One of the curses of cerebral palsy is that any task requiring more than a smidgeon of dexterity can become a real nightmare. Take hair washing, for example. First, I squeeze the shampoo onto my hand, it drips off my fingers, I splat it onto the side of my head, squish it around a bit, and rinse it off.
Effective? Not really.
Enter the Etac Hair Washer from Manage@Home mobility solutions.
The hair washer can be used instead of fingers to apply shampoo and massage the scalp. It is one of a prize-winning range of body care products, ergonomically designed to provide maximum power with minimal effort or strain on hands, arms and shoulders.
I had mixed results with the hair washer. Whilst it is certainly an improvement on my current solution (and really, you can’t ask for much more from a product!), it’s not perfect. The bristles on the brusher are made of rubber, so it doesn’t really create much of a lather as you’re rubbing the shampoo into your scalp. It also seemed to take quite a lot of my hair with it!
That said, as far as cost-effective solutions go, it doesn’t get much better than the Etac Hair Washer. You won’t find it at any of the over-priced disability support outlets in New Zealand, but you will find it on Manage@Home’s website. They also have a huge range of other disability support products.
They happily ship to New Zealand – so what are you waiting for?!