Dad Tips: Hair Styling Edition

So when I was younger and my mom was gone on duty with the Air Force, my dad would have to style my hair.  No big deal.  However, every Sunday in church someone would redo my hair or my bow, and their words to my father,”Your wife must be on duty.”  Dad always thought it was funny, bu pt the girl with the lopsided pigtails didn’t.  So here are 3 quick tips for all dads that your little girls will appreciate.

Tip #1:

The pantyhose puff.

This is for all the dads with a little wavy, curly, or super curly princess.  After you have deranged your daughter’s and applied moisturizer, cut a strip of pantyhose the length of your forearm.  Take it around the hairline as if your are going to tie a big bow or use it as a head band.  Tie it loosely once.  Then tighten it slowly move it up in the back and front.  Continue holding the original ties and slowly move up and tighten the strip until you a big puff close to the size or half a size of your fist.  Once you have the puff where you want it, twist the remaining pantyhose, tuck it under, and pin it with a bobby pin.  And you’re done! Do not try to brush the puff once it’s in place, but you are more than welcome get pick and use the pick to round out the puff.  Perfect puff every time.

Tip #2:

Water and a moisturizer are your best friend.

Find out before your wife deploys or goes on a business trip, to find out which moisturizer she usually uses for your daughter.  If all else fails, I recommend water and coconut oil or water and a of conditioner.  Find a spray bottle that hasn’t been used for cleaning products or go to your local Walmart/Kroger/etc. and buy one.  Squeeze conditioner into the bottle until it reaches the 1/4 point and then add warm water or heat up some coconut oil in place of the conditioner.  Depending on the time of year, it’ll be solid, but the warm water will melt it.  After adding conditioner or coconut oil, shake the bottle and section your daughter’s hair into four sections.  One section at a time, spritz her hair until it’s damp, smooth your hands down that section removing any obvious knots, and then use a wide tooth comb first to detangle before any other tools are used.  There is no need to torture a tender-headed child, I was that kid.   Once done, proceed to style.

Tip #3:

Lay down those edges.

Good ole Castor Oil and a soft baby brush usually does the trick.  However, you can use Jam or an edge control with light hold on your daughter hair.  I recommend Jam, unless you happen to have Flaxseed Gel laying around, because it’s easy for hair to absorb and doesn’t leave behind a lot of residue.  You may also want to try a Carol’s Daughter product, or Design Essentials product.  Another option, is also Aloe Vera Gel.  It’s similar in consistency to Flaxseed Gel, but it doesn’t have as much hold as Flaxseed Gel can have.  Both are really good natural alternatives to Jam or any other commercial brands.

Remember, your daughters still love you even when they leave the house looking crazy because you did their hair.  It’s no big deal.  We’ll live and maybe figure out how to do our own hair faster.  I’m a day late, but Happy Father’s Day!  Don’t forget to comment, like, and share.  And by all means, share how you do your daughter’s hair.  Tschus!



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