Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Stacie and her cutiepie guy Cullen. GAAAAAAAA! “Anybody that know me” already know how I go >>IN<< on our big BOY HAIRZ!! And what a handsome lil’man man Mr. Cullen IS!!! HHhhhhhh. Well, we had the opportunity to chat down with Mommy Stacie and get the mots on that lil’fella and his glorious BIG HAIR! EEK! Let’s dig in shall we??
BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
We shampoo once a week with SheaMoisture Curl & Shine Shampoo. I use SheaMoisture Restorative Conditioner once a week and detangle while he’s in the tub. Once or twice during the week (depending on how sweaty and dirty he is!), I will do a co-wash with the SheaMoisture or Kinky Curly Knot Today. [BBH: So, have you ever heard of SheaMoisture?? LOL!]
BBH: How do you keep Cullen’s hair moisturized?
After I wash or detangle, I work SheaMoisture Curling Souffle Gel through his wet hair. In the mornings, I spray his hair with a mix of water and Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier and work it through with my fingers. I use SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to style his hair for the day. If he needs a refresher during the day, I’ll use the Taliah Waajid/water mix and some of the SheaMoisture Curl & Style Milk. [BBH: GURL!! You ain’t playin over there!! YES! Love TW products too!! Hhmmmm, never tried that one:/ ]
BBH: How does Cullen feel about his hair?
He loves his big hair! I did 2 strand twists for the first time and after about a day he said “I want my big hair back!”. He loves to see people on TV and in person with naturally curly hair like his. He’ll say “they have hair like me!”. [BBH: YES THEY DO!! And pray thee more!!! Hhhhhhh…. MAN have times changed. We’re getting there…]
Mr. Dapper Dude!
BBH: Fave styling products these days?
I am in love with anything SheaMoisture! [BBH: Noooooooo! 🙂] The smell is wonderful and his hair really responds to the products. [BBH: Co-signed!!!] I’ve tried so many products over the last 3 years and the SheaMoisture lines are the best fit for his hair. [BBH: Well its a dag’on WRAP then aint it Mommy?!?! Give it up for SheaMoisture ya’ll!!]
BBH: What are your thoughts on cutting his hair?
I will keep it big until he decides that he wants it cut. [BBH: YYYYYES! *does dance*] He doesn’t mind the detangling and styling routine and is happy to show off his big hair. I’ll ask him occasionally if he wants short hair and he always says no. I’m sure the day will come when he wants it short and I’ll go to the barber shop and cry in the corner while they cut it [BBH: And I’d be right there eatin’ carpet with you too, TRUST!!! “Oh Heavenly Fatha NOOOO *echoes*!! ” LOL!!]. It’s his hair and I want him to be proud of it whether it’s short or big! [BBH: Aweee, good Mommy:)]
Last but not least, anything you would like to share about haircare in general, styling and/or experiences?
As an adoptive parent, it has been trial and error over the past 3 years trying to come up with the haircare routine that works best for his hair. I have curly hair, so I was familiar with the basic care of curls, but I’m still trying to learn all I can to help keep his hair healthy. I am always critical of myself and I worry that people will judge him based on my styling skills…I don’t want people to look at him and say he must have a white mama! 🙂 [BBH: Awhh Mommy! Nooooo, never that! Shooo…. They may be asking YOU for the deets with allllll that healthy BIG HAIR I see over there…] I want him to be proud of his hair and his heritage. [BBH: YES! Our battle cry!! AWESOME SAUCE! You rock!!]
^^^?!?!? *Goes COMPLETELY OFF!!* meltiiiiiing….