Let me first say how excited I am to join the panel of the Village! It is great to have this resource to turn to for information, help, and support in the ever-changing world of parenting.
My question today relates mostly to parents of girls, but I'm open to suggestions from anyone!
My daughter has long, curly blond hair that can be absolutely adorable--or a complete mess. I've never been one to spend a lot of time on my own hair, and I haven't spent a lot of time on my daughter's hairstyles, either. But the longer it gets and the older she gets, the more out of control it seems to become. I have a few setbacks with trying to fix her hair: 1) I only know the basic two ponytails style. 2) She never wants to hold still while I'm trying to do her hair. And 3) As soon as I'm done, she just wants to play with her hair and often pulls out anything that I've managed to get in!
*How do you style your girl's hair? Are there any hairdos you've found easier/harder to put in and/or maintain?
*How do you get your toddler to hold still long enough to have her hair done?
*How do you keep your toddler from playing with her hair and pulling out any styles?
*Are there any products or supplies you've found particularly helpful in doing hair? (i.e., certain elastics or barrettes, hair spray, etc.)
*Any other general advice on toddler hairstyling?
I'm hoping my daughter doesn't have to wander around with a rat's nest for hair just because her mom can't figure out what to do with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!