The beauty of the zig zag is that I don't have to worry about parting my daughter's hair perfectly straight (which I'm terrible at---but am working on). Plus, it's an interesting twist on average puffs.
I'm no expert on black hair, but as my friend Ann, who is black, has shared with me, and what I've had to digest, is that just like any person's hair, a black person's hair isn't like the next black person's hair. When we were placed with our daughter, I had this fear of not doing her hair JUST right. What I mean by that is that I was under the assumption that there was ONE right way to do black hair. I didn't want black women to frown upon my attempts, and God knows I wanted my daughter to have GOOD hair. But I'm learning to grow confident in my abilities and to learn how to maintain my daughter's hair and worry less about the approval of others. Seemingly everyone has an opinion on the best hair products and styles---but I know my girl, and I'm doing my best to make sure her hair is healthy, natural, and beautiful.