Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair…

It often surprises people when I tell them that at the age of four years old, Eva has never had a haircut. Born with a full head of beautiful blonde hair, it has become somewhat of a trademark. Everywhere we go, even as a baby, people comment on her hair, on the pretty blonde curls that spring at the back, at the white blonde streaks in the summer sun. And through first hair clips, first pigtails, French braids and bed head, I have lovingly cared for each and every strand with a feeling of pride and complete and utter envy!!

As she got older, she would tell us that she was Rapunzel, that her hair just grew and grew and grew. And it did.

But, yesterday, after the last few weeks of tears at bath time, struggling to get the brush through the knotted ends and the exhausting task of drying it, we decided that it was time to get it chopped. And Eva was absolutely beside herself with excitement! I on the other hand was a nervous wreck!!

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As they cut away I restrained myself from shouting, “Not too much!!”, “Be careful!”, “Make sure it’s not wonky!!”. But Eva sat so beautifully, beaming at herself in the mirror, and as I scooped up her first curls from the hairdressers floor, now stashed away in our memory box, I braced myself for the result….

And despite losing just four precious inches, she looked so much more grown up all of a sudden, looking at her reflection and flicking her hair. “Was that fun?” I asked her later, as she admired herself in every shop window that we passed. “Yes Mummy,” she told me, “But those scissors were very sharp. I’m glad she didn’t cut my ear off!”

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  1. March 20, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    What beautiful hair! My daughter is almost 2 & we have no plans to cut her hair yet! #kcacols

    • March 20, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      My 1 year old son has had several haircuts already and I didn’t feel anywhere near as emotional! There’s something about cutting a little girls hair that really got me, those precious curls are just so precious! xx

  2. March 20, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    You were very brave too! I haven’t taken my three year old for her first hair cut as I am not ready. She has really lovely long blond hair too. And I can’t bring myself to get it trimmed but I know that time will come soon. Eeeks. #KCACOLS

    • March 20, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one!! I wanted to keep every single hair and stick it back on! Ha! Good luck when the time comes! Xx

  3. anywaytostayathome
    March 20, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    I’m always pleased to leave with both ears as well 😀 I sobbed after L’s first hair cut so I think you did very well and she looks lovely with her new style xx

    • March 20, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Haha me too! I managed to hold it in, I’m just heartbroken at the loss of her ringlets at the end!! I’m hoping they will spring back in, fingers crossed!!! Xx

  4. springmum
    March 20, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Aw the pictures are gorgeous on this! My almost 4 yr old is yet to have a proper hair cut but I know it needs to be done!! Dread her saying she wants it really short when we go though eek!! #justanotherlinky

    • March 21, 2016 / 5:02 pm

      Ooh good luck! It’s so emotional! I dread the day that my girls ask for a bob, even now I feel that it is super short in comparison to what it was. I feel like I’m in mourning a little, haha! So dramatic!

  5. March 21, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Love the bad hair day pic, such a beautiful child, our girls all seem to have had rats tails it was the boys who had the lovely hair so the cutting came early x

    • March 21, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      Aww bless them! My youngest has had five haircuts now (1) so it felt only right that Eva finally had a hair cut! That’s us done for another four years! 😂

  6. March 21, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Ahh these are such lovely pictures and she looks so happy! We recently had our Eva’s (2.5 years!) hair cut and I have to say it’s made it so much thicker. x #BigPinkLink

    • March 21, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Yes I have to admit the ends feel lovely now, it was just hard letting go of those baby curls!!! 😭xx

  7. March 21, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I always think my boys look more grown up after a haircut too! The youngest is only just one and has had a little trim but he still has ‘baby hair’. It’s so soft and I don’t want to cut it off so I’m clinging on desperately whilst my husband keeps rightly pointing out that we need to get it cut! She is just gorgeous – never mind her hair – look at those eyes! #bigpinklink

    • March 21, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Aww I know what you mean my youngest son has lost his baby hair now (22 months) and I could cry at how grown up he looks! We’ve been having it cut for ages but just tiny trims, this time they full on stuck in there with the clippers!! 😮 And thank you, we certainly think she is!!! Xxx

  8. March 21, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful and her hair is so, so gorgeous! I can see why you were so anxious, harder for the Mummy than the child haha. So glad she’s happy with it though. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • March 21, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Ahh thank you! I feel so silly getting worked up over something so trivial but their hair is just so precious isn’t it? Thanks for hosting! xx

  9. Mary-The Boondocks Blog
    March 21, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    What a precious little girl you have there. And she was braver than her mummy! I remember my last little one she had very curly hair and we couldn’t wait to cut it because it was impossible to comb.

    • March 21, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      She really was! She was so excited, more so when they didn’t cut off her ear obviously! It’s hard work when it starts getting difficult to comb through but I adore long hair on little girls, I think it’s because my mum never let me have it long!! xx

  10. min1980
    March 21, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    So cute, and she does have lovely hair! Piglet had his first haircut recently. It wasn’t quite as drastic, as it was only a trim, but I was convinced he was going to have a tantrum in the chair. Luckily, the hairdresser’s dog kept him occupied for the 5 minutes it took! #mg

    • March 21, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Haha I love that the dog kept him entertained! How funny! It’s very stressful this haircutting lark!! Xx

  11. March 21, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    She looks so happy with her new “do”! I would be the same as you, I’m bad enough when the hairdresser takes more than an inch off my own hair, even though it will grow back! #bigpinklink

    • March 22, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      Haha me too! I thought I was neurotic about my own hair but it turns out I’m even worse with my kids!! Megan has yet to have a hair cut, that’s the next hurdle!! Eeek! xx

  12. mumzilla
    March 22, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Ah, how lovely! My boy had such lovely curly locks when he was little, but now it’s just a thick mad bush like his Dad’s. Did you keep a lock? I’ve got RJ’s in his memory box #kcacols

    • March 22, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      I kept more than a lock! I scooped most of it up to save forever!!! Haha!! xx

  13. March 22, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Lovely photos! She looks absolutely amazing – really grown up 🙂

  14. March 23, 2016 / 11:46 am

    She is just beautiful! We have regular hair battles. It can be traumatic!! I recently took my daughter and son for haircuts at the same time, and while I was looking at my son, the hairdresser cut loads off! I guess she thought it needed it but I felt really upset!! 🙂 It’ll grow again though! Thanks for linking up. #bigpinklink

    • March 23, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      Oh no!! We took Harry at the same time and I was so busy examining Evas hair that they took way more off Harrys than usual. He looks a little scalped, ha! It’ll grow!! Funny, I wouldn’t have been so blasé had they taken too much of Evas, it just feels different somehow with girls?!! xx

  15. mackenzieglanville
    March 24, 2016 / 5:28 am

    some great photos there! She is gorgeous and her hair is something to envy! Just beautiful. My girls both have really long hair especially Aspen, but they have strawberry blonde. I cut Aprils hair into a bob cut when she was about 3 and it really suited her, but she wanted long hair like her big sister. #mg

    • March 26, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Aww I dread the day mine want it all cutting off although I think Megan would really suit a bob too! Thanks for hosting! xx

  16. March 24, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Ha! Loved the pictures of the ‘bed head hair’. I remember those days when my girls were little. I’m glad she loved the adventure of a haircut 🙂

    • March 25, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Mary, she absolutely loved it! xx

    • March 25, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’m still willing it to grow back! xx

  17. March 31, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Oh she is so pretty and that hair is just so beautiful!! I wish my girls have that amount of hair!! Love all the photos!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you back on Sat 2nd April when the linky opens again, 🙂 x

    • March 31, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you!! I have major hair envy, she didn’t get those lovely locks from me! I will definitely be back on Saturday! Thanks for hosting. Xxx

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