Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The thing about Spencer's hair is that it's really super fine, which means it's like fly-away central. And each time we go and get her cut, it looks disheveled within a week because it doesn't stay put in one place. Hair from the back of her head goes forward and gets mixed in with her bangs and vice versa. It's a never winning battle I tell ya! So I have visions of growing out her bangs and putting an end to this hair drama, but then it starts to look like this.
And then you, or I, get the stares from strangers, like That poor child, her mother doesn't care enough about her daughter to even get her a hair cut. I've tried putting in clips and keeping her bangs out of her face that way until they grow out all the way, but they only last about an hour before she's pulling them out and doing her own version of "pretty" hair with them. (And it's not pretty!) Plus, Spencer has a really small forehead and they hair people never want to cut her bangs about the eyebrow because then she'll only have like an inch and half of hair, haha. Oh, my poor baby girl- the rituals of beauty grooming start so early don't they?
So what should I do? Is she too young to have her bangs grown out? Should I just keep cutting them cut until she's older and won't resist hair clips and barrettes? Or should I stick with this path- since they're already 1/10 of the way grown out? (haha) But here's the one thing to consider- my mom made me have bangs when I was young and when I was finally old enough to say I didn't want them, I'd give up about 1/2 way through the growing out process because I just couldn't take it anymore. I always wished she'd just have let them get long when I was much younger and blissfully unaware of the rotten state of my hair. My bangs didn't cease their existence until I was in the 7th grade! So I'm afraid that my past experience is clouding my judgment :) Okay, so give me your thoughts please.