I’ve talked about my daughters since the very first posting I made in this blog. My daughters are a huge reason, if not the main reason, why I started this natural hair journey. I’ve spoken about my strong feelings of guilt for giving them kiddie relaxers only to watch it eat away at their already beautiful, healthy hair and how that began my mission of getting their hair and scalp healthy again. During that process I started to seriously think about my own hair. Why was I only letting them go natural while I continued to go to the salon and drop $70 (tip included) for a cut and relaxer? Why was I still frying my hair to death with curling irons and flat irons, essentially breaking my hair off even more?
The more I thought about this the more resolved I became in joining my daughters in this journey and doing this together as a unit. Mother and daughters united! My girls, Taylor (soon to be 12) and Talya (soon to be 10) are now 1 year into being natural once again. Their hair suffered some major breakage in different areas of their head due to the kiddie relaxers but thankfully with lots of time, patience and TLC their hair has grown back nicely. It’s still not quite at the length it was before the kiddie relaxers, but it’s definitely on it’s way.
Here are some pictures of my girls when they were younger with NO relaxer, and a few of them today rocking some twist out styles and puffs/Afros. I have 4 kids total, two boys and two girls and I love them to pieces! 🙂