So, my mother tried combing my daughters hair, and she experienced much of what I experience on a daily or weekly basis....work! My daughter has a lot of thickness to her hair...whew! I mean you will comb and re-comb her ponytails about 10 times before wrapping it with a scrunchy, or whatever. So she suggested that I flatiron the hair to get it to lay down. Ya'll know me, I gave her the eye. She then went on to profess just how unmanageable, and how her hair was "just like mine when I was little." She also stated this about me when I was little...."I used to be so ashamed of my poor babies hair." That's when flashbacks of the straightening comb came into my mind. I am not ashamed of my daughters hair. I treat it with much love and respect. Now, don't jump on Mamma too quick. She's from the old school where you just fire up the straightening comb to manage a little black girls' hair. But now, she keeps on wishing that she would have loc'd back 8 years ago when I did. Oh well, you live and learn right?
So, I've made my mind up. I am going to braidloc her hair. Her hair is very hard to just twist and let go, trust me I've tried. She hates me to comb it, so locs is the best route for my baby girl. I didn't want to make this decision for her. But she will be beautiful with them. I'll keep you all posted on how it turns out!
Stay Blessed & Happy Locing!