Welcome to BABY BIG HAIR BLAST where we highlight “Big Hair” artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Stephanie and her precious gem “Savvy”, and believe you me, she is just that! Check this baby OUT! Yummerz! Well, we had the opportunity to chat down with Mommy to get the skinny on Savvy and that savvy BIG HAIR. Well let’s dig in, shall we?
BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
We mostly stick to co-washing, though when we start seeing product build-up we break out the shampoo. We use Pantene’s Curly Hair deep moisturizing treatment, which comes in a little square jar. I’ve found it’s the best thing to assist with last minute detangling in the shower and leaves her hair silky soft. [BBH: Say wha?!?! *scribbles into PJ (project junkie) list*]
BBH: [oh she's so CUTE!] What do you find are the challenges for styling Savvy’s hair and how do you over come them?
I used to be style challenged, mostly sticking to puffs and an afro everyday, before discovering all the great hair blogs (yours included) online [BBH: Aw shucks, stop it...thx hon!]. Now I feel empowered to try new styles and tackle things I wouldn’t have believed I was capable of before. My biggest challenge these days is finding the time to get the style done and keeping Savvy’s content while I work.
BBH: How do you entertain Savvy when styling her hair?
We’ve found that popping in a DVD (or two) and giving her access to treats she wouldn’t ordinarily get helps pass the time. It’s also time I get to ask her a bunch of questions and find out what’s going on in her little head. [BBH: See, that's what I'm sayin' Mommy, gots to be "strategical" (Shhhh!!! It sounds good so I'm leaving the word in) - hey, is that a Yo Gabba Brobee bowl I see?]
BBH: What are your fav products these days? I love Curly Q Milkshake and Carol’s Daughter tui oil. I also use a lot of Organic Root Stimulator Locking Gel for twists and braids. It really helps to keep the frizz at bay and keep the style in longer. [BBH: uhuh, uhuh....you know.. I like you, will you be my PJ friend?]
BBH: How does Savvy feel about her hair??
She loves it. She occasionally yearns for longer hair (Tangled and Rapunzel didn’t help on that issue [BBH: Right!]), but I make sure to tell her how awesome her curly hair is at least a few times a day. She takes pride in the styles we do and loves having any hair that swings (box braids, yarn extensions, etc.). She also loves wearing her hair natural and big. [BBH: Yes Ma'am say it with me "Big Hair is good" (answer: all the time!) , "All the time?" (answer: Big Hair is good!)]
BBH: Tips for wearing BIG HAIR or fav “quick” styles.
When Savvy’s rocking an afro we use Carol’s Daughter tui oil and a little Curly Q Milkshake and let her air dry. Our favorite “quick style” is two strand twists since they seem to come together fast. Or there’s always the old standby: puffy pigtails. [BBH: Supacute!]
BBH: Last but not least, anything you would like to share about haircare in general or experiences with Savvy’s hair?
Learning how to braid was a huge confidence booster for me and it’s opened up so many new styles. Hair time is now my favorite bonding time with Savvy and I hope someday she looks back at all the time that went into her hair and can feel how much we love her. [BBH: Awwww!!!]