Girls and Hair!
When my girls were little, they both had curly hair and I loved it!
I had visions of teasing out ringlets of hair every morning before school and putting them in pigtails.
That didn’t happen.
Kaycee, the eldest, has thick hair like mine and the longer her hair grew, the straighter it went. The curls didn’t disappear, they stayed at the bottom of her hair no matter how long it got. I put off having it cut for years. I couldn’t stand the thought of cutting the last of her curls off!
Ella’s hair isn’t as thick as ours so I was hoping her curls would have a better chance of staying in as it grew. Alas, it wasn’t to be either! I put off having her hair cut as well for the same reason but I finally gave in when she was nearly 6-years-old!
Both girls have tried having short hair but they soon decided they preferred it long. They didn’t like not being able to do much with it when it was shorter.
They went through a stage where they wanted straight hair and asked if we could buy straighteners. We said no because they were too young. Now they try everything they can to get some curls back in their hair!
We’ve tried using rags
It worked quite well but took ages to do.
The best result we’ve had so far out of the things we’ve tried have been magic curlers. I saw them on Ebay and they were quite cheap so I thought we’d give them a go.
Ella hasn’t tried them yet but they worked great for Kaycee. They’re really easy and quick to put in as well.
Both girls spend ages watching videos on YouTube looking for different styles. Not all of them curly, I’m pleased to say 🙂
They love trying different styles in my hair and have even tried putting pigtails in their dad’s hair. He doesn’t have much, though, I have to say. They were pretty small pigtails!
The girls obviously get their hair genes from me, luckily.
Hopefully, they’ll never have to worry about hair loss but I have some friends and family whose hairline has started to recede. Some of them don’t mind but some of them would like to try and stop the flow of time.
One of the things I’ve seen that can help is ATP – Advanced Tricho Pigmentation which works in a similar way to a tattoo.
Here’s what the Harley Street Hair Clinic have to say about it.
Advanced Tricho Pigmentation works in a similar way to a tattoo. Natural pigments are applied to the patient on either the scalp or brow area and our team of experts work to delicately replicate the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp, and natural strokes on the brow area to replicate each individual brow hair.
The specialised process deposits tiny amounts of pigment to the recipient area and positions it within the dermal layer of the skin. Once applied by one of our highly skilled technicians you’ll see realistic results that replicate real hair.
Ant’s had a look at the website and he said he wishes it had been around when his hair first started receding. He doesn’t like the idea of a hair transplant or a toupee but would have been ok with ATP.
The one thing he doesn’t have to worry about, though, and we do, is the amount of hair that sheds everywhere in the house. Three girls with long hair is an actual nightmare! The drains get blocked, the hair wraps around the hoover roller, clogs it up and makes the belt burn out and stray hairs can be found in the weirdest of places around the house!
Truthfully, though, I love helping them with different styles. I love giving them the curly hair I always craved when I was a child and I love that they want to play with my hair because it’s oh so relaxing!