Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Tonika and her – whol up! Not one, not two, but THREE BOY BIG HAIRZ: Ethan, Blake and Devin. O_O!!!!!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! O_O!!! *THUD* Sweet big hairz ALIVE! I done died and went to BBH HEAVEN!! First of all…. “ANYBODY DAT KNOW ME!!!!” knows good and well…. Let me just calm myself and break off this here Blast lawd:/ We had the opportunity to “chat” down with Mommy Tonika and get the goods on AWHLLLL that BIG HAIR over der!! Let’s get to it, shall we??
BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
Ethan, Blake and Devin hair is washed every day in the shower when they are getting ready. I shampoo their hair in the shower using Crème of Nature Shampoo Detangler. Once I rinse out the shampoo, I use Crème of Nature Conditioner and leave in their hair for 3 minutes [BBH: 1 for the Father…]. This helps to loosen up some of the curls so it would be easier to comb through. I use a wide tooth comb to comb their hair out with the conditioner in their hair. Last, I rinse their hair. [BBH: Simple enough Mommy! #washngo]
BBH: How do you keep the Boyz hair moisturized?
To keep Ethan, Blake and Devin hair moist and from drying out throughout the day, I used both Crème of Nature leave in Conditioner and Miss Jesse Curly Pudding. I put this in their hair while it is wet from out of the shower and fluff and style. [BBH: NOICE!]
AACK!!!! LIL CUTIE PIE GUY!!
BBH: How do the Boyz feel about their hair?
Ethan loves his hair and is a part of him. He think his hair is cool because it changes colors in the sun. Blake also loves his hair. He tells people he has crazy cool hair [BBH: Fro’Sho!]. Just like his older brother, his hair is starting to change colors in the sun too. Devin is the baby of the crew and is just starting to grow into his mini curls. He is just starting to talk but mama thinks he loves his hair too [BBH: EEEEEK! Love that BIG HAIR pryde lawd, LOVE IT!!]
AWEEEEEE:) Hi Lil Man Man!!! *puts in pocket* LOL!
BBH: Fave styling products these days?
My favorite products I like to use are, Just for me Hair Milk Shampoo and Conditioner and love their Curly Smoother (which is great for curly hair). TRESemme Curls Shampoo and Conditioner. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensley Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream. I like Mixed Chicks products too. [BBH: *smacks own hand* Product Junkie get behind thee!!]
BBH: What are your thoughts on cutting their hair?
Ethan, Blake and Devin love their hair. Ethan and Blake have had their hair trimmed occasionally but the decision to cut their hair off completely will be left to them when they get older [BBH: Awesome Sauce!! Let’s pray they are ‘clipper shy’ as they get older lawd, LOL! Me likey that awhhhhl that BIG HAIR!! OWEE!!].
BBH: Last but not least, anything you would like to share about haircare in general, styling and/or experiences?
When taking care of the boys hair it is a daily process especially when they have photo shoots and commercials. The boys each have a different texture of hair but very similar which makes it easy for me to use the same products for their hair [BBH: Please believe it]. I have tried several different products until I found the ones that worked the best for my boys. Because I have three boys hair to style, I use products that are great for their hair but not expensive.
COME ON MOMMY TONIKA!! Preach! Many thanks to you, Ethan, Blake and Devin for participating. GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I am beyond STOKED!!! This may be the Blast of the CENTURY!!! *pinches self* Ya’ll see these handsome Boy BIG HAIRZ?!?! Just GIMME DEM BABIES!!!! *jams in purse, dashes off* LOL!! All cutie-patootie and handsome like. Reppin those CURLS OF GLOREH!! It’s too much!! SHUT UP IN MY BONES LAWD!!! My favorite part? Mommy isn’t breakin the bank. Shooooo, with 3 Boy BIG HAIRZ…can’t afford to:/ I also love the boyz curly “crazy cool” confidence that no doubt Mommy is puttin down over there. That’s what’s up!!! Mommy Tonika, Ethan, Blake and Devin…