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Bijou likes to take both paws and pull his hair down in his eyes. He does this when it is in a top knot and when it isn't. How do I get him to stop this or protect the hair when it is up? There isn't enough gell to hold his hair up because tries to pull it down in his face constantly.
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Originally posted by JMM@Oct 29 2005, 01:28 PM
I would be sure I'm using a lightweight band that won't snag on the hair.

Has he seen an ophthalmologist? Rubbing around their eyes may indicate he has some irritation there.

I would try a heavy cream conditioner on that hair.
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Actually, I don't think that it is an eye problem but maybe he is trying to get that wild hair out of his eyes and he can't push his hair back.

I use the little blue bands from

What would be a good heavy cream conditioner to use?

I guess you can see his problem in the picture.
Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom+Oct 29 2005, 02:41 PM-->
@Oct 29 2005, 03:35 PM
Marj, I have been using bands supplied by my kid's orthodontist.  They are made of silicone, so they don't catch on the hair, and have no colors or dyes to transfer.  Best of all, he gives them to me for free...I guess two in orthodonture plus one more in the wings equals free elastic bands.  Any way, he uses these particular bands because they are very stretchy, do not break, and don't irritate the inside of the mouth. 

We still have a problem with Valletta's eyebrows...they just never seem to stay in place even with gel.  They seem to be the slowest growing part of her face.  Her hair is not breaking from the bands (I can tell because there are no pieces of hair caught when I cut out the band).  I think it might be from the brush I'm using.  I can't wait to get my three new Chrissy brushes and combs.  I ordered the buttercomb rattail, the 27mm gold, and the slicker (Mark something).  They are supposed to arrive by Nov. 1, so I'll let you know how they work for us.  We are going to try to grow out Valletta's coat a bit for winter so these new tools should arrive just in time!
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Catcher has that same issue of the eyebrow area hair being just a little too short to get in the band. It just doesn't seem to grow at all. I have been waiting for months for it to be long enough!
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Originally posted by bellasmommy@Oct 29 2005, 05:06 PM
I wish I had help for you, but I don't know what would be best.  I can offer sympathy though, Bella and I are having the very same problem, I can't wait for her hair there to grow grow grow!
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Maybe it's an inherited problem since Bella, Catcher and Bijou are related.
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Originally posted by JMM@Oct 30 2005, 04:41 PM
kolestral or vellus have nice ones.
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Can these be left in the hair for grooming or are they for bath time to be rinsed out?
I use the hook type scissors that I purchased with the elastic bands from
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