i think part of it is that shes used to me doing her hair--at 3 months old she had enough hair to put in a ponytail and she'll be 2 in a few months.

but ultimately, im just really gentle. i try not to pull her hair too much. if her hair is super tangle-y i'll detangle it first (that usually makes her start whining) then give her a minute to "recover" and then i'll finish up the job. distraction works wonders as well. i'll let her watch noggin if im going to do something that takes me a while (i.e. pigtails) and she couldnt care less.