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    I rarely post here, mostly because of my chronic health conditions that limit me to maybe 20 minutes of computer time per day. So I am spending a bit of that time here to research and ask if there are any other people here who are disabled/chronically ill that have come up with easy or doable ways of managing their hair. Thanks for any ideas.



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    I'm chronically ill (not elaborating on it here), and my mom does it for me. Still it is a lot easier than having short hair that has to be styled more than once a week (every day practically).
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    I hope that you get some hairstyle ideas. This is of interest to me right now because I am going through some Sciatica pain in my back right now. It is hard for me to braid my hair, when I stand straight up to look in the mirror I get shooting pains in my leg. So it makes it hard to deal with my hair right now.

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    I employ a lot of benign neglect due to my illness.

    I wash it over the bath (bent at the waist) with the shower head. I also have a chair/stool/thingie in the shower if I feel well enough to sit up, and that way I can just sit and let the water from the shower head above me wet my hair. I also CO wash, which I think its easier than shampoo + conditioner because there's less manual movement of the arms if that's an issue for you. Quickly slathering on conditioner only takes a minute or so & I can quickly sit back down and rest.

    I keep my hair up like most people here, but can't braid it, so I use a hairstick and make a knot-like bun at the top of my head & it works well, and I can do it in 3 seconds and with only one hand.

    I've found rooibos tea pretty beneficial for when I'm having a run of terrible days. If I have my hair in a up-do, and it's looking gross or greasy, all I have to do is spray rooibos tea on it and once it dries all the greasies disappear! It's very, very quick and it's made my life easy if I haven't had the energy to wash my hair in a while but I have to make myself presentable for something.

    I guess it does depend on where your disability/illness hinders you. Hope this helps!

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    I agree benign neglect and braided styles would work best.

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    I don't prefer braids. For now I mostly use a stick or fork in a nautilus bun.



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    I'm sorry you all are going through this. I have chronic pain, but I can still do daily actvities. I just don't always want to. I had a pinched nerve my neck last February, and temporarily lost function in the outer half of my right hand. I'm right-handed, so that was hard, and I had trouble lifting that arm as well. My hair was only apl at the time. I don't remember what I did. I think I must have misted it with water and scrunched the curls into place with my left hand. I do remember having to go out and wanting to at least not have a rat's nest on my head.

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    I have a chronic eye condition that causes frequent retinal detachments that require total bed rest for over a week while recuperating from the surgery each time,I found a caterpillar braid[ over one shoulder in front] with soft fluffy scrunchies helps prevent tangles and is easy to redo while still in bed.Braids down my back get all frizzy due to rolling over in bed and the friction.

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    Caterpillar braid? Do you have a tutorial? I guess I don't know what this means. Thanks



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    I think a Caterpillar braid is small cloth hair ties every few inch. down the length of your "pony tail".

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