Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nora's Hair


Before Nora was born, I unofficially put Jonathan in charge of hair.

He was always fond of brushing the boys' hair and I can barely manage my own, so I thought it was a good fit. It started fine when the soft yellow strands began sprouting from our daughter's head. For a while she let him brush her straight locks into a sweet little side-part and add a beautiful headband to complete her outfit. Then, her hair began growing faster. It began growing curlier. It grew into tangles and turns and twists and now her hair has a life of its own.


When she wakes in the morning, it's a glorious rat's nest of blonde fluff {see above photo}. All it takes is a spray bottle and a heavy helping of detangler and the pretty blonde ringlets come back. As they start to dry, it grows upward and outward into the classic Nora puff you see in most of my photos.

You'd think my go-to style would be some form of pigtails. Trust me, I've tried. I've accomplished it once or twice, but they don't last long. I don't know how to fix this problem other than sit on her hands, but I'm not sure how good that would be toward skills development. Therefore, Nora's mop of hair is wild and free.

I know what you might be thinking. She turned two in July and there hasn't been a pair of scissors near her head. I'd imagine a quick trim would make her hair much healthier, thus allowing the curls to be more defined and give her less of a finger-in-the-socket look. I'll give you the short answer: One day I will take her to get a hair cut, but I need to work on my biceps first.

For now, I will test products, brush less often, and keep encouraging pigtails. If there's one thing I can say about Nora's out-of-control curls, it's that they match her personality perfectly.

Do you have any products to suggest? Or advice on how to style it? I'm a little bit clueless. Help!


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2 comments:

Talya Tate Boerner said...

So cute! Her curls are adorable and I love that your husband is in charge of hair:)

Karen Weido said...

Ting's hair was crazy curly until she got her first haircut. I can't remember what it is called, but it was a Suave product that I used on it to tame them. It worked pretty well, and didn't cost a fortune.