The Journey of Jordan’s Hair

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Jordan hair

Jordan has been growing out his hair for almost two years now.  That picture above was taken right after his dad passed away in September of 2015.  That length right there drove his dad crazy and he was the one who really pushed Jordan to get his hair cut throughout the years.  I think that’s part of the reason he has been growing his hair out.  I think it is a little bit of anger because his dad died mixed with some rebellion against what his dad would give him a little grief about.

He convinced me to not give him a lot of problems with his hair because he wanted to grow it out and donate it for wigs for someone with cancer.  Plus I choose my battles wisely when it comes to my kids.  Hair is just hair.  It’s not a huge issue to me as long as it is out of his face and kept clean.

He has a lot of those headbands that I bought on Amazon to keep his hair out of his face when playing soccer.    He still wears them even though he can’t play soccer after 3 head injuries and surgery on his knee to repair torn cartilage after a save in the goal.  Those headbands that I linked to are our favorites because they can be worn in quite a few ways.

We also started pulling his hair up in mini man buns to keep it out of his face.  My rule was it had to be up and not covering his eyes.  I think it is disrespectful at school when a teacher is trying to talk to you and you have your hair covering your face.  It’s just my personal opinion but it’s a battle I fought (though not too hard, he actually prefers to wear his hair up).

When he started working we became even more inventive because he wasn’t allowed to have long hair at work but he also had to wear a hat.  Braids helped that issue out.  I’ve since learned that the girls at school love braiding his hair too and he really doesn’t mind that at all.

His sister loves doing his hair too.  She usually does it ponytails.

Ready to see how long his hair has grown in less than 2 years?  Scroll back up to the top picture if you want to remember what it looked like in September of 2015.

It is now to the middle of his back.  I cannot believe how long his hair has grown in such a short amount of time.  I’m after him to get a trim now, even up the ends, but he doesn’t trust me not to cut it off.  I’ve offered to take him to get it trimmed but he doesn’t trust them either.  Yes, he does go through more conditioner than I do.

Jordan hair

He still wears it up most of the time, as you can see from the selfie he sent me on the last day of school.

I kind of love how my kids have their own individual style and they don’t care so much what is in or popular.  I’d like to think their mama, who has tattoos, facial piercings, and a different color of hair every other week, helped instill in them that it is good to be individual and not do something just because everyone else is doing it.

I got one to 18 and he lives that, now to get the other 3 there with the same mindset.

Have a wonderful day!

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  • Kathy Manning

    Love this!