Thursday, November 8, 2012

Afro Circus

Nope, not talking about this one

But this one:

She decided to take off her cute little skirt and shirt and put on her big brother's size 6 underwear and her little brothers sweatshirt.  She has an opinion about clothes, usually it's girly, but since we were hunting I guess she was going for more of an androgynous look.

Before- 1 year, after we cut it all off due to raging Lice infection

After- 16 months later

She calls it her "Afro Circus".  And I call her so-cute-I-just-want-to-eat-her, in a non-cannibalistic way.  Our hair routine this far into it is pretty simple.  Scrub with water mostly, occasionally wash with conditioner, and rarely shampoo.  This hair is actually after it was taken out of braids after a month.  Normally if we had washed her hair the curl is so tight that it sucks right down and is very close to her head.  I'm talking so short her hair only looks about 1 inch long.  Lately, I have been not rinsing out all of the conditioner when I use it in the bath, and after I took the braids out I used a combo of conditioner with a little olive oil mixed in and I liked that.  I try to keep her hair in braids the majority of the time, to help with breakage and aid with growth.  When pulled out all the way I bet her hair is close to 6 inches in the longest areas.

We only comb out in the shower after it has been thoroughly saturated with conditioner.  I want to try the tangle teezer but always forget to buy it when I am on Amazon.  Right now I use a pick and do a fair amount of finger de-tangling too.  We have quite a few products from cheaper stuff at Target to Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercream, love the smell, hate the price.  But I find that I mostly stick with conditioner in the tub, and then shea butter mixed with coconut oil the other times.  Kembia's hair isn't near as dry as Moyz's, but since we have kept his short it hasn't needed as much "stuff" to keep it soft.

Moyz's hair we have gone the buzz it short look.  His is still growing in and looks a little crazy if we let it go long, but I am waiting for the day when we can grow it out and start some styles on him as well.  

You have no idea how many shots it took to get this one picture. No before and after for him because his hair is actually shorter now, and that's not as exciting.

His routine is the same as Kembia's with a little more moisturizing outside the tub.  I mostly use the Baby Buttercream on him because it seems to help him more then her, and he requires much less of it since he has almost no hair.  This is hair growth after we buzzed it with the number 1 clipper attachment.  So by usual standards, this is long.  We are going to let it grow for awhile and see if his crazy spots are starting to fill in.

Don't you just want to squish their faces?

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