Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Kandy of Kandy Land Kurls and her lil’purdy purdy, “N”. Now trust, N’s curls are “inseparable” (thats what they are to me-e-ee)! This is one supacute cutie!! Golly. We had the opportunity to chat down with Mommy Kandy and get the beans on N and all that purdy hair. Lets get to it, shall we?!?
BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
I wash N’s hair once a week. I use sulfate free shampoos, and deep condition at every wash. I also give N hot oil treatments, and protein treatment once a month. [BBH: MMhmm, yes..yes)
BBH: What do you find are the challenges for styling N’s hair and how do you over come them?
The challenges I have is shrinkage, her hair is lower back length, but with her shrinkage it appears shoulder length. I don’t mind it appearing shorter, but it when it shrinks, it tangles!! Plus she has two different curl types. So her hair looks uneven, the middle is tighter curled and the back has a looser curl pattern. I overcome by stretching/banding her hair, this helps reduce shrinking (thanks BBB.) [BBH: By BBB she means Beads, Braids and Beyond. Check out her “Banding” post here]
BBH: How do you entertain N when styling her hair?
She has always been a pretty patience child, even as a baby, she just sits still. [BBH: o_O?!?!] But when I am doing styles that will take longer than a hour, I pop in her favorite DVD, or let her play her video game, and she is good to go, lol. [BBH: Noice…..we’re gonna have to put her in the BBH protection program so those frustrated mommies wont STEAL her!!]
BBH: How does N feel about her hair??
Well, she now loves her hair. But she wasn’t always like this. Before I created my blog, she did not like her hair out and poofy. She wanted the straight, flat ironed, relaxed type of hair, like her friend. She even pulled out 2-3 dime sized pieces of her hair out, after begging me to put her hair in a style. I refused, because I wanted her hair to have a break and be out. That’s what motivated me to start a blog and document her hair journey. Since I have started her hair journey, she has seen so many natural kids like her, and fros and now she LOVES her hair! She even asks to have her hair out for school lol. [BBH: Yes’suh!! It once was lost (yey!), but now that BBH love is found (hey!), Ya’see (huh!).. N wears her hair <<in>>(whoa!), but sometimes (yey!), Someti-i-imes (com’on naw!), she wears it >>OOUUUUUUT!!<< Yessssssss! Let the BBH's say AMEN!! *does a dance*]
Tips or fav “quick” styles and/or rockin’out BIG HAIR?
My tip would be to make sure you show your child images of people who look and are similar to them. I didn’t realize at the time how important it is. Until I saw my child wanting to be like someone else. Our favorite quick style is pigtails, can’t go wrong with that lol. [BBH: So true Mommy, A++++!! Loves it!!]
What is the inspiration behind Kandy Land Kurls?
My inspiration is N and helping to build her self esteem. I believe that by me sharing her journey, it will help others who feel, or felt, the same as her. I am also inspired by other Hair bloggers, and my followers, who help boost our confidence, and encourage us to keep going. [BBH: Again, well said Mommy! I just heart mommy/daughter bonding:)]
Thank you Mommy Kandy and little N for participating!! Golly. Isn’t N just a little ray of sunshine?!?!? Love how Mommy got in there and snatched that “stinkin’ thinkin'” right out that baby’s head and put in all kind of love, encouragement and built up that confidence. Get it Mommy!! Please believe we are HUGE fans of Kandy Land Kurls so be sure to check out the blog and like the Kandy Land Kurls FB Page for kids natural hair styling, tips, giveaways and more!! Tell her we sent you!! Oweee!!