Posts Tagged ‘hair’

First Braids- My Anishinaabe Son.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 by by

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve typed in “Native American Mommy”, “Native American Hair”, “Ojibwe/Ojibwa/Ojibway/Chippewa/Anishinaabe Hair/Culture/Mom/Message Board.” I just want to find someone out there who can help walk me through some of these issues.

I don’t find a whole lot.

I mean, I can always ask J questions about “Why is it that we keep his hair long?” “What significance does that have?” and he’s more than willing to hand me books, videos, and explain things to me.

But that doesn’t really help that much when someone in real life goes “Why do you keep his hair long?” (more…)


Bald’s in, right?

Friday, July 31st, 2009 by by

I know I shedded real bad after I had the boys, but that was nothing compared to how much hair I’ve lost since I had Bella. It’s gotten to where I might shower ever day, but I’m only washing my hair twice a week. Each time I wash it then brush I seem to lose handfuls of hair. I found a knot in my hair before bed last night, so I went to the bathroom to see how big it was. With the slightest pressure I used to pull it from the back of my hair to the front the whole entire knot fell out. I just sat down and cried.

I’ve never really cared about my hair. My idea of making my hair decent is pulling it up, not necessarily brushed either. But this is ridiculous! I feel like each morning I’m going to wake up and be bald, I’ve even started having nightmares about it.