A few Saturday’s back Miss Marnie and I took a girlie trip into town to attend a special kids summer hair event.
From quick summer hairstyles including this ‘halo braid’ – which is so much easier than it looks. I have since done it on her myself (and can I say, proudly to many a compliment too!) It’s basically a French (under) plait started from the side rather than top…
|My attempts at the ‘Halo Braid’…after the event!|
As well as having her nails painted with Little BU (the fab wash off, toxin-free nail polish for kids), some classy face painting and also a little balloon art with the most amazing balloon modeller I have ever seen. Really.
Twistina (who’s hubby is called Twistopher) – made these animals, flowers and bugs in the flash of an eye and cleverly ties on hair bands so they sit on even the smallest wrists a bit like a balloon corsage.
Anyway, back to hair. Miss M and I constantly fight over the ‘hair-up hair-down’ dilemma in the mornings. I, of course being just like my mum like it tidy and tied up in some way and she loves it unbrushed, down and crazy a little like her other nanny – Nanny Cornwall!
When she was smaller – bunches were my ultimate love – and now she just pulls them out the minute I have finished twisting in the second band!
As for washing. It’s done. Quickly. And, nowadays to only a few tears/screams/yells.
So, inspired by our little pamper morning here is our top 10 good hair buys and a mini hair essentials giveaway too! (see below for more details)
* Miss M’s Top 9 Good-Hair Day Must-Haves*
For keeping hair back – and added fun too. We took these to Disneyland Paris too…
1) Sparkly mouse ears £30 Woodstock London
Detangles even the most ‘nest’ like of hairstyles – smells beyond amazing (and scent last for days too!)
2) Natural No More Knots Detangling Spray £11.99 Love Boo
This super-absorbent towel make light work of hair dying and actually stays on little heads too! Miss M loves that it’s like mine (from Soap & Glory)
3) Cuddletwist Bamboo hair towel £9.99 Cuddledry
As a fan of the Tangle Teezer myself – this kid friendly version was a given that I would love. Perfect for small hands and clever that you can store hair clips and bands in the pot too.
4) Magic Flowerpot detangling hairbrush £10.99 Tangle Teezer
We have less tears in the tub when we use this soft and flexible jug – because it moulds to the front of the head as you rinse the hair – and less soap in the eyes.
5) Shampoo Rinser £4.50 Munchkin
Perfect for daily brushing and taming – we love the Tangle Tamer brushes by Denman. This limited-edition one features the Child’s Farm pony Buster.
6) Tangle Tamer brush £3.99 Denman
I think a good quality shampoo is a must. Especially, if we’re skipping conditioner – and just using a detangler – for those nights we need to get in-and-out of the bathroom in record time. These are scented with strawberry and organic mint and leave hair squeaky clean.
7) Shampoo for luscious locks £3.99 Child’s Farm
8) Conditioner for unruly locks £3.99 Child’s Farm
We’ve just discovered these gorgeous handmade hair bands, clips and bows – and are big fans already. We especially like the Liberty of London collection.
9) Hair band and clip from a selection at Luciole et Petit Pois