To Trim or Not To Trim?

I am so happy to have found this site! My 18 month old daughter has hair that is still baby fine, but is pretty curly. Originally, my plan was to grow it all out one length, but its starting to get difficult to manage. I typically wash and condition it 3 times a week and spritz it with water and/or detangler in the morning and after naps to eliminate frizz and bring the curls back. I try to part it on the side. The problem is that her bangs are getting longer now, so she always has hair in her eyes. Her hair won't really follow the part I try to make it follow anymore, and the curls don't stay all day--she ends up with a mess of frizz by mid-afternoon. So I really have 2 questions--1) Should I get it trimmed to get the bangs out of her face or should I just tough it out so that it all grows in one length? 2) What should I do differently when it comes to caring for her hair so that I don't feel like I'm either constantly touching up her curls or living with a frizzy-haired wild woman? (This photo is not the greatest, but it shows what her hair ends up looking like the majority of the time--not crazy frizzy yet but not cute, controlled curls like right after I style it.)


Last edited by sarah.glissm; 07-16-2012 at 09:49 PM.
It's totally up to you of course, but I've opted to do no trims at all. If she gets bangs, you'll be committing to getting them trimmed regularly. My daughters hair is the perfect length to get into everything right now, but I just clip it back and it's no problem. I love mini claw or octopus clips because they're fast and easy to apply to a wiggly kid. Or spring loaded clips, not the ones that snap closed.

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Aw, what a little dumpling.

It's really for your pleasure at this point, because your little one probably doesn't care either way. I didn't care about what my hair looked like until puberty. Enjoy this now, because it may change as she gets older. I had a friend who had ringlets as a child and now her hair is super straight.

I have a preference for longer hair. It can always be tied back in a ponytail. With hair that fine, you can probably get it all into one curl in the ponytail!
Dense but fine and delicate 3a hair. Feels like a dandelion without product. Difficulties in getting less puff and more definition when short.

On a mission to grow out after my big chop!

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