My Girls

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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! šŸ™‚

Taylor age 3 N 112

Taylor's twist out2

Three T's 20071

Sister love2

Talya Puff2

Talya Twist Out1 2

Talya Puff1 2

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4 responses »

  1. Wonderful photos!! Your kids are simply beautiful, and I’m so proud of you for getting them back on track. Their hair will be resilient, I’m sure, and will once again be the hair it was before the relaxers. More importantly, you are teaching them valuable lessons about what it means to be who we are, and loving ourselves the way God created us, and celebrating that beauty with dignity and creativity. Your kids are so blessed to have you!!

    • Thank you so much Muhala! You are so sweet and kind as always! What brings me the most joy is watching them truly embrace their hair and how versatile it is. They saw first hand that straight hair isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be and the chemicals used aren’t good for their hair or scalp. Neither of them want relaxers again but I’ve explained to them that I can always have their hair flat ironed for special occasions.

  2. Your daughters are beautiful and I admire your commitment. I feel like I’m the caretaker of my daughter’s hair until she can take care of it herself.

    • Thank you so much Moretta, and I’m sorry for the late reply! I feel exactly like you. My mom didn’t turn me loose in my own hair until I was 15! Part of it was I had gotten so used to her doing my hair and taking care of it. To be honest I wasn’t really interested in my hair like that other than throwing it in a pony tail and running outside to play sports, lol! So maybe it was a good thing that I wasn’t the caretaker of my hair back then….. šŸ˜‰

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