Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A trek into the unknown

When we adopted Megan I knew that eventually the day would come that I would have to invest in her hair. Honestly, I was hoping the day would never come because I was scared. Scared that I wouldn't know how to do it; scared that I would pull out her hair; scared that I wouldn't have the time; scared that I wouldn't enjoy it; scared that I would offend all African Americans by doing something hideous to Megan's cute little head.

However, I do have the resources to help me figure it out, I haven't pulled out her hair (yet), I have plenty of time, and I thought it was exciting and rewarding! As for whether I have offended anyone by adorning Megan's head, I know not. Only time will tell.

Here are some views of Megan's new head. I really don't know what to think of it; I don't know if it's cute or ridiculous. There wasn't really much else I could do with her hair because it's only long on the top. It will be nice when her hair starts growing in on the sides and back (but it could still be a few years). I've been looking on a zillion sites and blogs, and asking my friends-who've-done-this-before for advice. We don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on salons, so Meg will be going to Salon D'Harmony as long as possible.

So, what do you think? (Please, be honest. You're not going to hurt my feelings if you tell me you think it makes her look like Frankenstein, or that I'm totally incapable and should just shave it off.)






No matter what you think, I refuse to quit.

I refuse to be one of those white moms who can't do her daughter's hair.
I refuse to be one of those white moms whose girl has second-best hair.
I refuse to let her lose her identity because of my inability.
I will keep learning.
I will keep trying.
I will keep becoming the stylist she needs me to be.


We love you, Princess Megan!

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13 comments:

The Jessee Journal said...

I personally think it looks cute -- definetly a hairstyle only an african american baby could pull off! haha. I would suggest going to a salon that specializes in kinky hair like hers ... but we live in Utah, I don't think there's anything like that around here :)

Jenny said...

You are the silliest person I know. How could you possibly even question whether or not this is cute?? She looks A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. The pic where she is standing in her diaper looking at the camera is my FAVE! Keep up the good work, momma. I am so impressed already, and can' wait to see what is to come!

Sarah said...

She looks super cute, we've done something like that with Carly too. You'll be great, as long as you have patience. Get some good products, that is my best advice. And a cheap plastic comb makes the best parts.

Lisa K said...

You did awesome! A lot better than I would have done! I'm sure there's lots of YouTube videos out there to teach you new stuff too.

Tami said...

I think it looks adorable!

Hone Family as in Ryan and Ashley said...

I think you have done a wonderful job! It looks extremely adorable!

That Girl said...

More power to ya, woman! You're doing a fabulous job.

Christine said...

It looks so cute! I love it. She is adorable!

Summer said...

I love it!!! You did an awesome job!!!!! It looks like you have been doing her hair for awhile! I only know pigtails and a pony-tail. And those littl twist. So sad. But, seriously, great job!!!!!

Jeff, Christa, and Evelyn said...

Love it! If Evie's hair ever gets that long, I know who to come visit. Right now hers is so patchy and rubbed off in places, if I didn't think I'd get asked more often how old my little boy is, I'd cut it all off and let it start from scratch!

kristi said...

I actually think it looks pretty cute. I would love to do her hair (not that I necessarily know what I am doing). Are you coming to town soon?

Bugg's mama said...

How could any hair-do NOT look so cute on that baby? But really, it is awesome.

Love, bree

Marcia said...

So cute! You're a natural! I however, am a terrible failure at my daughters' hair-dos. It's take me 3 girls to realize that I'm Not Good At This. sigh. poor girlies.