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April 19, 2010

A History of Hair, in Pictures

Baby A was born with a full head of hair. Baby B had a little around the edges.


While Baby B eventually became bald, Baby A's hair continued to grow.



By the time the girls were 9 months old, Baby A was in desperate need of her first haircut. Baby B confirmed this after a thorough inspection.



Despite my hairdresser's concerns over the bad luck a haircut before the age of one might bring, Baby A met the scissors for the first time.


Baby A's hair continued to grow at an alarming rate, requiring another cut just three months later. And finally, by the time the girls were 15 months old, Baby B was ready for her first cut, just in time for Baby A's third.

Check out our little beatniks, as Daddy called them (giving each other a hug)...


Here are the girls before their haircuts...



Here's Baby B, having survived her first encounter with the scissors...


And here are the finished products...






Although I would ultimately like them to have their hair one length (without bangs), I've decided we're going to have to opt for a pageboy cut until they're "responsible enough" to wear a barrette...and further "responsible enough" not to pull each other's barrette out, too. (I think that last one is a "twin thing".) (Oh, and some people might call the pageboy cut a "mullet", but I'm not going to dignify that with a response.) :)

8 comments:

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Such sweet haircuts. How funny that their hair grows at different rates. Please keep me posted when they are barrette ready - I would love to make them a bow. : ) Maybe an Alabama-themed one!

Rebecca said...

So cute! Yes, the last thing has got to be a twin thing! Hailey has boy hair...it's just not growing. Everyone tells me to put a barrette in her hair, but Matt will just yank it out in his curiosity! Usually along with a nice chunk of hair!

I never heard it was bad luck to cut their hair before their first birthday...bah!

Sadia said...

CUTE! We kept the pageboy cuts for the first 2, 2.5 years.

(We have the same dresses - the ones with the flowers around the bottom. How any mother could resist, I don't know. In fact, those are the ones Mel and Jess are wearing in their bluebonnet photos. :) )

It's funny. In Bengali culture, it's consider bad luck not to shave the baby's head a birth. In the US, it's bad luck to cut hair before the first birthday. Since we couldn't win, we just cut the girls' hair when they needed it. I think they were 8 months or thereabouts.

Mohini said...

At 17 months my daughter needs a cut every 6 weeks while my son can go for 3 months with just a trim from mommy. The last one is definitely a twin thing - I have to get my daughter bangs to keep the hair out of her eyes because if she doesn't pull her clip/barrette/rubber band out in 20 seconds, my son will go and do it for her in the next 10 seconds.

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

Believe me, I know mullets, and those are NOT mullets. They are sweet little pageboys. BTW, my Native American grandmother said not to cut a child's hair until the age of 3. I had every intention of obeying, but Elliott's hair was way out of hand and desperately needed a first cut at about 14 months. :) --Marilyn

Barbara Manatee said...

My two were both bald forever!!! My son has pretty thick hair now but my daughter's hair is still not that long and very thin...it amazes me to compare her to other girls her age who have loooooong, thick hair and she has next to nothing compared to them!

Cute haircuts!

Sonora said...

They look so cute! That is so funny that one had long hair and one didn't. My kids are all bald until they are almost 2. They get that from me. :)

Megan said...

So cute!! Those are sooooo not mullets, they are cute little bobs!

My daughter had her first haircut at 5 months. She looked like she had a runaway toupee with this crazy mop of dark hair on her head. I absolutely loved it, but everybody else convinced me to have it cut. Looking back at pictures, I'm glad I listened because she looked like a maniac. Ah, the eyes of a mother.