People often comment on Ellies hair. And the older she becomes, the tighter those spiral twist. Unfortunately she had no muscle strength to brush her own hair and so the excruciating job is down to me. And there are tears every time. For 16 years she had cried every morning at hair brush time. I hate it even though I'm gentle and use detangling spray. The bonus is that her curls hold on to the fragrance of shampoo for days and I'm often hugging her and inhaling the scent.
Yesterday her hair was so shiny and extra curly, I couldn't resist taking these pictures.
After a good tug on the knots and scrunched up matting, it's easy to scoop up into a top bobble and after the tears gave been wiped, it's a treat to see those bouncy tendrils on top of her delicate neck - it's the most delicious thing.