Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Her Hair Makes My Hair Jealous

The Afro was a very good choice for Emma on Saturday. I was a little worried because it was raining, and I didn't know if her strands would shrink all the way up to her scalp, leaving us with a big matted nest perched on top of her head. What I found was that her hair actually loved the moisture in the air. By the end of the day her twist out looked even more fabulous than when we left the house!

I took some coconut oil in my hands and ran it down the length of each twist before untwisting. I separated each twists a bit for volume, threw a couple of green flower barrettes on the side and she was ready to rock her natural. We were pleasantly surprised when we entered the event. The room was filled with Afros, and it seemed like every sistah that walked threw the door thereafter brought her Afro with her!

I gotta say, the girl is *my* hair inspiration. She reminds me of myself when I was here age. My Afro was just as fabulous. I am looking very forward to getting back there. Seeing all of the other twist outs in the building, and admiring Emma's bounce, I am also looking forward to the days of mother-daughter twist outs!

Emma playing the role of Helper for a second time

When you were younger, did you ever have any mother-daughter hair days?


  1. Her hair makes my hair almost obselete! Gorgeous!

  2. Yours and mine, lol. I'm about ready to actually start styling my TWA again. I was so proud of myself the first time around when I gave myself some flat twist. There were only three, but I did it! Lol.

  3. ha! yep...mine, too!

    seems like a great time. i went to a natural hair gather back in '06 and had a blast.

    i can't recall having mother/daughter hair days, but the funniest/saddest thing ever is a picture i have of my mom posing behind a perm box in preperation of giving me my first perm at age 6! she was too thrilled to do so seeing as how it meant no more fussing with my thick head of hair at comb/wash times. unfortunately my emma- like hair was ruined at an early age.

    oh, but i'm on my way back. lol!


  4. You story is my store girl! But like you said, we are on our way back =)