The Budding Barber {Mom-day}

 When I saw the first pile, I was a little worried.  By the time I discovered the 5th or 6th pile, I was afraid to look at the finished product…

 But- I just had to look….

I almost cried.  Her hair is so long.  And yes, that is her scalp.  I’m still not sure how to fix it.  Right now I strategically place her clips and ponytails to cover the worst of it, but she has tiny little clumps of hair all over her head.  It would take a pixie cut of epic proportions to get it all one length, and it wouldn’t cover her scalp if it was that short. 🙁  Any ideas or suggestions?
Motherhood has no easy answers, that’s one thing I know for sure. 🙂  Happy Mom-day!


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  • Toqua's Crafts
    October 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I have heard comments of kids cutting their own (or each others) hair, I was fortunate when my kids were young they never did it.

    I would say that the best thing for you to do is to continue with the strategically placed pony tails, bows and barrettes until her hair gets long enough that she can have a hair cut to hide the majority of it.

    The good news is it will grow back.
    Sorry you have to go through this.

  • IamSusie
    October 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Almost every kid does this sometime. The good news is they usually only do it the one time… It is only hair and it will grow out and it is a good lesson in laughing at the foibles of parenting young children. My daughter did it to the front of her head, so there was no camouflage. Pretty much everyone who saw it nodded knowingly and chuckles at the memory of that episode of their own childrearing.

  • Camilla
    October 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    OH MAN AMY!!!
    I don't even know what in the heck to say. I probably would not do any hair cuts yet. just let it grow a little and until then put it in a pony.

  • Mommo
    October 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Break out the Kleenex for sure! Heartbreaking. Don't cut any of it. Let it grow.

  • Jenny
    October 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I know she's young, and it might sound weird, but you could try some temporary extensions. They don't have to be the expensive, sewn in kind. I feel like I've seen some actally attached to barrettes or ones that you can put in yourself for her on the days when you really want her hair down. It will probably take a little while for her hair to grow long enough to be worked into a cut, and some extentions might help with the transition growth.

  • Kristie
    October 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    So I have seen this many times, as I am a hairdresser. My suggestion is similar, yet so different to everyone elses. I say use pony tails that are placed to cover the bald spot. But I would suggest cutting her hair to her shoulders or there about. Because she has blonde hair, and because she cut some of it off, it will look thin. So trimming some off, will help it to look thicker. Also, trimming it every other month would help it to look thick, and you will be surprised how quickly it "grows out".
    Good luck. And think of this, my girls use my professional hair cutting scissors to cut their hair. And they have done it many times!

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    October 11, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Oh, no!!! I don't know if I could have looked after seeing the clumps of hair. I say keep camouflaging until it's long enough to cut.

  • Caroline @ Artfully Caroline
    October 11, 2011 at 2:58 am

    This seems to be a rite of passage for a lot of kids.. Bug did it too not too long ago. Not only did she shave her bangs, she also gave herself a mullet by chopping the sides real short. I won't lie : I cried. My aunt Joan who has seen it all with her, now grown up, daughters laughed.
    Bug's hair has grown and there is no sign of the barber's apprentice disaster anymore. And she has learned a lesson : only mom gets to cut her hair 🙂

  • Diana B.
    October 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Oh, Amy! I'm so sorry. Poor girl…Poor MOM!
    I dread the day when my daughters decide to do that.
    Good luck!