Back to School – Hair


ML’s hair is completely different than mine. I had straight as a stick, thin hair. Her hair is thicker and wavy. When it’s really humid, it become ringlets. When she was younger, it was a battle to brush her hair.

I don’t fight it anymore. However she wants her hair to look is fine with me. I appreciate the fact she doesn’t really care how it looks. I know in a few years the tide will change. Instead of asking “please put your socks and shoes on. It’s time to go!” I know my constant refrain will be, “You’re hair looks fine. We’ve got to go!”

Baghead by Jarrett J. Krosoczka reminds me of the day my friend and I found some golden, yellow hair on the playroom floor. ML decided to give her friend a haircut. If she had to cut another child’s hair during childhood, I am glad she chose Kee. Her mom takes everything in stride. Luckily, it wasn’t very noticeable.

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson illustrated by Ard Hoyt is a favorite. Zoe’s hair makes ML’s hair look ultra tame.

A post about hair is not complete without mentioning the classic book Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. For a real treat click on the following link to hear the author read it.

5 thoughts on “Back to School – Hair

  1. as a ringlet head myself, I advise Don’t Brush and Lose the Shampoo. Have her wash her hair with conditioner and finger comb out the tangles, then air dry. You’ll save a lot of effort and her hair will look great and be plenty clean.

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