When we adopted Grace I was told by many people how important it was to understand black hair care. Having neat and cared for hair is essential. I could not expect to ignore hair care and do a good job raising an African American daughter.
So I joined some hair care groups. I followed hair blogs. I ordered all the right products. I learned. But the sweetest ladies would still stop me in stores and oh so kindly ask if I needed help. I thought I was doing okay, but I really just hadn’t fully grasped hair care.
So I continued to learn and eventually learned to do double stranded twists, a cute star pattern with puffs and Bantu knots. Box braids are still a bit beyond me and neat cornrows with fun patterns I haven’t even attempted. (Yes, I’m chicken.)
But a few years ago I also found a solution for my ignorance. Image is Everything Salon and Lynette. She is amazing. Fun corn row with clickety-clackety beads. Beautiful straightened updos and our latest, extensions!
Now, this does NOT let me off the hook. I am still learning and working with Grace’s hair. But she now has a neat, polished look most of the time because of Lynette. And she is so proud to show off her new looks each month.
This look took 3 and 1/2 hours today but is worth it. Grace will sport this style for at least 6 weeks, maybe longer if we keep it neat and clean.