When my son was 6 he decided he wanted to grow his hair long. Seth has quite curly hair and initially I hated it and forced him to get it cut as for a while he looked like he was wearing a hat! The following year we persevered and got past the 'hair hat' look. He has looked like this ever since.
Seth at the hairdressers a few hours ago
I couldn't get a nice photo but actually I'm really pleased with it - you can see his lovely eyes and it will be a lot nicer for him over the summer and when we are in France.
And I didn't even cry!!