I don’t know if I’d call this a “tip.” Maybe more like something we tried out recently and thought we’d share with ya’ll. As we are headed out on a family vacation I’ve headed to the dollar store several times looking for cheap coloring books, etc. for the looooong road trip ahead of us. As I wandered the aisles looking at countless things, I came across these in the “beauty” aisle. I’ve seen these at other stores but for much more than I was willing to spend. So I figured I could spare a buck to try one of these out cuz if it doesn’t work I’m not out anything.
I actually didn’t want it for myself though. The problem I have is this: I’ll bathe all the girls and then dry their hair once they’ve all bathed. Well, Goose is usually the first one through the shower & done and then walks around with dripping wet hair while I am still working on the other girls. For all the times I’ve attempted to show her how to make a “towel turban” she just couldn’t master it, or the towel was too thick & bulky and would fall off in no time. And maybe it’s just Goose who is an uncoordinated 7 year old – I don’t know! And maybe you’re thinking who cares?! But it bugged the heck out of me that the back of her jammies would be all wet and she claimed she just couldn’t squeeze her hair enough or whatever. So I thought this could help solve the problem! And I’m happy to say, it did.
She can put it on her own head and then twist her hair up in it, fastening the little loop around the button on the back like it shows in the picture. It’s not too bulky, and there isn’t too much cloth for her to work with. I love the fact that it’s one more thing she can do for herself, while I’m juggling the younger two. I wouldn’t say that it totally dries her hair faster than a regular towel would (as it claims) but if nothing else, it does get some of the excess water out of her hair & keeps it up off her back until I can get to her to dry her hair. It’s been very convenient I must say. The only draw back is if I were to try have this on Bug, the “tail” of the cloth isn’t quite long enough and I don’t think all her hair would fit into it since her hair is longer. We’d have to pull her hair up in it a little different so all of it would be covered up by the head wrap. Either way, it was a good investment for $1 and it’s been a win-win for both of us – and she looks cute walking around the house in a pink turban I think!
So if you have the same issue with wet haired kids walking around the house – you may want to look into one of these since they are way cheap and if you don’t end out liking them, you’re not out much!