How to keep your hair away from pulling baby fingers

15 May

I can’t wear my hair down around Daniel anymore. He thinks it’s an awesome fun toy made just for him. Any hint of loose hair and his lightning quick reflexes are all over it, pulling at will and attempting to ingest.

Yeah, I’ve used this image before. Whatever, it takes a long time to draw stuff!

Considering I lost half my hair after giving birth to Daniel, I don’t really want him to pull out what little is left. I’m glad it’s growing back, but now I look like this:

So I wear my hair up every day. I’m a bit time poor. Well, it’s more like if I attempt to make a bit of an effort, and take my time doing my hair, a cheeky baby crawls up to me and tries to climb up my leg whilst making irritated mommy-pick-me-up-now noises. Not to mention Hannah will also be there asking me to play with her. So yeah, I just throw my hair in a low pony tail as quickly as I can and I’m done.

Until I was sent some lovely new Flexi Clips from Lilla Rose consultant,Linda Menke. They came with step by step instructions on how to put your hair up in various styles with the different sized clips. The first day, I decided to do a french twist. Since I didn’t have to loop a pony tail holder ’round and ’round my hair, it took the same amount of time as just throwing my hair in a boring low pony tail.

I thought it would fall out since it was just the one little clip holding the style in place, but it didn’t. It stayed firm all day long. Even after chasing Hannah around Grandma’s back yard. I also like to put my hair half up with the clip.

Hannah wearing a flexi clip

I tried the smallest flexi clip in Hannah’s hair. She looked beyond adorable, and it didn’t fall out. Her hair is stick straight and super slippery, everything else falls out. She went to creche at church with the flexi clip in her hair, played on the slides, ran around, etc. and came out with her hair looking exactly the same as it did going in. She does have a habit of pulling out her hair clips though, so I’m kind of scared of using one on her very often. I don’t want to lose them. I like them too much!

I also tried the crystal bead headband.

I wore it the first time when Aaron and I went out to dinner for Aaron and Sheri Day because it’s so pretty. I have the worst time with headbands. I love them, but they hate me. When I wear the hard plastic kind, it feels like it is trying to slowly burrow it’s way into my skull just above my ears. I always end up taking them off because they hurt. The fabric and/or elastic kind I have to bobby pin to stay in place. Otherwise I stick them on and then they move to the back of my head and then fall off. In record time.

I was expecting to have to bobby pin my lovely pink Lilla Rose head band in place. But I didn’t. I put it on, adjusted the elastic strap at the bottom, so that it was just the right size for my head, and then decided to gamble. I went bobby pin free. We went out to dinner and my head band didn’t budge.

Me wearing the headband before going out to dinner

Lastly, I tried the You pins. I love all things stars, so they were right up my alley. I watched a video on youtube of how to put my hair into a bun using only them. It’s supposed to work for all hair types, thin, thick, coarse, sleek, slippery. But it didn’t work on mine. That or I did it wrong…. That doesn’t mean I won’t use them. I will still put them in my hair when I can be bothered putting my hair in a messy bun. Sure they won’t actually be holding my hair up, but they will still look awesome.

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GIVEAWAY!  Want to win a FREE Lilla Rose product (giveaway provided by Independent Consultant Linda Menke)?  All you have to do is like Linda’s Lilla Rose Facebook Page and comment on this blog post with which Lilla Rose item you’d like to win.

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-Giveaway open to people world wide, however, if winner is not residing in the U.S. or Canada, winner is responsible for postage costs

-Winner will be drawn at random for entrants

-Contest open from 15 May until 11:59pm 22 May Sydney time (Eastern Standard Time). All entries submitted after said time will not be counted

-Winner will be announced 23 May . Please leave your email address in comment (or email it to me) if you want me to contact you if you win, otherwise you are responsible for contacting me after winner is announced.

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16 Responses to “How to keep your hair away from pulling baby fingers”

  1. shimmeshine May 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    haha…….loved the post, my little one too had a habit of dressing me up, he literally used to pull my hair into bits, till I cut my hair short finally 🙂
    I too hate head bands, they almost give me migraines…..
    loved all the different ideas you tried for the updo……and those awesome clips

  2. idiosyncratic eye May 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    That’s how headbands feel for me too! 😦

  3. Elizabeth King May 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    I’ve always hated headbands too! I would love to try the Clearly Jet Headband! To keep my hair away from the monkeys I’ve always thrown my hair into a messy bun.

  4. Priscilla W May 16, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    I’d like to try the Jet Beaded Headband.

  5. Kristin T May 16, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I am really excited about the flexi clips… SO many pretty ones, I’m not sure which one I’d choose!

  6. LBcruiseshipblogger May 17, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    That flexi-clip looks real handy.

  7. Jelli May 19, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    I recently posted something similar. What is it with curious infants and mama hair? I feel like my hair is destined for ponytails for the next year. So glad I found your blog today.

    • Mommy Adventures May 19, 2012 at 3:28 am #

      Yeah, I can’t wait until my hair all grows back and no little children pull it ao I can actually wear it down.

  8. Jenn May 19, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    I would love to try the extra small or even the headband. I have baby fine, straight hair that nothing ever stays in, so this is pretty exciting!

  9. Jen S May 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Thank you for informative and fun review! I currently use ‘the claw’ a lot & would love to win a small flexi-clip in the Contemporary Flower design (though they are all beautiful!). Thank you for providing the opportunity!

  10. chargroups May 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    I like her on Facebook (as Charissa Wagner).
    contact char.groups(at)gmail(dot)com

    If I had to choose just one, I would pick 3-0761 Silver Island flower in Large.

  11. Heather Harten May 23, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    I LOVE the flexi clips!

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