Of all the things that we’ve found tricky about parenthood, washing and combing two mini afro’s, with Saria (4) having an exceptional amount of hair and thick too, ranks highly on the list. Her screams have me convinced social services are bound to show up any minute!
I purchased a Lil Rinser Hair Rinse Shield in purple last year but until now, they’ve both seen it as a threat to the hair as opposed to a helper. After a near eardrum busting session, I recently took it out again and explained what it does (again) and went ahead and used it in spite of her resistance. She quickly realised that it works. I took it out again yesterday expecting opposition – nothing. Four years, two months – quiet hair wash.
Hold it against the top of the forehead and make sure the ends are above/behind ears and the water-tight shield means you can even rinse the front of the hair (tricky normally when someone goes berserk at a drip on the face) and the water just flows down and away. Made from firm but flexible plastic (BPA etc free), it’s far more effective than cheaper neoprene rubber alternatives.