To be grateful for having a boy so I don't have to worry about ponytails, plaits, braids and bows!!!

(58 Posts)
BocaDeTrucha Tue 29-Jul-14 15:02:42

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.

Ledkr Tue 29-Jul-14 17:20:55

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.

MrsPnut Tue 29-Jul-14 17:29:18

DD2 has a very short bob, no effort required and she can brush it herself - which is just as well after the nightmare of dealing with DD1's hair.

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!!

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Tue 29-Jul-14 18:41:26

The key to these styles is a good you tube video. There are loads of tutorials on there and I have found some really good ones.
I can now do a French plait, or as DD calls it Frozen hair!

Mrsjayy Tue 29-Jul-14 18:41:28

I cant do bunches\pigtails I always ended up unevev

wigglesrock Tue 29-Jul-14 19:38:02

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.

BocaDeTrucha Tue 29-Jul-14 20:02:52

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.

CruCru Tue 29-Jul-14 20:11:02

I've had DD's hair cut into a pixie cut. However, she is 9 months so hasn't yet expressed a preference.

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