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This girl!

My daughter and I have been enjoying our time together these days. I am still trying to find my ‘fit’ as a stay-at-home-mom. Gosh! I am not really sure I am even worthy of that label. I hate labels but it is what it is. I am a mama and very grateful to have this man in my life that says “take care of the child and I will take care of you all.” My little ladybug, on the other hand, is taking advantage of mama. At least I think so….lol! Every day starts with breakfast of her choosing. It is either cereal with fruit or waffles/pancakes with fruit. At some point during the day, she tells me “I am tired of this.” I know that means she is bored, so I try to find us something to do.

This Monday I beat her to the punch and decided to wash her hair. At first, I was going to style her hair as normal with mini twists, but instead, I decided to straighten it (temporarily) with flat irons. We deep conditioned, conditioned again after washing and applied my favorite leave-in. Since my hair is natural and I use no heat, it was weird to smell that familiar scent of heat being applied to hair. It will be a long while (years…yearrrrss…) before we do this again, but I thought it would be fun. She loved her hair once it was done…and there is a lot of it. This is just one of the photos I got of her before she made outfit changes (photos to come later).

Aida - 15 Apr 2013

I used grapeseed oil, coconut oil and Camille Rose Naturals Moisture milk as I blew her hair dry. Then before flat-ironing each section, I used a dab of shea butter and Darcy’s Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla styling creme. I love love Darcy’s and Camille Rose’s product lines for our hair, so I had to experiment with them when styling my daughter’s hair this time around. Her hair was still big but it was also soft and bouncy. Detangling, as usual, was torture. I need to find an easier way for both of us. I can use my fingers to detangle when our hair is wet and it is super easy, but as soon as it dries, those little curls bunch back together. It really drives me crazy. Maybe one day I will solve that dilemma. :-)

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  • When you find the answers please post it. I am trying the same thing with my daughter trying to find ways to keep it natural before she becomes fustrated herself with it. I am trying to find a way to groom it and teach her.ReplyCancel