Baby Big Hair would like to take a moment to honor a great lost to our family yesterday. Granny, we love and miss you! Baby Big Hair will take this time to be with family and friends.
photo source: blogs.babble.com
February is black history month and Baby Big Hair wants to take this time to celebrate black history and honor those who came before us and to encourage our youth to be bold, be strong, and see and claim the beauty within. The world is yours! We dedicate this song to you, ‘Black Gold’, by the great BIG HAIR Esperanza Spaulding featuring Algebra Blessett.
Go’Head Black Gold!
What’s up y’all? Hope everybody is doing swell. I wanted to drop in and see what people think of the tee shirt designs that we have included with our BIG Launch Kickstarter Campaign. So how did we come up with the designs you ask? Well, it was a great collaborative effort with me and the misses. We just brainstorm, draft up different ideas and work with the color coordination for the designs. We’ve had several designs for almost a year now but we wanted to wait for just the right time to drop them to the public. And there a lot more to come. But let’s check out the first three for now.
All Hair is Good says exactly what it means. We wanted to celebrate all hair types big, small or none at all. This was fun to make because we had to think of different hair styles and how best to represent them.
Yes… It’s All Mine has a bit of an attitude. And while we encourage our little ones to have a positive attitude, it’s almost impossible when people are always questioning if your child has a wig on because their hair is so big. Or they just want to touch your baby’s head… (see ‘Get Yo Hand Out My Baby’s Head‘ post). So we figured we can at least let the shirt display a little attitude while you and your child keep it together. Ha!
The Baby Big Hair shirt is a great way to spread the word about Big Hair. Plain and simple. And it’s got our fun logo on it!
Another fun creation has been our new characters lead by Courageous Curl Girl™ herself. I wanted to create characters that were simple to make (why get all complicated?) and that I hoped would appeal to both children and their parents. We are continuing to develop Courageous Curl Girl™ and her friends. We expect to do some BIG things with them in the future (future, future *echo)!!
I use Adobe Illustrator to draw all of our designs. That’s basically my main weapon of choice when it comes to graphic design (Photoshop and Lightroom are also in my arsenal). Most of the stuff you see on the website was created in Adobe. Let us know what you think of the designs in the comments below. What’s your favorite? I hope you enjoy them and will join us in being proud Baby Big Hair apparel wearers. Why wait? Contribute to the Kickstarter and get your shirt reserved today (there are only a few days left!!). Help celebrate BIG HAIR, spread the word and the BBH anthem “Go’Head Baby, Be Curly!” all across the globe.
I SHAVE MY HEAD BACK AND FORTH!!! HHhhhh and another one gone:”'( Breaking news folks. Just the other day we said goodbye to Jaden Smith’s glorious BIG HAIR. Now his sister, the ever so cute and stylish Willow Smith, has taken route. Peep that fabrocious TWA. This isn’t quite as drastic as Jaden’s as we all know she’s rocked a partly shaven head for a minute, and has always been bold with her hair. We heart anything she does to her hair!! BUT, for a trip down memory lane of her BIG HAIR days, please see our Willow Smith Hairspiration feature. Now for a moment of silence as all the BBH’s and BBH parents tip their moisturizers, and say goodbye to a fellow Baby Big Hair. *queue music* It’s so harrrrrrd to say goodbyeeee to your BIG HAIRRRR, EH-EE-E-EE-EE-EEE! HHHhhhhhh. See you in a few inches…
Why you may wanna get with this here Baby Big Hair and CARA B Naturally ‘I-Spy’ TWITTER Contest? YOU CAN WIN A $25 TARGET GIFT CARD! Hhhhhhhhh. On top of that all CARA B Naturally products are $1 off until February 11th! By the time you purchase the entire line you can save $5. What more do you WANT Hon? ‘Anybody that know me’ knows I love me some CARA B Naturally, in particular that there Moisturizing Hair Mist and some TARGET!! Entering this contest is easy peasy, TRUST! You only have until Monday, February 6th so lets walk thru the details again, shall we?
Requirements to Enter the Contest:
First you must follow Baby Big Hair (@babybighair) and CARA B Naturally (@carabnaturally) on Twitter.
@babybighair, It’s in my @Target store! #ILoveCARABNaturally
@babybighair, It’s NOT in my @Target store! #ILoveCARABNaturally
Entry Option 2:
Browse the shelves of your local Target store.
Take a one pic of the CARA B NATURALLY products and post on Twitter with the @BabyBigHair handle and the hashtag #ILoveCARABNaturally like so:
@babybighair OH SNAP! Products at my Target! #ILoveCARABNaturally
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Take one pic of the shelves that do NOT have CARA B Naturally products and post it on Twitter with the @babybabybighair handle and the hashtag #ILoveCARABNaturally like so:
@babybighair OH SNAP! Products NOT at my Target! #ILoveCARABNaturally
Grand prize is a $25 Target Gift Certificate! BBH will randomly select the winner based upon entry tweets with the BBH handle and ILoveCARABNaturally hashtag; so it’s important to tweet as specified above!! IN ADDITION, CARA B Naturally will giveaway one CARA B Naturally tee to the first two people that tweet pics, EEK!
For reals, that’s it folks. Can’t make it to Target?!? You can still enter the contest with just the 1st entry option^^^, which you can do RIGHT NOW!! But don’t act you don’t be up in Target once a week lawd, LOL! Jus ‘playin…I jus ‘playin… We LOVE this Contest! It’s a ‘Perfect Combinatioooon..Target – CARA B …a Perfect Combination, we couldn’t ask for any betterrrrr‘, Jeah!
Hi! Just a quick pop in. Sooo busy last few weeks, but I haven’t forgotten ya. We’re still hanging in there with our twists. Well, things got a little hectic during week 3 and I didn’t get to refresh BBH’s twists much as I intended. But I knew I had to take down her head band style and refresh, so I managed to get that done. Owee! Look at this amazing twist out potential!! To my dismay there was some breakage:”( HHHhhhhhh. Can’t say I’m too surprised. Remember, I loosened up what I thought was tension, and I’m glad I did but I should have taken it down. Why do I know this is breakage and not just shedding?? No bulbs on the ends… Now mind you, BBH’s hair is long so what you see is balled up long strands of hair so it’s not supabad, but I know if restyled it looser, it wouldn’t be nearly as much breakage. Lesson learned. This time, I did it much looser with no bands to secure it. MUCH BETTER!! I rewetted the style with CARA B Naturally Hair Mist, finger detangled (that’s when I saw the breakage) added some oil and simply re-flat twisted. I remoisturized the rest of her hair and sealed the ends similar to Week 2 and we’re we set.
STYLE WEEK THREE
(and of course the above top 1/2 of post pic)
Enters Week 4 and boy did I style the headline TOO loose. HHHhhhh. I guess I was scurt in week. By the following weekend the flat twists were about a 1/2 inch from her scalp:/ So I redid the headband again, this time just right. Practice makes perfect!! Anywho, I had a little more time to redo a few of the top twists. I again rewetted with CARA B Naturally’s Hair Mist and styled with Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Creme. Here are a few pics of the process. Note how small and tight I do each twist and how they dry much fuller…
Redoing the top layer of your twist or braid style is an easy way to revive your entire style! I simply restyled the top layer as above ^^^. All in all, this took me about an hour and 15 minutes, for a look that will get me thru another week, if not 2! Pics of restyled section…
But oh yes, there is some frizz going on, though not a whole lot, thankfully! I suppose the smaller the twists, the longer the style. Now mind you (ok, why do people say “mind you”? where did that come from?), we have been religious with her cap at night and on her head while changing clothes. We have also re-moisturized with patting in oil about every other day or so (again, see Week 2 for these steps). All that to say, I’m still working hard to keep this style fresh, even though I’m not styling her hair every day. I believe this has kept the frizz somewhat at bay, yey! Close up on frizz underneath…
STYLE WEEK 4
Shake’em down and here we have it…
OWEE! Not bad eh? TWIST REVIVAL, thankya!!! *does a dance and runs on* Shoooo, I may go another 2 weeks!! For all that we could have participated in Kandy Land Kurls Protective Style Challenge, hmph! BBH’s scalp is fine, there is not any build up or flaking, so I have yet to wash it, mind you (LOL!). Well, we’re keep on movin’ folks. I’m really pleased at how well these are holding up, especially in the winter. For those of you just joining us, check out our our initial Mini-Twist style, Week 1 update and Week 2 update. Check back in on us lawd!