Curly Mom

I Broke Up With My Flat Iron

It's such a significant rite of passage that it should be one of those moments where you know exactly where you were and what you were doing at the time. Yet, I don't remember exactly how old I was when I got my hair hot combed (straightened) for the first time. High school-ish is probably… Continue reading I Broke Up With My Flat Iron

Curly Boy, Dads

Hair Today, Gone Tonight

This is the story of Elijah's second hair cut. His first was in a real barber shop and the whole time he screamed and cried an adorable "NO THANK YOU, NO THANK YOU, NO THANK YOU". The. Entire. Time. Politeness always counts 😉. Anyway, the second time his hair grew out, my husband and I… Continue reading Hair Today, Gone Tonight

Curly girl, Dads

Real Dads Do Curly Hair 

I remember the day we found out we were having a baby girl like it was yesterday. I was laying down on the ultrasound table and Eugene (my husband) was standing behind me to the left. I remember Dr. Amaya saying "you're having a girl"!! I can't recall exactly what I said or did in… Continue reading Real Dads Do Curly Hair 

Curl Care Tips, Curly Mom

I Stopped Shampooing 

Years ago a coworker told me her best friend (who is a curly girl) did not shampoo her hair. I thought it was weird but didn't think much more of it at the time. But I never forgot what I heard. Not too long after I purchased Curly Girl: The Handbook. I learned about the… Continue reading I Stopped Shampooing 

Curly girl, hair tolerance

“Stop touching my hair”

That is what my sweet girl, age 5, had to say to pre-k friends yesterday and I can't get it out of my head. Before I explain, just know I'm truly getting a mommy's crash course in a lot of "stuff" I'd thought she be exposed to later in life from talks of boyfriends and… Continue reading “Stop touching my hair”

Curly girl, Curly Mom

“Please come with your hair all down…”

It started out as an innocent invitation to yet another five year old class birthday party. By now, we had the hang of these kiddo parties. Everything from creating homemade birthday cards (save $$ and great practice for PreK writing!) to asking if siblings are allowed. The cool thing about this particular invite was it… Continue reading “Please come with your hair all down…”