Well, we asked anyone and everyone for advice. It was the general consensus that we should not leave her with a "no hair head." So what did we do - we actually let them glue fake hair to her scalp!!!! I know, bad decision. We were truly at a loss though. It was a no win situation. We had not had time to build any trust or really any real relationship. It took about a week for me to realize that I could not deal with this type of hair do.I made the final decision to take the fake hair off and start all over.from.scratch. with her hair. Poor baby had only enough hair to cover her scalp. She handle it very well - while we were at the salon!!! As soon as we got home she ran for her room and the first hat she could find. I was devastated. I thought I had probably damaged her for life. I was NOT winning mother of the year , yet again!!!Praise the Lord, she wore the hat for approx. 2 hours and then gradually -like a turtle coming out of the shell, she took it off. That was that!! She embraced the new her.That girl has adaptation skills like no other person I have ever seen.
By the time school started she was totally comfortable and no at all self concerned. I have since done MAJOR research on natural hair. I learned so much from places like http://www.happygirlhair.com/ and http://www.keepmecurly.com/.
Due to many sleepless nights scouring the internet, I am happy to report that Little Six now has a very healthy scalp and hair. Even more amazing is that I have some skilz I never thought I would have. I can "do" her hair myself. It takes anywhere from four to six hours...ummmmhmmmm!! But, she looks great!!
Seriously, what else matters to a twelve year old girl??