We reached 3 hair milestones this week:

Meron’s hair is finally long enough to put in piggy back braids on the top. You braid the first box, and then use that strand as one of the 3 strands for the next box braid. We had tried it previously, but she pulled the 1st braid out of the second set. Next time I think I’ll make the boxes after the 1st one smaller since the braids start to get thick with all the hair from the earlier braids.

piggy back braids frontpiggy back braids back

Estifanos is trying to grow out his hair so he can have cornrows. This picture doesn’t really do his afro justice which is getting long enough to need daily picking. I was thinking that the daily torture session combing would be enough to get him to demand that his hair be cut at once, but he’s sticking with it so far.

long afro hair

And Yordie’s hair is long enough to get the top into just 2 puffs. You don’t know how happy this makes me since doing parts and wrangling 6 or 8 puffs into rubber bands while the head constantly moved was starting to get to me. Of course, I’ll have to redo it more often since larger braids and puffs seem to frizz much faster, so it’s not much of a time saver in the end.

yordie drinking a bottle with big puffs