Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Aisha of Braid With Me and her stunning little girl Anisa. Now trust, babygirl’s got BIG HAIR!!! Well, I didn’t have to go far to track down this Mommy as she was the creator of the glorious “Big Hair on the Side” Hairspiration Style posted this week!! Aisha is a BEAST when it comes to braiding. I am in straight up awe of her skills (no blasted cornrow for this Mommy, LOL!), and Anisa is just a sweet little thing! We’re fortunate to have so many fantastic pics of Anisa’s BIG HAIR in one place!! OOOWEEE! Well, let’s get right to it, shall we??
BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
I am currently working on a new routine for my daughter. She has been having some issues with eczema so I have switched from washing her hair once a week to every two weeks. I am currently using Bee Mine Bee Nourished Ayurvedic Herbal Bar and Herbal Essence Hello Hydration (old ingredients) conditioner. [BBH: Awhhhh, sorry to hear that, but sounds like your working it out, pay attention BBH parents!!]
What do you find are the challenges for styling Anisa’s hair and how do you overcome them?
Time!!! Now that her little brother is so active and the fact that school has started we have less time for styling. I find myself relying on protective styles a lot more because of this. [BBH: Yessssss! Nothing like having to refresh a style every day or evening, heck or every other day!! ]
How do you entertain Anisa when styling her hair?
As far as entertaining goes, she actually prefers to have her iPod . Other than that, we talk about what I’m doing to her hair and why. She’s interested learning how to braid!! [BBH: Awahhhh! That special Mommy/daughter time and hair schooling, LOVE IT]
What are your fav products these days?
I will always love Bee Mine!! [BBH: Ooo lets bump that up on the list then!] I recently tried Oyin Handmade products and I love them as well. My favorite “in the store” product is Carol’s Daughter Lite Hair Milk. I also make my own mixture, which includes unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and castor oil. [BBH: Got it!!]
How does she feel about her hair??
She loves it!! [BBH: Uhm, if you were tearing my head up on the regular like that, I would too, OK!?!!] She loves to tell me which style she would like. Whenever we’re out in public and someone compliments her hair, she ALWAYS tells them about the Protective Style Challenge that she won! Lol!! She doesn’t tell them that she won, she tells them the rules!! No rubberbands, No beads, No barrettes, No heat!! Lol!! [BBH: That is so dag’on CUTE! Look at this baby….sssstop!!]
Tips for wearing BIG HAIR or fav “quick” styles.
The most important tip I have is to not focus on length!! [BBH: That’s right, shrinkage will get you every time…] The overall health is the most important thing. I don’t really have a fav quick style but my favorite protective style is box braids.
BBH: Last but not least, what is the inspiration behind your blog Braid With Me?
I recently started my own blog, www.braidwithme.blogspot.com. I decided to start it after the suggestion of Nikki from www.beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com. While guest blogging on her site, I received a lot of positive feedback about the styles that I create. [BBH: Trust, I was one of those folks!!! So glad you stepped out…] I’m still pretty new to the blogging world, but if you would like to see more please stop by our page and join!! Also, be sure to “Like” our Facebook fan page to view our style gallery. [BBH: UHM, DO’DIS FOLKS!!]
Thank you Mommy Aisha and Anisa (Ms. Pretty, Pretty) for participating!!! LOVE this child’s hair, OK?!?!? And I mean you’ve only seem a glimpse, a tiny taste, just a hint of the meticulous styles Mommy Aisha whips up and puts down like the “Braided Twisted Rolled” style or the “Back to School” style she did this year. Shooooo, I’d have Hairspirations lined up through the end of the year from her blog alone!! Golly. Hhhhhhh. Get over to www.braidwithme.blogspot.com or like the Braid With Me FB Page and tell her Baby Big Hair sent ya! *P.S. Mommy Aisha has a “Teach With Me” section of her blog dedicated to various educational resources that could be useful for you and your BBH. LOVE IT!
Go ‘Head Baby!!