Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Mylea of Happily Nappy-Naturally Yours and her sweet lil’princess “MJ”. OHGAAA, what a precious moo moo!!! No doubt MJ’s BIG HAIR has got Mommy “workin’, Workin’ WORKIN’ DAY AND NIGHT!” (get it? MJ? smh..) Well, we had the chance to “chat” down with Mommy Mylea and get the deets on that SUPACUTE baby and alllllll that BIG HAIR! ACK! Let’s dig right in shall we??
[BBH: Purdy lil baby!:)]
BBH: What do you find are the challenges for styling MJ’s hair and how do you over come them?
MJ’s hair type 3A – 3B, very defined curls and silky. Just a spritz of water and some Shea Moisture Curl Milk and we are good to go for quick ponytail syles. I dont have very many issues with her hair but sometimes I get frustrated because it’s so soft. It doesn’t hold braids very long, but other than that her hair is very manageable with the right product and a wide tooth comb. [BBH: Ahwlwayz!] We mostly do bantu knot-outs and cute little zig-zag parts for ponytails, and for special occasions a big decorative head band with the back out! [BBH: Cuz BIG HAIR is special:)]
BBH: How do you entertain MJ when styling her hair?
The Sprout Channel is the most amazing thing. Dora comes in close second. Sometime she wants to play “Elmo Loves ABC’s” on my my iPad. Those three things distract her for about…..oh…. 5 minutes, lol! [BBH: RRRRRRRRIIIGHT!, LOL!]
[BBH: Hi there Big Sis!! Tell your baby brother I’ll see him in a few inches:)]
BBH: What are your fave products these days?
My fave products are Shea Moisture Deep Conditioning masque (for a leave-in or bi-weekly deep conditioning after washing), Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Hair Milk (for shiny,defined curls) and good old fashioned water! [BBH: well if it ain’t brrrroke!!!] She likes to spray her hair herself with my spray bottle. It cracks her up! [BBH: You bedda train up a BBH!!, oweee!]
BBH: How does MJ feel about her hair?? Oh Honey, MJ loves her hair! She is a very prissy and dainty little girl unlike myself at that age. I was a serious tomboy. She loves dresses and the colors pink and purple. I teach her that her natural hair is beautiful and she gets tons of compliments literally everywhere we go! And everyday after I do her hair, she runs to our floor length mirror by the steps to check herself out! smh She always asks me “Mommy, I’m a princess?” and I say “Yes Darling” every time 😀 [BBH: You sure are MJ! A BBH Princess!!]
[BBH: *channels Beyonce* Finally, that Big Hair’s TOP! top, Top, TOP, T-AHHHP, that BIG HAIR’s on TOP!]
BBH: Tips for wearing BIG HAIR or fave “quick” styles.
Water, water, water! We are made up of more than 75% water so its essential in almost all that we do. [BBH: So tell me how you feel about water..:)] We drink a lot of water in my house and we use it on our hair too. I never style my daughter’s hair when its completely dry. I always spritz a little water on her hair before de-tangling and styling. Also oil the scalp 2-4 times a week. We use Doo Gro Growth Oil about three times a week because we both have dry hair. [BBH: Oweee BIG HAIR pah-leeease DOO GRO! YESTH!! Noted:)].
[BBH: SSSSSTOP! Gimme Dat Baby!!! LOVIN that “out” style!]
BBH: Last but not least, anything you would like to share about haircare in general or hair experiences.
I’d just like to share that being natural isn’t just a look, it’s a lifestyle! I was blessed to have such a beautiful little girl with a wonderful head of curly hair. And because I am natural myself and take such pride in it, it’s only right I pass those beliefs on to my little ones, especially my daughter because I want her to believe that she is gorgeous and that there is nothing wrong with her hair as it grows out of her head! [BBH: That’s right Mommy, HHhhhhhhhh. Heart it…]
^^^^?!?!?!? ^^^^ GET.IN.MY.PURSE!
Thank you Mommy Mylea and MJ for participating. OWEEE! Isn’t that baby just SUPASWEET and CA-UUUUUUUTE! Gimme ‘dos CHEEKS! Smooshy wooshy BABY!! GAAAA! And her hair is so thick, full and GORG!! Lil’BBH Princess:) I think its beautiful that she knows she’s beautiful. Kudos to Mommy for setting the tone for loving all that BIG HAIR. Please be sure to stop my Mommy Mylea’s Happily Nappy-Naturally Yours blog for more details on her and MJ’s haircare routine and the natural lifestyle. “LIKE” her on FB and tell her we sent ya! Mommy Mylea and MJ…