I know that it's really important for me to learn how to do Charlie's hair in a way that both looks good, and protects it from breakage. I've been reading up a lot on the topic and I'm dedicated to being very good at this! From reading up on blogs and talking to friends, I know that well taken care of hair in the African American community is a sign of self-respect and pride, and messy hair is the opposite. If a child is seen running around with unkempt hair, mom gets the blame. There is no way I want my mom-hood to be judged based on Charlie's hair not looking great! I have a couple of offers from my colleagues to give me some lessons and I'm going to take them up on it. Of course, I also want her to look cute with braids, puffs, twirls, beads.... I'm thinking I'll ask at a salon if someone might be willing to give me some lessons once Charlie arrives. At least teach me which products are good for her type of hair, which I won't know until she gets here. Checking out the products at the drug store is overwhelming to say the least. There must be about 40 different types of moisturizers alone, and that's not even counting the relaxers, perms, and other products I have no clue how to use!
5 points for helpful hints! Per person.