I have had quite a weekend. Scrapping…browsing the internet….styling hair and all of that goodness. First, I will share the photos of my daughter’s hair. I usually take about 2 hours on a Saturday or Sunday to wash her hair and put in mini twists. For me, 2 hours is not a lot of time because the twists are usually small and I let her keep them up for two weeks. She has eczema, so I co-wash her twists 2 or 3 times during that time period. I wash her hair with the same products I use for myself – these shampoos: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo, Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo. KeraCare Cleansing Cream; or these conditioners:Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner or Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Rinse Out Conditioner. For a leave-in conditioner, I have am in love with the Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner (the regular version or weightless moisture). I usually catch it on sale at Vitacost.com and buy 2 or 3 bottles at a time. When twisting her hair, I rub Amla & Olive Heavy Cream by Qhemet Biologics (QB) and Coconut Oil on the section of hair I am working on and I start parting small pieces with my fingers for twisting. I dab my fingertips in Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter by QB to seal the twist.
This will be first week I am going to let her wear her twist-out to day care. Her hair is more cotton-like than mine. It’s curly but it is still so soft. I just hope it doesn’t get all tangled up. She is not one to play in her hair normally, but I can only imagine..lol! Her has grown so much. When she was baby, she did not have much hair. Aloe vera gel, shea butter and oil were about all I used; now, it is a totally different story…and I love it. I always said I wanted her hair to grow and it has been fun to experiment. Here are some photos from today after I took her twists down:
She was pretty excited to do her first length-check.
Before I leave- it is pretty late here as usual, I have a scrap page to share. This was a kit I had been waiting to use until I figured out what photos I would use. I have several groups of photos of Aida riding her bike but it had to be the right ones…and I am prettyyy darn happy with how this turned out.
digital supplies used:
- Pedal Pusher by One Little Bird
- Gesso Messy! by Studio Tangie
Off to bed I go….thanks for visiting!!