So, Emmie had her first haircut at 21 months old when they had to shave her hair for her spinal fusion surgery. I realized when we sent her back that day that they would probably have to shave it some. I wanted to cry but realized how stupid that would be to cry over something so minor compared to what they were going to have to do to her neck. So, I took a deep breath and carried on. But the nurses at CHOA are amazing and realized the significance of a first haircut and saved her locks for me.
So, when Irma blew through, I decided to go ahead and give Emmie a little trim. Her hair grows a bit faster and thicker around her plexiform (tumor) and so, the part that had been shaved over a year ago needed to be evened up.
Ta Da! Not that big of a difference…but it made Mama happy.
So, also in September, I stumbled across some curly hair care products and decided to give them a whirl on Emmie’s hair. She’s had waves and curls but I confess I had no clue what to do with a three year old curly girl. I’m only five years in to being a curly girl myself and never thought I would have a curly kid. I think I’ve finally come to the conclusion that after three years her curls may stick around for some time.
And this is the end result of the products! The product is called Curl Friends. Our morning routine takes about five minutes to do and is super easy. I dampen her hair, apply the pomade and then spritz with the texturizing mist. She also has her hair washed with their shampoo and conditioner a couple of times a week. It leaves her with soft little girl curly hair and the sides have gone from wavy to significant curls. She’s still trying to learn not to tug on her hair and doesn’t understand that she doesn’t need to comb or brush it like her sisters.