Mum has to wash three-year-old son’s hair 23 TIMES after Vaseline disaster

A mum was forced to wash her son’s hair 23 times after he smeared his head in Vaseline and her attempts to get it out using flour turned it into a paste – just like Ross in Friends.

Jaymielee Stewart, 23, was horrified when she discovered three-year-old Lucas Thomson had coated his hair in the petroleum jelly in a bid to style his hair ahead of his first day at nursery.

The full-time mum said she spent more than six hours desperately trying to remove the waterproof substance using shampoo, conditioner and washing powder but all failed.

Online advice suggested she try talcum powder however Jaymielee didn’t have any so tried self-raising flour in a last-ditch attempt – but it instead congealed into a gooey paste.

The fail is similar to the predicament in Friends season five episode ‘The One With All the Resolutions’ where Ross tried to squeeze into leather trousers using lotion and powder.

It took 23 washes with shampoo and lots of combing to get most of the product out, but the tot’s hair still retains a greasy sheen.

Jaymielee from Glasgow, Scotland, said: “I could have cried when I saw him.

“I knew something was up as normally when I call him down for his porridge he sprints down instantly, but he was too quiet.

It took 23 washes with shampoo and lots of combing to get most of the product out, but the tot’s hair still retains a greasy sheen.

Jaymielee from Glasgow, Scotland, said: “I could have cried when I saw him.

“I knew something was up as normally when I call him down for his porridge he sprints down instantly, but he was too quiet.

Vaseline is recommended for lips rather than for hair

“When he walked in and said ‘look Mummy I’ve done my hair’ I couldn’t believe it.

“I got him in the shower and tried to wash it off with shampoo but nothing was happening, because it’s a waterproof substance it was just dripping back off his face.

“All of his hair was really greasy, it was as if he had put chip pan oil all over him.”

The hair-raising incident came just a week after the tot grabbed some children’s craft scissors and chopped a chunk out of his fringe when Jaymielee’s back was turned for ‘a couple’ of seconds.

The mum said she became suspicious when little Lucas failed to race to the breakfast table to wolf down his porridge.

It was only when he proudly announced that he’d styled his hair that she discovered he’d sneaked into her bedroom, swiped her Vaseline pots and coated himself in the product.

Jaymielee rang her mum Andrena Stewart, 40, in a desperate bid to find out how to get the greasy substance out of his hair but instead of advice, simply heard laughter down the phone.

 

Mum-of-one Jaymielee said: “Mum was no good, she was in stitches laughing.

“I looked online and it suggested using talcum powder or baby powder, I didn’t have either but was trying to think of something similar.

“I knew I had self-raising flour so ran to get it. I tried to rub it in but it just looked like I was baking a cake on his head.

“I hoped it would absorb it but it made a paste, it was like the episode with Ross from Friends with the leather trousers.

“I rinsed that out and saw someone else had posted about using a deep-cleansing soap.

“I didn’t have that but I did have soap powder so I stuck about half a box on his head and kept washing it.

“In total I washed his hair 23 times.

“I have used every single bottle of shampoo, two bottles of conditioner, half a bag of self-raising flour, half a box of soap powder and cornflour.

“I’ve managed to get most of it out with the shampoo and combing but it’s still very greasy.

“I’ll just have to hope it rains on the nursery run so I can get away with him wearing a hat and explain to the nursery teachers what’s happened.

“He’ll have to go to nursery looking like a little greaseball.”