Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Miss E and Baby E have very different heads of hair. Miss E has curly, dry, easily tangled hair that is fun to style (or not---because who doesn't love a good afro?). Baby E has fine, silky, slightly curly hair that is too short to do much with at all. Both girls will grow up battling their hair and trying to identify with black hair culture.
As book-lovers, we've picked up several fabulous titles surrounding the subject of hair, as well as some videos:
I Love My Cotton Candy Hair
I Love My Hair
Fancy Nancy Hair Dos and Don'ts
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair
The Hair Book
Happy to be Nappy
Happy to be Nappy and Other Stories of Me (DVD)
Sesame Street's I Love My Hair segment
We also try to purchase black dolls that have natural-looking hair (not straight and silky!). A friend of mine gave one of these dolls to my girls this Christmas. A great place to shop is Etsy where sellers will often customize dolls no extra charge! Check out babychickie and LeenGreenBean.
What are your favorite hair resources for your kiddos?