A few months ago, Bria got a hairband all stuck in her hair. Instead of coming to me for help, she just got some scissors and simply cut it out herself. Great idea, except for the fact that she also cut a bunch of hair off, right at the scalp.
We call it her sprig. At first, it wasn't really noticeable because it was so short. As it started to grow out it also started to stick up. She usually has to keep it at bay by putting a bunch of barrettes in it. It is a silly place to put barrettes, but it's better than a sprig anyhow. Nowadays, it's long enough to tame if we blow dry her hair and put some gel in it, but if we let it air dry, she looks just like good old Alfalfa from "Our Gang."
I just had to take a picture the other day to document it. Hopefully, it will be long enough to lay flat soon.
I'm thankful for this girl and the silly hair issues we are constantly going through. I'll miss them in a few years, I'm sure.