I've had this idea in my head that my success regarding Amanda's hair care is measured by the length of her hair. Amanda's was almost down to her waist. When she would lean her head back to have me rinse, it was past her waist. Very pretty, but very time consuming. And she doesn't even like to have her hair down in any way shape or form. It's been over a year since she's worn her hair free for anything more than pictures. During hat season, she wants her hair all up in a bun or something so she can't feel the braids under her hat.
To make things simple and cut back on hair time, I gave her a hair cut. I didn't even detangle it completely before cutting. I just took her braids out and starting cutting off the ends. Then I added some hair butter, combed it out, and finished cutting the hair that was missed. I cut off about six inches. I am finally sending in my pony tail for donation that I got cut off when I was pregnant with Tali and I briefly pondered cutting Amanda's for donation. I wasn't ready to go that short with her hair.
She's still got plenty of cute curls!