In short, I looked at Miss E’s hair and thought, that has to go. In truth I’ve been wanting to cut her hair for ages but I was terribly attached to it and kept having moments of ‘won’t she look like a boy?’ Her hair has been growing in a very uneven manner for a while now, the middle grows like wild fire but the back and sides were struggling a lot. It was becoming difficult to style her hair and her first birthday seemed a good milestone for her first big chop.
I honestly wasn’t sure how to go about doing it, do I take her to the hairdresser or barber? Break out daddy’s clippers? In the end, I went on good old trusty Youtube and found this awesome video of MarieAntoinetteTV doing a tapered cut on her son. Luckily, I’m pretty confident with scissors and Miss E knows how to be still. I would not recommend this option to anyone and know that if you do it yourself, you do so at your own risk.
I’m pretty happy with the cut. I didn’t make the sides and back as short as in the video and it’s not perfect by any means, but it looks presentable. It’s made washing, combing and generally looking after her hair easier and her sleep cap fits like a dream. Her hair has also been growing back much more evenly since the cut.