After spending his entire life in a decidedly “I want to be like my dad” phase my almost four-year-old has recently entered into a “I want to be like my mom” phase. Part of this includes his new desire to have long hair — like, down his back long. Both his dad and I are totally cool with this, but it turns out the growing out of his hair is a total pain.
It’s a stereotypical parent thing, but it’s making me CRAZY that my son’s hair is constantly in his eyes. We’ve started pulling it back with a hair band, but he’s not the biggest fan of the style. I’ve seen TONS of really adorable soft, fabric headbands for girls.. but the designs usually include butterflies and rainbows. We’re fans of butterflies and rainbows in this house, but my son has clearly stated that he wants something different for his hair. He wants patterns, but not those patterns.
So I ask you, parents of long-haired dudes: how did you style your son’s hair while it was growing out, and do gender-neutral or a little more boy-esque headbands exist? — Anne