I’m embarassed to say, but one of my biggest “fears” about caring for Evyn is: how in the world will I know what to do with her hair? It dawned on me tonight that I don’t even know what kind of shampoo I should use on her hair! Just normal Johnson’s Baby shampoo or something special?? I was already having a rough day so this reality just about put me over the edge.
I found myself in the hair product aisle at Wal-Mart tonight completely lost and reading the backs of bottles trying to figure out what all the different products are for. After looking completely stupid and out of place, I finally walked over to a kind looking woman who I thought might know how to help me and asked very bluntly…”I’m about to bring home my baby from Ethiopia and I have no idea how to even wash her hair. What would you suggest?” (awkward Emily moment!) Then I literally started crying. I’m a mess. She was gracious and very patient with me. She showed me exactly what I needed and encouraged me that I would be just fine and figure it out. I feel much better about managing Evyn’s beautiful locks (well, more like fuzz– she doesn’t seem to have a lot of hair yet anyway in the pictures).
Any suggestions out there? Products you love? Things to avoid? I can use all the help I can get on this topic. 🙂