Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hair styles for beautiful black toddler hair

Hair styles for beautiful black girls! Of course they are all beautiful! So here are a couple styles that I tried to keep her hair out and show off her lovely curls. First I tried to do some bantu knot twists to see if it would look good the next day after I untwist. I didn't like how it turned out....

The problem was that even though I did what was suggested over the internet to avoid the lines I made to put the knots in, they still showed. I used a comb and tried to comb the root some to get the lines to disappear but this just dd not work. Plus, it really didn't last day was looking like it wanted to start dreading. I'm trying to find low maintenance styles! So they I did a style that I try not to do, but works very nicely! I just use rubber bands (this is why I try not to do it....don't want to break and strain the hair). I was at my parent's house so I didn't have my normal hair stuff with me. I ran to Target and was going to buy the Curls products that I usually use ( While I was there though I ended up buying Kinky-Curly Curing Custard ( and their curling custard as well. I used this on her hair and her curls looked beautiful!!! I was really happy actually! Looked much more natural.

The pictures above by the way are on day two (and taken by Danielle at Corby Photography-Fantastic photographer by the way! search for them on Facebook at So I decided, for Easter, I would try to let her hair out with just a couple little braids for the front and see how it looks. I just wet it, added the conditioner, gently combed through it and then worked through it with the Kinky-Curly Curing Custard. These are the results on day 2!

I am very happy with these results! I can see her beautiful curls and it seems to be holding up ok! I'm even happier because these are her natural curls. I will keep up with my adventures in black toddler hair experimentation! =)

Monday, March 11, 2013

First hair post

My baby girl, Celeste is now two and a half. When I was little I remember wishing that my hair was pretty, long and, well, like white people's! It was later in my adult life that I came to love my own hair and love the incredible beauty of black hair. The dainty, delicate curls that make up thick healthy natural hair. It's now becoming trendy to keep your hair natural. When I was younger most people permed/relaxed their hair (including me) to straighten it. I now proudly wear my own curls.

I was so excited when my little girl was born. Honestly one of my earliest thoughts for her were of how much I will find joy in decorating her pretty natural curls. She was my little, living doll! I am still continuing on the journey of how best to do her hair. I would like to share little things I am picking up and style ideas (cause I am always struggling to get ideas) for the lovely natural hair she was so blessed with. I have a few pictures of a really pretty style I found on the blog Chocolate hair, Vanilla Care:
I am constantly looking for a hair style that I won't have to do anything with for at least one week.

First be sure to have a good distraction. Video of her baby cousin usually works!

For instructions on how to do this beautiful and surprisingly easy style see the link above!

I loved how this one turned out and it kept very well for the week!

Laetare Sunday

It's been a while since I posted. In the meantime i have been collecting lots of photos for specific posts I've wanted to share.
Yesterday happened to be Laetare Sunday. At our church I can't emphasize enough how beautiful it was. It was a striking difference from lent.
I am no expert, but this is what our priest told us Laetare Sunday is in a nutshell: An old tradition that in the middle of Lent, those that have been avidly denying themselves and sacrificing can have a break. It also, I imagine more importantly, let's us know that we are halfway to Easter and we do a little almost there celebration.
The difference was so striking. The normally bare altar (during Lent) was adorned with beautiful roses. The priests were wearing the rose color (not pink!!! as everyone says). The knights of columbus were there in their formal garb and carrying their little swords or whatever those are they commandingly led the procession and lined the aisle up to the altar with authority and strength, raising their sword things respectfully at the consecration of the host (changing of the bread and wine to the body and blood of Jesus Christ). A full choir sang (which we don't normally have unfortunately), and there was a nice quartet of strings and a trumpet playing. seemed almost as celebratory as Easter mass (which I am interested to see how this church will top Laetare Sunday for Easter vigil!!!).
The Holy Spirit was thick there with our priest's homily. Just amazing, really taking about repentance and God's incredible love for us. The Gospel was about the prodigal son. We finished it all off with a Holy Spirit led prayer group meeting which we have every Sunday afternoon. God led us in prayer and word that he loves to watch us as we love to watch our little children run and play. My little girl, Celeste, was there and everyone was delighting in watching her. They noted how wonderful it is to love as a child as she climbed into everyone's laps and gave them hugs and kisses.
How blessed we are. Laetare Sunday was incredible for me. I hope it was for everyone else too.