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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Curly Locks No More!

Remember this sweet girl with beautiful curly locks which reminds you of Goldilocks from that fairy tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears? My daughter, Khadra, right? Yup, that one.. Believe it or not, but she was born with ruler straight hair and all that changed after our Australia trip back in 2004. She was about 10 months then when suddenly this beautiful curls started developing. It wasn't the afro type, carca marba, curl chaos - it's the other type; really big, clear, glamourous locks that you'd pay a few hundred bucks at the salon for. Needless to say, her hair has been a major topic since then, especially so since that the girls in my family never had those kinds of locks! AND, in fact when I was pregnant with Khadra, my mom was secretly praying for a grandchild with nice curly hair. So, imagine when this actually happened, we were pleasantly surprised - we wanted her hair, full stop!

For the last 4 years, Khadra had only made one trip to the Indian barber's place - to shave her head bald after her aqiqah when she was just a little tot. We were just afraid that the locks will disappear should we cut them. We have really been trying to preserve the locks eversince; up to the extent of not combing her hair after her hair wash! So, imagine our surprise when she demanded that we cut her hair and make it straight last Wednesday. :(

I have seen it coming for a few months now. She'd just remark on passing that she doesn't like her hair... She wants her hair to be straight, not curled.. How she loved my straight long hair and how she wants hers to be exactly like mine... You know, typical girl stuff - teenage girl stuff; definitely NOT 4 year old girl stuff.. I always try to reverse psycho her , saying how I loved her hair, pointing out all the glamouros Hollywood celebs with beautiful curly locks not unlike her own on the idiot box and the trick seemed to work for a while. Until that fateful Wednesday.

She was so adamant about wanting to chop her locks off that day that she even asked me to use 'that blue scissors you use to cut Khaleeq's hair'. (Okay, okay, I trim Khaleeq's hair using that blue scissors.. Only the bangs though, 'coz it was starting to get in his way!) I could see that she really meant business that we made a trip to A Cut Above in MidValley that very day after work. The haircut was RM35, but she gets her hair trimmed by a junior stylist and sit on that blue cat and all.. I decided to let her enjoy the full experience and agreed to pay the extra RM10 for wash and blow as well.. It was kinda cool seeing her acting all grown up. She was okay during the hair cutting phase. A little apprehensive during the wash phase and practically agitated when the stylist tried to blow her blouse and her hair dry. heh heh heh Aaah.. How fast my little girl is growing up... And here's her little chronicle: 

I must say it turned out rather nice, it takes a little getting used to.. but still rather adorable. With that little China doll bangs, she can now pass for the Azlul clan -- sebijik macam my mum, siut!!!

-dillz blogging out-

9 comments:

cikPijah said...

khadra tak mintak buat rebonding ker? :p

her new hair style comel. love the bangs.

e W a Z a g h L o L said...

oh my!! sebijik macam ibu pls~ serious takleh handle!! hehe khadra cutey pie, i loike ur new hairdo!! huhu chomel gile pls~

all jazzed up said...

Awww.. so cute! I had Medina's hair chopped off as well. I couldnt stand the nightmare of having to do her hair (well actually the bibik does it) every morning before play skool.

che' nah said...

where was harun born? australia kah? can you remember some sort of curly-hair-related story which she told us masa a-levels dulu -- or am i imagining things? is there a link here? australia and locks? why is this comment filled with questions? :P

dillazag said...

cik pij --> nasib baik perkataan tu takde dalam dictionary dia lagi.. kena buat tabung lain utk hairdresser's bill nampaknya...

ewa --> heh heh heh.. comel kan? memula tu dia nampak kira after balik from peek-a-boo.. tu yang dia nak sangat bangs with straight hair tu... 3 generasi siut.. ibu, kira and khadra

dillazag said...

all jazzed up --> what a lovely name your daughter has.. :) i could relate with the morning nightmare / drama as well.. satu hari nak ikat dua, satu hari nak ikat 5, satu hari nak tocang, satu hari nak hair band.. adussss... penin!

che' nah --> where have you been, maam? lama tak nampak? for the life of me i could not remember that story.. you must be hallucinating.. hah hah hah...

Sharifah Munirah said...

comelnye.... baz sure panic anak dia dah besar. haha. abis la kngah im sure she likes going to the hairdresser! just like all of us. confirm kena ada tabung lain. hehehe

dillazag said...

munz --> tu baru rambut.. i was contemplating on bringing her along for a meni/pedi. Ada special discount for kids below 10 yrs old.. Siap nail art lagi.. heh heh heh

odie stf915 said...

hi.. kak dilla. i absolutely understand khadra's feeling. i was curly wurley too when i was small and i really hate it. tapi bila dah besar, nengok balik gambar masa kecik, masa tuler baru i appreciate my curls ( ehh.. cutenya aku.. haha) hopefully khadra will appreciate her curls one day. btw, kewl ler her name ;-)