The Hobbit a.k.a. Jacob Before:
Long, but an awful, tangled mess!
Too bad she would never let me brush it and preferred to run around with a rat's nest on her head...
(her blonde locks were too light to photograph against the floor alone)
Not Quite After:
Shorter, but still a tangled mess...
Next: Into the tub for some No-More-Tangles shampoo, followed by No-More-Tangled spray, followed by lots of, let's say, adamant protesting while I brushed out the MASSIVE clump of knots for what I hope will be the last time.
SO CUTE! I love the end result. I was surprisingly not sentimental about cutting her hair for the first time, especially since we waited SO LONG for her hair to grow when she was a baby. I think it really helped that I couldn't take it being a horrible mess anymore, and I'm hoping now it will be more consistently manageable. If only she had let me brush it, I wouldn't have had to cut it at all...
This was my first go at cutting Jacob's hair, too. Not sure why I waited so long because I've been buzzing Ryan's hair for at least 10 years now, and Jacob's wasn't much different. Though Ryan holds still a little better ;)
I'd better save a little bunch of Lily's hair and frame it, like we did for Jacob after his first haircut over a year ago.
Related Post: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (the original)