I have a three year old. She has very pretty, curly, blonde hair. We have trimmed it twice and have decided to leave it be for now because we really do not want to lose those curls (and her daddy loves her hair). Every morning we hear, "that hurts, that hurts, mommy that really hurts" about 700 times and that is just when I am 3 feet away picking UP the brush. It is not pleasant for anyone. And it isn't like I am just yanking a brush through her hair. I gently grab each section and try to hold it where I am pulling, but still "that hurts, you are hurting me mommy".
Some women I work with came into town and we had to hit Rite Aid. I was looking at the brush options and these wonderful women guided me to a 2 dollar blue large plastic comb. They walked me through what they think I should do. I also picked up a boar bristle brush.
I got home late that night and I "wrapped" up the new comb and brush. In the morning I told Aubrey I had a "princess" surprise for her. She opened them and was excited when I explained that this is how Princesses did their hair. So I combed her hair out - not one PEEP. I even asked, "does this hurt"... NOPE. And then I used the boar bristle brush -and amazing. It didn't hurt AND it got the pony tail all smooth so I didn't have to redo 18 times.
Now no hastle, no whining, no 10 minutes to do her hair! AND I am allowed to brush her hair at night and in the morning so it is looking much shinier! YAY!
Although I can't get too comfortable... Molly has a completely different kind of hair than Aubrey, different in color, texture, growth pattern, thickness...