Mr7 has a double crown, enormous amounts of hair and just enough curl to make things go horribly wrong on a regular basis. His teen years are not going to be easy. Mr4 has a double crown, enormous amounts of hair and no curl to speak of - his hair hangs like a sheet or sticks up like a lion's mane, there is no in between.
The right haircut makes a big difference.
Despite my instincts, which are to put a number three trimmer over the lot, we persist in our quest for The Right Haircut. The Builder, with fond memories of his own Pat Rafter locks of not so long ago, likes a bit of length. I just want something that will sit right and not result in tears in the morning due to knots (Mr7 is a wild sleeper with coarse hair, not a great combo).
My conversations with hair stylists go something like this: "Blah blah double crown, blah blah sticks up, blah blah dragged through a hedge backwards." They seem to hear only the last bit and both boys end up with haircuts that would make a hedge dweller proud. Fortunately, this look is on-trend. They can be cool, despite the fact that their mum has no idea.
So far there have been no requests for 'product', but this can only be a matter of time. Never Say Never, and all that...
In the meantime, I'm off to study whatever it is that I need to study to get an idea of what to do with boys' hair before their next haircut (next school holidays, in case you were wondering). Anyone got any ideas or inspiration?