Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Eventually, she learned to sit still and play quietly while we pour water on her hair and condition it. With African American hair, you only shampoo about once a month. On a weekly basis we condition it twice and then add a leave-in conditioner. The whole process takes about an hour. 20 minutes to remove her old hairstyle (longer if we put in lots of tiny braids), 30 minutes to condition and detangle her hair in the tub. 10 minutes to deal with clothing and diapers.
I'm enjoying it all as a bonding time between Karyie, Daniel and I.