Millie wakes up every morning with her hair in one enormous knot.
I have decided to name the knot Gertrude.
Gertrude was particularly stubborn this morning, but we saw her off with some persistent brushing.

Posted on April 17, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. oh, how I remember this! I love your work, and sense of humor.


  2. As always I adore your picture . Some advice on knots , I have a 5 year old with red curly hair .knots are our biggest nightmare but there is a great gadget in boots called a tangle teaser . It’s like a brush for taking out knots but it doesn’t hurt . That and a detangling spray from johnsons and johnsons have changed our mornings from the above picture to soft flowing curls !


  3. “Gertrude the Knot” – hee! 😀

    I think I’ve met some of Gertrude’s cousins.


  4. Or how about a short back and sides?


  5. Muddling Along

    Have you tried a tangle-teaser? Littler can do impressive bed hair and it’s the only thing I’ve found that works without yelping and fuss (mine obviously!)


  6. As a mummy of a curly haired 4yr old, I can whole heartedly recommend johnsons detangling leave in conditioner spray.


  7. I love that the knot is named after the duck in Journey to the Centre of the Earth…. coincidence perhaps? 😀 xxx


  8. You could go 18th century and have her sleep with a cap on! I do it while camping, and it actually helps. Aside from that, the J&J detangler helps. I get a lot of my hair care ‘products’ in the ‘ethnic’ (i.e. black) section. My hair is a big ball of frizz without goop, and believe me, it helps. If I didn’t use it, I’d have to shave my head.


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