My daughter has beautiful natural hair. I hope she will love her hair and treasure it.
As a child, I did not have someone to help me learn about my hair, love my hair and embrace myself as a person, and I seek to do this for my daughter, for my children.
Now her hair is quite a lot and it's a big project when it's time to get it done.
I've been through the tears and the whining and the begging and the feelings in your tummy that you are going to explode if you hear one more cry.
I'm combing her hair or washing her hair and praying to God to help me keep it together. I'm trying my BEST to be as gentle as possible because I remember how it felt, when I was a child and some uncaring person was doing my hair. The difference was, that I'd sit silently and hurt inside, afraid to cry or voice that it hurt. Because they'd probably stop doing my hair and I'd panic to find someone to get it done for me.
So I'm always as gentle as I can be. Of course it's hair and it will snag or the scalp might be sensitive more than other times. So many things to consider.
And gosh sometimes with all the crying, my heart breaking, I wonder if the neighbors are going to call the cops!!
We've come a long way.
She still cries but not as she did when she was younger.
She sit for me. I bring out the big guns: books, movies, and that's the only time she gets to play with my nook tablet :)
She loves to read, so there is no problem there.
And sometimes we begin here:
She loves the finish.
I'm very happy because I do not want her to have to be self conscious about hair while trying to learn.
Do you do your child's hair?
Or Do they go to the salon?
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure