Website: Beads, Braids & Beyond
Afro Puffs and Ponytails has come across another great natural hair care website for African American/Biracial Girls! It’s called Beads, Braids, & Beyond.
The first thing you will notice upon visiting the website is a collection of photos that make up a beautiful banner! The photos are pictures of a precious little girl with a head full of gorgeous hair shown in different styles. The little girl is the daughter of the blogs’ creator, Ms. Nikki.
I asked Nikki to share in her words the story of Beads, Braids & Beyond.
“I started Beads, Braids & Beyond at the end of October 2009 because of the lack of information on children’s natural hair care. I was so disappointed after Googling for months to find very little information for our children’s hair. I found so many other great blogs for little girls with straight hair and I couldn’t help but wonder if there were others looking for the same information for our curly haired children. After getting a push from friends, I went ahead and created the blog and I am so happy I did.
I am thankful for the natural hair community not only for helping me learn along the way, but also for embracing our blog. Beads, Braids & Beyond has grown so quickly and it continues to amaze me. I am very grateful that I, once the clueless mother, can now inspire people all around the world to love their children’s hair and to know that their children’s hair is versatile and is not limited to one or two styles. I am also very inspired by our readers. From the Hair Share’s to the Diva Spotlight’s, these mother’s never cease to amaze me.
The most exciting part to all of this? My daughter (we call her “A” on the blog) loves her hair and everything it can do. We have such a strong relationship and it may seem silly but I feel like our bond has grown so tight partly due to our hair time. Some of our best conversations happen during hair time and I know so many other mother’s can say the same.”
On Beads, Braids, and Beyond you will find a category for product reviews, a style gallery, and a participation category. If you are looking for pictures and helpful hair care information for girls, you will love this site!
Thank you Ms. Nikki for sharing and for such a valuable and resourceful site.