"I wanted to take a second and introduce myself since I have become quite a lurker on your blog. I am an (adoptive) mom of a fabulous preteen who has decided to go natural!! We have been plowing thru the transition stage very slowly and I have done tons of research on her hair and of course have become a product junkie!! Your story is, of course, particularly interesting and inspiring for me.
I love love love your style, even if I am over 40 - but I really like your hair posts. Chance (my daughter) is 10 - going on 19 she thinks- has about 2.5 inches of new growth and about 6 or 7 inches of relaxed ends. She doesn't always let me spend the time and energy I would like to on taking care of it, so I do what I can. We have been doing braids or twists to sleep, but daytime she wants mostly a ponytail pulled to the side. So far she is reluctant to wear it curly, as it can be pretty big and she thinks she looses the look of length. I did an amazing bantu knot twist out one night that was gorgeous (If I do say so myself) but it was too curly and did not look long for Chance. So, that ended up in a ponytail too!
I have shown her your blog once or twice, but she is not as interested in reading about hair and fashion quite yet. I will hopefully continue to just use your blog as inspiration for myself and keep trying to interest her and connected to the natural hair community.
Thanks for your blog!"