Monday, March 15, 2010

Diva Spotlight: Nyomi & Kennedi

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Tell us a little about yourself & your daughters:

My name is Roxanne. I have 2 daughters Nyomi (7) and Kennedi 5. I am Caribbean-American and my husband is African American. We recently relocated back to the USA after living in Japan (non-military) for 3.5yrs.

What is your daughter's hair care routine?

I wash my kids hair every Saturday b/c they take swimming classes. My girls were twist 99% of the time, so I wash their hair while in twist. I redo Nyomi's twist every 2 weeks and Kennedi's every 10 days. At night I cover the girls hair with a silk scarf then place a stocking cap on top of it to keep scarf in place.

What kind of products do you use on her hair?

I make a shea butter mix that consist of unrefined shea butter, castor oil, coconut oil, and EVOO that I use on their hair. I also spritz their hair daily with a water, glycerin, and aloe vera gel mix. If not using these products, I like Carol's Daughters Hair Butter and Qhemet products.

Have you ever used chemicals on her hair?

I've been natural since Feb 1998, so I have NEVER considered putting any chemicals on my girls hair.

Can we see a few of your favorite styles?

Nyomi:

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Kennedi:

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You have skills! How did you learn to do all of this?

Since I normally style my hair in twist, doing twist to my girls hair was fairly easy to do. However after discovering BeadsBraidsBeyond, I have tried to do more creative styles.

How do your daughter's feel about their hair? Can we see their favorite style?

We moved to Japan when my kids were 10m and 3yrs old, so all of the kids they interacted with had long straight hair. It bothered my oldest daughter for the longest time that her hair didn't look/feel like her friends. During that time, I had also decided to grow my own natural hair out after wearing a boycut for 7 straight years. I made a point of telling my girls that their hair was unique and beautiful. As my hair grew, I showed them how we too could have long hair. My oldest daughter started to love wearing twist because she could shake her head and her hair would move like her classmates. Her favorite style is definitely twist. My youngest daughter has the biggest fro in the family, but HATES her big hair, so she prefers wearing her hair in twist or buns.

If you had to share one hair care tip, what would it be?

Enjoy the bonding time. Before moving back to the USA, I had no option but to do my kids hair. Now that we are back, I have a few names of natural stylist tin my area. And although part of me would LOVE to have my 3hrs back (the amount of time it takes for me to do both heads), I know that this is precious bonding time between me and my girls and I need to appreciate the moment.

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Roxanne is doing a great job with her daughters' hair! I know how gorgeous their mamas hair is, so how could she not be? lol ;) The girls are just too adorable, and how cool is it that they lived in Japan? Keep up the great work mom! I love those updo's!

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10 comments:

  1. Love the Japanese clothing! Their hair looks great! Beautiful girls! - Cassie

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  2. The girls hair is just perfectr. Great job mom!
    B

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  3. Beautiful girls, beautiful hair. Love the Japenese dresses and accessories.

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  4. Beautiful twists. I can relate. My daughter loves to shake her twists too. Can we say versatility? I love it!! =)

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  5. So cute! I've always wanted to visit Japan and these young girls already had a chance to live there, so lucky!!!

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  6. Arent they cute, and Japan wow I could only image the beauty. I would love to visit some day. Great Job mom their hair is soo naturally beautiful

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  7. Such beautiful girls! I am interested in learning more of the spritz that you make for their daily use. I have two girls also, and they both suffered a tremendous amount of shedding and breakage from a bad batch of Carol's Daughter, so I have been seeking out homemade recipes to get their hair back on track.
    BTW Japan sounds so nice. It would be a great change of pace from Ohio! :)

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  8. I just found this post and I LOVE the girls hair! I will be trying to do some of these twist styles soon!

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