Ta-da! My little popstar punk now sports a pixie. Or so I said it is. It was a bit tiyahin-ish attending a homeowners' meeting when she woke up this morning. LOL. Anyhow, I still like it. This is her anti-lagkit, anti-asim, anti-tangles 'do! It took me almost a month to convince her to have her hair this short. Although she had this cut when she was two but she was too young to refuse. Anyway. You see, she's my ultimate girly-girl. She adores pink, sparkly, princesses, dresses and anything that screams kikayness. I have no problem with that! There is nothing wrong about embracing her femininity. What I worry though is that these things might control her ideals, principles and faith in the future when I can finally call her a woman.
Alright, my reason on cutting her hair this short wasn't as deep as that. I just wanted to stop our endless bickering when we're fixing it. She hates ponytails 'cause her ears stick out. She removes braids 'cause she wants her hair laid down like those Palmolive commercial girls (that 'check your hair' jingle haha). And she plays with hairclips when it'd eventually slide down from her shiny crowning glory. When I showed her cute photos of little girls in pixie cut in Pinterest, her initial reaction was a smirk and she said, "I like my hair 'Nay." OK. I knew there'd be trouble if I pushed her to go to the salon with me immediately. I waited. I thought it was just proper to see where she's coming from. I asked her what her favorite hairstyle is. She said, without batting an eyelash, "I like wearing headbands, pink sparkly headbands!" Aha! So I searched Pinterest forever and finally saw this.
Isn't she the prettiest? When I showed this to Pia, her eyes gleamed and said "yes, yes! I want that headband... and Nanay, can you cut my hair?" Yipee! *virtual cartwheels* See? All it took was a little inspiration. Of course, I can't dye her hair to blonde just to get the exact look above but they're both fabulously adorable!
After a trip to David's Salon yesterday, I repeatedly complimented her when I noticed that she kept on looking at herself in the mirror. "Do you like your hair?", I said while stroking it. "Nay! Don't gulo it, I fixed it!" LOL. I think she loves her 'do. I told her that she's beautiful no matter what hairstyle she will have. I guess she realized that it's true, she excitedly forced me to record her voice on Viber so she could tell Cpt R that she now has the punkiest, prettiest pixie.
If you're not that brave enough for you and your daughter and still prefer long straight hair, you might want to follow this board on Pinterest: Controlling the unruly mess my kids call hair! Or you can do some fine motor skills exercises and make your princess' hair be the envy of many, go to The Story of a Princess and Her Hair! Both show breathtaking photos of intricately styled hair but I have already accepted that I can't do anything else beyond a simple braid. Hihi.
What do you think of my little girl's new 'do? Any hair care tip to share? Fire away in the comments! xx