Dirty Hair Do’s: How to survive when you can’t wash your hair

by | Nov 12, 2018

I remember back to the days when I had a teeny baby and washing my hair seemed like an insurmountable task.  I now have a 4 and a 7 year old and some days I still can’t find the time to do a wash and blow dry before the school run.

So, what’s a girl to do?  I am a MASSIVE fan of dry shampoo, it gives me an extra day or two before I HAVE to make time for a wash so I don’t look like a crazy cat lady (I have red hair that shows grease in no time flat).

Now all it takes to get my hair washed is getting up an extra 20 minutes early (which I HATE, I’m not a morning person), but it’s not that big of a deal.  It even means I’m able to have a shower in peace because no one else is awake yet.

But back when I had a baby in the house, it wasn’t so easy.  I mean some babies just don’t want to be put down, EVER. And they certainly don’t love being out of sight of their mama. 

My first was very high needs, but I discovered she LOVED the sound of running water.  So I bought a tiny baby rocker chair that could fit in my bathroom and as long as she was fed, she’d happily watch me or the water dripping down the shower screen.  We’ll, I’d get at least 10 minutes of happy, anyway.

With my second, he was more of a tactile seeker: post newborn stage, he loved being splashed by the water, so I’d pop him in a seat where he could feel some drips on his toes.  And again, a scream-free shower experience was possible. Winning.

But I could give you all the tips in the book and they’ll still be loads of days in mum-life when you just have to live with dirty hair, so this is when certain hairstyles can be very helpful. Check out The Chic Site for some good ideas on how deal with grotty locks, and if all else fails, stick on a hat.  You’re keeping your babies alive, what more can really be asked of you?!

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