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.
TIPS required for drying your hair - Fibromyalgia Acti...
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?
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.
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
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
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.