Thursday, September 29, 2011

Big Hairy Deal

For weeks before our new daughters joined our family I obsessed over their hair.  I watched videos on line and checked out helpful websites.  My favorites, by the way, are Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care and Keep Me Curly, both are by moms like me who adopted transracially and had to figure out how to take care of a different kind of hair.  This photo is of my first attempt to work with 2 year old Happy's hair.  It was in puffs already.  We only had her for the day.  So I didn't wash it or anything, I just separated it a bit and tried some braids.  She was very patient with me, but wiggly.  The next time I did her hair we washed it and detangled it first.  It looked a lot better.

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