|That's a picture I found by searching for "rat nest."|
I finally got it combed out smoothly (you should see my biceps now!) and put it in a braid to keep it nice until morning.
This morning I reminded her to comb it out nicely again. When she was eating breakfast I noticed that she had put it in a ponytail for the day. That's when the epiphany occurred. When she puts her hair in a ponytail she doesn't wind the band very tightly. That causes it to come loose during the day. When my ponytail gets loose, I tend to split my hair in two pieces and pull out to make it tighter. So I asked Frances if that is what she did. I was thinking that might have something to do with her tangles. But, no; that's not what she does. WHAT SHE DOES IS WORSE!!
Apparently, when her ponytail feels loose, so holds onto the hair band and pushes it back up towards her head. She is essentially teasing her hair repeatedly throughout the day. And those of us who grew up in the 80s know what that does to your hair.
|I feel sorry for her when she tries to comb that out!|
Does this happen with any one else's daughters? Have you found a solution that works? I don't want to make her cut it, but my t-shirt sleeves won't fit anymore if I have to keep fighting these tangles!! (Plus giant biceps aren't really the look I am going for!)