How to Get Lotion Out of Hair

by Jennifer Wieland
How to get lotion out of hair.

Sunday night after the festivities from my husband’s birthday dinner I knew I had to get the kids into the bathroom to get baths and showers taken care of for Monday morning and the start of a new school week. My daughter gladly took a shower and let me wash her hair. I got her ready to go to bed with some cozy pajamas and brushed out her hair and then put her to bed. Monday morning I went to wake up that sweet, precious child and I looked at her head and was wondering why her hair still looked to be completely and totally wet. What had happened? I reached out to touch her hair and it was greasy. It appeared on closer inspection like she had globs of lard or Crisco coating it. That was not the case though, oh no, no, no. You see she put gobs and gobs of lotion in her hair.

I immediately went into super freak out mode and rushed her to the bathroom to wash her hair. I soaped, lathered, scrubbed like my life was on the line and then I rinsed, rinsed, rinsed. Upon towel drying though I noticed that almost nothing had changed. So shampooed, rinsed and repeated again, and again and each and every time it did little to nothing. Being Monday morning though we were pinched for time and I made the executive decision to do the unthinkable and let her head to her Pre-K class looking like she’d rolled in an oil slick. I know I should have just kept her home but i need to regroup and debate having a drink while she was at school for 2.5 hours.

To the munchkins credit though she did proudly tell her teachers that she had done this to herself. Yay for honesty? Anyway, we washed it a few more times and then I began searching the internet and was coming up with the brilliant conclusions to wash her hair. Wow, that was so not brilliant at all. I did have a light bulb moment and I covered her hair and scalp with baking soda and then let it sit for a few minutes. I then washed her hair one last time with Dawn Dish Soap because as the old slogan says “Dawn takes grease out of your way.” and you know what? It really does. Her hair is now really soft from all of the moisturization it received from the lotion and it’s no longer greasy.

How to get lotion out of hair.

 
Has one of your children ever done something crazy like this that left you trying to figure out how to fix it?
 

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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

One Response to “How to Get Lotion Out of Hair”

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    Kim VanOs says:

    Thank you!!!!

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