Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Do you see this?

Look at that boy’s hair.

Now what am I suppose to do with all that hair?

I would first like to point out that I know next to nothing about black people hair. Ok, that’s a lie. I’ve learned a lot about nappy hair in the last five years, but let’s say I know virtually nothing about doing a little boy’s hair.
Especially a little boy’s hair that is growing as fast as he is.

It would help if he had the hair of a seven and a half month old and not a three year old. If stretched out it literally goes past the tip of his nose. But you would have to hold me down with chains if you think his hair is going to get cut.

My mom has suggested this several times. I am sure the look on my face spells horror when ever cutting and Darren’s hair are mentioned in the same sentence. Nope. No way. No siree. Not going to happen.

We have also explored the idea of braiding it into cornrows. Then we realized at his age this is completely unrealistic. He barely holds still long enough to put a coat on, let alone sitting still for the two hours (or more) it would take to braid his hair. I also know nothing about braiding cornrows.

So we have adopted the retro look. Darren’s Afro is getting to the point where it puts the 70’s afros to shame. Give him a pair of bell bottoms, a cheesy plaid button down shirt and he would fit right in. Keeping this look up can be tricky, seeing as he always has his hands in it. This topped with the fact that it’s winter and a stocking hat is necessary, pretty much means his hair always looks like he’s stuck his finger in a light socket.

But tonight I took the time to make it look decent. With a bit of distraction and patience the above picture is the end result.

And yes, for those of you that are wondering, that is an afro pick stuck in his hair.  Cute huh? Can I say ladies’ man?

But honestly, if you ladies could give me some advice on African baby hair care, it would be a blessing, a huge blessing. 


  1. awww, he's adorable! I'm your newest follower! I hope you will hop on over to my blog to check it out! There's a giveaway!

  2. I'm you newest follower from the Wednesday blog hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!

  3. I have no advice for you on this, but he is stinking cute!!!
    Found you through the December Blog Hop! Happy to be following you!

    Anna, The Pilot's Wife

  4. Found you via Weekend Blog Hop! What a gorgeous little man you have! Mine's due in March :)

  5. Hi! I'm following from the weekend blog hop. Stop by and say hi when you can. I have a few giveaways going on right now.

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  6. Hi! Following you thru the weekend hop. He is just too adorable. My sons both had a lot of hair and eventually you get tired of it (2 y.o) and chop it all off but just enjoy him and his hair right now and maybe you'll have to finger comb it and use a nice moisturizer when you do it. It's fun!
    Come stop by.

  7. Hi! I'm blog hopping today hoping to make new friends and landed here. I can't cope with my own hair and I am pretty lethal with a pair of clippers so I say - leave it...it looks lovely. What a handsome little chap.I notice you have a post too about being clumsy....boy can I relate to that.
    I have added myself as your newest follower on GFC .
    I'm off to browse around your blog now. Please drop by and maybe follow me if you fancy a laugh. I'd be delighted welcome you. I am a vision of the future!
    Warmest wishes
    Carol from www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

  8. Hi i am your newest follower from the weekend bloghop.
    What a gorgeous boy and i love his hair! :)

  9. He is the cutest ever!

    I would love to be able to give you advice but I'm also the mom that goes around asking for everyone's advice. For me, its more about the girls because my husband takes care of all our boys. The girls? Ugh! I've been trying for 12 years, have used every product, from every price point, to no avail. I tried braids, cornrows, etc. I give up! I'm totally clueless!

    Anyhow, I'm already following you but I'm stopping by through the Fun Weekend Blog Hop. I hope you'll do the same! You can find me @ http://sofiasideas.com/

    Sofia's Ideas