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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Hair ON the eyeball

I'm having trouble with all the hair on Lucy's face. It's long enough that it's not poking her in the eye, it's actaully laying on her eyeball.

She is getting better about our morning routine of washing her face and her letting me wash/comb the goobers that have accumulated. The hair I'm having trouble with isn't causing goobers, it's actually laying on her eyeball.

I try to put it up in a topknot to keep it away from her eyes, but she hates the process and sometimes we're not too successful and part of it's up and part of it's still down. Sometimes I just give up and it's all down.

I check her eyes all the time and everytime I do, I find hair on her eyeball. I have been closing her eye to move the hair and then trying to find the source of entry by going around the rim very carefully. I am so afraid of scratching her cornea.

How should I be handling this? (Keep in mind too that she's a wiggling, mouth-wide-open, little moster when I'm trying to do this.)

Should I consider trimming her face/bangs? I really don't want to do this. I keep thinking her hair will finally get long enough to lay back (BACK, BACK, BACK, go back hair!)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 04:56 PM
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It will get longer, perhaps try two ponytails. You also could use a tiny scrunchy to hold it up. One of those soft ponytail bands (look like made out of the same material as a wash cloth, but elasticized.) I can get one in pretty quickly, but you'll probably have to re-do it at least once during the day.

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Another possibility is to use barrettes for little girls or babies to clip the shorter hair back. (I assume you are talking about hair from her forehead, not from the muzzle.)

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I had lots of problems with hair on the eyeballs...Jack that is and then if quit..maybe because I am cleaning his eyes each day. I would move the hair out of the way with my finger trying to get at the inner corner of the eye hoping when I staighten the hair it pulls the ones off the eyeball. It works for me

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You might try a gel product I have one that is called olive oil edge control super hold and shine. I found it a sally's beauty supply. I also think the child's snap clip might be a good idea. If you can keep her from taking it out. I couldn't use those because I was worried the sisters might eat them or hurt each other playing. Ive been thinking of trying a small leather strap it would be fast and I think protect the hair. But then Maddie would probably think it was for pulling.

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I tried the 'snap clips' on Tillie... worked great... UNTIL I set her down and she 'fluffed' herself and they flew right out of her hair! ha ha ha

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