My kid’s hair is a constant battle. It has always been his “thing”. The first thing the nurse said when she came to check on him in the recovery room was, “I have been a maternity nurse for 20 years & have never seen a baby with hair that color”. It was almost the color of a golden lab. Not really blond, not really brown, not really red.
And you think your girl has hair issues.
As the years have passed it’s become more blond & he has OPINIONS about it. He & his daddy. They both like it long. To be fair the kid has a melon of a head & the longish hair helps camouflage the orange-on-a-toothpick situation. (name that movie)
The problem is that it is a pain to keep brushed. It gets scraggley (is so a word). And he doesn’t like to brush it. I keep threatening to shave it, ala his Uncle Donny, and that usually shuts him up. But still, it’s just not always cute.
But when he has been in the water, the pool or the ocean, it dries so nice. Like a scruffy little surfer. Because driving to the beach everyday is impractical, and bathing in the pool is just weird, I needed something else. Plus, I don’t even want to think of the funk that is the reason those things make his hair cute.
Bumble & Bumble makes a Surf Spray that is supposed to replicate the look, but it’s $20. And for a 5 year old? That’s just nuts.
I found this recipe on Pinterest & I thought I’d give it a try. It’s cheap, yo. I haven’t done the calculations, but she says it’s like 20 cents a bottle. sold.
It gives hair some texture, adds thickness & adds hold while still moving. I love it! As mentioned in the linked recipe, it has a matte finish, so if you have a thing about shiny hair, this is not for you. You can spray it on when your hair is wet or dry, dry it with a hair dryer or let it air dry, use your fingers or a comb, and leave it “clumpy” or brush it out. It really works with what works for you.
Here’s the dude:
Bonus: It looks good on me too! #winning