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Old 01-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #11
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Re: Cut 5yr old's curly hair or not?

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I have curly hair like your DD and DON"T cut it short!!! When I've cut my hair short it just turned into a gigantic "fro" for the lack of a better word. My hair needs the weight of being long to look decent.
I agree. My hair was curlier until my early 20's.... now it is just "fluffy" I've always preferred long hair because of that.

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One of my DD's has curly hair like that. Straighter hair on top and tight curls underneath. It's adorable, but it looks messy almost all the time. I'm not so much into putting product in a 2 year old's hair, but maybe I need to try it before I rule it out.....
I know what you mean! We still get all the "what beautiful curls!" compliments....but probably only after bath days. The pic I put in the OP was an example of it going flat after a while. I was trying to avoid the hassle of uploading a new pic, so I just used one I had already on our blog. It can also look like this:

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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I have curls of similar texture. I would cut it...longest layer to the shoulder and shortest to the chin. It looks weighed down on top. A little length off would help it lift and curl at the root.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #13
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Re: Cut 5yr old's curly hair or not?

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Wow! What a change in hair over a short time.

Honestly, no. I'm pretty sure you will not see that same curl some back. My 5 and 3 year old's both had curls when little, but once they were cut off, they were gone for good. So sad

You might get some curl back with a good cut and following hair care meant for curly hair. Google the curly girl method!
I agree with this...kids' hair texture changes from their "baby" hair to their "big kid" hair. Your DD's texture may never be the same again.

That said, she definitely has a lot of wave/bend/curl in her hair as it is now. I'd look into the CG method (when I do what I'm supposed to, my hair looks great!) & consider getting her hair shaped (b/c the overall length isn't bad) by someone who really specializes in curly, wavy, or textured hair. I just got my first Deva Cut & it really is incredible, but I've also gotten good Ouidad cuts, texture & shape cuts, & even from a few non-specialist stylists who really know curly hair. The way you wash it & handle it will probably make the biggest difference...I'd recommend getting the Curly Girl Handbook. The 2nd edition comes with a DVD that demonstrates how to give a good trim at home, too. It might even be available through your local library.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #14
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Re: Cut 5yr old's curly hair or not?

yes - I guess I knew we can't go back to baby hair.
wouldn't that be wonderful for all of us if we could!

We kind of do some "curly girl" stuff. No Poo, only sulfate free conditioner, comb when wet. But I just put the book on hold from the library (good idea).
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #15
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I had Shirley temple curls. As long as my hair was just trimmed, I had them. Around 7 I got a bad cut. They cut off several inches and my curls never came back. My hair is more on the curly side now but nothing like before. I have discovered you need to find someone who knows how to work with curls or it could damage them big time.
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Re: Cut 5yr old's curly hair or not?

I cut my 5 year old's hair this past summer when she was 4.5. She had gorgeous spiral curls and hair almost down to her bum. I cut about 6 inches off, and her curls were gone. I was prepared for it though because I had heard that from a lot of people.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:47 AM   #18
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Re: UPDATE haircut pics ***** Cut 5yr old's curly hair or not?

bump for Updated OP haircut pics

She asked again last night and I figured swift action would be better than our "think about it for a while" approach. I think it turned out super cute and have to share my pretty DD....



PS - after starting this thread months ago, I was inspired to revisit the "Curly Girl" book and it has thankfully improved mine and DD's curly hair routine. I actually wear my hair down sometimes now....... and I am typically, 99% of the time, a ponytail girl.
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Re: UPDATE haircut pics ***** Cut 5yr old's curly hair or not?

She looks great! And it looks like she has so many more curls than it looked like in the original pic!
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Looks great!!! She is such a doll!!! She makes me squee!!
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