My step-daughter is a 12 years old and also a little natural. She does not want to ever relax her beautiful hair, which is a blessing. I think part of the reason is that her mother’s hair is loc’d and mine is natural. So in that respect she has great hair role models.
My only problem is that she is in the extension funk. What I mean by this is that sometimes she seems to love her hair more in extensions than when it’s out in her natural state. Don’t get me wrong she does like her hair, but she often thinks it is limited in its styling options. To be honest, I think it’s because she is just learning how to do her own hair and extensions are easier to deal with.
Our hair textures are different, so the products that I use don’t necessarily work on her hair so the styles that I’ve tried on her hair turn out differently. That is until I tried Shea Moisture’s Extra Moisture Detangler (This stuff is the business - a review to come later) and the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie this weekend. I did a twist-out on her hair on the weekend and styled it into a mohawk and we both loved it. I was actually drooling over her hair and told her I was jealous, which she loved and giggled about. It looked amazing and perfect for a stylish tween like her.
|My step-daughter rocking her twist-out mohawk. Isn't she gorgeous! :-)|
I plan on making it a priority to invest in more hair products for her hair and try to make sure she has access to them at both of her homes. In the mean time I continue to tell her how beautiful she is on the inside and out.
I’m also asking for your help or suggestions in terms of products and styles for luscious, thick 4b-4c hair. Remember she is 12 and right now does not care for her hair to be cornrowed unless it is crazy cute (not to mention this is not my strong point … hehehe), she wants FREEDOM. We were all there back in the day, so I know you understand.
If you have any ideas feel free to contact me.
Blessings and Curls,
Kim aka B-Curlie