Monday, April 16, 2007

On a lighter and more expensive note...

Well, it's official. I must be crazy. I adopted four AA girls. People have been looking at me funny for awhile now, but now I am firmly convinced. Any person who voluntarily signs up for this hair care job is certifiably crazy. I am pulling my own hair out in frustration. Each child's hair is different in texture and kind, and is in a different state of disrepair. One child has hair that is so "burnt" by chemicals that it is breaking and falling out in gobs, no matter how tenderly I handle it. On top of this, we live in an area with very little racial diversity. As a result, there is very little to be found in the way of quality hair care products or cool hair toys for girls. So I broke down and broke the bank, and ordered a bunch of stuff online. I read some pretty enthusiastic reviews of products on some of the adoption blogs. I nearly choked on my hairbrush when I saw the prices. There was this really cool stuff called "Curly Pudding"...that I wanted to order just because the name was so awesome. I don't know if I could have stopped myself from tasting it. But alas...it was $38-58 a tub, plus shipping. After looking THAT up, the other stuff looked like a bargain in comparison. And if I promised to break the bank, they would give me free shipping. I also ordered a massive amount of adorable hair toys, as they also promised me a bargain if I got one of everything. So you see, this frugal soul really HAS lost it! I am hoping and praying that the right stuff will give me what it takes to whip these dried out, fuzzy heads into shape. Really...I don't think it's me. I can part and braid with the best of them. OK. Maybe with the best of the beginners. But I don't stink. I'm just a bit slow. Wish me luck!

3 comments:

Denise said...

I seem to have the opposite problem in the walmart near me. Finding hair products for my type of hair is really difficult there.....I guess I'll just have to drive to the Target in the suburbs...

You should put up pictures of your beautiful hair artistry..

Nobody said...

Oh, I wish I had beautiful hair artistry! But I'm getting better!

Anonymous said...

I need you to get up to speed on this hair thing. Didn't I mention, you're going to teach me. You know the disadvantage I have. Forever being told, "Can't you do any thing with your hair." Help a sister out here.
Nemo & Nema's mom