this is what kawena looked like when she woke up this morning
about 15 minutes after she woke up, kawena’s saving grace arrived in the form of our friend, cathy! she arrived, scissors in hand, ready to salvage, and hopefully work a miracle, on our little girl’s butchered hair job from the night before.
here it is as it unfolded
kawena was very quiet the whole time cathy was cutting her hair. it was pretty funny!
when cathy arrived she told us that we would be able to donate kawena’s hair to locks of love because it was that long! i had no idea it was long enough! so, that is nice to know that someone will enjoy kawena’s beautiful hair!
here she is showing off her locks
can you believe those “bangs”, if you can even really call them that?! wow!! that’s all i can say is, “wow”! cathy told me, much to my relief, that bangs actually are the fastest growing part of your hair. who knew??! i sure didn’t, but i am glad to know it now!
after cathy left, kawena jumped in the bath to get all those itchy little hairs off of her, but really i just needed to see what i could do with it. i needed to start with fresh, wet hair to try and style it because i wasn’t liking the above look! i wanted to try and train the “bangs” to go to the side instead of straight down. you know, to kind of hide the fact that she did it herself!!
this is what we got
from the sides
this is how short we had to go in the back to make it, somewhat, blend in with all the shortness in the front because, of course, she didn’t touch the back with the scissors.
she looks cute, right? all except those “bangs”. i will be so happy once those grow out, even just an inch will make a huge difference!! she seems to like her new hairdo, although she told me tonight that she didn’t want anyone at school to see her hair tomorrow. not much we can do about that, babe! i don’t know that she really feels that way because she just kind of giggled after that.
after about 30 minutes to an hour after she got out of the bath and once her hair dried, it was clear that i was going to have to do more than just comb it to the side to hide the bad bang job. so, i dug deep into the back of my bathroom cupboards and came up with some “product”, i think it is hair paste, or something like that. i am not much of a hair product type of person. low maintenance is my kind of hairstyle!
so, i rubbed some of that pasty stuff into my hands and did my best to make her hair do what i wanted it to do. i think it will take a little time, but i think her hair might cooperate if i train it to go to the side.
i think she will be wearing dresses more in the next several weeks. she told mitch on the phone today that she had to wear dresses so she “wouldn’t look like a boy!”
i think she is pretty no matter what her hair looks like!
i just love this girl… every single inch of her!