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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Snipits

Dear World,

Happy New Year ! I took a break over the holidays from the world of technology.I have several posts I will make in the week ahead that will be related to xmas. Better late than never but here is a little something I wanted to share from this week.





STOP !! STOP !!! Wait what am I thinking ? Should I really cut her hair. Well I have been saying this for the last four years. I had to bite the bullet and just do it. I also had to talk Girly into trimming her hair.


This week I scheduled to take Girly to the hair salon..Her hair was almost to her bottom but it really is very thin. It is a myth that your hair will grow in thicker if you trim it. However it does appear healthier and thicker. I was willing to cut off as much as four inches so her hair will look healthier and be even.


Once I got to the salon I asked for some advice and I was told it was better to cut it where is was thinning out and uneven. Girly is still in pre-school and she already has such long hair. I finally talked myself into trimming it as I know it will grow again. It is a very traditional and cultural thing for me to have beautiful long hair. 


When I was a little girl I remember my mom trimming my hair once a month. I had to wrap up the hair and then I usually went on a search for a banana tree in the neighborhood. I loved in an apartment complex close to the railroad tracks and their were plenty of banana trees along the tracks. 



I suppose it is an old wives tale. I was told to find a banana leaf that was still closed. I had to slip the carefully wrapped up hair in the leaf. My mother told me that my hair would grow as the leaf opened up.Well my hair certainly grew. It was all the way down to my ankles, so I believed in this old wives tale growing up. Traditionally all the little girls had their hair in braids everyday for school with silk ribbons and it was covered in coconut oil. Another old wives tale. The oil helps your hair grow. I think I believe that the oil can moisturize and nourish your hair but my hair grew as any body else's hair would grow.


Now I am a mom myself and living in the U.S I do not follow many or should I say ANY of the Indian customs , but I did decided to finally trim my little girls hair. This is her second trim in almost five years. We went to a super fun kids hair salon in Reno called Snipits. Check it out HERE



It is a bright fun place and makes me want to be a kid.

Before 




                                                          six inches cut
                                                    

AFTER                                            
                                         
I even got her a mini manicure and we had a very special date and today was all about her. If you live in Reno I highly recommend this place. First she got a fun pass and then she got to watch a movie while they trimmed her hair. 








When they are done the kids have to push the card into a slot and they watch the needle move. 


 This contraption then spits out a toy. Girly's favorite part. 



We finished the day with lunch together , just the two of US.She is one happy girl. Now I will have to get used to the fact that I snipped off six inches of her long beautiful hair.




Mwah !!! Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear your feedback.


2 comments:

Mireille said...

She looks beautiful with her new haircut and yes it will grow back, faster and healthier!! We did the same before Xmas with both our girls, but they cut it about twice a year, so not such a big deal... Once in 5 years is a bit more hard to do...

Tracey said...

Precious mommy /daughter moments hon, she looks beautiful with her new cut, happy new year to you all xxx