Who knew?

img_1448-1As a little girl i spent many hours sitting between the knees of various female relatives getting my hair braided.  I always wanted to just let my hair go free in its natural kinks but considering the amount of effort required to untangle the resulting knots it was rarely permitted.

Once i had the Teenager, i thought i’d be free of those many, many hours of back-breaking labour required to convert a fantabulously kinky afro into tiny, neatly twisted coils. 

And then braids came (back?) into style for boys…