Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I had no idea that toddler hair would be so... challenging.
Don't get me wrong: I *LOVE* Nora's hair. For one, the curls are something I was never expecting in a child of mine (despite having curly hair genes, mine is stick-straight), so I am cherishing them while they're here, because who knows if they will last? I love how it is getting longer so I am more easily able to do the little "Pebbles" hair style on top of her head, and pigtails, if the mood strikes.
The problem lies in the direction in which her hair has naturally decided to grow. It grows from the crown of her head FORWARD, a.k.a. directly into her face. It's like... well, it's like Justin Bieber, before he cut it. My baby has Justin Bieber hair.
And although the ponytail/pigtails method is still a good one, I don't like to pull her hair back every day, you know?
GAH. I know I could cut it. But I don't want to cut it.
Truthfully, if we were just talking bangs, I would probably trim them. But, like I said, this hair that's in her face originates at her crown, so cutting that seems like it would be... weird. Possibly even disastrous.
If you have a little girl, how have you handled her hair? Do you stick out the "awkward" stage of growth and it eventually works itself out as it gets longer? Do you put it up every day? Do you *gasp* cut it? Any hair professionals out there with advice?
Again, LOVE her hair. I just don't love it in her eyes.
At least it's looking a bit better than it did back in the old days. :)