Sunday, December 30, 2007

First Haircut!

Natalie is known everywhere she goes for her curls. Little kids love to touch her hair. Strangers love to comment on how curly her hair is. It is a rare occasion when we are out at a store that at least one person does not comment on her curls. They are of the full-on Shirley Temple variety, and I adore them.

However, care and maintenance of said curls is not so fun. In the morning, she wakes up in full afro mode. In order to get the knots out, we must completely saturate her hair with detangler to make the comb out a little less painful. But it still hurts. No matter how hard I try to be gentle, she hates it. And it's a battle/bribe session almost every morning. Her hair is just below her chin when dry, but about halfway down her back when wet. That gives you an idea of the tightness we must detangle every morning.

The tangles seemed to be getting worse, so this weekend, at two and 1/2 years old, miss Natalie got her first haircut! We took her to a kid salon and it was great. They have a dvd player for the kids to watch, animal chairs to sit on and a play area. They know kids. The tricks all worked and Natalie was a perfect little girl. The results are below! I can't wait to see if the comb out tomorrow morning is easier and worth the new salon-grade detangler we purchased. Stay tuned...

Haircut in Progress
In progress

The Do
The "Do"

1 comment:

Verry Sherry said...

hair today, curl tomorrow!

she is adorable!