Saturday, July 03, 2010

Hair Evolution: 4th of July

Since I took out Kendi's jeanie locs/yarn braids I've been taking it very easy on her hair. Either free hair or simple twists. It was pretty damaged after the braids came out, so it's taken this long to get back to its former glory! I have noticed very recently that the huge bald spot in the back of her head is FINALLY filling in! Yea! It still has a long way to go, but is getting better all of the time.

In anticipation of Independance Day tomorrow, we went with red and blue snaps and rubber bands. With her huge widow's peak, I decided to make a few small flat twists going to the side, a bit like bangs.

Alas, Kendi's hair on the sides of her head is super sparce and also has a different curl pattern. It sort of doesn't curl--it frizzes. And it's too short/sparce to do much with. So it was tiny bantu knots for the sides.
Going back towards her crown I did piggy-back pony tails in 4 rows, with a red snap at the ends. In the two center rows there was enough hair at the end to add a few rope twists. That's exciting for us! LOL!
This is not a style I will leave in long, because it is two tight on her fragile hair. But it's a nice change after a month of free hair!
P.S. Sorry no face shot. She fell alseep while I was doing her hair, so these were sleeping pics!


Mama D.'s Dozen 5:45 PM  

Adorable! You do such a great job on her hair!

Sorry the yarn braids did some damage. :(


Paula 11:32 AM  

Kendi is the most adorable child ever!! All of your kiddos are just cute as can be. As a african (congolese)-american with natural (no chemicals) hair I can say that Kendi's hair will of that texture grows a little slower, but it will grow. By this time next year you should have a nice head of hair all around. You're doing a great job. If you need any help, please let me know. Congrats and God Bless!!