Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To Hair or not to Hair

My eldest daughter feels neglected. She thinks I don't blog about her enough. As mentioned before, I told her this is a good thing. She doesn't shove M&M's up her nose or rub her hands in her hair while eating ribs, so what's there to blog about? Well, her hair of course!

So, a poll. Which do you like better?

naturally curly:












straightened:









Her father, who passed on the curly hair, votes natural. Duh. I also vote natural, but for selfish reasons that include a half hour of my life being gained back from not having to be the straightener. Hmmm, what to do with that extra half hour? I could hit the spa for a massage! I could meet friends for coffee! I could go para sailing! Or, I know. I could read Sarah Boynton books to little people. Yea, I'll do that last one.

27 comments:

Pauline said...

Morning, i linked here from Nates' blog, i vote for straightened! Coming from the girl in High School with naturally curly hair who spent the time in the bathroom making loads of pony tails. It wasn't until adulthood that i liked my hair curly!
:)
Pauline

JOHNNY G and MAISY C said...

I can identify with her hair issues. I've had curly hair my entire life and spent my entire life trying to straighten it. I even layed it out on the ironing board and ironed it. But, after 2 kids it got even curlier and I've finally accepted it!

Emily said...

So I am a total strange visiting from Nate's blog (shocker I know) ;) I vote for the curly hair. I would give my left pinky toe for some natural curl in my hair. I too am off to read a little Moo, Baa, La La La to my almost two year old...I love Sandra Boynton

Apple said...

"Ah! Look at all the hippos with a belly button each. Do you wonder where we are? It's belly button beach!"

That's just sad...I can quote the book from memory. ;)

Curly, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Curly......Dont fight it, go with it!

(I came here from Nate's blog too :))

Karen said...

First let me say that your daughter is beautiful either way. I would do anything for natural curly hair like that, mine is straight with a lot of frizz!! So, I say natural.

Anonymous said...

i definitely vote for the curls! i am a natural curly girl as well. her hair looks great, but if she wants to have some fun with it, check out naturallycurly.com. great ideas for products (sulfate-free, of course) and styling tips, etc.

go curls!

Lorie said...

first time poster here. I love the curly hai. I have a 16 y/o daughter with natural waves and she spends about an hour each morning with the flat iron! One day she'll appreaciate her curls!

Sarah said...

I just think B is a beautiful girl inside and out!!!

Have you heard of the Philadelphia Chickens book? It has a CD along with it, and it's soo much fun! Josie better get used to her mom liking crazy kids books and music!!

I think we're due for another park date soon! Enjoy your vacation with the family!!

BluSkies80 said...

i love the curls. i think that the straight hair makes her look older. the cirls look cute...i'm not so sure she's going for cute though=)

e_susan94 said...

Well I vote for both. I have naturaly wavy hair and when I leave it curly I put some hair creme, gel or mousse to let it dry nice and shiny and without frizz. If I didn't use something it would be frizz. For straightening the hair I like doing that for special occassions. I usually get my hair straightened after going to the hair salon for a haircut and the hairstylist does the work. :)LOL. I don't own a good flat iron (I heard Chi ceramic is the best)and so it never does a smooth, flat look for me even with flattening styling creme. Oh well. Wow this is getting too long just to talk about hair. As a sahm (like you :)) I leave it curly 98% of the time. :)

Kerry said...

From 2 females with naturally straight hair - my dd and I vote the curly! Doesn't matter which you have - the other always looks better!!

beth said...

NO with the straight hair....looking way too old, and that means...u know:)
Hard to believe "someone" has become a proper lady!!!!
I love both!!!!
see u next week!
by the way r u all movied out..hahahah!

Anonymous said...

Honestly - she is beautiful both ways! But- sorry mom straight is in and what a opprotunity to talk and continue your friendship with your oldest daughter! I know you know that already just thought I would throw that out there! Have fun in the OBX!

Fern said...

Definitely natural. She has the perfect amount of curl.

JJ&K said...

I am also a total stranger who got here via Nate's blog...and I vote for the natural. She has beautiful hair--this is coming from someone who spent hours with a curling iron trying to get curly hair artificially...

Andria said...

I vote for curly because her hair is gorgeous. The extra half hour should be spent giving her a manicure and pedicure, duh. Reading to the little ones? What were you thinking?

Sonja said...

Now, I disagree with the others that said she looks older with straight hair... however I really love the curly hair. How many of us spent hours before school trying to coax some curl into our hair? I even resorted to hot rollers. Anyway, my 2 cents... looks beautiful either way, but love the curls.

Brianne said...

I'd almost give my right arm for curly hair! You would not believe how many perms I have had b/c my stick straight hair has no body to it. I was hoping that my little one would inherit curls from somewhere. We had no luck in that plea! I really like the curls, but she looks beautiful both ways... she's a very pretty young lady :o)

Shelly said...

ack! i tried to comment yesterday but blogger had a mini stroke or something and rejected my attempts =) i think bry looks beautiful BOTH ways but i have to vote for CURLS b/c i think curls are TDF!

Amy said...

CURLY! It is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have naturally curly hair but always straightend it in high school. I was looking through pictures the other day and it looked horrible!! (but I did always straighten it with a curling iron so that could be why) I can't believe I ever tried to get rid of the curls! I do straighten it now with a straightening iron for special occasions, otherwise it is aways curly. I use Herbal Essense Curling Moose so there are no frizzies! She is beautiful either way!

Anonymous said...

I think we need a third option of the curls with gel in them :) I think that's what my vote yould be for!

Sonja said...

So I am not commenting about this post, but wanted to say, what a beautiful family picture over on cfhusband... all the pics are great. What a wonderful way to celebrate your parents.

Hope you all have a wonderful time.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

She's lucky to have both options. I straighten my hair but that's because my 2nd option is frizzy kink rather than lovely curl. LOL.

I saw the family pictures on the beach....OH MY WOW...you all look fabulous. It looks like you had a fabulous time!!

Janet said...

this is britton i personally i like to straightened

hemidemisemiquaver said...

BRY...STRAIGHT!!!!! Or not straight...but NO ponytail!! You are too pretty for that. That is what old people like me have to do.
;)
love, me.