SugarHouse Mama

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cute Hair and a Sure Fire Way to Put Your Child to Sleep

Adjoa's hair is finally getting longer {actually, it's grown about an inch every month but when you start with practically nothing, it still takes a while}. I have started experimenting with it.

It's fun, but kind of a lot of pressure. I always do it at night with a movie on. She sits longer, and then if it doesn't turn out, I can just take it out in the morning. I typically end up changing my mind when I start. I've tried to cornrow a couple different times, but I really think I need the hair longer because I'm inexperienced. I'm sure it's long enough to cornrow, but it's not long enough for me to cornrow.

I learned to braid crossing over the top - when you cornrow you bring the hair behind the back. So I pretty much have to re-train my hands. I have to change how I hold the hair and everything. So yeah, I need more hair for that.... Maybe I should practice on one of Adjoa's dolls or something....

I've been doing flat twists instead. It's way easier and has a cornrow-type look.

Anyway, here are some pictures of recent endeavors.


Just some little braids in the front with butterfly beads and clips. I left the back in an afro puff. I really love that look for Adjoa. This is what I ended up doing after one of my failed cornrow attempts. I had done flat twists several times recently and really wanted to try something different and use these new beads I bought. Turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself. And I do.


Finger curls. I liked this look and it held for about a week. All I did was twist and twist and twist the little locs around my finger. It's important to get the twist pretty close to the head so the curls stay in longer. The twists I was lazy about started looked a little sloppy after a couple days. This took FOREVER. Like nearly 3 hours. It's all that twisting. Super easy, but very time consuming. That's why I left them in for a week.

Here's what the twist-out looks like. After the finger curls started to look a little tired, I just split the big curls into about 5 or 6 sections. The spirals stayed intact and looked super cute. This is a great way to naturally relax the curl. Braids work well as natural relaxers of curl too. Robert loves this look. Adjoa grew tired of it after about a day because so many people were touching her hair. By the end of the day she'd had it. It lasted about 3 days, and then the back was looking seriously nappy. It washed out really easily.


Ok. Now as promised, my sure-fire way of putting Adjoa to sleep. Wait for it... NPR. LOL. I'm not kidding. As soon as I turn it on {in the car or at home} she's out in a matter of minutes. It's probably not surprising or original in any way, but if you are longing for your kids to sleep and you want to catch up on some news, flick the radio on and it's as good as done!


P.S. I'm having some technical difficulties with blogger right now, so I hope this post looks right.

11 comments:

A. Gillispie said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the twist outs! I think it will be years until I can do anything with Kendi's hair...
Anita

Brendan and Mary said...

Oh my goodness was my exact thought as well! She is so adorable...it is ridiculous! Great job with the hairstyles too! I love them all, but especially the twist-outs!!

Mary (in Canada waiting for a siblings from South Africa)

Shonni said...

Your doing a great jog...it took me some time to learn to corn row...here's the secret...it is easier to do if you blow dry the hair out as straight as you can, then go for it...
however, I love her hair...she is so cute!!!!

The Hullingers said...

That is awesome hair! I love the last picture. She really is cuter than should be legal. You did an excellent job on her hair.

Lois said...

absolutely adorable, even if I say so myself. And I do! Give her a hug for me.

FullPlateMom said...

I love it! Half of Juliana's hair is red, fried and dead. I'm waiting for it to get a little longer and then I'll cut it off. Right now she's SO proud of how long it is. It does grow SO fast!

Shelley said...

Lots of work but worth it! She's darling. She looks so proud of her new hairdo! You're a good mom! I take my girls to the beauty shop to my hair mom :) I loved the part about NPR!

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is soo beautiful.

Good job on the hair, it is long enough to cornrow...you'll get there, and soon you will be a pro!

Malaika

moliver said...

Her hair is looking super cute in all of the pix. My favorite, fore sure are the last three. So Cute! What a beautiful little girl you have.

Just the 2 of us. said...

It looks great. I'm impressed. I always wondered if we ever adopted how I would do hair, I wouldn't know the first thing.

Rebecka said...

Jess! She is just too cute. She oozes confidence and happiness. I LOVE the twist-outs. It's just so fun! Good job Mom!