Do you guys remember that episode of Friends where they went to some tropical island and poor Monica’s hair ended up like this?
An episode that I have laughed about for years because it is my hair….totally. We shot a wedding in Mexico one year and I didn’t have the chance to get it chemically straightened before we went and it was a nightmare! Talk about finger in a light socket effect! So the next wedding we shot in Jamaica I made sure to have my hair all nice and straightened before hand….heck living in Va. alone will give a girl with natural curl a big old head of frizz.
I admit it…I have grown used to chemically straightening my hair with a light relaxer each May. It gets me through “the embarrassing hair” season. This year that will not be happening of course because of baby so if you see me out side with “light socket hair” you will know what the heck is going on.
Well I have passed down my naturally curly hair to poor Haley. While it can look nice, curly hair is an upkeep nightmare. I have found that when I was younger that the longer it was the easier it was to manage. Hence why Haley will always have long hair…or at least till she is old enough to handle a straight iron and a bottle of Sleek all on her own My poor mother never had a clue what to do with mine and just gave up. Hair mousse changed my life once upon a time.
But I love her hair….love it! So pretty!
Granted the first thing we both say after that first shower once we get to the beach is “did you bring some conditioner?”…which we always forget and have to go out and pick up.
So I have been working on teaching her the fine art of dealing with “beach hair”…so not an easy task. Between the wind, salt, sand, sea and humidity one day on the beach and we both have dread locks. I used to braid her hair but she is at the age that she wants to have “control” over how she is going to wear it. Which is just fine with me. Sometimes these things are best learned by just letting them jump right in and learn “cause and effect” .
Yesterday we head out and within the first five minutes it went something like this…
and then a few little tears…
and then mom to the rescue with my lovely “beach headbands”…truly the only option for us frizz heads…
(also on sale at CVS this week for buy one get one free!)
so we get back to the house and she is all: “Mom why is my hair such a pain?”
Me: ”OMG! Are you kidding? You are beautiful!”
and she is all: “Really? Do you think so?”
to which I love my skills with a camera at this point because I am all like:
“Hold on a second!”
Grab my camera and prove to her that she is indeed beautiful even with what I tell her is “Super model hair!”
love those freckles!
“Ok mom…enough pics….I like my hair.”
Love that a camera can make a little gal feel better about herself like that