A letter to my hair


Hey hair,

You’re a mess.

Thick. Frizzy. Wavy, but not the gently-toussled-I-just-got-back-from-the-beach kind of wavy – the I’ve-been-standing-outside-in-a-hurricane kind of wavy. I kept you short for most of my life because you refuse to cooperate with me, but after I got pregnant, I let you grow out. I’m not sure why. Maybe I was lulled into a false sense of security by the way my pregnancy hormones made you look all shiny and soft. Now, at almost eight months postpartum, you’re back to your old messy self, except there’s more of you. If it were up to me, I’d CUT YOU OFF.

But I can’t. Because the Popple loves you.

Grabbing you in her fists and and stuffing you in her mouth is pretty much her favourite thing ever. When she can’t fall asleep at night, nothing helps like tugging on your tangled strands. She doesn’t see the puffy reddish-brown mess that I see when I look in the mirror. She sees beautiful, delicious mommy hair.

So you can stay. For now.

Yours reluctantly,



9 Replies to “A letter to my hair”

  1. I remember this phase all too well, and am about to do it again! Although I did cut all mine off

    1. I just keep telling myself that at least I can just pull long hair back if I don’t have time to style it…which I don’t.

  2. Aw so cute. If she’s anything like my littlest one she’ll obligingly help remove some for you if that helps? (Mine always seems to be trotting about with a handful which is somehow no longer attached to my head? Spiffing!) ;0)


    1. Lovely! It was a bigger problem when I was still in the postpartum mega hair-loss stage – thankfully, that seems to have calmed down.

  3. Haha! My hair has, frankly, always been rubbish. Since kids, it is a disaster. But, yes, they do like playing with hair! #justanotherlinky

  4. Oh I remember this phase! Although my hair is quite short now so I can just tie up! Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

  5. I always have this war with my hair, usually every few years I get sick of it and have it chopped to shoulder length and then miss it and grow it out for another 2 years!!

  6. Your hair should talk to my hair! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

    Talya – http://www.motherhoodtherealdeal.com

  7. Oh bless you. You should see me after a windy school run – I look a mess for the whole day! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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