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We were so inspired by the tuck tutorials on you tube me and my 14 year old gave it a try. It was actually very easy and it last about 4 days. I thought it would become mush but it didn’t. So here is the tutorial and here is our result…don’t be too harsh on us it was out first try :). This was after about a week of wearing her twist out.
All my life girls were slapping gel on their hair to get that smooth hair on the sides of the head “baby hair”. Some of had to use more gel that others. Well, now that I have joined this wonderful community of natural hair ladies I am in search of that NO MORE.
All my life I had the “bad hair” the nappy, can’t do anything with, need a perm every 4 weeks stuff. When the Halle Berry cut was popular I kept a jar of relaxer at home just to keep the back smooth. Goodness forbid the “kitchen” get bad. But since I am 4 months after my Big Chop and I do mean big (#3 guard self shave). I have a small afro. One of my FB friends said she wished she could get an afro…YES somebody actually wants their hair to do something that mine does effortlessly!!! I have the GOOD HAIR!! LOL. I am looking forward to blow-outs and poufs etc. But I just assumed everyone could do a simple afro. Yes, I love this natural hair of mine. I hated it for years because everyone said it was SOOOO nappy..SOOOO thick and SOOOOO unruly. Well, 3 snaps in a circle…I don’t need that baby hair to lay down, it is standing proud and at attention. I’m a big girl now
Well, we got behind last week on our natural hair update. But here are the styles the ladies wore to school for last few days. We kept it pretty simple. My 14 year old is really liking the fact she can wash her hair herself and 2-strand twist it whenever she feels the need.. We are going to work on crocheting some flowers for her hair.
Well, I know how much I love to see new pictures of kids hairstyles. I hate just reading about it. So I have decided that every Friday I will post pictures of my girls’ hair as they head out the door. Just to show what styles they wear on a weekly basis. I keep my camera by the door so my goal is to post their styles for the week. So stay tuned, there is alot of hair in this house.
Since we care about the safety of our children we will call this the Sorority house to protect the names of the innocent LOL and these are my
Diva-Phi-Divas and their line-names are in Bold. With 5 girls it is definitely and Sorority house.
This is “Against All Odds” She is the one who started the natural movement in the house. I put a relaxer in her hair 2 years ago as she began 6th grade and regretted it. I just cut out the rest of her relaxer last month. She has always been a Diva when it comes to her look. She LOVES accessories. She is 14.
“Mouth Almighty” is 9 and has a ton of hair and is very tender headed. This was her look for the week
Here is one braiding technique I tried on “Mouth Almighty”
The “Serious Diva” age 3 and “Baby Roughness” age 18 months had to be bribed with grapes for their hair styles. They really only get their hair done when we do storytime at the library but I HAD to detangle those heads. “Baby Roughness” has fine hair and it does not get braided too often, but she loves to have her hair combed.
One of the D-Phi-D’s are missing, she is wearing straight back cornrows. I will be sure to put her picture up next week.
These are the things I use on their hair. Homemade shea butter hair creme, Spray bottle of (water, glycerin and suave conditioner) and rubberbands soaked in Olive oil. I got that tip from http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/ I love her site, she has alot of great information.
My plan is to do this series every week. This will hopefully encourage me to try new things. Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks
I had an overly ripe avocado and decided that my 7 and 9 year olds could use a nice conditioning treatment. I mixed a whole avocado, hot six oil and honey in a bowl and beat it with my mixer. I slathered it on their hair and let it sit without a cap for about and hour. When they took their showers I told them to rinse their hair (which they LOVE to do). The moisture retained was wonderful for my 9 year old. I 2 strand twisted her hair with my shea butter mix and let her sleep. We’ll do a more permanent style and I will be sure to post it. It was a bit heavy for the 7 year old since her hair is more fine. I will definitely do it again.