I’m a minimalist when it comes to hair. I’ve never colored my hair (although I hear that red heads turn white so I know my day is coming) and I get it cut once every couple of years for free when I donate to Locks of Love.
This week, I got to experience a black hair salon with one of our Safe Families children. She had braids that were looking pretty rough so I made an appointment for after work on a week night. Little did I know that we would be there all evening! We left the house at 4:30 and returned at 8:30. On the way she kept telling me that she was hungry, I was thinking that we would make it home in time for dinner. She obviously knew something that I did not! I also learned that taking braids out takes as long or longer than putting them in. Four hours and $45 later, her hair looks great! Luckily, the braids are low maintenance and will take her through the rest of her time with us.