My number one question that is asked about parenting Story is if I do her hair. Most people are so curious as to how a white woman could do a black little girls hair. I usually tell them that I'm still learning and that I can do some really cute puffs!!! That's about all I got!
Story has been home 18 months on April 23. Wow it seems like she's been here forever! Even though she's been here over a year I'm still learning all the time new stuff about her hair. I'm also always experimenting with new stuff as well. I think I'll always be learning!
A few months ago I took this picture of all our hair products! What happens is that you try something and use a little before you find out you don't truly love it so you go buy something else and before you know it you have accumulated all of this:
About 90% of those bottles are 3/4 to 1/2 full. Meaning I tried them because someone told me to or I found them in Target and then I moved on to something else. Since this picture I have added two more products into our rotation and both of them were found at Ulta (my first to venture outside of Target/Sally's/Wal-Mart for hair stuff for her). I also have this neighborhood place that I buy stuff as well. My latest find there is bows for $1 each. I love that!
Here's Story's hair right after a bath:
Here is the final “puff” product. This is the only thing I feel confident doing well!
This weekend Story got her hair done at a salon in our neighborhood. I have a huge love/hate relationship with place. I love it because they do a great job and our fairly cheap for the great work that they do. I hate it because it is so nasty and un-professional that it drives me insane. I made my appointment for four this past week and at 4:30 when I asked how much longer until we start she told me an hour. I know it takes about 1.5 – 2 hours to braid and I did the math and was not happy to be sitting there that long with a 3 year old. Also this past time I noticed a jar of condoms in the bathroom. Seriously? I know they are advocating for safe sex, but give me a break. Weird!
But, look how cute she looked getting it done and then at the wedding last night:
So, what do you use on your daughter's hair if she's black. What's your favorite product and your one that we should stay away from? I have lots of readers that have black children and I know we would all love to hear every one else's product advice and routine of doing hair! Go ahead leave a comment for all of us!