Double the fun, double the braiding. Tiny girl is age 3. Bigger girl is now 15 years old. Both are proudly Ethiopian with a LOT of hair. My oldest Ethiopian says she seriously has enough hair for 4 people. (honestly she may be right, she has thick, thick curly hair).
The tiny braids on the littlest Princess took 3 plus hours. They last over a month, but looked a little like dreadlocks in the final days. Thankfully only about 1 1/2 hours for my oldest Ethiopian beauty. She got about 3 weeks out of her braids...not too bad considering they have a Mama who is self taught.
Never did I think I would learn to care for African hair.
Never once when I was braiding my own hair (french braids when I was a waitress),
did I ever think someday I would have two beautiful daughters who would NEED their hair braided. Braiding gives their hair a break from too much brushing, which leads to hair breakage for my girls.
Aren't they both just gorgeous?