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My daughter is 21 months...she has quite curly hair. So it's longish but it doesn't look that way. I am reluctant to get it cut because as it is people still confuse her for a boy....plus, I feel like cutting curly hair is such a crapshoot (having BTDT as a kid myself).<br><br>
BUT (big but) at night while she is sleeping she runs her hands through it (why? no idea...stress release? nervous habit?) and tugs some of it out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It wraps around her fingers and she wakes up crying--last night I had to pick it out of her fingers 3-4 times between 11pm and 2 am. (Not sure if she wakes up and notices it or if it bothers her enough while sleeping that it wakes her.)<br><br>
Just looking for options here...would some sort of "conditioning shampoo" help for fewer snags? Or is a haircut really the only way to go?<br><br>
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I would find a detangler of some type or use a little vinegar tea tree oil and lavender mixed with water. Use it in a spray bottle to help keep her fingers from getting caught in it. I have seen my cousins little guy do this as well but usually his comes from stress or changes in his living situation. (His dad is a father of convenience) I hope you find a solution. Good Luck Mama.
 
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