My kids are all follicularly blessed, especially Annie. She loves her long hair and I respect that. I know the time will come when she wants to chop it all off, so even though it would be a lot easier for me now if her hair was shorter (as I’m the one brushing and styling it), it’s very important to me that any major style changes are her decision.
That being said, the girl’s hair was getting ragged. See the blondish ends here?
You’re welcome for cropping out the horse dong.
Those blonde ends are tangle-city. I knew they absolutely had to get cut off to restore her hair’s health, but I was hopeful we could make it until the end of the summer and swimming. But over the weekend I spent ten minutes detangling just one section of her hair and something inside me snapped. I made a hair appointment for her ASAP.
Annie has had haircuts before, but without the whole “salon” experience. She’d never done the hair wash, or the blow dryer (although I blow-dry her hair at home occasionally), and I thought this time she’d be old enough to enjoy it. When I told her about the haircut, I also mentioned that she’d get to do all the extras, just like when I go to the salon. “I get to have a hair cut like the big girls? Like I’m a five-year-old?” Yup.
I love it when kids look so big yet so small all at once.
When I told Annie she needed a haircut, I explained that cutting off the ends of the old hair made the rest of the hair healthier. She completely accepted this and had no problems in the chair at all, even during the blow dry.
Her face when she saw her finished hair was priceless.
Since we were already there, I asked the hairdresser if she could trim up James’ hair. His last cut was less than a month ago, but it was already in need of some maintenance. I held him on my lap while his hair was cut, and he was as content as could be thanks to Let It Go playing in a loop on my iPhone.
The end results for both are great:
I loooove both of their cuts. I’m not used to how often boys need haircuts! This was the third haircut for Annie AND James. Funny how they both have high-maintenance hair in completely different ways. (Maybe James will want a buzz cut one day like his dad.)
Terra Heck says:
The cuts look wonderful on them. Love the look on your girl’s face when she saw her cut!
You should look for the Wet Brush for Annie’s hair. It does a great job of de tangling hair without hurting. My stylist recommended it for me and I even got one for my son who complained about tangles in his hair. We both love them.
Funny: my stylist used and recommended the same thing to me last week! It worked great (I’m so tender headed!), so I plan to go to Sally’s to get one this weekend. Consider it, Heather, if y’all don’t already have one.
Swim team mom here…If you wet her hair with regular (not pool) water and even put a little conditioner on before swimming her hair will absorb much less chlorine. The cuts look great!
YES! I totally do this with a coconut oil/conditioner mix. It’s definitely made a huge difference in her hair. Those ends were just too far gone
The two most delicious, photogenic kids I’ve ever seen! Enjoy them as I know you do – they are gorgeous gems!
Seriously adorable! Wow, I didn’t realize how long A’s hair was/is!! That girl does have some good hair genes!
Lisa Maxwell says:
Boys’ hair needs cut all the darn time. Got to a point where I finally just bought some scissors and do it myself :O)
I’m totally going to do this once he’s older…right now he’s just so damn wiggly I don’t think I could do it.
I cut my son’s hair. He loves it because he gets to watch TV, I love it because it’s my new hobby. Now for my daughter–she has adorable long hair but she HATES having it brushed. Snip snip.
Annie’s hair is AMAZING.
I know I’ve commented about this before, but my mom spent 45 minutes brushing my hair out when I was 8 for picture day and she was late for work. That evening she cut off all my hair, to about an inch. That’s when my aunt bought me a Mason Pearson brush, so I could grow my hair out again. My mom stole my brush years ago and still uses it…
OMG! Also, I think stealing a Mason Pearson brush should be punishable with jail time
PS: Annie’s haircut looks GREAT and James somehow got even more handsome!
Marjorie Steele says:
Thanks for sparing us the horse dong! I LOL’d at that!
Your kids are cute as always!
Deborah Pucci says:
Heather…..they are so adorable!
My daughter had long, curly hair up until she was about 14. I used to get the ends trimmed and the length I maintained it to her waist. At 14 she cut it to the middle of her back My son got a haircut every month and when he was 10 he went for the buzz cut.
Annie & James are adorable! Love their new cuts
Love their new “do’s”!!
Nicole H says:
So stinkin’ cute! It was a great surprise to see you all on Good Morning America this morning!
They both look so great! My goodness, I never registered how long Annie’s hair had gotten. It’s gorgeous!
How fun for Annie! Her hair looks beautiful. And James looks like a little man! I’m partial to long hair on guys (young or old). Guess maybe I’m not such an old fuddy-duddy afterall.
Alexandra :) says:
This is the one set of photos where I think Annie actually looks more like you and James looks more like Mike, just in their sweet facial expressions.
I have to agree with you on this one Alexandra
That is how Libby’s hair was. She was adamant that her hair would be long like Rapunzels forever. So, I waited until she was ready…which was last week. She had 10 inches (really 12) cut and donated it to Children with Hair Loss. She is old enough to understand it will grow back and that she is helping someone else in the process. I fear if we had done it before she was ready, I wouldn’t have the happy little girl that I do.
Keep listening to that cute girl. She is darling!
Libby is such a sweetie! I actually just started explaining hair donation to Annie, I will show her the picture of Libby you put on Facebook. xo
Casey @Waffling says:
I had long thick hair as a little girl and my dad found that tying it in a loose braid while I slept did wonders for being able to brush it out in the morning! That and a spray bottle of detangler (which I think was just water mixed with conditioner)