Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Featuring my niece - WARNING super cute!

My niece, nephew and son playing in the sprinkler.
Hello everyone!  So, my niece, nephew, and grandma (my mom) are spending the week with me.  Grandma drove them down and my son is tickled pink to have them.  Today we made pizza and ran through the sprinkler and I asked my niece if she would allow me to do her hair.  I co-washed with Hello Hydration and then I decided to do some two strand twists.  With the conditioner dripping from her hair, I detangled her hair with a wide tooth comb and she said to me surprisingly that "it doesn't hurt when you comb my hair".  I told her that the key is that I'm detangling her hair with the conditioner still in her hair.  After rinsing the Hello Hydration conditioner out of her hair I smoothed some Mop Top over her entire head and then sectioned her hair into four parts.  Each section I then added 1-2 pumps of Mop Top daily conditioner with some jojoba oil and then some Mop Top medium hold gel.  Using only my fingers, I then started to section her hair for medium twists.  She ended up with about 30 twists.  From start (co-wash) to finish it took 55 minutes and she didn't seem to mind me twisting her hair.

I really like, no scratch that I love these twists!  She has never had her whole head twisted before.  Usually she wears a fro or braids, but this is the first time she has had her whole head two strand twisted.  My mother took pictures and posted to facebook.  The hubby took pictures and sent them to her parents via his phone.  I took pictures because I really wanted to post on my blog.  This poor girl just wanted to watch Dora and every adult in the house was demanding she stop and smile for the camera.  

Picture of the back of her head.  Check out that shine.
Trying to watch Dora with my son.

















Tomorrow we are going to the MN Zoo and the zoo has a fountain splash park so I plan to have her wear the twists until Friday if they hold out.  Then if possible I will do a twist out, we'll see.  I parted the front so that she can wear them with a part in the middle or the side.  She really likes them parted in the middle with one or two twists in her face.  Her curls are to die for!  I just pray that my hair will have this kind of look when it gets longer.  

When we went shopping today I got a compliment about how "pretty my daughter" was and I had to correct the nice person that she was my niece.  I'll be honest, I've been wanting to get my hands in her hair since I went natural.  As I was co-washing her hair, I started to educate her about reminding her mama to detangle her hair with the conditioner still in it and that leaving conditioner in her hair will help keep it moisturized.  If possible I will try and take pictures as the week progresses and post later.  Until next time...

Blessings!

14 comments:

  1. Maybe the pitter patter of little feet dressed in pink socks . . . oh wait! That's what I want. Never mind.

    Her hair is delicious. I love the last shot with her twist dangling in on her face in happy curliness.

    Have fun with your niece and nephew and send a note with her mom on how to do her hair in a way that won't hurt and that looks beautiful. Can be tricky but it might be worth a try.

    Her hair looks great!

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    1. I know your heart must be breaking. I'm thinking about writing a note, but I know it might go unread. That's why I was telling her to tell her mama how to detangle her hair. Thank you!

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  2. she is very cute indeed! the twists are very pretty on her, i'm sure she will be coming to your house more often to get her hair styled. I bet you want to have a lil Jen of your own now eh?

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    1. The hubby and I plan to try for another little one when my son turns 4. We can't afford two in day care on our teacher salary.

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  3. She's adorable! I love the twists!

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    1. Thank you! She wants to wear the twists and I want to take them out for a twist out. Either way super easy for her to wear.

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  4. You warned but I was still not prepared...lol...She's adorable!!! Twists came out great - in that last pic they look like finger coils :)

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    1. Her curls look like fat finger coils! I love her hair! She lives in ND and the girls make fun of her because of her hair. I have made a point to tell her often how pretty she is and how much I love her hair.

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  5. She IS super cute and she has super cute hair too!

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  6. There's all kinds of cuteness in this post Jen. Her hair is gorgeous : )

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  7. OMG!! She is so beautiful! Her hair is to die for!

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