Vaseline in your hair like you don’t care


We had a bit of a communication break-down with Aunt Emily. Yes, she’s fun, and #1 has a great time, but we miscommunicated.

I told Aunt Emily that #1 can play in her room when she wakes up. Aunt Emily thought there was a time stipulation. And, she let her play a little too long. She pulled off all the books on her shelf. She threw away several pairs of socks, tights and some cotton balls. Then, she found the mother load. The Vaseline.

Apparently, Vaseline? It makes great shampoo!! #1 put it all over her hair. And Vaseline? Is not water soluble, and does not wash out.

As soon as Aunt Emily found #1, #1 told her “clean up.” She knew.

After two shampooings and ample time to dry, she looked like a grease monkey and her hair felt horrible.

Since it was still nasty, I got online to try to figure out how to remove the goo. It was recommeded that we use cornstarch and then shampoo.

Cornstarch, Vaseline and hair=hilarious combination. Have a look for yourself. We’re sure she looks pretty crazy!

how to get vaseline out of hair

And, I should mention that the last time Aunt Emily watched #1, #1 got into the A&D; ointment and spread it all over the room.

And, it’s not like she went to bed with these things. They were in the drawer of the changing table. She has to stand on her tippy-toes and blindly reach into it. But she succeeded.

Too bad Aunt Emily is free or we might have to fire her!

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  1. haha…that cornstarch and vaseline picture is TOO funny! It looks like she’s going grey already. 😉 Oh well…these pictures will probably come in handy someday…like at her wedding or something! haha. 🙂

  2. HAHA!! That last picture makes that little incident SO WORTH IT!!

    My youngest found the vaseline just last night. Luckily we caught her before she got to her head, but the rest of her was nice and slippery. She was devastated that her fun was put to an end prematurely.

    Thanks for the cornstarch and shampoo tip…I have a feeling I might need it in the near future.

  3. Funny story. It’s hard to turn your back on free baby sitting, isn’t it?
    Whenever my kids do something like this, I always get a kick out of it, because the first thing out of their mouths is usually a denial of culpability.

  4. Hope Aunt E won’t mind if I don’t ask her to babysit. ; )

    That “do” looks perfect to go with some sort of Halloween costume (brainstorming over here…)

  5. that last photo is priceless….it looks like her hair was colored gray to play the role in a play. good info to remember, thanks!!

  6. oh that is too silly 🙂

    who knew that cornstarch was the key!

  7. That is hilarious! Aren’t kids just the BEST!?

  8. Do you think Aunt E will be too scared to try sitting again? 😉

    Man. She is still so cute. Even with the vaseline and corn starch. hehe

  9. Those pics are totally priceless!!
    Hey…the 2 of them will just have a “special” bond!
    I bet she cant wait for Em to come back!!

  10. OMG….I am cracking up!! Sounds like something that would happen at my house!!

  11. Poor Aunt Emily!
    Made for great blog fodder.
    Love her “do”!

  12. When I walk down the hall and my daughter pokes her head out of the room and says “Don’t come in here, everything is fine!”, I know there’s a problem. Good luck with your curious little one.

  13. LOVE the Hair in the bath – she looks SO happy & proud!!
    Umm, Auntie Em may have to go to the naughty corner!!

  14. That last picture is too funny!

    It is amazing how fast they can get into things.

  15. Cornstarch, Vaseline and hair=hilarious combination….


    I painted my mom’s back fence one summer with some sort of water-resistant clear paint, then I got into the pool. Yep. Let’s just say my hair was “water resistant” for several days. My hair would NOT.GET.WET. My parents thought it was hilarious.

  16. Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander says:

    How clever is she! Those times make for great memories though. It could have been worse, right?

  17. MamaGeek @ Works For Us says:

    SERIOUSLY. My favorite post of yours EVER.

    That is so STINKING HILARIOUS K! For me that is, not you – yet. 🙂

  18. that’s so funny! you know they’re up to no good when it’s quiet!!! priceless

  19. OMG! I am dying laughing!!! that is TOO funny!!!! hahahahahaha Apparently when stephanie and I were kids we didnt like the smell of the cleaner my mom used so we covered the room in baby powder – only for her to clean it again, and for us to use the baby powder again… she wasnt too happy! Glad the cornstarch worked!!

  20. Holy crap that is freakin’ HILARIOUS!!! The cornstarch picture? She looks like a little ‘ol lady! LOLOLOL

  21. Hahaha! It is haard to fire them when they are free isn’t it? So funny. But you know what they say about payback one day 😉

    J/K Emily! Maybe…

  22. Oh this is priceless. Gotta love aunts antics.

  23. Both are cute, but the second picture is priceless! I bet that’s a time you will never forget!

  24. Too funny! Just when you think you have safely hidden things, they manage to get hold of them!

  25. That last picture is so unbelievable hysterical! I love it, love it, love it!!!

    Gotta love the help from the internet.

  26. So funny….not at the time I am sure…but funny looking back on it. Cute pictures.

  27. Crazy Mama says:

    I’m so laughing with you. I have SO been there. I wish I had found out about cornstarch and I hope it works. It takes forever for that stuff to come out.

  28. That picture is hilarious! I would have had to resort to the internet too. Who knew!
    Sounds like your daughter has a fascination for ointments.

  29. Oh my goodness! That is just too funny! Funny because I am reading it, but funny!

    Hope that Aunt Emily helped to get it out considering you are super pregnant and I am sure leaning over the tub wasn’t super easy! 🙂

  30. oh my!! I bet Aunt Emily felt bad eh? and i better move the vaseline out of Luke’s drawers in his room…thanks for the tips! Oh the things you THINK they won’t get into. HA!

  31. Oh no not the vaseline.

    But the last picture made it all worthwhile.

    Corn starch huh? That’s always a handy tip to know with kids about.

  32. Hilarious… Haven’t seen anything even close to that since my roommates in college used to prank each other, like waiting til someone just turned off the shower before dousing them with baby powder (handfuls)…

    I was once in a play as a kid – I was a greaser, and made the mistake of using vaseline… I must have washed my hair like 30 times to get it all out… ick!


  33. I love that picture. I think vaseline and cornstarch could do wonders for my gross hair! Happy POW!

  34. HMMMM I am so laughing because YOU know this is too funny and tooo classic and some of the best ever memories you are always going to have!!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!

  35. Oh no. She looks like a little Einstein.

    (This must be a common thing for little ones to do. I have a friend with twins and they played the same fun Vaseline game.)


    I am cracking up at that last picture! Hahahaha! Her expression is priceless and all of her powder hair…

    SO happy you took a picture, hon–it made for a great post!

  37. Oh my gosh, that is too funny! My little ones get into some trouble too while big sister is “watching” them, but really you can’t argue with free 😉

  38. Oh, man. I think Lula at Lulaville was posting about a vaseline incident last week or so. lol You poor, poor mommies. What a nightmare!

    Love the pictures though. Adorable.

  39. ok…so you basically made me look like a horrible aunt and sitter. i tried to do my best and sorry for the mess, again. you should put the pic and story of her making cookies at 9 am on there…then maybe i will get some fans. miss you guys so much!

  40. I clicked over thinking that aunt Emily got the vaseline in HER hair. 🙂

    Now I know how to remove it. 🙂

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