Finding a good choice for your hair can be an important part of successful wearing. I know one mama who said she allows hair pulling without reprimand while back wrapping because it keeps the baby laying flat and still. However, once the wrapping, tying, or buckling is completed, how can we keep little fingers from pulling our hair out (we have to leave a little to pull out ourselves when they get to be teenagers).
We could go with the shaved head route, but honestly, while hot on dads, that isn't a good look for most moms (but if you can rock it, go for it!).
Ellen is showing a simple ponytail. For many this is sufficient, especially if their hair is around shoulder length. But notice if hers was any longer it would be right in baby's face. This can be annoying for the little one. My two year old is VERY put out if she tries to put her head down to sleep against me and encounters my hair... apparently it "ith-ez."
Sometimes baby is just determined and will pull on your ponytail, braids, or even worse those tiny hairs on the back of your neck (ouch!). To combat that, a groovy hat or headscarf might be the way to go. Careful on the style you choose, you might find yourself firmly planted in the hippy category by on-lookers. Then again, being firmly planted in the hippy category might have you dismissed as "un-convertible" by those who are desperate to tell you why you need a stroller. Hmm, there might be something to that... Anyway, Cynthia and her daughter are showing off their adorable matching hats. Ann Marie is showing a Wrapsody headscarf (you can get these to match some of your favorite Wrapsody wraps!).
And, lest you get a surprise tug resulting in teaching your toddler some words not covered by Sesame Street, it might be a good idea to attach a toy to your carrier, or have a necklace they can play with to divert their attention from the diabolical hair pulling scheme that the kids all conspire about during "playdates," more commonly referred to as "strategic planning sessions."
Good luck and happy hairy wearing.