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<p>dd will be 4 next month. There are many daily battles I have to wage, but her hair is getting to be a real issue. She has lots of wavy hair (used to be very curly, when we lived in the South; since moving to the PNW, it's settled into wavy) and has a double crown, so her hair grows in all sorts of different directions. Right now it's about shoulder length, and naturally parts on the side (see below). It's often very tangled/matted at the back, especially (see below).</p>
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<p>The issue is that she usually refuses to have it put up in piggy tails or a ponytail; loses/removes clips within hours; and also hates to have it combed. It's always a huge drama to comb it out, though I do it anyway every few days. I condition it in the bath on occasion and rarely wash it unless it needs it. But it's in her face constantly, which drives me (and her teachers) crazy and obviously bothers her as well.</p>
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<p>SO: she's going for a haircut on Saturday. What suggestions do you have for styles that might at least address some of these problems, especially the in-her-face issue? My initial theory was that letting it grow out a bit might help with the curlyness, which has been true--it's a bit easier to manage than it used to be. But I'm prepared to cut it back if there's an obvious way to get it out of her face and/or make it more manageable. Suggestions?<br><br>
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<p>Cute!!!</p>
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<p>I have hair v. similar to hers and it just gets harder to deal with the longer it gets.  Especially if she won't let you put it back I'd probably cut it quite a bit shorter.  If you could get it in a ponytail that would really help with the matting, and in that case I'd suggest keeping it long enough to put in a pony, but since you can't I'd go short(ish).</p>
 

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<p>Update: the stylist suggested cutting it shortish in the back (where most of the tangles/mats happen) and leaving the front a bit longer. Here's the result--I LOVE it!! Thanks for the input, pianojazzgirl :)</p>
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<p>Oooooo... super cute!!!  I love it!  :)</p>
 
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