If you read my blog you know I love doing the girls' hair. It's like creating a new painting every week. As a fine artist by background it really helps me stay creatively focused while at the same time maintaining a important cultural aspect of my childrens lives. It's also a great bonding time for mommy and daughter. If you are thinking about adopting a child of AA heritage or if you're just interested, here are some of the resources I've used to find out more about creative hairstyles, products and hair care regimes.
A good condensed overview of AA hair and skincare
Books: It's All Good Hair, Kinki Kreations, CurlyGirl
Kids books: Happy to Be Nappy, I Love My Hair!
Websites: www.naturallycurly.com & www.nappturality.com
Online groups: Soul Of Adoption , Yahoo Hair and Skincare Group
Online Tutorials: Crazycoils's site (a woman with hair texture just like Lili's) Cornrows & Braids
Products: I use many natural inexpensive homemade mixes and Oyin & Carol's Daughter
I've also learned so much from AA friends, other foster/adoptive parents and many well meaning strangers who approach me in the black hair care aisle thinking I must be lost.