Mom spends 20 hours cleaning out six-year old’s ‘nightmare hair’.


One mother who suffered from severe hair loss has spoken out about how she spent over 20 hours trying save her daughter’s hair. Her little girl had 150 sticky toys in her hair.

Lisa Tschirlig Hoelzle took to Facebook to share her experience, calling it hers “worst Mom nightmare,”As reported by Mirror

The viral post was shared by the American mom last year but recently came back online. “Friday at 4pm until Saturday at 10pm was my worst Mom nightmare to date!!!

“Noah and Abigail finished virtual school and went to the basement to have fun. Noah then comes running up about 10 minutes later to tell me Abigail had something in her hair ….then he came up! I believe I had an out-of-body experience.

“Apparently, Noah had poured a container of Bunchems on Abigail’s head being a jokester. We have had these for years but rarely play with them.

The child's hair after her mum's laborious rescue mission
After the mother’s labourious rescue mission, the hair of the child was saved

“She had about 150 of these things layered and matted in her hair. They made it worse trying to remove them themselves because they connect together kinda like Velcro. It took me about three hours to get out 15.

“Dan returned home from work and Googled the topic. We realized the gravity of our situation.”

The parents soon found out the company that makes Bunchems advise using conditioner or vegetable oil to help remove them from hair.

They gave it a go but didn’t find it helpful and before they knew it it was 1am and they all needed to go to bed.

“I slept with her head on me so they wouldn’t get more tangled. It wasn’t that I couldn’t sleep.” Lisa continued.

“Because of their depth, we could have cut them out and she would have ended up with a pixie cut. It crushed my heart and I just couldn’t in my heart give up without trying my best to get them out.

The toy's packaging does warn users to keep them away from hair.
The packaging of the toy warns you to stay away from your hair

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“So Saturday morning I went to the store got everything I could think of to help and we started. My Mom’s friend suggested mineral oil and I got a good detangle comb and started my mission.

“There were many tears, mine included. Abigail consoled Noah as he felt terrible about what he did.”

After 20 very long hours and a lot of watching YouTube to keep the little ones entertained while she worked, Lisa managed to get all of the toys out of her daughter’s hair without having to cut it off.

She added: “It feels like God performed a miracle through all our prayers. We saved her hair and although it is thinner it wasn’t as damaged and ruined as I thought so Thank you, God!!!”

The toy’s packaging does warn users to keep them away from hair.

The maker of Bunchems released a video shortly after they were launched in 2013, explaining how to remove them from hair.

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