There is generally one task that, as a mother, we all dislike doing. While there are many things I can pick from, I think my least favorite task is doing my daughters hair. I get that it looks pretty and really brings out her face, but in less than 2 hours it seems like I NEVER TOUCHED HER HAIR!!
See, this beautiful little girl of mine has this really thick, curly hair that crawls out of any ponytail that I make within minutes. For her hair to last any amount of time, the ponytails have to be close to the edges, and I have to use at least 7,031 products on it. If that isn’t the worst part, I have to keep doing this every couple of nights so that she at least looks like someone loves her at home. I know, this is a normal parenting thing, but that is why God gave me a boy first; I wasn’t ready to do hair!!
But unfortunately, it is one of those things that we must do, so if you are a mom like me who hates doing hair here are my 3 favorite tips on making hair time a breeze:
Just add a headband – There is nothing cuter than a head full of hair wrapped up in a really cute headband that matches an outfit. Add a spray of oil so that it doesn’t look dry and fluff it with your hands or a brush and within 5 minutes, you are out of the door. Be creative with the headbands, I mean is there really such a thing as too many colors???
Do the hair while she sleeps – My daughter literally falls out whenever I touch her hair, so to avoid fighting with a one-year-old, I just wait until all her defenses are down and the sandman has sung his song. Then I whip out the hair brushes and prepare to try and figure out how many ponytails you plan to make that night.
Braids, Twist outs – My favorite styles on little girls include anything that lasts 4+ days and doesn’t require a lot of edge control or gel on a little one’s hair. A nice twist out can last all week because you can leave it up the first 3 days, and then take it down the next few days. Braids allow you to get up and go, just keep a satin bonnet on hand and you are good to go.
So next time you’re tired, and you just want an easy way to keep your little girl looking like a …little girl. Try one of these tips and let me know if it takes the edge off of hating to do your daughter’s hair!