Friday, December 21, 2007


Here are some pictures of Amilia's hair-do's over the last few months. It is getting so much longer, and I am able to do lots more with it. BUT I HAVE A LOT TO LEARN. African hair is very dry and brittle. It needs the natural oils of the scalp, so I only wash her hair every two weeks. Styling in braids and twists can encourage hair growth. I have also learned that hair is a symbol of status in the black community. All this is very new, and very interesting!