Hair care is a popular topic among transracial adoptive families. It is challenging and often times intimidating to learn how to properly care for a hair type that is drastically different from your own. It is SO IMPORTANT though! The reasons go beyond just looking cute...it is important socially, cultuarally, and is an essential aspect of self-esteem, especially among African American girls. When Janaya was little, her hair was usually in really cute box braids with barettes on the end. As she's gotten older she's wanted to try new things, and now alternates between "natural" (brushed out, texterized, moisturized), braids half-way back, and extensions. Lacy can pretty much do whatever she wants with her hair, and will usually just leave it down or put it in a pony-tail. Sometimes though, she'll want something more elaborate and I've had fun trying different braids/twists on her.
Big Kids, Big Problems
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