Welcome to “Baby Big Hair Blast” where we highlight BIG HAIR artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Sophia and her gem, Princess Nevaeh. Now believe you me, this baby’s hair is a beautiful crown of GLOREH! Now we have been fans of Ms. Nevaeh and her BIG HAIR for some time now. So naturally we were excited to chat down with Mommy Sophia and get the bits on lovely Princess Nevaeh and that gorgeous hair. I’m dying to share these amazing pics so let’s get to it, shall we??

BBH: What is your hair washing routine?
My routine for her hair is mainly conditioning and deep conditioning at least once a week, well I try to do it once a week. I shampoo her hair once a month if that. After washing it sometimes I blow dry it and two strand twist it or twist it while its wet, more then likely i do it wet [BBH: Yes!! we AHWLWAYS twist on wet hair!!]. I don’t like to put too much heat to her hair by blowing it out.

BBH: What do you find are the challenges for styling Princess Nevaeh’s hair and how do you over come them?
The challenges with her hair is getting it to stay laid down! Her hair is soooooo curly her styles, such as pony tails, last for a few hours then i have to brush it back up into the ponytail to keep it nice throughout the day [BBH: Well that’s what I know! Sometimes BIG HAIR just won’t do right!!]. When its all out I have a challenge at times keeping it from looking dry. To over come that I just add a little more of Miss Jessie’s Quick Curl to the ends. [BBH: mmHHHmm…]

BBH: How do you entertain Princess Nevaeh when styling her hair?
She is great when getting her hair done ever since she was little! [BBH: o_O?] When it’s time to get her hair done in just a ponytail or few we just stand at the bathroom sink and she lets me do it. It’s quick and easy :-). When i wanna do corn rolls i just lay her across my lap on a pillow with her favorite cartoon on the tv and she just lays there with no problem until i’m done. 🙂 Lucky me!! lol [BBH: OK. M’am. You and your purdy baby come with me please. You are a now officially in the BBH protection program as BBH parents around the world want to steal that baby and do her hair!!]

BBH: What are your fav products these days?
My favorite products are Mixed Chicks Leave-in and Deep Conditioner, and Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding, Baby Butter Creme, Curly Meringue…well lets just say i love allllllllll Miss Jessie’s cremes :-). They all bring out my baby curls and makes her hair shine and smell sooooo good! [BBH: Ooo…products, Products, PRODUCTS!!! (battles internally) GET THEE BEHIND ME!! ]

BBH: How does Nevaeh feel about her hair??
She loves her hair!!! She asked to wear it out often [BBH: Yey!] or in two puffs which is one of her faves! I know it will be her choice when she gets older to decide what she wants to do with her hair but i doubt she will want it to be straightened. If she ever does I may she do a blow out to straighten it, not any chemicals. But it will be her choice. [BBH: Good job Mommy!]

BBH: Tips for wearing BIG HAIR or fav “quick” styles.
Our favorite quick style is two puffs. Its so easy to do and she is just the cutest when she wears it :-). Tips for BIG HAIR is to prepare it the night before by doing twist, nubian knots, or banding. Do it the night before and it will be perfect the following morning. Also, be sure to keep the BIG HAIR moisturized to make it shine 🙂 [BBH: Shi-iii–iii-ne, OH Shi-ii-ine on Me-ee-ee… I wond’ah, if yo’BIG HAIR, will Shi-iii-iiine, Oo-on..(*clap*) Meeeeee!! RrrrhondaShondaTasha!]

BBH: Last but not least, anything you would like to share about haircare in general or experiences?
Well I would tell everyone to not do so much to their child’s hair. All the rubber bands and super tiny corn rolls aren’t good, it breaks the hair. Nice size corn rolls will do. Also keep the hair moisturized and not to shampoo so much a co-wash is best 🙂 Good Luck Moms!!!!

Well said Mommy Sophia! Many thanks to you and purdy Princess Nevaeh for participating!! Can you believe this child being so still at hair time? Who does that!?! And what about these AMAZING pics (by www.thememorystudios.com and www.labellaphotos.com)?!?! Golly, the camera loves her. Keep up the good work Mommy and looking forward to seeing more features of this cutie beauty. I’m off to research some of them there mentioned products ^^^ (don’t judge me!). Until next time…

Go’Head Baby!

Hair you Doooooin?!!  Seen a lot of cute baby pics in the blogsphere lately which has me going through BBH’s.  Here a few. Hope they warm your heart.  HHHHhhh.  BBH, my heart..lovely, made from love!



Happy Girl!

Don King?

Eye of the Tiger..

Booyah!   Just a few favs…

Go’Head Baby!

BBH has been wearing braids for a few weeks now. We shared with you how unravel braids and retouch as needed via our Three Strands of Separation video. Now we’d like to share how to restyle braids w/a fresh look. In this video we show you have to achieve wavy or “crinkly” braids by simply setting the hair over night.

TECHNIQUE: Braiding box braids to scalp to achieve wavy/crinkle effect, creating a fresh new look with braids.

PRODUCTS USED: Water bottle mixed with Kinky-Curly Knot Today; Queen Helene “Royal Curl” Curl Smoothing Oil, Queen Helene “Royal Curl” Curl Shaping Creme .

TOOLS USED: Alligator clips for sectioning off hair, small bands and sleep cap.

STEP BY STEP: Section off hair with clips; lightly spritz with water mix; apply oil by rubbing into hands and massage into braids by pressing them between hands; Top with gel/styling creme and reseal ends as you go; Braid box braids to scalp, and band about an inch from bottom, reseal ends as needed. Cover with sleep cap at night and take down in the AM.

Hair looks fresh and so clean, clean! This is perfect for stretching those summer braids or twists a few more days while you get the kiddos ready for school. Enjoy and let us know what you think!!

Welcome to BABY BIG HAIR BLAST where we highlight “Big Hair” artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy Jacqueline and her beautiful daughter Chelsea. Now look closely… do you see any resemblence to this old school child actor??….. Continue reading →

Welcome to BABY BIG HAIR BLAST where we highlight “Big Hair” artisans and their muses:) Up next to the BBH stage is Mommy NIkki and Baby O, and OOOOHHH what a cutie she IS!  Just look at her lil’ Big RED Hair!  You may have seen Baby O as a Curly Baby on Curly Nikki (congrats!) or in random hair postings on Facebook.  She certainly caught my eye in the sea of fros posted in honor of Afro Day on the 4th.  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to take a bite out of this little cinnabon! YUMMY!  Mommy Nikki is “chatting down” with us today to give us the 411 on Baby O and that sweet lil’fro.   Well, let’s dig in shall we??


Many thanks to those in uniform and for the fact that we live in a “free” country.   Free to be who you are, and to choose your own path.  How fitting it is for Afro Day as well.   Rock that Fro if you can.  Sorry to disappoint but BBH is still in her protective style from traveling last week.  BUT, we did do something fun with her twists (one of my fav twist outs).  Will post pics later.  In the meantime, please check out a special message from BBH and this video posted by BlkOnyx488 which speaks of the origin of National Afro Day Continue reading →

stretched hair

Came across these photos from my 1st attempt to ‘Thread’ BBH’s hair after reading a post about it on Beads, Braids, & Beyond’s site via its guest blogger Aisha (now THAT Mommy has mad skills; seriously).  As you can see, threading gets the job done when it comes to stretching hair. I was, and still am amazed at the length; it really is insane. Threading is a great alternative to ‘Banding’, which for BBH, takes much longer to dry and does not stretch her hair nearly as much.  Plus, with parts, its a style if it’s own, looking very much like twists.  Pros are, well, you can see for yourself.  The cons are you can really damage the hair if you tie the base too tight and/or the threading can come undone by the end of the day.  As to the latter, practice makes perfect; I’ve gotten better and it doesn’t take a lot of time to redo if necessary (about 25 minutes [as a newbie] in these pics). You can find a great tutorial posted by Girls Love Your Curls for threading here. As we tell BBH: try it, you might like it!!  **Caution, your BBH will end up looking like a big girl:(** LOL!  Go’Head Baby, and please let me know what you think!

p.s.  Apologies for blurred pics; we were kind of on the go…

stretched hair

stretched hair

 **Updated pics of threading** Septemer 2012 using Taliah Waajid’s Style and Shine:

Headed to the Zoo this morning. Decided to wash w/Kinky Curly’s Come Clean, conditioned with Kinky Curly’s Tiny Twirls Conditioner (really needed something stronger though). I then Detangled with Beautiful Curls Curly to Kinky Leave In. And smoothed sections with Beautiful Curls Curly to Kinky Curling Creme. Air dried. Results: BIG HAIR!! Loves. Next time I’ll be a bit more generous with the leave-in…

Last week I posted pics of a twisted ‘do on BBH. Honestly I had an amazing twist out for her school pic, but rushing to get us both to school/work in the am, didnt take the greatest pics and it was a hot mess from playing with her “hair out” all day when I picked her up. Anywho.  Here are a few pics (excuse the cell phone pics and horrid flash!) showing how I worked with the parts from the initial twisted style to achieve a number of looks, from a full  Twist Out (for pic day), to a twisted bun, then “Hair Out” w/a real hairbow:), and lastly “piggy back” braids  and braids/bantu knots combo.   I achieved all these looks over a course of 2 weeks.  After this last hair washing, I’m now back to our standard small twists style (I needed a break!).  All that to say, work with what you have..Be Curly, but also Be Creative! [nggallery id=10]

OK, we might be a little late here but back in March Essence.com was looking for natural hair divas:

Calling all natural hair divas! Send ESSENCE a picture of your hair style and tell us what you love about your natural ‘do’. We’re looking for real women rocking their hair natural: Ceasars, fades, twists, curls, locks, long or short–we want to see it! Please send three pictures and your contact info to streetstyle@essence.com today.

If it’s not too late, send in those pictures to streetstyle@essence.com and maybe you can be featured on their site. Go head!!