Friday, August 5, 2011
Crying over hair
Jenna's hair is a mixture of African American and White ... her hair is very tightly curly .. but honestly beautiful ... though unfortunately not any more ( well at least most of what I can save still is )
Apparenlty between a mixture of improper brushing, shampoo's, conditioners and other hair products turned her hair into a huge mesh of knots.. I mean SERIOUS knots! So bad that it took me months to get out, and even that did not all work out.
So today was the day, we were going to sit down for 5 hours and just work on her hair... everything was well but the back of her hair where she sleeps on it, scratches at it and was constantly pulled up in a pony tail because I could not tend to her horriable knots that just got worse (beyond my control ) it was time to cut them out :( as I told Jenna this is it hun, it needs to be cut or we are never going to get it out.... she said she did not care any more ( she was tired of me pulling on her hair ) I grabed some scesisors and starting chopping away .. and when I mean chopping .. I had to cut at least a hand size if not a little bigger size of knot, where it is now maybe 2 - 3 inches now away from her scalp... god I was crying .. I never meant for her hair to get like this ... it was NEVER this bad when she was younger, but as she got older she just ended up with more hair and I would wash it with the wrong shampoo ( never knew that ) and it just went from there.
As you can see by this photo ( above ) her hair looks pretty good, though that is because her hair now needs to be in braids and in pig tails (towards the back of her head ) or in a pony tail for it not to be noticed. Granted it was really nice to wash her hair tonight, comb it out and not listen to her cry .. granted she had her few moments of "OUCH MOMMY YOU HURT ME" it was nothing to what I was dealing with before.
So now I am just going to wait for her hair to grow more and then take her to get her hair cut.. it will be cute, I know it will be .. but I was heart broken when I had to cut that.
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how bad her hair was, NOW please keep in mind it was sectioned and put in small pony tails but if you look below that white clip and straight down there is a HUGE knot of hair that is not even being held by a clip :( it was THAT bad !!! I hated taking her out in public .. she is such a beautiful little girl and I take great pride in my kids looks when we go out in public, that I was honestly embarrassed, though I did everything in my power to make sure it look as decent as I could get it.. though I never let her know. She is aware how hard it was to handle her hair .. she is 10.
So now its OVER .. her hair is back to look healthy and after months of tears, frustration (between the both of us ) we can finally relax!
Boy what a day this was !!