Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hair Dilemma

Okay, so M1 is the one with the long hair that I have the flatironed pix of posted. Trouble is, about half of her length is the "texturlaxed" hair. I had said that I was going to cut the rest of the relaxed hair once school is out. I'd hate for her to loose her length, and I've gotten a hold of the breakage that she was experiencing. So, I'm thinking of not cutting it off. I've been trying to gauge her feelings loosing her length, but I'm not getting a clear picture. She keeps asking if it will look like mine, and I tell her she can style hers like mine. I think she is eluding to my hair texture rather than the style though. My hair is wavy when brushed and tight spirals otherwise, her hair is not. I told her that her hair is like her dad's and not like mine. She just kinds of looks and then walks away. So, right now since she's working with 2 textures, I just braid her hair or do a light flatiron. Her hair is so much easier to manage though when it's natural. Here's a pix of when she was all natural at age 6.

Thick Hair = Tired Arms

Okay, so I have been on my weekly rotations with the children's hair but I have been so tired after washing and styling, I haven't even wanted to take a picture. I don't know if it's cause it's warm now or what, but it's really taking me a long time to get the girls' scalp clean. I do what I think is a good wash, 2-3 lathers, and when I sit them down to style, their scalps still have buildup on it. So, I've had to sit them down beforehand with a spray bottle of water with shampoo and shampoo their scalps in sections. I literally start at the nape, make a narrow part, apply a dot of shampoo, and spray with water. I rub it in until it lathers. I do this in about 1/2 inch intervals all the way to the front of the head. All this before I even start the actual shampoo at the sink. I have speculated that it could be the oil I'm using on their scalp that is not readily coming out, but the oil is so beneficial to their hair I can't stop using it. I guess I better do some bicep and tricep curls to get in shape for all of this work.