Sharuba: Styles for our Homeland Trip to Ethiopia

In February 2014, we took our daughters back to Ethiopia for the first time, since their adoption in 2009. This is one of many blog posts we have written about our family’s homeland trip. I also go to Ethiopia every year with our charity, Vulnerable Children Society, so there are additional blogposts from my trips to Ethiopia to enjoy!

For the next two weeks, our family will be traveling in Ethiopia. We are visiting family, volunteering, swimming with hippos and climbing trees with the monkeys. You can imagine there are a lot of preparations… Including, of course, doing my twin 7 year olds’ hair!

One daughter wanted some traditional braids, (Sharuba in Amharic,) that she could take in and out of buns. The other daughter wanted something distinctly “not seen in Ethiopia,” so we did her favourite Mohawk style, with braids on top. I think they both turned out lovely, and showcase their respective preppy and punk styles!

For both styles, we used Honey Almond Braid Balm to keep their braids in good condition while traveling. And of course, we always wear a sleep cap on the plane!

Please note that while we are on vacation, our Africa Sleeps store is OPEN, but the shipping department is closed (that would be me!)

We will send out all orders placed Monday Feb 3- Tuesday Feb 17 on Wednesday, Feb 18.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather Stewart
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 19:02:38

    Hi guys. I imagine you are all ready for your big excursion to Ethiopia. I love the girls hair styles but i like the mohawk one myself. How long does it take to do that Arnica. I imagine you can do it in your sleep. Well have a safe trip and have one swim with the Hippos for me. Love to all of you.

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    • Arnica Rowan
      Feb 02, 2014 @ 21:25:41

      Well, I’ve done it many times, but i definitely need to be awake! Lol

      Started at 10:30 taking out the one daughters hair and finished both at 9:30pm. So a bit of time! :-)

      Thanks… We will have a great time!

      Reply

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