Caring for a bedridden loved one comes with many challenges. Everyone has to learn how to do things in a new way. One big challenge is keeping your loved one’s hair clean when they can no longer manage a bath or shower—all while not making a huge mess of the bed and the room.
Just because your loved one is bedridden doesn’t mean they shouldn’t look their best. With the right tools and products, you can help your loved one wash their hair in bed with a minimum of mess.
Try these products to make washing your loved one’s hair in bed easy and comfortable.
This inflatable, portable shampoo basin provides a comfortable cushion for your loved one’s neck while providing enough space to comfortably wash all lengths of hair. Made of heavy-duty latex-free vinyl, the basin is durable enough to withstand regular use while being easy to inflate and store.
A drainage tube means you can drain the water into a bucket near the bed, allowing for the application and rinsing of both shampoo and conditioner without having to remove the basin to empty it into a sink between rinses. With the E-Z Shampoo Basin, you can provide your loved one with a comfortable, mess-free option for getting them to look their best.
If blowing up an inflatable shampoo basin every time you want to use it doesn’t sound appealing, the DMI Portable Shampoo Bowl might be your answer. This 5-inch deep basin comes with a built-in headrest to provide a comfortable hair-washing experience for your loved one.
A stopper gives you the option to keep water in the basin while a telescoping drainage hose gives you flexibility in where you can place your bucket to hold the drained water. The hose can be shortened to 12 inches or lengthened to 31.5 inches.
When using a basin designed for washing hair in bed, the miscellaneous water should be kept to a minimum, but it’s always a good idea to cover your loved one’s shoulders with a cape to catch any drops of water that may escape.
The Yelegai Hair Dye Cape is made of thin, waterproof PVC that keeps the static to a minimum. At 30 x 33 inches, it fits both men and women, and with a hook and loop closure, it should be comfortable for all neck sizes.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution, this Inflatable Shampoo Basin Set comes with everything you need, including a shower nozzle and water bag to provide a better rinsing experience.
With dimensions of approximately 24 x 20 x 8 inches, the inflatable basin provides a larger area in which to wash your loved one’s hair. The kit also includes an air pump, a waterproof mat and a waterproof cape.
While using water and shampoo is the best way to get your loved one’s hair clean, No Water Rinse-Free Shampoo Caps are a great alternative when you don’t have the time or your loved one isn’t up for a full shampoo.
These caps provide clean hair without the need for rinsing. Warm it up in the microwave first, and then place the cap on your loved one’s head and massage the product into their hair. Remove the cap, and towel dry the hair. If you want to remove some of the excess product, wipe a damp cloth over the hair before drying.
Being bedridden doesn’t mean your loved one has to give up looking their best. With these hair-washing tools, you have plenty of options to help your loved one look and feel beautiful without having to leave their bed.