To The Mom of a Daughter with Hair

I am sorry. I used to think horrible things about your daughter’s hair, or your keeping of her hair, honestly. Things like, “Is it that hard to run a brush through her hair?”

Things like, “Is it that hard to wash her hair every day?”

I couldn’t stand seeing little girls with ratty, messy, dirty, unkempt hair. It just really annoyed me. Prior to the birth of my daughter, I had only boys. In our blended family, there are 4 boys before the girl happened. Boy hair is easy–and if you’re in public and a boy gets food in his short hair (and mine always have short hair) you just rub a wipe in/over/around the spot and clean it up.

Well, I am sorry to you. I am sorry for thinking I was perfect or had my act together or could keep a girl’s hair managed. I didn’t expect fancy hair, I swear! Mine is always clean and put up. Not fancy. But still, I’m not making excuses here. I shouldn’t have judged, and I did.

I carry a hairbrush with me. I wash my daughter’s hair daily. And length doesn’t seem to matter, although the longer it gets, the less a wipe can clean stuff out of it. Even toting a hair brush and using water at every sink in town doesn’t get me in and out of anywhere with her hair looking managed!!

In fact, I’ve started wondering if people who have 2 year old daughter’s with managed hair haven’t stuck a wig on their kid’s head, or maybe even tied her hands up while in the car, while eating, while doing anything, really.

I am the mom with the daughter whose ponytail is crooked, whose hair is a mixture of crunchy, crumbly, dusty, and wet/sticky. And if I brush it on my way out the door, it never looks like when we arrive somewhere. And if I brush it when I pull her out of the truck, it looks frayed, frazzled, and poofy.

Why is 2 year old girl hair so hard to manage? It’s impossible, I swear!!!

(Forget bows, headbands, barrettes, flowers, etc!)

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See that hair? It had a clip in it like 3 min before this photo!