Here is little brother K just after his last hair cut (November 2010):
It was a real barbershop haircut. He cried a bit and we fed him 6 little boxes of raisins to distract him. Daddy D and I were both a bit overwhelmed. Daddy said a firm no to "marking" (I think that's what it's called - when the barber cuts the hair very close to look super neat around the forehead). Anyway it wasn't awful but it wasn't the happiest experience either.
Daddy D has locs and would like K to have locs too. Daddy D's family doesn't love Daddy D's locs and they have definitely expressed their disapproval of locs on a 2-year old. What to do? We could keep his hair short. But since I am learning so much about caring for longer hair I figure why not try longer hair for him too? We live in a very diverse city and boys we see have a wide range of hair styles including braids, twists, afros and locs along with shorter hair.
My challenge right now is that K's hair is getting longer, but looks, well, **messy**.
|See the different curl patterns? Don't worry, it's a plastic drill.|
|A slightly different angle...|
His hair LOOKS like it's all different lengths. It's really not though, it's just that his hair ranges from 4b-type springy coils to large curls on the top of his head that are almost....straight!?!?!?
What to do?