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Heat-shrink hair-band

For those that have eight thumbs and two fingers
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My 3 yr old daughter doesn't sit still while I try to make some pig-tails. It's not something I have mastered: even my best effort is re-done by the wife in moments.

So armed with the hair-drier and some short heat-shrink plastic tubes, I think I might stand a chance.

Of course, they would need to be low temperature acting, and brightly coloured.

Ling, Mar 08 2006

braiding - plaiting http://www.widemedi...0/backstage/1kh.jpg
[po, Mar 08 2006]


       Ah, just use cable ties.
jutta, Mar 08 2006

       How do better hair binders solve the difficulty of braiding?
Aq_Bi, Mar 08 2006

       Braiding? What's that?
Ling, Mar 08 2006

       Thanks, [po]. The tone of my voice didn't translate very well. I meant: I can barely grab a handful of hair and twist an elastic band around it, let alone braid it.   

       But with fewer words.
Ling, Mar 08 2006

po, Mar 08 2006

       I thought that they made some sort of head harness to restrain your toddler.
Jscotty, Mar 08 2006

       That is what the pigtails are for. And why children of all genders should be left with uncut locks.
Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 08 2006

       (Speaking from experience) there's a lot to be said for shaved heads.   

       But what are you trying to achieve here? Getting the hair plaited, or stopping your wife from doing it over?   

       P.S. Heat-shrink tubing appears to be widely used for hair extensions, whatever those are. So it looks like you're on the right lines.
DrCurry, Mar 08 2006

       Damn, its true! [DrCurry] either has seen it or thinks it to exist allready.   

       tsk, tsk
Susan, Mar 08 2006

       There's always the Topsy-Tail.
RayfordSteele, Mar 09 2006

       Tubing used for hair extensions resembles monofilament fishing line, only hollow. It's used as a tie, not a tube.   

       If these become fashionable, we wouldn't have to hear "Looks like Dad did your hair again today. It looks... nice. Really.", anymore.
Shz, Mar 10 2006

       Susan: actually, I think *everything* exists already; but in this case I saw a link. It wasn't interesting enough to post, though.
DrCurry, Mar 10 2006

       Now heatshrink headbands, there's an ide... ow ow OW
BunsenHoneydew, Mar 11 2006


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