Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Brandyce and her golden lil’ lady Ashtyn. And yes, I’d like to go there (ode to Stevie, ya’ll aint ready)! OWEEEEE! Sweet BIG HAIRZ alive this one is TOO CUTE!! Well, we had the opportunity to chat down with Mommy Brandyce to get the skinny on that bitty BIG HAIR!! Lets dig in, shall we??
BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
I wash Ashtyn’s hair once a week or once every week in a half. I will wash it more often if she gets something in her hair like sand or leaves. One day we went to the park and she had a full afro, she ended up with sand, twigs and leaves in her hair. It was so funny. Like her own little bird’s nest. To wash her hair I have to just dump water over her head. She hates water in her eyes. We have to use a tear free shampoo because of it. [BBH: LOL! Yes, BIG HAIR is quite the catcher!!]
BBH: What do you find are the challenges for styling Ashtyn’s hair and how do you over come them?
The biggest challenge I face combing her hair is the fact that it curls up so tightly. I love it, but it can be difficult when styling and parting. [BBH: HHHhhhhhhh. BIG HAIR don't come easy...]
What are your fave products these days?
Right now I love using good old fashioned water in a spray bottle, Olive Oil Girls Moisturizing Styling Lotion, and Twisted Sista 30 Second Curl Solution. I change products as soon as one runs out. [BBH: Well you certainly sound grounded and product junkie free. Good job Mommy!]
BBH: How do you entertain Ashtyn when styling her hair?
I entertain her by putting her favorite cartoon on. She loves Iron Man the cartoon, Super Why [BBH: To the rescue!], and Bubble Guppies [BBH: Line up everyone outsiiiiiiiide. Girl!!! Those are classics right there. I thought My BBH was the only girl that was about her supaheroes. Too cute!!]
[BBH: Daaaaaaang. This baby is HURTING THEMMMMMM..]
BBH: How does Ashtyn feel about her hair??
Ashtyn loves her hair!!! [BBH: Yey!] She is so excited every time I finish combing her hair. She has to go see how she looks. She will look at me and say “I go see how pretty I are” [BBH: Awweeeee!! Yes Honey, Go'Head Baby and see how purdyl you is:)]
BBH: Tips for wearing BIG HAIR or fave “quick” styles.
I think the only “tip” I have is to just wear it and love it! My favorite “quick” hair style for her is the Princess Tiana bun. I wet her hair, add some product and brush it all up to the top of her head, put a pony tail holder on it, twist and tuck. Tah Dah!!!! [BBH: And it is perfection. Please believe it!! So cute on her too...]
BBH: Last but not least, anything you would like to share about haircare in general or hair experiences.?
I would like to tell all the parents out their that are scared of big hair to just embrace it and love it. It makes a statement and people love it. Don’t straighten your child’s hair because it is easier to maintain, easier doesn’t mean better. [BBH: UHP! You bedda preach up in this piece *goes off and throws shoe*] Teach them how to care for their hair. Let them get their hair wet and play. Teach them to love their hair!!! [BBH: *queues music* I believe BIG HAIR is the future... Fro it well and let it lead the way... *key change, headsnap, face camera* The greatest BIG HAIR of AAAA *cough* AALLLLLLLLLLL, is easy to achieeeeeeve. Learning to love, BIG HAIR, is the greatest....LOOOOOOOVE of alllllll.. *Toni Braxton stare and fades to black*]
Thanks Mommy Brandyce and Ashtyn for participating!! Lawd that baby’s hair is like Candehhh (owwww), LOL! For real…..all fluffy n’stuff!! And is she not just a button and FIERCE all at the same time?!??!? Lovin’ Mommy’s philosophy of embracing BIG HAIR. She’s right. Many folk decline BIG HAIR because it’s work. So glad this Mommy keeps it movin. Mommy Brandyce and Ashtyn….