Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
Hair Wear Friends: A Doll for Managing your Daughter’s Hair Accessories
I grew up with three brothers. What do I know about hair care? Dads who have sons do not realize how easy they have it.
Little Miss was born with a hairy head and at 20 months she is quite well endowed. I haven’t mastered banding a ponytail yet, but barrettes are a snap. Mom bought a pack of two dozen (12 pairs) a couple weeks ago. Today they are spread throughout the house on tables, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, and the changing table drawer. I’ll probably find some in the clothes dryer or crammed in a car seat crevice.
So it was great timing when I stumbled upon Hair Wear Friends by Progressive Products.
This is a 17-inch plush female doll which hangs on a wall, and on the doll you hang hair bows, scrunchies, clips and barrettes. In lieu of legs, the doll has a single pole-like appendage for wrapping scrunchies around. A vertical ribbon runs down the torso for attaching clips and barrettes. And of course, the doll has long stringy hair to display various hair accessories.
I’m ordering a doll today. My one criticism is that, although the dolls are offered in four skin and hair colors, with at least one which appears to have a tan face, there isn’t a doll with dark skin.
For more details, The Daily Sauce has an article with product and company background, information which is sorely missing from girlsgifts.com (presumably the manufacturer’s main sales outlet).
Update: If the manufacturer’s web site is inaccessible, see this update for a possible explanation.