Rubys Hair combed out at 4 months
Ruby's hair combed out recently almost at 8 months. The hair is growing! So far its been a challenge with her hair. She has very curly hair upfront and then in the back where she lays down its very coarse. I have to wake up a little extra early to give the diva a nice doo! I make it all pretty and then she goes and lays for her first nap....and then I have to redo the doo :) Its okay I have naturally curly hair and I have to work at making me this beautiful (just a joke) but really its work. I have just purchased Carols daughter hair care and I am waiting for the box to come to the front door to experiment with it. So another funny thing is Ruby's is working on patience with her mother as I work on her hair when she sees the pic getting closer to her head she is historically crying...I promise I am gentle!
On a deeper note I struggle for Ruby's sake on what she may feel on her own hair, will she appreciate how beautiful her hair is, and not focus on how different she is. And I worry about how other kids may treat her because of her hair. Growing up on on Island everyone had Ruby's hair or curly hair like me and so it was not strange for me until my parents moved me to Florida where there were girls with the names like Stephanie and Amanda and they all had straight hair ohh so silky and smooth strawberry blond, and my hair was a fur ball (that's what happens to curly hair in humid weather.) I felt out of place many times, over the years I have learned to appreciate my curls. Even when the year 2000 hit and perms were out!
I found a great song I thought would be great to explain Ruby and her hair. Its called "I am not my hair" by India Arie
This is the Chorus: and you can hear the song on my playlist.
I am not my hair I am not this skin I am not your expectations no no I am not my hair I am not this skin I am a soul that lives within