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Daughter doesn't want to wash hair

My daughter is putting product in her hair and doesn't want to wash it anymore - which is really bad. any ideas on good ways to incent her? Her hair is short, so not much in the way of hair ornaments for her.

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Asked by Maureenmich at 11:19 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Did she have a bad experience with shampoo in the eye or anything?

    You could let her choose new shampoo with whatever fragrance or character on the bottle, cool new brushes or combs...if she still won't wash, try taking the product away til she will?

    Answer by JonesMama at 12:07 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Tell her she has to wash it at least every other day! Don't let her control your rules

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 1:19 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Make sure you are using a tearless version. It took my son a year to tell us the shampoo stung his eyes. We also let him pick the scent. he has some major sensory issues with his hair and face but he is learning to over come it and has been doing well lately.

    Answer by Liansmommie at 6:27 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • I used baby shampoo on my 3 girls until they were probably 9, 10 yrs rinses better, leaves hair smooth and no tears and you can't beat the scent

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 11:44 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • You just have to lay down the rules or wash it for her

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 8:50 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Too bad...she has to wash her hair at least every other day. If she is super sensitive or has alot of tangles, you can try different shampoos/conditioners. Maybe get her to pick them out herself...but in no uncertain terms is not washing allowed.

    Answer by connorsmom1970 at 10:22 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • the other thing....I have a son who is super sensitive about getting water/soap in his eyes...we now have one of those handheld showerheads and it helps alot to keep eyes dry.

    Answer by connorsmom1970 at 10:27 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Let her go to the store and pick the shampoo out herself. But really, washing hair is not really a choice kind of thing. Maybe every other day would make her feel more in control.

    Answer by pat7879 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Yeah, there is no trick here. You are the mom, insist and stand by your word.

    Answer by Radarma at 11:41 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • She doesn't need an incentive to wash her hair. Cleanliness is not optional. You tell her it is time to wash her hair and then do it. It's that simple.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 3:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

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