Jennifer Hudson recently made headlines as the new face of Johnson’s. As a mom who juggles a career of giving stellar Oscar performances, appearing on Fox‘s hit series Empire and promoting the brand’s campaign on healthy baby development, managing her and her son’s hair & beauty can be challenging.
But judging from her recent interview with Essence.com, it seems J Hud has got everything under control. In the brief interview, Jennifer shares how she manages her hair & makeup, and takes care of her son’s full hair even when her schedule is packed.
Read excerpts below;
On how she handles her beauty regimen as a busy mom
Just because you have a child doesn’t mean you should completely let yourself go. The child always comes first, but don’t forget about yourself at the same time. [David Jr.] will sit and watch Mommy get her hair done or he’ll be like, ‘Mommy, what’s that you’re putting on your face?’ ‘Well it’s lipstick. I’m a girl so girls wear lipstick.’ My closet is huge so while Mommy’s in the closet, he runs around and plays. Or he plays in the jewelry and turns it into swords and toys and weapons and stuff like that. You kind of find a way to intertwine the things. I have two boys in the house—big David and little David. Mommy’s a girl so it takes a little longer for her to get ready. And he’s used to it now. He’s like, ‘Oh, Mommy’s getting ready!’.
On if managing beauty is easier with little boys or with little girls
My son has a lot of hair, it’s kind of like, almost the same thing. I was just washing his hair the other day. He always fusses about getting his hair washed but once we saw his hair thicken up with the shampoo in it he was like, ‘I love this!’
Her tip for new moms and their child’s hair
I’m definitely not a beautician. Just make sure you take care of it. Wash it good and be gentle with it. Don’t put the adult products in it. Make sure you put the baby products in it, cause you want them to keep their good grade of hair. Keep it delicate.
On her beauty regimen
I like to keep it basic. You know, cocoa butter on the face and my skin. The more simple, the better. When you’ve got on make up, wipe it off as soon as possible so you don’t mess up your skin. I want to be able to wear it when I want to, not because I need it. I like to keep skin fresh and breathing where it’s not always clogged up. I also get [regular] facials.
For more on her interview withe Essence, visit Essence.com.
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