Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Ebone and her fierce lil’ two year old Evanna. HHhhhhh. Look at this baby, will you? ALLLLL that BIG HAIR!! OHGAA! Well, I had to chat down with Mommy to get the deets on that frotastic technique in achieving that mariculous BIG HAIR shine!! Let’s get to it shall we?
BBH: What do you find are the challenges for styling Evanna’s hair and how do you over come them?
The challenges for styling Evanna’s hair is hair styles do not last more that 3-4 days because her hair starts to tangle and it makes it hard to comb out. If I want her twists or braids to last more than a few days then I have to redo a few twists or braids every night.
[BBH: Get It Lil’BIG HAIR!]
BBH: How do you entertain Evanna when styling her hair?
When she is getting her hair styled she is either watching Sprout [BBH: Check], playing on her leap pad or my phone [BBH: Double check, electronic diversions nevah disappoint!]. She does not really get bored or anything and it is easy to comb her hair because she loves the “AFTER” [BBH: GLOREH! *insert spirit fingers* MM! The “AFTER” lawd, YES! Preach baby!] and if she does not like her hair she puts on her sad face and leaves the mirror, LOL!!!! Oh and when she does this I DO NOT redo her hair. [BBH: OH NO MOMMY! See THAT… is jokez in a basket!!][BBH: That’s right sweetie, come on down…into my PURSE!! Gimme dat baby!]
BBH: What are your fav products these days?
I did not want to spend a lot of products because I really would like to spend my money of other stuff 🙂 [BBH: *avoids eye contact* I mean.. what’s wrong with that? Hypothetically speaking, if one would partake in the occasional (orrrr maybe not so much) splurge of products for BIG HAIR? I mean..not that I WOULD, but you know, just sayin’ …what if??*shrugs shoulders* :/ LOL!]. Although, I did go through some products to see what worked for her and I realized that I did not need to spend a lot of money and buy all the products out there. For Evanna’s hair we mainly use Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. I use these daily in a mixture with a little Cantu Shea Butter leave in conditioner to moisturize. When I detangle her hair, we mix spring water, olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and conditioner as a detangler. [BBH: Noice] I use Shea Moisture shampoo for babies when I shampoo.
BBH: How does Evanna feel about her hair??
Evanna loves her hair, especially when it is down and she can whip her hair back in forth [BBH: And when she hits staaage she whips real harrrd – ok I’m back]. She also loves twists because she can shake her hair and still wear her headbands that she usually breaks or tears apart 🙁 [BBH: You know what, my BBH is good for takin’ stuff out of her hair. As much as I love accessories, I just can’t invest much in them, but prrrroducts? LOL!]
BBH: Tips for wearing BIG HAIR or fav “quick” styles.
My favorite quick styles are Afro and a headband and two Afro pony tails. (although these are not my granny’s favorite because she feels if the hair is not twisted in pony tails it is not comb (old skool, LOL). [BBH: SEE! I KNOW!!! I used to get the side eye all the time!! THAT is why there is “Baby Big Hair”. BIG HAIR does not mean unkept. Now we go protective, because it is just that, protective. But just cuz she rocks BIG HAIR, does NOT mean I can’t do my baby’s hair. Do not get it twisted!! BIG HAIR is WORK!! HHHhhhhhh. Sawry, I went in for a bit didn’t I?… :/ Shooo bedda “fro” somebody!! (and send your pics to Baby Big Hair, LOL!)]
BBH: Last but not least, anything else you’d like to share?
You have to find products that work for you and your baby’s hair. You do not have to spend a lot of money on products [BBH: *cough*]. Oh and NO DRY HAIR!!!!! [BBH: Most definately!!] Evanna is my first child and she is two years old. She is always on the move therefore I am always surprise that she sits still to let me comb her hair. She is a hand full and I love every minute (side eye). She is really her own little person. Evanna’s like to be dressed up all the time and her favorite shoes are her patent leather loafers (she is so diva). I usually let her help me pick out her clothes so most times she is layered up, LOL!! I do not think she is going to like that layered look in this Texas Heat! Evanna also likes singing (she makes up her own songs), dancing and painting. [BBH: Awhh, sweet girl…]
Thanks for sharing Mommy Ebone and Evanna! OOWEE this baby is SUPAcute and all that delightful like BIG HAIR? FIYAH!! Mommy is too funny and keeps it real up in that joint. OHGAAA! These pics are taking me DOWN lawd (cuz that BIG HAIR ain’t arooound!!). Now is it just me or does babygirl have a TON of personality for a two year old?!?! Love her!! Mommy Ebone and Evanna….