Monday, July 30, 2012

LL's First Haircut

So far, we have never cut Lorelai's hair.  Her hair is extremely curly, so the shorter that it is, the bigger that it is.  I also am not one of those people that really loves bangs on little girls.  We definitely couldn't cut bangs on her with curly hair, but even if it was straight, we wouldn't have given her bangs. 

Over the past year, LL's hair has grown a TON.  Here's what it looked like last summer:

Here's what it looks like this summer:

While I absolutely LOVE how long her hair is, I've also been noticing that the ends are pretty damaged.  They were dry, brittle, and just frizzy.  The rest of her hair still looked beautiful, I just knew that the ends needed some help. 

This coming August, LL is starting pre-school.  I figured that this would be a good "deadline" for us for getting her hair cut.  I've been talking to her about it for a good long time, and at first, she seemed like the concept didn't bother her at all.  Once the summer came, I really started talking to her more seriously about it.  This is when she started to get nervous about it.  It got to the point where any time I mentioned it, she would start crying and say that she didn't want her hair cut. 

Last week, I started talking to her about it a good bit because I knew our time was running out.  One night, I asked her about it after she was getting out of the bath.  I asked her if she wanted Mommy to cut it, or if she wanted someone else to cut it.  She said Mommy, but then started crying about it.  I asked her if I could cut it right then.  She said no.  Then, I told her she could have a sucker.  Winner!  She immediately said yes.  I knew I needed to get it done fast before she changed her mind! 

She did really good with it!  She started getting nervous right before I started cutting, but she let me do it.  After I made the first cut she said, "That doesn't hurt - it tickles!"  I finished up pretty quickly and showed her what was on the floor.  I only ended up taking off about an inch or inch and a half, but it looks SO much better and healthier.


Here we go!

The first cut has been made - there's no turning back now!

She kept trying to watch me do it - haha.

All done!

Her first curls!  Bagged and ready for her baby book.

New hair!


We're for sure going to continue to let it grow because I really like it long (even longer than it is now).  I'm just happy that it's healthier and looks so much better!


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