Every mum has at some stage tried – and failed – to recreate a complicated hairstyle at their daughter’s request.
But some of us even struggle with the basics.
Hanna De Castro, from Houston in the US, recently shared her own mum’s hairdressing fail on Twitter.
My mom was told to give me a half up half down hairstyle. She didn’t know what that meant so she did this.. pic.twitter.com/4WmaJxVqcl
— Hanna De Castro (@urchicahanna) June 11, 2017
As De Castro explains in her post, her mum was told to give her a half up half down hairstyle for her dance headshot, and her mum successfully pulled it off … she just, well, put the wrong half up.
Instead of putting the top half of her hair in a ponytail, Hanna’s mum put the right side in a ponytail and left the other side hanging, and the results were nothing short of hilarious.
Hanna’s original post has already been liked 200,000 times and over 55,000 people have shared it.
Of course, the internet could totally relate to both Hanna’s embarrassing hair moment and her mum’s confusion – because no one specified which half, did they?
showed this to my dad and he says “looks good to me that’s what i would’ve done. nobody specified which half”
— jess (@seamlessrhett) June 13, 2017
While others shared proof of their own hairtastrophes.
Same, let’s start a club pic.twitter.com/6Wqv3OlRH0
— Alisha Bad (@alisha_good22) June 13, 2017
Some up some down ????????♂️ pic.twitter.com/AMtCl3ey9V
— Bopwear Vezzo (@BopBraxton) June 13, 2017
@tillygfl omg my dad did this to me once!!!
— Charly Williams (@CharlyWilliam12) June 13, 2017
My dad learned to French braid & execute a solid bun for dance class, but the 1st 100 were ROUGH. Gotta ♥️ the effort! #danceparents
— njones86 ???? (@njones86) June 13, 2017
this reminds me of my sisters third grade yearbook picture ???????????? pic.twitter.com/jQjvnpzoAe
— Merritt Cromer (@cromer_merritt) June 12, 2017
— Janice (@jantlers) June 14, 2017
Andrew Daddo owns up to a parenting fail: he stills packs his kids’ lunch box. Post continues…
Ah, the elusive half-up ponytail. We’ve all been there.
Have you had any hair disasters? Tell us about them in the comments below.