What tangled knot we weave

@p1kef1sh (45647)
August 28, 2008 6:55am CST
Daughter approaches clutching a spray can and comb. Unwisely, and she knows it, she asks Dad to comb the tangles and knots out of her hair. Makes them scream when you do that. Do you get a "friend" to comb out your knots?
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• India
28 Aug 08
No thanks…since no matter how much it hurts, I cant really kill myself BTW I had these tangles real bad post-wedding. My waist-length hair was styled in the most preposterous way, gathered on top and I thought I looked like the perfect queen of the occasion (candy-floss dreams) but what was unknown to me was that the hair dresser had liberally applied some sort of sticky gel to hold the tresses together…took me the better part of an hour to untangle them really. Since them, except the barber its hands-off everybody from my hair
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
Yikes that sounds horrible and painful. I mean the gel not the look! I can well imagine why you like to do your own. I would too.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
28 Aug 08
Oh no lol I will always do it myself that way I know what is going to happen to my Head lol
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
Very sensible Gabs. I only did as I was asked. LOL.
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I actually preferred my dad to get my knots out over my mom. She would just start at the top and rip and tug and it hurt so bad. my dad would be gentler. he knew it was better to start at the bottom and slowly work the knot out. now that is how i do it with my kids and it is easier to get them to sit and let me get them out.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
I did that, but she still wasn't too happy with me. LOL.
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• United States
28 Aug 08
My hair is too short for knots*S* When I was growing up, I had very long hair. I thought my mom hated me or something, because every time she brushed my hair, I swore she was trying to yank my head right off my shoulders. Do you start at the bottom or the top when you are detangling your daughter's hair?
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
I start at the bottom and then rapidly comb (as per daughter's instructions). She doesn't scream, just goes "ow, ow OWWWWW". Of course I hate hurting her. So I do it again just to make sure that all the tangles are out. LOL. My own hair is short (ish). But I used to have 3' of hair when I was a teenager. I remember the knots.
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• India
28 Aug 08
3’ did you say? Dad with 3’ long hair or am I misunderstanding something here
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• United States
28 Aug 08
Some nights I would braid mine before going to bed. Made a lot of difference when I went to brush it out the next morning.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
28 Aug 08
Can't say I ever have, p1key. In fact, I've never been to a hairdresser in my life! I have long hair, and I get one of my daughters to trim it across the bottom when she visits - but I do the combing myself.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
28 Aug 08
My armpit hair, however ... that's a different story!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Aug 08
You go to an armpit dresser for that perhaps? LOL. That's a very interesting image Guy!
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
29 Aug 08
Well, I WOULD go to an armpit dresser ... but I keep tripping over it when I try to leave the house! They don't make house calls, unfortunately. Looks like I'll just have to curl up in it and hibernate for winter ...
28 Aug 08
Get one of these!: http://www.beautybay.com/accessories/tangleteezer/g/tangleteezer?gclid=CMWIwubGsJUCFQcnbwodjSB1kQ Seriously! It sounds like a gimmick, but this is the only thing I'll use on my hair now. My partner was sceptical at first, but now I can't get the thing back from him! It's solved all of my problems. It gets the knots out, pain-free and much quicker than yanking on them with a normal brush or comb. I don't know if you can find one cheaper elsewhere on the net, but thumbs up to having a look.
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28 Aug 08
Free P&P here: http://www.tangleteezer.com/
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
Thank you Phaedra. I shall discuss with her whether she wants one. I'll use you as the "happy customer" if I may.
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28 Aug 08
*Bes quoted*
@novataylor (6572)
• United States
28 Aug 08
When I was a little girl, I had long blonde, curly hair and it tangled like crazy. My sweet mama would brush my hair as gently as she could, but I was tender-headed and it always hurt anyway. But she'd do it. And as a matter of fact, I have a framed photo of her brushing my hair into a ponytail when I was about 12. I have my dog on my lap at the time too. So nostalgic, that picture. I do so love it. Once, my dad took me to the barber shop and they gave me a pixie cut. It took my mom quite a while before she spoke to my daddy again. Boy was she pissed! Even with all the trouble it was to comb and untangle, she still did it and did it with love too, bless her heart. You're a sweetheart to do that for your daughter, p1key. She's a very lucky girl.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
That's such a sweet story Nova. I'm not sure that Clare sees my efforts quite that way!! LOL. But I did my best and I did get a cuddle, so something was alright. XX.
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• United States
28 Aug 08
Trust me, p1key - when she's older, she'll look back on that and remember it verrrry fondly.
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• United States
28 Aug 08
O_o No way! I brush out my own knots, it KILLS when someone else does it! I have frizzy curly hair too, so it's ALWAYS tangled. Sometimes in the evenings after I've washed my hair and it's nearly dry, I'll let my husband brush it, but there aren't many knots then. I keep my hair longer than I like because HE likes it, so I make him play with it. The longer it gets, the more snarled it stays, but I'm still not letting him yank the knots out! I keep telling him he has to help maintain it if he wants it long, but that doesn't mean he's getting the brush after my snarls--it just means he's paying for a trim every 2 months! LOL! FYI, P1ke: The can is detangler. Spritz each section liberally and start combing from the ends of the hair with tiny strokes, quickly but not too fast, and VERY carefully!. Work your way up to the root, then start another section.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
My daughter asking me is very unusual. But she was so fed up with the knots that I think that she would have happily allowed a gorilla at them. LOL. She explained the detangler thing to me. But I don't think that I shall be working in a hairdressing salon anytime soon!! LOL.
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@Hatley (162209)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Aug 08
hi pikey shucks think you would look cute in those colored pastel s mocks the beautians wear here in our beauty parlors or salons I guess they call them now.
@littleowl (7157)
29 Aug 08
Hi p1ke no I always used to brush the knots out of my own hair still do but when I was younger when brushing them out I used to get so many splits ends cos of just pulling them out..littleowl
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Aug 08
I didn't notice whether she has any split ends. She must have. Even more now that I've had ago at her hair!!
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Aug 08
No I do my own, but I like to brush the girls' hair when they will let me. I know they'd rather I do it than their dad!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Aug 08
I quite enjoy brushing hair Dawn. But this detangling is real pioneer stuff! I'm not sure that I am really qualified for it.
@Humbug25 (12552)
28 Aug 08
Hey there p1kef1sh Did your daughter have a moment of madness? Ask a bloke to get my tangles out you must be joking! It hurts them more than it does me I am sure of that. I can do it quicker myself as the poor bloke takes it so easy worried that he is going to hurt me or pull my hair out and then I really will scream but I wouldn't, honest! I wouldn't put a bloke through that let alone myself!!
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30 Aug 08
When growing up I would do it myself or I would ask my mum. Dad was always out at work or if he was in, he could be very impatient!!! I start at the bottom and work my way up, I did try and get my boyfriend to brush my hair after having a bath so that he could practice for when we have children but he said he was never any good (thats the whole point in using me to practise on!!! Doh!!!) I gave up asking him so now I do it myself!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Aug 08
I think that you've missed something from the "practising for when we have children" Cinders. After a bath is good; but it has nothing to do with combing hair - usually!! LOL. Practice now because when they come - it'll be the last thing on your mind.
30 Aug 08
hey hey hey less of that talk!!! I meant for when we have girls, hes looking after them he can brush their hair without hurting them!!! Knowing him though he would either leave them to their own hair or not bother at all!! lol xx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Aug 08
So what's wrong with that? LOL! Ouch, stop hitting me!!!
@Rosekitty (19487)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Aug 08
P1ke unfortunately I do the screaming myself since I comb my own hair..lol..
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
If I were there Rosie it would be my pleasure. Not sure that it would be yours though. LOL!! I'm still banging on the door!
@Rosekitty (19487)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Aug 08
I'm at work..please Come in and Make yourself at home!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
Well I am banging (or ringing even) and your not answering. Boo Hoo.
@nannacroc (4049)
28 Aug 08
No-one is allowed that close as you know. It was always dads job to get the tangles from the girls hair as he has more patience than me. Eldest took over for youngest as they got older. It's still dads job to do plaits though.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
I am sure that you look great with your plaits Nanna!! With three grandsons, that's not going to be too much of a problem methinks.
@nannacroc (4049)
28 Aug 08
You haven't seen the oldest ones hair.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
I have. It does look like it might take some taming. But it also looks lovely on her.
@mands61123 (2099)
31 Aug 08
*holds head in hands* oh no painful memories of my dad ragging me about like a rag doll. I'm very hairsore which my dad mistook for i can take the pain bring it on go on do your worst and he promptly did don't like this discussion anymore *eyes the doorway holds hair and makes a run for it*
@p1kef1sh (45647)
31 Aug 08
Come back Mands. This will hurt you far more than me. I mean, won't hurt a bit!!! LOL
31 Aug 08
*shouts from the doorway "nooooooooooooooooo" promptly wedges the door shut with a hairbrush*
@p1kef1sh (45647)
31 Aug 08
You can run Mands. But you can't hide!
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Nope my hair is short!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Sep 08
So is mine. We are the fortunate ones!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Sep 08
So is mine. We are the fortunate ones!
28 Aug 08
Hi plkeflsh, Yes, when I was young my friend used to comb my hair and onece my hair was knotted and she tried to comb it out and there I was screaming, in the end I just cut the knots off and my mother was so angry with me he he. Tamara
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
I suggested cutting the knots out but daughter objected. She also didn't like my idea of shaving her head!! LOL.
28 Aug 08
Hi plkeflsh, I didn't she would, poor thing and it was cruel of you, but if she did you will be shocked he he he. Tamara
@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
28 Aug 08
No, I like being the center of my own agony, so I do it myself. My daughter, however, is a different story. I've done her hair many a morning and I'm sure she has nightmares about me. In those nightmares I probably have claws that comb through her hair like rakes and all the while I'm gnashing my teeth with delight and cackling with glee. I told her its either that or run and get a bowl from the cupboard and we'll make it easier on all of us. I would never do that, but I don't have her convinced.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 08
LOL. I suggested a Sigourney Weaver cut (bald); but she didn't fancy it. So I just have to accept that I, like you, am a monster in her eyes. We're only trying to help aren't we?
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• United States
28 Aug 08
Yes, we are only trying to help, but in retrospect, I have to wonder if sometimes I wasn't just a little too eager to perform the task. Smile.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
29 Aug 08
LOL I learned when I was really young to comb my own hair. My mother was less patient at times. My hair was really long and full; but thin stranded. Tend to tangle a great deal. Nightmare. Tangle spray helps I'd guess. It is very normal I think for kids to hate having their hair mussed with though.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Aug 08
My daughter's at an age (19) where she does her own mostly. But she was off out and wanted to look good. Dad was the only option!! LOL.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
29 Aug 08
My mom used to always comb my hair. She wasn't trying to hurt me, but it felt like she was. I would always be in tears before she was finished.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Aug 08
My daughter runs off if it gets too painful. But I do try to be careful with her.