Messy Hair Days

If there is one motherhood role that I have to admit to not having mastered, it’s the role of hairstylist to my little girls.  You know those little girls that you see out and about with perfect braids and not one hair out of place.  Yeah?  Well, those little girls, those are not my kids. 

Try as I might, I am just not that good doing hair.  Most days, my girls’ hair is messy before we even make it to school, never mind how it looks by the time I pick them up in the afternoon. 

I tell myself that styling the girls’ hair should be fun but in all honesty, it’s just not.  My husband gets aggravated with me because it takes me too long to comb and style the girls’ hair.  My girls get aggravated with me because I take “forever” trying to get their ponytails perfect and because I comb too rough.  I get aggravated with my girls because after spending the time to comb, clip and braid their hair, they decide to roll around on the floor and make it look like rats’ nests before we even leave the house.  I’ve tried all sorts of elastics, barrettes, clips, and headbands.  It makes no difference.  Nothing stays in place for very long.  Hair in the eyes, dangling barrettes, and falling out ponies are all too common in our house.

As much as it sounds like I am complaining, I would not dream of cutting the girls’ hair short.  I love their silky, golden locks.  Little girls with long hair are simply darling.  I just despise having to try to style their hair on a daily basis and coming up short.  Yup, I surrender.  Every day is a messy hair day for us.


Lucky for me, they are cute even when their hair is messy.  I couldn’t get away with snarly, out-of-control hair, but they sure can!

4 thoughts on “Messy Hair Days

  1. My best friend for tangles is Loreal Kids tangle tamer. As for messy, meh, that is just one of the downsides to having the pin straight hair your kids have. I have it and so do my kids. I think a little bit of dishevel makes them all look cute!


  2. I hear this loud and clear. My girls both fight the hair combing. The little one wants nothing to do with bows or barrettes and the older one cries if I come within an inch of her with a comb. We started adding product to the little ones hair and bought a tangle free brush for the older one. That seems to have solved some of the problems.


  3. This is so true with my daughter too, Patty! Her hair looks pretty crazy most days because she refuses to sit still long enough for me to do it, or screams bloody murder if I tug at it even the slightest bit. I buy all the cutest hair accessories and within a day, they get lost. But I refuse to cut those gorgeous locks and would kill to have her hair! Great post.


  4. Awww! Your girls are beautiful and their hair doesn’t even look messy in that photo! I am actually really excited about doing Lillian’s hair but like you, two seconds after I do it she either pulls it out or totally messes it up. 🙂


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