Getting your daughter ready for the haircut she dreads

A long time ago, when we got our daughter’s head shaved as per hindu mundan ceremony, she was just 2 year old. We hoped that this will be easily acceptable by her. But, to our surprise, she was quite unhappy with her bald look.

That was the time, she didn’t let us cut her hair let alone talk about the much needed haircut in front of her eversince.

She watches cartoon and just like a regular kid, she gets inspired and super influenced by Disney princesses.

The dress, the bellies, even the hair style has to be matched to be a perfect princess. She won’t go out at age 4 without checking herself in the mirror.

I managed to give her hair a half an inch trim after her due approval last year and also changed her look but giving her a flick but it outgrew again very quickly.

Over the period, she joined school and with the school bus arriving as early at 6:15 am, combing her hair became a Task for me.

Some days, I would just make a top knot ponytail somedays, I would braid her hair but it got tangled and kids usually hate to touch those tangles.

For the sake of my mental health, I kept asking her if she wants a little shorter hair to which she always declined.

What I finally did?

I did some research on the new kids hairstyles and picked one which she could relate to princessy look.

I showed her this picture and alarmingly she said yes!

Jackpot. I hit the jackpot.

I decided that without further Adu I must act. I didn’t want her to change her mind again.

I took her to the saloon and showed her the picture again to recofim my fancies. She was ready. Phew.

I showed the picture of the haircut to the beautician and she didn’t understand why I wanted to chop off those manes.

Please do it!!! I whispered to her.

I didn’t want my 4 year daughter to think twice on her decision.

I told the beautician to make it look long from the front so that the illusion of long hair stays maintained.

She cut her hair within seconds and yalla.

I managed my daughter’s haircut after almost 2 and a half years.

Pat on my back, yes, later I had to treat her with an ice cream but it’s the occasional being good- Treat and it all concluded well.

I am hoping for easily manageable hair with no tangles and no struggles to make the hair look neat and good.

She is demanding for more hair accessories and I think it’s time for some shopping again.

P. S.

Kids hair need not be long. If long hair can not be managed, then please cut them short and stay sane.

Advantages of short hair:

Great for winters, as I got it done as soon as summers bidding adeau. No sweat.

Easy to comb or brush

Easy to clean

Easier to dry

Gives a smart look

Saves time 🤩

Now I know why my mom raised me like a tomboy with short hair.

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  • Saumya Pillai

    2019-10-23 at 1:32 pm
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    Nice one deepa,

  • Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    2019-11-13 at 6:58 pm
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    such a cute post and I could co relate with it so well. being a mom of two girls, I know sometimes it becomes really […] Read Moresuch a cute post and I could co relate with it so well. being a mom of two girls, I know sometimes it becomes really hard to make their hair on time, especially in busy morning routine. I also believe that having short hairs has many advantages. loved the hair cute of your cute girl. Read Less

  • Ruchie

    2019-11-15 at 9:05 am
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    I really love short hairs on little girls my daughter never get ready to cut her hairs …short hairs are so manageable

  • Neha Sharma

    2019-11-15 at 11:58 am
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    I don’t have a girl but being a girl myself I could relate to what your daughter must have been going through and finally understood […] Read MoreI don’t have a girl but being a girl myself I could relate to what your daughter must have been going through and finally understood why my mom always got me a boy cut 😀 Loved reading! Read Less

  • simi sp

    2019-11-15 at 5:24 pm
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    such a adorable post just loved the right up it’s really difficult for me to get my daughters haircut as she loves long hair..

  • bytetrails

    2019-11-15 at 6:45 pm
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    If only I could pursue my daughter to get a short hair cut!! I too feel short hair has advantages. Like reading your write up.

  • MeenalSonal

    2019-11-16 at 10:28 am
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    She is just looking like a princess…We can keep experimenting with the hairstyles when they are young but it is not possible once they grow […] Read MoreShe is just looking like a princess…We can keep experimenting with the hairstyles when they are young but it is not possible once they grow up:) Read Less

  • Truly Yours Roma

    2019-11-16 at 10:58 am
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    Haha I hear you dear, I used to be equally possessive about me hair and just didn’t like it when my mom got them shortened

  • Bushra

    2019-11-16 at 11:43 am
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    She looks so adorable and cute in shirt hairs. Agree it’s not necessary that kids hair should be long.

  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-11-16 at 5:11 pm
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    I like short hair, the reason why I still have shoulder length till now. Plus, it is more manageable even for kids.

  • Deepika

    2019-11-16 at 6:21 pm
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    I agree short hairs are easily manageable. But my daughter loves long hair. Now she refuses to cut her hairs.

  • Amrit Kaur

    2019-11-17 at 5:18 am
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    Kids need to be treated with their favourite things when parents need to get something done from them. You handled her well.

  • Tina Basu

    2019-11-17 at 5:29 am
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    i liked long hair as a child, my mom always made it short and i hated visiting the parlour. With my son, he has extra […] Read Morei liked long hair as a child, my mom always made it short and i hated visiting the parlour. With my son, he has extra quick hair growth and we have to give him a hair cut every month. He however enjoys it. Read Less

  • jhilmildsaha

    2019-11-17 at 9:53 am
    Reply

    Omg this is similar to my story totally. Its a struggle everytime to prepare my daughter for a haircut.

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Mother to a four year old girl. I am a creative being since my childhood. I create and my little one destroys. The love story continues.

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