^^^ITA w/you and Scorpio. I could sit on my hair @ that age and my mom was (still) so terrified of heat that she didn't even blow it dry. Just shampoo w/occasional conditioner, plus a grease------>Vita-D grease or Ultra Sheen grease, or maybe bergamot or Vaseline. Pink Lotion and the like weren't even on the scene yet, much less blow dryers with comb attachments/flat irons.
She'd wash it, then grease it and put it into a bunch of box plaits to dry. On hot days she'd sit me outside in the sun after washing it, then detangle and plait it up outdoors in the sun.
I have to keep constant vigilance on those who would pull my baby's pigtails tight enough to make her eyes slant.......like those 18,000 tiny pigtails all over with RUBBER BANDS @ THE BASE!!! As soon as I get her home, I take the cuticle scissors and cut ALL the rubber bands off.
This is my baby the one time I flatironed her hair.....just to see what it'd look like....she was maybe 3 or 4...
The setting was so low, so it really didn't do a whole lot. I just couldn't bring myself to take the heat any higher.
I've also pressed it once with an electric straightening comb. She's going to be in a wedding this fall, and I'm not really looking forward to any straightening. I don't want her to think that straight hair is the only time one can look "pretty". I wouldn't dream of doing an all-out, official flat-iron session with her.
ITA, the lady does seem to be doing a pretty good job of maintaining her hair. Most of the little girls I know who had really long hair, it would be looking really bad regardless of texture.
Edited by HalfMoon - Jul 06 2010 at 10:55pm