Our three year old does not like water in her face. I've tried rolled up wash cloths, me sitting in the tub, hair visors and even her big sister showing her how to tilt her head so that she doesn't get water in her eyes.
None of that works.
She cries real tears and screams like she is melting. So here are three ways we try to make wash day less stressful (for me and her).
1. Wash Hair With Plaits
Instead of taking out the braids, I keep them in. My goal is to cleanse her scalp, because healthy scalps grow healthy hair.
2. Use Less Product
I really only use conditioner and oil in their heads. Using less product means they have less layers of gunk to remove - making a quicker wash day. I usually do two lathers and rinses, before I notice the hair squeaks.
3. Wash Every Other Week
The less often we do this routine — the better. My goal is happy and healthy children — so I found every two weeks to be the best compromise.
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Until next time...
Love The Journey,