Working The Accessories Angle
Friday, 18 July 2008

Both of my girls were born without much hair to speak of – I guess it’s just a family thing. And when Maddie was a baby, I didn’t want to be one of those women who glue a bow to their bald kid’s head, so I waited until Maddie actually needed one before trying the hairclip thing.

Big mistake. By that time, Maddie was perhaps 18 months old and had definite opinions about what did and didn’t look good, and hair accessories fell soundly in the latter column. I spent the next six months trying to coax any type of hair accessory onto Madeleine’s head, having success at first with the head band, then alligator clips, then (still reluctantly) the elastic rubber bands. The fights were not small, but I kept trying since the alternative was a face full of floppy hair and a girl who kept running blindly into walls.

So when Cora proved to be just as hair-challenged a baby as Maddie was, I knew I’d have to become one of those women who use those infant hair accessories for seemingly no reason. Since Cora was about eight months old we’ve been clipping tiny bows into the wispy curls on her head, and they’re mildly tolerated, though they don’t last long since there’s so little for them to grab on to.

Maddie, however, has quickly become an accessory convert and spends a decent amount of time in the morning coordinating her hair accessories with her outfits, mulling over hairbow styles or even rubber band colors. So when I recently found a new line of hair accessories geared towards picky girls, I knew I’d have to give it a try.

Bugalug carries a big range of alligator hair clips – Maddie’s favorites on account of the “ouchless” factor. They also come in extremely cute styles, with a huge range of prints and ribbons to choose from. But the best part of their clips is that they’ve got a grip lining on them, so I’m not constantly adjusting the clips ten times a day. The no-slip rubber strips aren’t painful, they simply keep that fine baby hair from slipping through the clip. Even though the clips don’t have big bows on the end (and Maddie does love her bows, which I blame entirely on the fact that we now live in Texas) Maddie’s deemed them good enough to go into heavy rotation, and the no-slip works even on Cora’s (lack of) hair.

Their other cool product is the headband – just a pretty ribbon, but with a sliding clip on the end that makes adjusting and fitting really easy. When Maddie first got it she wore the thing several days in a row, entranced with how easy her hair style was. So if you’re shopping for something that’ll work on shiny young hair but isn’t covered in Disney Princesses, check Bugalug’s website out.

As for Cora, we’re plugging away – I even managed to get a Pebbles-style ponytail out of her four hairs today, sticking straight up off her head.

With a coordinated rubber band, selected by big sister, natch.

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