In my mind, this style was going to be two really high, braided poofs (you all know, I love me some poofs). However, anyone who has a child knows that “plans” do not always, or hardly ever, go accordingly when toddlers are involved. As soon as the comb hit the hair, little miss made it very clear that she was not having it.
Mom-3, Makenzie- approx. 10,000.
I did a co-wash with Mielle Organics detangling co-wash and it is amazing. It smells so good and, while I roll my eyes when I see the word “detangling” on a bottle, this product really does live up to the name. If you are a woman who grew up as a child with curly/kinky/coily hair and had multiple, unfortunate experiences with combs breaking in your hair then you understand my disbelief of a product that claims to be a detangler. This, however, is not your average product. Even the rat tail come slid through those curls like butter. BUTTER. You know what I mean.
Side Note: I mean, look at those curls and that color!
Anyways, after I realized that little miss wasn’t going to give me the time of day, I decided to do two bantu-knots on top and two-strand twists in the back that could stay in for a few days and would then give her some pretty texture in the back after I untwisted them.
I brushed the hair up to see exactly where I wanted the knots to go….
….then I made my parts.
The entire back side of her head was twisted into two-strand twists while the front was cornrowed in small sections and twisted into a bantu-knot.
And there you have it, folks! Simple and sweet.
I grew up in a house full of women. And for a girl being raised as an only child, that was perfectly fine. Fast forward to the home life I have created, I have a son who is all too ready to grow up. Literally, every other conversation starts with “When I grow up, I’m going to….”
It’s such an amazing experience to watch him grow from a baby to a little boy wanting to be a little man. It’s even more rewarding watching his dad expose him to things that only a man should. Like shaving your (pretend) beard!
We partnered with Andis At Home and tried out their at-home clippers. When we received the clippers, my husband was so happy. Apparently, he loves this brand and was speaking good things about the quality and versatility as he unboxed his new toy. The clippers have a good weight, and both hubby and baby boy were happy during the process.
RJ got a hair but and dad shaved his beard while RJ watched with so much excitement. It was really the cutest thing.
I like to think that, if it were up to me, I could give RJ a great hair cut and teach him the fine art of shaving but let’s be real here. lol. Their relationship, daddy and son, is something special and these little things really make a big difference. It’s the memories and the learning experiences and they get to do it all in the comfort of our home.
Doesn’t get much better than that!
Until next time,