VIBE Vixen: So let’s get the most intrusive questions out the way first. Is your hair real?
Brooke Bailey: Yes. My hair has always been naturally long. Currently it touches my back bra strap. On the show, my hairstylist has added pieces for my side ponytail or braided looks, but I keep it natural otherwise.
Do you use relaxers? Dyes?
No relaxers. My hairstylist, Darryl Wyatt, does a dark brown cellophane on my hair every few months or so.
And your voluptuous body? Is it all natural?
I have had a breast augmentation. That’s it. I was a D cup before my breast augmentation, and after I had my first 2 children, I decided to restore my breasts match my youthful body.
If a girl wants to grow her hair long, strong, and healthy like yours, what can she do?
I believe in natural healing and supplements. I try to drink at least a gallon of water a day, and I eat a balanced, home-cooked diet. I know that diet and lifestyle definitely effect not only the inside of your body but the outside as well.
Keeping as much heat out of your hair whenever possible is a big plus. Even a blow dryer is damaging. At least twice a month, I use products out of the kitchen to deep condition my hair. It’s just a simple mixture of one cup of room temperature mayonnaise, a half cup of olive oil and three egg yolks. Try it! You may have to play around with the measurements depending on the length and thickness of your hair of course.
On Twitter, you mention Dr. Sebi and his products often. Who is he?
Dr. Sebi is a world renowned healer who has an office here in LA. His herbal and mineral remedies are all-natural, and my friends, family, and I have sworn by them for years. I regularly use the Viento, Green Food, and Seamoss tea.
We all saw your very sexy shoots on Basketball Wives LA for urban magazine covers. What is your workout routine?
I try my best to stay active and keep my workouts fun. In LA, we have hiking trails that I walk or run a few times a week. When I can’t make it out, I do simple sets of squats, push-ups and crunches. I keep a jump rope in my suitcase, so I have no excuse when I have to travel. I’m also a full-time mother of 3 so running around behind them burns plenty of calories [laughing].
Do you step up training before these shoots that show a lot of skin?
I try to double my water intake, limit sugar and cut salt out my diet before a shoot, but that’s pretty much it. I think the best strategy is to stay prepared. In entertainment you can get called at any time for a gig.
Do you use any special products or skin treatments on your body to achieve tight, glowing skin?
I don’t want to sound redundant but drinking more water is key. It really doesn’t matter what you slather on top of your skin if you aren’t hydrated. But on top of that, I do indulge in body polishes at the spa from time to time, and yummy smelling body scrubs as well. I’m loving the Almond Cookie Sea Salt Scrub from Carol’s Daughter.
What travel sized makeup/beauty products do you have in your carry-on?