When I fantasized about my future offspring before I got married I kind of had a feeling they would be blonde, and probably fair, and maybe with blue eyes. But for some reason I never imagined how dominant that curly hair gene would be!!!
Oh yes, I am a curly-haired girl.
Boy I longed for my sister’s beautiful pin straight hair as I spent many moments crying while trying to wrangle with the frizz and curls. Then I grew up, and got over it. Then I had babies and didn’t care! And then, I discovered the wondrous keratin treatment. I didn’t recognize myself after I got the first one in 2010.
And I’ve been loving the straight hair ever since!
Meanwhile, as you know, I have 3 of the curliest haired kids around. They seriously get random compliments from strangers almost every day on their curls and hair color. Yet my daughter talks about wanting “smooth” hair and then when I tell her how beautiful curls are she reminds me of the fact that I no longer have my curls!
So. When the girls get their haircuts (like twice a year), we’ve started this little tradition where they get their hair blown out after.
They feel so very glam! They really love walking around swinging their manes but I have to tell you that I don’t like it! I love their curls and so, it seems, does their brother, who, when the girls arrived home, declared,
I don’t want your hair like that. I want it curly so I can recognize you.
Though I prefer their curls, I think it’s important to let them experience this treat and they understand going in that it’s just temporary.
How do you feel about your kids significantly altering their appearance?
- Straight hair. (lilmissskullz.wordpress.com)