My son's baby hair was easy to care for because when it got too long I just cut it. But my 20-month-old daughter's hair is another matter. It's finally long enough (barely) to get into two little pigtails—if I can get her to sit still. I've finally found two solutions to get her hair done with minimal tears.
1. Get everything together. I purchased this tiny tote at Target and it holds everything we normally use. I filled tiny bottles with water, hair spray, and detangler and labeled them. Now I'm not scrambling around for what I need while dealing with the fly-away hair of a squirmy little girl.
2. Distract the child. For us, it means sitting down at the computer and bringing up a YouTube favorite. Just for fun, here are a few of Tiger Lily's favorite hairtime movies.