Lorelai has really long hair. She's only cut it once, about 6-7 inches this last summer, and it's already back down to her butt. She doesn't want to cut it, but also can't take care of it herself. She can't brush it and, since she's a total tomboy, it's constantly full of snarls. She also drags it through her food because it's so long, she can barely sweep it over her own shoulder. While I love the long hair and I want her to have what she likes, I am really sick of doing her hair for her every day (as well as snarls and tears getting them out). She's going to be 7 soon and is very independent in all things BUT this- she expects me to do it every day and now won't even try doing it herself. I'm not sure if I should just cut it and she can deal or if I should leave it long and just suck it up and do it for her. Part of me thinks that forcing her to cut her hair would be so mean, but the other part of me feels that if she can't take care of it, she can't have it (that's our rule with toys and other things). What should I do?!