Back in May, I had my first Curly Toddler Style Breakthrough, when I finally figured out how to take Ali’s frizzy crazy hair to nice curls.
However, I have yet again been stumped. This time, it wasn’t the frizzy, looks-like-a-balloon-was-rubbed-on-her-head problem – quite the opposite.
Plus, it certainly seemed like her hair WANTED to curl, because on humid days, it loopedy-looped right up.
(If only my hair were perfect on humid days – it’s quite the opposite, really.)
So, to help her hair make a decision on what it wanted to do, I finally decided to try….. Product.
After I washed her hair, I combed a tiny bit of gel through with my fingers and scrunched it minimally.
I’m pretty sure this is the first time than any product of any kind has been on her head, but the results?
She kinda looked like I’d just permed her hair and left the solution in a bit too long:
And she was certainly happy with the results.
(Or maybe she was just excited about the sparklyness of the hair gel.)
The only drawback was that it did make her hair somewhat crunchy/tangly – so I decided that maybe I used too much.
The next time, I used a lot less.
And Ali was a lot less cooperative about the after-gel photography requirements:
However, one mention of the fact that she might could have a pack of PEZ if she smiled for some pictures got markedly different results:
In fact, maybe a bit too much resultage.
Umm…we’re not doing a swimsuit shoot here.
HAIR PHOTOGRAPHY, Ali.
The point of this blog is that hair gel works.
And that PEZ is too powerful of a photographical bribery tool and may cause your toddler to turn into Kathy Ireland.