But no more.
She's tired of the painful brushing every day and she can't wash it well enough on her own. So I promised her that if she wore it down for her 6yo photos (a difficult request for her due to her over-sensitivity to the feel of it on her neck), we would finally get it cut (much to my shagrin).
So here are the before and afters. I think it's cute even if it does remind me that my only little girl is growing up!