mornings. We have tried to stop washing every day as its mostly out of the way these days and doesn’t get too messy. But age 1, when it was a curly mop, it would act like a magnet to paint, mud, food, grass….. Products I’d recommend include the Denby kids hairbrush, Schwarzkopf Supersoft kids  shampoo & conditioner, L’Oreal Kids very berry strawberry conditioner.

In all honesty, it’s such a faff I’d like to give it a good chop, but she’s having none of it. She actually thinks she is Rapunzel, thanks to all the fuss that’s made of her hair everywhere we go. So, the odd trim it is for now. To be honest, I’d die for those sun kissed natural beachy curls! So who can blame her?!

x MMT

A Cornish Mum
Mami 2 Five
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29 thoughts on “Toddler Hair Envy

  1. Picking Up Toys Reply

    Glad it’s not just me who’s jealous of their little girl’s hair!I couldn’t live without a tangle teezer now!I try allsorts out but she always pulls it all out too lol x #picknmix

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      I definitely need to invest in one! Thanks for reading and commenting x MMT

  2. awesomeausterity Reply

    Ah we are also big fans of the tangle tamer. My eldest has never had a haircut – she and her hippy father are refusing even a trim of her waist length hair…..it drives me crazy! #picknmix

  3. acornishmum Reply

    She has the most ridiculously beautiful hair! Absolutely gorgeous but eeek it looks fun to deal with in the mornings 😉 My hair was so curly as a child you couldn’t get a brush through it at all, thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  4. Beth Reply

    WOW! Her hair is so beautiful!!! xx

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      I know, but don’t tell her that, she’s getting quite the madam about it…and life in general AArgh! #threenager x MMT

  5. Babyfriend Reply

    I am another fan of the tangle teaser…I even use it on my horse who has an ultra long mane !
    I love your efforts at braiding. The fish tail looks manageable but I too struggle with the French plait.
    My own hair is long so I understand the problems, and I am also a night wriggler so sometimes in the morning can resemble your daughter in the first picture !
    I remember as a child I used to stand at the bottom of the stairs with my mum standing one step up, behind me so she could brush my, very fine (matted) waist length hair, and I whinged and whined at every brush stroke until I drove her over the edge.
    I still remember the day she marched me to the hairdressers for a ‘trim’ and saw all my long hair falling to the shop floor…..I was devastated, but it was my own fault.
    It grew back, but never as long or as thick as it was then. Its one of my very few regrets in life.
    I am glad you have managed to persuade Rapunzel to let you tie it back….makes life so much more bearable 🙂 x

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      Thanks for your lovely comments, I love that you use the brush for your horse! I can imagine the similarities 🙂 x MMT

  6. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) Reply

    Few months ago my son’s hair is lush and till his waist. We have to cut it because he said his classmates are teasing him that he is a girl. It hurts so much to get it cut but we have to because he is requesting! This post made me remember his long hair! #picknmix

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      Ah I bet he was such a cool dude! don’t worry, I’m sure when he is older and wiser he’ll grow it again. Thanks for reading xx

  7. nickykentisbeer Reply

    Lovely hair indeed! I feel your pain. I have a red head with similar hair and even the Tangle Teezer can’t cut it anymore. These little ladies balk at the mention of a hair cut don’t they. The are probably also fed up with us saying “it will grow quicker if you do”! #picknmix

    Nicky

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      Ha ha, I haven’t tried that one! I’m just going to try get a home hairdresser to do her after me, see if that works?! X She sounds like a proper little Merida, beautiful. X MMY

  8. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    Your daughter has the most amazing hair! I can’t believe how long it was at 2 years old! You have it styled so nicely & great tips here for products. Thank you for the lovely mention x

  9. Mummy in Training Reply

    Aw I love this. I have a boy so no hair styles for us at the moment but I now have hair envy of your toddler instead hehe! #PickNMix xx

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      I know, I am biased, but it is pretty amazing. you should be great full you don’t have to do the de tangling wrestle! thanks for reading. X MMT

  10. nipperandtyke Reply

    So gorgeous! It took me until I was about 30 to learn what to do with my own hair – hope I can do such a good job on my daughter’s hair!
    x Alice
    #PickNMix

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      If I can do it I’m sure you can 🙂 half the battle is getting them to sit still! X thank you for reading x MMT

  11. patchworkgiraffe Reply

    I’m fighting the same battle with my five year old! I still can’t figure out what to do with the little wispy bits in front that come out when she is playing. I have to redo her ponytails about a zillion times a day. #picknmix

  12. Silly Mummy Reply

    I agree with her – I think she IS Rapunzel! That’s amazing hair – my two year old still doesn’t have that much hair, really, bless her! Baby sister will overtake her soon! #sundaystars

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      I wonder if she will too?! definitely not quite as endowed as her sister, but on her way! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment x MMY

  13. kharroald Reply

    Her hair is beautiful! As a mom to two girls as well I have learned to do all of those hair styles however your fishtail skills are absolutely amazing!!! I am still learning! #SundayStars!
    Kristen
    http://mustachesandprincessmom.blogspot.com

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      If I can do that, you definitely can! Never been the girlies the of girls, but I’m learning 😉 x MMT

  14. Mummy Muddler Reply

    She has stunning hair and your handiwork looks great! My two-year-old has a birds’ nest so I’ll try your shampoo/ conditioner recommendations! #sundaystars

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      Best of luck! in my experience any one bottle featuring a fairy goes down a storm… Thanks for reading x MMT

  15. mummyandmonkeys Reply

    I love her hair it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to be able to do girls hairstyles, although I bet I suck at them! Thanks so much for linking to #picknmix

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      I honestly suck at them! Ido can muddle something together I’m sure you can too. The trick is in a distraction to get her to sit still! X MMT

  16. Katie Reply

    All five of my kids definitely did way better than me in the hair department, even the ones with fine hair like mine! I would die for lovely thick curly hair like one of my teens has, it’s just beautiful. Thanks for linking up with #sundaystars xxx

    1. mummuddlingthrough Reply

      X Thank Hun it was my pleasure! X MMT

  17. Motherhood IRL Reply

    She has the most beautiful hair ever! I wish mine was like that! Gorgeous girl ☺️.

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