Struggles Moms Have When Washing Kids Hair

Does your daughter give you a hard time when it's time to get her hair washed? Well, you are not alone. There is an entire "wash day struggle gang" experiencing the same issue. It's funny how this routine activity can cause so much drama and anxiety for both the child and the mother. I believe instead of being on the struggle bus, we need to spend a bit more time trying to find the root of why our daughters struggle so much. We will be showing you how in this blog.  Let's start with why some kids hate getting their hair washed.

Why Your Kids Hate Getting Their Hair Washed

There has to be an underlying reason why your child hates getting her hair washed. It could be anything from a single accidental soap-in-the-eye event sensory preferences and needs.

Some kids just hate having their head tipped forward over the sink as it makes them feel insecure, unsteady, and even quite scared in some instances. They will always show you signs like clawing at your hands or trying to hang on for dear life.

Your kid might just be afraid of having water on their face while having their hair washed. So now that you know, some of the reasons why washing your kid's hair is a struggle let's look at how to get around it

 Ways to Stop the Struggles with Your Kids 

You should use what you know about your kid's likes and dislikes to find a way around the situation. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can do this.

  • Discuss it: Try discussing with them to find out why they hate having their hair washed. Discuss the situation, and you will be surprised by the answers you will get. Heck, you might get some solutions that will work for both of you.
  • Try storytelling: Storytelling has a very powerful effect on kids, the more visual the story, the better. The aim is to distract them from whatever puts them off. You might even add some acting too.
  • Try Keeping The Water Away: You could achieve this by using a visor that keeps the water away from the face when you are rinsing the hair. 


Haircare is actually a great activity because it is teaching your child about taking care of their body. You might want your daughters (and sons too) to understand that hair washing is no punishment but actually a way to maintain and keep their hair healthy.

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