Vixen Chat: The Daughters of Bravo’s ‘Thicker Than Water’ Talk the Good, Bad and Ugly of Reality TV
What is the biggest perk that comes with living under your parent’s roof?
After getting pregnant with Diamond at only 14, I was living on my own and my relationship with my Dad and Jewel diminished even more than it already was. At 21 years old I moved in with my parents, Ben and Jewel, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. As a result, we have gotten way closer than I ever imagined and it’s been easier to work out the kinks in our relationship because we spend more time together.
Are there house rules everyone has to abide by? Which is your least favorite?
We have house rules just like many families do. Being a very independent person, it can sometimes be challenging, especially to make curfew on the weekends. I’m always out networking or hosting at a variety of events that tend to run late and often get frustrated with the idea of a curfew at 25. Still working on that one.
People either love or hate the show; what is your reaction to the naysayers?
I really don’t care to entertain naysayers. I’ve always had a whocares.com attitude when it comes to negative people. Sometimes,people can be cruel when hiding behind the internet, but having the big sense of humor that I do, I just laugh when people say outrageous things. I find it pretty hilarious that people invest time and energy to hate.
How did you come into the hair business?
I’ve always loved hair since I was a young girl. I have a passionate hate for raggedy hair and I love to see the look on a women’s faces when they get a hair transformation! You can learn about my hair line and purchase it through my website: www.brooklyntankard.com.
What are your thoughts on the natural hair movement?
I’m really excited and inspired by the natural hair movement. I believe it’s bigger then what meets the eye and a sign that women learning to love and except their natural hair. I’ve also noticed that a lot of my clients are using extensions as a convenient method of protecting and growing their natural hair!
What are three hair care tips that you can offer Vixens?
Always use natural sulfate free hair products and natural oils on your hair. This prevents your hair from drying out and breaking due to harsh products; 2) When getting a weave sew in, tighter isn’t always better. If your hair is sewn-in too tight, it can cause bad hair damage; 3) And always use a hair professional that cares about your natural hair and will pay attention to detail.
Who’s your favorite Hollywood family and why?
The Wayans are my favorite Hollywood family because they keep me laughing! Their family isn’t afraid to chase their dreams and laugh in the process. They have truly built a legacy.