Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Althea and her purdyl lil’ dollface “Nia Miah”. O_0 EEEEEEEEEEEK! Sweet BIG HAIRZ alive!!! This baby is TOO CUTE!!! Well, we had the opportunity to chat down with Mommy Althea and get the deets on that angelface and glorious BIG HAIR! Let’s get to it, shall we?!?!
BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
Nia Miah’s hair is washed bi-weekly using natural products. Her scalp tends to be dry, so I wash her scalp with ‘black soap’ and work up a good lather. Then I section her hair into 4 parts and apply ‘Macadamia Deep Repair Masque‘ from roots to ends and comb through each section with a wide tooth comb and cover with a plastic cap for at least 10-15 min [BBH: YESSSS! I "side-eye" that product line every time I'm at the store!! Veddy interesting, may have to try!!]. Before Nia Miah’s hair gets a final rinse I apply Apple Cider Vinegar directly to her scalp, massage, and rinse everything out with luke warm water [BBH: Ah yes, good'ol ACV...].
PowaPuff in the House!
BBH: What do you find are the challenges for styling Nia Miah’s hair and how do you over come them?
Nia Miah will object to knots and tangles!!! To avoid this I apply Organic Coconut oil to damp hair and oil her scalp as well. Then continuing with the ‘Macadamia’ line, I then part apply Nourishing Leave-In Cream and comb through sections with ease. Nia Miah also has tighter curls at the nape of her neck and will protest to using the comb; to detangle I use a Boar bristle brush then comb! [BBH: Hhmmmm... did you say comb w/ease?!?! *googles Macadamia* LOL!]
BBH: How do you entertain Nia Miah when styling her hair?
Nia Miah actually likes to entertain me [BBH: LOL! LOVE IT!!]! While styling her hair (usually cornrows for the school week) Nia Miah will tell her own rendition of Fairy Tales with a twist!! A good laugh, instead of tangle tears makes the time go by quickly. [BBH: Awhhhhh she is supacute!!]
Somebodeh aint playin!!! GET IN MY PURSE LIL GIRL!!
BBH: What are your fave products these days?
Simple, yet effective the Macadamia Nourishing Leave-In Cream mixed with Organic Coconut oil are my favorite products. They work so well together and give Nia Miah’s hair moisture and manageability [BBH: O_o.... *jots down*]
BBH: How does Nia Miah feel about her hair??
Nia Miah is a natural hair advocate! [BBH: GO'HEAD BABY!!!] She loves her hair done in china bumps and cornrows; which gives her hair the perfect let down of curly afro-kink!! [BBH: Please believe it!! That's my kind of BBH!!]
BBH: Tips for wearing BIG HAIR or fave “quick” styles.
For BIG HAIR styling I think it’s important to apply the product while the hair is damp; use a handy Afro pick throughout the hair and let it air dry (Nia Miah gives her mane a little “Big Hair, Don’t Care” shake) [BBH: Back and forth??!? LOL!] and she’s good to go. Nia Miah’s fave “quick” style is a high, slick pony with a curly or afro-puff top! I use ‘Sofn’free’ Nothing But Mold & Hold Wax to keep her edges sleek!!
Yes Honz!! Right and TIGHT!
BBH: Last but not least, anything you would like to share about haircare in general or hair experiences.
In Nia Miah’s hair experience, moisture and healthy hair growth are main haircare goals. We have recently changed from a weekly to bi-weekly hair washing routine and this has made a big difference in not drying out her hair. After letting out cornrows, and going a few days with her hair out I spray ‘Revlon Equave Insant Beauty‘ all over hair. It’s awesome smell leaves Nia Miah’s hair re-freshened, frizz free, and ready to be restyled. These days I use it often and love it because it can be applied to dry hair plus it’s Keratin enriched!!! [BBH: o_O WHA?!?!? Good lookin out!!]
^^^?!??!?!?! EEEEK! GIMME DAY BABY!!!
Thanks Mommy Althea and Nia Miah for participating!!! OO-to-the-WEE!!!! That sho’ is is one purdyl lil princess!!! Lovin how Mommy keeps its simple yet intentional managing and styling all that beautiful BIG HAIR!!! Nia Miah is the real deal yo!! The camera just LOVES this baby!! Do ya’ll see these pics?!?!? And supasweet how she entertains Mommy during those BIG HAIR sessions:) Lawd she’s TOO MUCH! Mommy Althea and Lil Ms. Nia Miah…