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TIPS required for drying your hair

bbstport
bbstport

Does any of my fibro friends have any tips on drying your hair. I have osteoarthritis in my hands, neck shoulders and spine as well as my Fibro and my hands are so painfull and i have difficulty holding the brush and if i hold it i cannot turn it - all suggestions welcome.

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Hi, after fighting a losing battle same as you I had my hair cut short and layered once the hair dryer is turned on for me I dry it running my hands through it. I have to admit my mobile hairdresser did a fantastic cut it dries how she cut it with the minimum of effort. No brush needed

VG x

thank you for that x

Hidden
Hidden

A good easy cut would be the way to go and make life easier ...maybe a weekly wash and blow dry and just a dry spray in between?

bbstport
bbstport
in reply to Hidden

thank you for that it is the first time in 3 years that i have had my hair longer i did have it short before x

Hi i recently seen a hairdryer with a flexi stand which bent into different positions to dry different parts of the hair. As its on a stand it leaves your hands free to hold a light brush minimising pain. Look it up on the shopping channels or google it. Hope this helps x

Dixie

thank you very much for the help

Hidden
Hidden

The secret with drying my hair was told to me by a hairdresser I used to go to. She told me that if you let your hair dry naturally 75%, then blow dry it into style, it will only take 5-10 minutes maximum and it works. I used to spend 30 mins blow drying my hair so it's a big energy and pain saving for me.

I wash my hair three times a week with a spray dry shampoo in between, it makes life so much easier and doesn't hurt my arms like before. :)

Hidden
Hidden

There is also a hairdryer brush on the market in the well known catalogue shop I think as someone at work said they used one and she has lovely hair

bbstport
bbstport
in reply to Hidden

thanks

i have a friend come and cut my hair as i hate sitting in hairdressers, she just cuts it really short so i don't need to blow dry i. its just; a shame she lives over 50 miles away now so i have to wait until she comes back this way, but she is an angel. i couldn't do without her. also another lady comes to do my nails, that to make me feel better:) … i say its the only bit of me that feels feminine!! even have hubby have to look after my feet as i cant reach them! My toe nails grow much quickest than my finger nails so it seems and cant bear it if my nails feel too long. xx

bbstport
bbstport
in reply to fibro

awe, thanks for that x

Get a travel hair dryer. They are much lighter which makes them much easier to hold.

What I do when I really can't manage it: put a large electric heat pad on my cushion and lift my hair up so there is no wet hair on my neck otherwise I get a very bad headache. It doesn't get it completely dry but I generally do this before going to sleep so by the time I get up it's dry.

I also use a good quality micro fibre head towel which really absorbs the extra water. I like to twist and squeeze out the extra water.

I have seen tall poles with a sort of grip on them that can be used to hold up the hairdryer.

You could also try looking for light weight plastic brushes and add a softer grip with some air drying clay called Sugru. It's really great for making grips on all sorts of things.

bbstport
bbstport
in reply to leebeloola

thank you very much for that x

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