Here are some common questions and comments about doing girly hair:
- My daughter will never sit still and let me do her hair... Just start slow and easy. Make it a fun experience with no expectations on your part or hers. I have been doing my little girls' hair since birth. A baby brush, headband, velcro bow, whatever you can do, do it as soon as they are born so there is no "getting used to" period. For the older toddler maybe put out a chair in front of a favorite video and begin by brushing. A highchair with snacks for little ones is a great place to start!
- We're just at home or school most of the time. Her hair looks fine in a ponytail... widen your horizons. It really can be a special time together if you make the investment to spend a little time fixing your daughter's hair. Ponytails every day are boring. Matted, ratty hair is just pathetic. Beauty pageant hair each morning is not the goal: a neat, well-looked-after appearance is. Anything above that is just icing on the cake. Personal grooming is part of everyone's necessary education.
- Seize the opportunity...they are only your "little girl" for so long, so make the most of this special time together. Keep your hair toolbox handy for when inspiration strikes. Laugh A LOT and she will too. Soon she will be chasing you down for a hairdo instead of the other way around!
- Experiment with products and tools... visit the hair aisle in Target or Ulta. Try something new. It's okay to use gel, hairspray, or mousse in her hair. Buy some heat protectant, dust off your curling iron and give her some curls once in a while. Maybe tame her curls with your flat iron. It's all right. My spray bottle of water is my best hair friend of all. I am compulsive about straight parts, smooth ponies and no "fly-away" frizzies. Keep it all under control with just a few shots from your water bottle before you begin.
- Bows never stay when I put them in my daughter's hair...there are several possible reasons for this. TRAINING - if you start
Here are some more Hair Blogs and Places to find inspiration: IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
She Does Hair - a darling Mama with some darling ideas for girls hairstyles
Shorty Rockin' Hairstyles- a fun Mama with fun ideas for girls with short hair. I sought her out when I had my first baldie.
Redpunzel - Rachel is a chic, talented Mama with a gorgeous redhead to work with.
Girly Do's - Jenn has got enough skill and creativity with girl hair to fill ten blogs. Go there just to check out the sweet dimples on Beans!
Curly Q's - got girls with curls?
Babes in Hairland - These 3 babes have got it made. There'll be no bad hair days with this lovely Mama around.