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Behind the Scenes: HmG reflects about her first dance competition!

Behind the Scenes for HmG's Dance Competition

Nappy Ballet Bun: Dry Hair Method

Nappy Ballet Bun: Soaking Wet Hair Method

The Nappy Bun makes the grade!

So you already know that my oldest daughter HMG has a passion for ballet. Well, for the first time this year we decided to try having her compete, because she wanted more opportunities to perform. Our first competition is today, but it's been an interesting experience so far.

After all of these years in the same school, where nappy hair was never an issue--it became an issue for competition.

HMG wears her hair in braids/twists/cornrows 99% of the time. Her hair is always styled in small braids or a combo cornrow and box braid style for recitals. I've never tried to style her hair loose, because a variety of hairstyles has always been required in costume. HMG had to be able to move from the sleek bun, to loose hanging hair, to updo styles in short minutes. I don't use heat--EVER...and she has A LOT of hair.

I'm not always close enough to help her when she's backstage. The braids were always easier and the school never complained.

To be clear they never officially…

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