Was out today and saw a mum desperately pulling on dd's fine hair (aged 10 months) to put it into one of those micro ponytails like Yorkshire terriers wear whilst her dd screamed and squirmed. Then finished it off with a clip on bow. I can't do a french plait (my girls world head of hair was clearly wasted on me) and I just think those tiny weeny sprouts of hair look ridiculous. I feel blessed I have a boy as in the country where I live, bows, bands and clips are de-rigeur from birth for girls.
Dd2 has a head of orange curls that I ignore for as long as possible before tackling it with bribery and threats. The mere mention of a plait or pony tail sends her into a meltdown of "idonwannaponytailinmyairmommy" So I don't bother.
Ah but OP, dont you know that a tight ponytail is The best protection against nits!!
Clam, another mom of girls that is rubbish at hair. I can do a decent high ponytail. Never mastered French braid, and even have problems with two plaits/ponytails as I never get equal amounts of hair in both... And I use the 'just blast it dry' method with the hair dryer without using a hairbrush.
DD1(12) is showing signs of also being useless with hair, but DD2 (10) can at least dry her hair and try straighten it with brush at same time, so she is showing promise!!
I have 3 daughters, they all have short fringed bobs until they are hold enough to put it up themselves. My 9 year old has long hair, my 6 year old has started to grow it out and my 3 year old can stick a hair band in herself. I can't say I've ever found it that big a thing.
bigboobiedbertha, you've got it exactly.... When he's old enough to do his own hair, he can do what he likes and spend all the time in the world on it, but whilst he's of the age where he's asking me to do it, I can't imagine him asking me for French plaits etc, thank god!! Not that I don't like them, I just can't do them!!!
It's the Yorkshire terrier-esquema micro tails I just simply dislike.