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NJoy
01-30-2012, 06:27 AM
I BC'd my 11 yr old less than a year ago and she LOVES her naps. We mainly style it in an afro puff but, she'd prefer to wear it as is in a full afro. Dad's not so crazy about the wild look and she's not so crazy about having it braided up. I told her that we're going to have to protect her ends through the winter but, I have no style ideas.

Um, any ideas?

Oh, she's bsl but shrunken, she's NL. I have no clue.:noidea: Help.

mividabella
01-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Have you been to Beads, Braids, and Beyond (http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/)? Maybe you can modify some styles to be "tweenier". I really like banded ponytails (http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/2011/10/banded-two-strand-twist-ponytails.html), I think they are cute. Plus, they will show her length which might matter much, I know it does for me!

How about Braided Mohawks? Cornrow the sides and let the middle be "loose" so she still has a fro, but it's also braided for you. Or even a Faux hawk (http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/2011/07/fun-hair-in-5-minutes-textured-faux.html)? Maybe you guys can google/YT some styles together then see what would be the most feasible. Good Luck!

NJoy
01-31-2012, 10:34 AM
Have you been to Beads, Braids, and Beyond (http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/)? Maybe you can modify some styles to be "tweenier". I really like banded ponytails (http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/2011/10/banded-two-strand-twist-ponytails.html), I think they are cute. Plus, they will show her length which might matter much, I know it does for me!

How about Braided Mohawks? Cornrow the sides and let the middle be "loose" so she still has a fro, but it's also braided for you. Or even a Faux hawk (http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/2011/07/fun-hair-in-5-minutes-textured-faux.html)? Maybe you guys can google/YT some styles together then see what would be the most feasible. Good Luck!

You are speaking my daughter's language with the frohawk. I did try that right after her BC but, I thought it would be too distracting at school. I wanted to give her giggly friends tiem to get used to her newly natural hair without causing a distraction in the classroom before going with such an attention-getting style. So, I told her we'll try that in the Spring. But for the winter, I'd like to keep her hair completely braided. She's not too thrilled with braiding because she's tenderheaded and the girls that I pay to do her hair and not as "light-handed" as I am. And I'd rather not take the time when I can pay a few bucks to have it done better. And, I gravitate to the same braided styles. :giggling:

I did find a no-heat flexirod set on YT that we may try. Here's that video.


http://youtu.be/e8mBENBqoMY

Other than that, I was thinking to have it completely braided up with her ends bunned and get some cute hair attachments made for kids, like a cluster of curls or a curly puff to keep her ends protected. I don't know how she'll feel about that tho.

I'll definitely check out the link you gave. Thanks for sharing. Something has got to give. Hubby is not so crazy about the wild, natural look that she likes. A fro would be too much for him. We do a puffs instead and he's ok with that but it's right on the edge for him. Hey, we're old school. Hair is supposed to be well-groomed...intentionally. My daughter would be ok to just get up and whatever her hair decides to do, just roll with it in all its glory. :clap3: I love her confidence!