I have two daughters who’s hair is just growing in. Since the day it became more than a buzz cut I was thinking to myself “I don’t know squat about what to do with girls hair.” I can already picture my daughters in tears because their hair looks like it just went through the washer and drier and Dad doesn’t know what to do! I can also picture the looks on the other kids’ faces when I drop them off at school looking like Sesame Street characters.
I haven’t had to confront this problem yet, but luckily Craig A. Lawrey has. He chronicled what he learned in “Does Your Daughter Have Dad Hair”.
This book will have no trouble fitting on your bookshelf at only 40 pages. The goal of this book isn’t to be the end all – be all guide to doing your daughters hair. Craig makes no qualms about this point:
My efforts here are to ease you into the realm of female hair by explaining and showing you some simple basics. Don’t worry guys, when I say basic, I mean BASIC. With time, you can branch out on your own.
As you read through this book, you will learn about brushing, barrettes, ponytails, pigtails, princess loops, buns and braids. See? Not bad for a short read. The language is easy to get along with and there are also lots of pictures for reference. I am recommending this book knowing full well how many men read directions, but the new toaster doesn’t yell at you if you put the bread in wrong!
What I really like about this book is that it has a been there – done that vibe. Clearly Craig has had his share of hair failures and learned from them. As for me, I will likely make all the mistakes he made and then some, but at least I’ll have some pictures to guide me. If you have a daughter and don’t want her to have “Dad Hair” then check out this book.
Craig has generously put up 2 copies of “Does Your Daughter Have Dad Hair?” for giveaway to Glad Dads readers. To enter you must:
- In the comments below finish this phrase: “If I don’t learn how to do my daughters hair,…”. (If you are trying to win this book for your husband or dad, just say “If my Husband doesn’t…” or if my Dad doesn’t…”) The best 2 responses will win the giveaway.
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- The deadline to enter is Monday, March 29th at 11:59pm.