I thought I was using a good comb. Not! Turns out having a special detangling comb and a brush that was recommended by a salesperson at Sally Beauty Supply make all the difference. SO much easier to get the knots out. And with much less breakage. Wish I’d figured this out sooner. Honestly, I was skeptical about any brush working in SG’s hair, but I figured for $4 it was worth trying and I’m glad I did. So if you’re interested, the brush is a Brush Strokes Wet ‘N Dry, and the comb is a Krest detangler.
Would post a pic of the box braids I did tonight, but the girl was not cooperating.
Her usual pose :-)
I experimented this week - started with cornrows, finished with twists. Mostly to avoid putting in pony tail holders, which Sassy Girl objected to last week. I think I like, although my parts are still crappy.
The pony tail. Sigh.
The back, before she insisted on putting the twists up into a pony tail.
My first attempt at sister twists - I’m thrilled, Sassy Girl not so much. She thinks they’re pretty, but uncomfortable.
I have a new favorite blog - http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/
Lots of great ideas!
I’m actually rather proud of tonight’s ‘do
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Gotta try this one on SG - if I can manage the parts, that is.
I continue to slack on the cornrowing (is that even a word?) and just end up doing simple braids right before bedtime. It seems quicker, but really it either means daily combing out & re-braiding, or major risk of matting. Sigh. I really do have trouble keeping up with Sassy Girl’s hair. Honestly, I just can’t wait until she’s old enough to shower and comb it herself! Maybe it’s a fantasy, but I just think that will make managing her hair so much easier. I do truly love SG’s glorious hair, but this white mama will never quite get over the shock of how much work it is!