Mom Confession: My kids have never used their own bathrooms. My two girls shower downstairs in our master bathroom because it's so much easier to supervise them while I'm trying to get dinner ready and tomorrow ready. Not only that, their bathrooms have been under construction ever since the hubs decided mid-year last year to halfway renovate their bathroom.
The good news in all of this: Ryan just finished painting their Jack-and-Jill bathroom, which means the girls have their very own usable bathrooms. The goal now is to figure out how we can transition Ansley and Aubrey to using them, so that we can have OUR bathroom counter space back from their shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and hair product! Yes, my girls have their own hair products.
To ease with this transition, my plan for Easter was to get them a personal care basket full of their own bathroom organization kits that includes their very own morning/night routine stash that includes toothpaste, floss, lip gloss, hair product, hair accessories, and styling tools!
With Target's Cartwheel offer on Goody hair accessories, like the Goody Ouchless Elastics and Goody Ouchless Girls Oval Brush, I was able to stock up so the girls could break in their newly painted bathroom!
Since I resolved never to cut their hair (re: the day I cried for an hour because Ansley cut her hair, and it instantly made her older), our morning and after-bath routines are out of control. Those routines become nightmares when I say "let's brush your hair."
Yes, I let them open their Easter baskets early! Part of their gift was an adorable pink detangle brush. To mitigate daily crying battles, I have found the Goody Ouchless Brush to be up to this task with Ansley's tender head. Based on laboratory testing, the Goody Ouchless brushes performed the best when tested against all traditional detangling brushes! And with each of them having their own stash, there would be no fighting or sharing of brushes!
Here's Aubrey brushing her own hair!
She personalized it using the stickers from the Easter card we gave her:
Aubrey has a hard head like me. Ansley is tender headed. You can pretty much expect an all out battle when it's Ansley's turn to take out the tangles.
As a newly minted dance and gymnastics mom, I always have to have Goody Ouchless Elastics on hand - whether it be the diaper bag, my wrist, a door knob - we have these on hand for last minute hair up-do emergencies.
Speaking of emergencies, if you are in need of one day putting hair in a nice "dance" bun, here's my trick: use leg warmers and elastics.
Here's a leg warmer that I used. Its a leg warmer for 2T sizes, but I'm sure you can use any size. Pick a color that's closest to your daughter's hair color. I chose white to demonstrate so that it has a little contrast so you can see what I'm doing.
Just roll it up into a circle.
Use the Goody Ouchless Elastics to pull up the hair into a high ponytail.
Put the rolled up leg warmer at the top of the ponytail.
Start folding and tucking the hair as your roll it down.
Once you get it down, just spread the hair so it hides the leg warmer! There you have it!
The perfect bun for the dance stage (or just a fun up do)!
How do you detangle your daughter's hair without drama?