On Tuesday we went to the mall and visited our local Sephora shop for some more Hair Milk. I ended up having a long hair conversation with the woman who works there and learned some things I didn't know before. That same afternoon I had a long hair conversation with the woman who we often talk to at the market - she is African-American and loves Micah. Actually she loves all the babes, but Micah reminds her of her grandson so she loves him a lot. And, he always says "HI" to her when he sees her. :)
Here are some things I learned:
* Shampoos with sulfates in them are bad for African hair - it dries hair out. Sodium Laurel Sulfates are also believed to bad in general for everyone's skin and hair - it's a good idea to avoid it all-together. My shampoo is all-natural and does not contain them, but I never thought to look at Micah's shampoo (which does have sulfates). So, we switched to this
* Shampoos with balsam in them are also drying for African hair. This isn't in the shampoo we were using, but still good to know.
* If your child's hair is dry this summer being in the pool (or is just naturally dry), this product is a "must." (Disclaimer: the woman from Sephora told me it was a "must" and she is obviously in the business of selling, but she told me it is all she uses on her daughters' hair.)So far I really like the new products. We are still using the Hair Milk daily and only shampooing once a week. I really love the hair smoothie though - it leaves his hair so soft. And, all the products smell wonderful!
And more... Is anyone else getting super-excited for BU '08? I am. I'd like to take this opportunity to solicit travel advice. We are currently trying to decide between renting a car in LA or just taking a cab to the hotel and walking around (everything is pretty close). If we rent a car, we'd be able to rent a carseat, but if we take the cab I think we'd have to check our carseat on the flight to put in the cab. Fellow Blog Unioners will know (from my postings on our google group) that I am obsessing about this. Any suggestions?
And... I am getting extremely excited about starting our second adoption. We have almost 100% picked our agency and I am ready (I think) to start the paperchase again. At least this time it will be easier since I know what to expect. I'll post more on this soon!
Oh, last thing - speaking of hair - Micah got his second haircut yesterday! He did a great job! He sat on my lap so I was covered with hair, but he barely fussed at all! We had James leave a little bit of his curls so it isn't too short. He hasn't let me get a good picture, so these will have to do...
I'll try to get some better ones soon - maybe this weekend at the CHI Reunion Picnic! I'm sure I'll take about 100 photos there. :)