My eight-year-old is saying braids and twists are too "babyish." She is adopted and I've always been very positive about her hair. Actually, I love it! It is amazing and so much fun. She wants to wear her hair loose. I'm thinking of getting her a cute shorter cut so she can have her hair down but still keep it tidy. She's also been experimenting with scarves (she raids my closet) and can actually do some really cute things on her own. We've been doing CG for a couple of years, and it is getting pretty long, so it seems a shame, but now we know we can grow it long again when we want to.
Have you showed her pictures of of famous women and models with braids and micro twists, or how about locs? Bandu knots?
If she doesn't like it as an everyday style how about wearing braid outs and twist outs? That way she can have her hair down and it's will be easy to wear no matter if you decide to cut it shorter or not.
I'd let her wear it however she wants since she seems to take such an active role in her own natural haircare, provided she doesn't slack on taking good care of it.
Surf the web with her and look for styles she'd like. Sounds like you guys are having fun with it and that's all that really matters!
Anyone who lives within their means, suffers from a lack of imagination. ~Oscar Wilde
There are only two ways to do things: right or over.
CG stands for ”Curly Girl” which is the Curly Girl method created by Lorraine Massey. It's all about making curly/wavy hair healthy by not using silicones and sulfates. Most silicones will eventually build up on the hair, preventing moisture from entering the hair shaft. Sulfates dry out the hair/scalp. Most of us curlies here cowash, which is just cleansing the scalp with a silicone free conditioner, or we use a sulfate-free shampoo. Generally, the CG method works, but it's not for everyone.
”Straighten your hair, be happy for a day. Embrace your curls, and be happy for a lifetime”- Lorraine Massey.
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Curly and PROUD!!!
My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)
Check out princesshairstyles.com. My best friend has a daughter she adopted from Ethiopia with a full head of 3c curls. She is almost 8 now and my friend uses some of the styles on her. I am also using them on my girls (who will be 6 & 8 soon). We pick out the style they want to do and they love it!
A work in progress..... Curl pattern: 2b-3a (i think) Thickness: Medium Density: iii Porosity: Slightly higher than normal Co-wash: Suave Naturals Sweet Pea & Violet Style: L.A. Looks Perfect Shine
Wanting to try:EVERYTHING!!! (but am trying to pace myself)