Well, I love my girls’ hair…
Giselle’s hair is so different from Amara’s. I’m still trying to figure out what works well for her and what doesn’t. She also has a different shaped head from Amara’s, so some styles that suite Amara, don’t suite Giselle at all. Her hair behaves so differently. It doesn’t really do a calm afro – her afro’s tend to just stick straight out. Her twist-out’s don’t work the same way either…
It is a looser curl, and she has WAY less of it. I think all of Giselle’s hair could fit on a small section of Amara’s head and they would equal the same amount of hair. Also her hair has two completely different curl patterns – the top of the head is looser and longer, the back is tighter, dryer and much shorter (like 3 inches shorter). Throughout her head there are short patches, so styling it is difficult. But I love that I can comb out Giselle’s hair easily and quickly – Amara’s massive amount of hair is much more time consuming and easily damaged on the ends.
Amara has a more consistant curl. It is tighter, but holds a style very well (as long as she isn’t doing too many summersaults and dragging clothes/blankets over her hair… you know, normal 4 year old stuff). This style took about 2 hours to complete and looked pretty good for two weeks. It is one of my favourites now! I copied the style off of this blog post, although I did cornrows instead of flat twists.
I had been fantasizing about taking out Amara’s hair part way from the party style and leaving it in a faux hawk. It was amazing! I would have made it look more complete in the front if we were actually leaving it that way for a few days, but she would have non of it. I showed her photos of other girls who had faux hawks, we oooh’d and awww’d over hers, but no way. She was NOT impressed. It was all I could get from her to take these photos before she begged me to take out the rest of her hair. Which is kind of funny because I always thought I would NEVER do a faux hawk on my girls – but it suites her personality so perfectly!
I love the challenge of figuring out both girls’ hair. I can’t wait to see what Giselle’s hair will be like when it has had another 6 months or so to grow out. Hopefully I can find more creative styles that work with her hair as well.
*shingling explained here on Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care