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In Reply to: Glad to see so many of you! My son also has long hair. [PIC] posted by Allie on February 24, 2018 at 04:34:29:
Thank you for sharing the photo. Brings back memories. When i was his age my hair was about the same length and colour, perhaps slightly longer. My parents began growing out my hair when i was about five and so by 12 it was very long, thick and shiny. My mother and step mother Maggie had raised me to believe that long hair was a sign of strength. All boys should have long hair they said. As soon as my hair was shoulder length it was cut in to a sharp bob. I was grateful my parents allowed me to tie it up into a ponytail. The bob made me look too much like a girl. My parents would spend hours at the kitchen table trying out different styles. As it grew longer they would celebrate by trying out a new style. I admit i loved having my hair brushed and even though i was afraid of being bullied at school, I let my mothers tie my hair in all kinds of different styles. If i ever said no my mothers would put my hair in a high ponytail and take me to the park as punishment. My step mother Maggie loved teasing me with hair accessories which she kept in her handbag. She loved braiding my fringe and clipping it to the side with a shiny brass clip. I remember our first holiday when my mothers tied my hair in a bun with a twisted plait while we waited for the plane. You should be grateful to have such beautiful long hair they would say. Such beautiful hair deserves to be dressed my mother would tell me. The first night of the holiday my mother and step mother made me sit for hours while they styled my hair into a beautiful up do complete with curls. When i complained they added pink hair clips and told me that if i didn't behave they would tie my hair in pigtails. The attached photo was taken on holiday. It shows how my mother would usually style my hair. I didn't mind the basic plait, it was the french plait i felt uncomfortable with. In the end i stopped complaining and got used to being my parents hair model.