I love change … evolution, the growth or development from what was once considered the norm. It is truly a freeing and also gratifying experience, especially when it happens under your nose with little-in-stature-individuals entrusted to your care for a time, e.g. walking unassisted, feeding themselves, tying their own shoes, dressing themselves, reading and writing, formulating opinions and arguments that actually make sense, choosing to do homework over staying up until the sun blinks a hello and good morning, deciding to take some ‘me’ time instead spending the majority of her time ooVoo’ing, Facetiming or texting friends, offering to cook meals for the entire family (can I get a what what!) and especially, parting, detangling and washing one’s own hair. Well, I have entered the latter phase with the youngest and couldn’t be prouder.
Daughter is becoming a regular natural hair aficionado. Wash day no longer consists of mommy doing, but rather mommy waiting until mommy is needed. Chick does all the heavy work (detangling and washing) with patience and care spending an hour or more, if that’s what’s needed to get the job done.
In a couple of weeks, daughter turns 13. As a parent, you hope the tools you’ve provided will enhance their quality of life, making it easier for them to navigate crazy with minimal detours and distractions. Mini-me has always been her own individual and I find it a blessing to watch as she uncovers and rediscovers more of the dynamic being she is.
* Daughter washed and detangled; I braided. Box braids are the go-to signature hairstyle during the school year. Who am I kidding? Anytime of year that’s the go-to style. Period. Can you guess which product below had me laughing out loud and why? First one to correctly answer wins the product.
- Washed w/: TRESemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
- DC’d w/: Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils In Control “Anti-Poof” Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner
- Styled w/: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel
- Eco-Styler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel