1805, 2016

10 Pre-Summer Beauty & Natural Hair Tips

By |May 18th, 2016|Curls|1 Comment

Get Ready For The Hot Weather With These 10 Pre-Summer Beauty & Natural Hair Tips.
1. Stay moisturized.
Whenever the weather stops being so dry, we tend to let up on the moisturizer, but do not skip it completely. A solid moisturizing routine can do so many beneficial things for your complexion! Dry skin doesn’t look good on anyone, so apply a daily facial moisturizer to protect it from drying agents like the sun, salt, and chlorine.

2. Exfoliate.
A gentle facial exfoliation will help keep your skin free of clogged pores and create a better canvas for makeup application. Reserve your exfoliating time for the evening because newly exfoliated skin can be sensitive. Try following up with a facial icing to close pores. Facial icing simply means rubbing an ice cube on your face until it melts.

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3009, 2015

Fall In Love With Your Curls Event!!

By |September 30th, 2015|Curls, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chicago Naturalistas!!!
Please join me at this event as I will be sharing hair stories and answering curly questions, along with Cortney, the owner of Discover Tré Luxe, and fellow blogger Takeya Monique. I am so excited!!! There also will be fall inspired food and drinks. Hope to see you there. Did I mention that it was […]

409, 2015

Product Review On Fro Butter

By |September 4th, 2015|Curls|1 Comment

Fro Butter Review
Hello Natural Peeps,

Today, I am about to mix things up a bit. I usually do a product review and test the product on myself, but in this particular review, I used the product on my  fiancé, Taye. He has really long  beautiful locs. Since I normally do his hair all the time anyway, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to feature his locs in this product review.

The product is called Fro Butter, have you heard of it?

About Fro Butter
There are four different types to choose from. There is Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Peppermint Oil, Emu Oil, and Fro Butter Baby. The Jamaican black castor oil butter helps reduce shedding and helps those with thinning hair. The peppermint oil butter is really beneficial for course and dry hair. The peppermint in the formula helps relieve a dry, itchy scalp. It is perfect for locs and twists. The emu oil butter is great for those who are having a hard time getting their hair to grow. It also helps heat damaged hair. The fro butter baby is a formula that works for all hair types. It is rich in carrot seed oil and leaves hair feeling soft and hydrated.

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3108, 2015

Raw Shea Butter

By |August 31st, 2015|Curls, Guest Posts, Tips|0 Comments

Raw Shea Butter (Guest Post)
Are you looking for a way to increase your natural hair growth? Do you have dry or itchy skin? If so, then you need to try raw shea butter. Raw shea butter benefits hair growth and healthy skin. Keep reading to learn why you should try this natural hair and skin product.

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1406, 2015

Product Review On TGIN products

By |June 14th, 2015|Curls|21 Comments

Official TGIN Product Review
Have you ever heard of the Chicago-based hair product company called TGIN? Well you should have, TGIN is sold at pretty much every Target retailer around the US.  TGIN stands for Thank God I’m Natural or Thank God It’s Natural. TGIN offers natural hair products specifically formulated for textured hair, which has a tendency to be dry, brittle and prone to breakage.

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2105, 2015

Q Redew Product Review

By |May 21st, 2015|Curls|4 Comments

What is a Q Redew?

The Q-Redew is a handheld hair steamer that quickly restores moisture, rejuvenates and reshapes hair using warm steam. It is used on dry hair and it revives it in minutes.

The handheld steamer allows for perfect styling control without rewetting or shampooing. The warm steam can reshape, hydrate, volumize and style your locks. It also can boost  curls, restore moisture to dry hair, lift flat hair, and transform your bed head to your best hairstyle.

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1105, 2015

CurlyNikki Hair Idol Feature

By |May 11th, 2015|Curls, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Official Curlynikki.com Hair Idol Feature.
*Happy Dance*

I am super grateful to be featured on curlynikki’s blog/site. I have been a fan of her site for years.

Below is a snippet of the hair idol interview (in plum).

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3003, 2015

CoCo Curls Product Review

By |March 30th, 2015|Curls|4 Comments

Hello Lovelies,

Official Coco Curls Product Review
I am sharing with you all today my experience using Coco Curls Products. The three products that I received  were the hydrating shampoo, the revitalizing conditioner, and the moisturizing styling cream. I have decided to try these products on a wash & go,  since wash & go’s are my “go-to style.” (Side Note: I will be trying it on a twist out at a later date, so stay tuned on my Facebook and/or Instagram.) The best part using these products is knowing that they are plant-based.

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903, 2015

Natural Hair FAQs, Version Two.

By |March 9th, 2015|Curls|1 Comment

Here some frequently asked questions that I received via email, instagram, etc. and I decided to answer them on the blog  just in case anyone else was wondering the same thing. Enjoy!
Question # 1
Q – What exactly is a co-wash and how does it defer from a pre-poo? All of this stuff is confusing to me.

Some of the conditioners that I have used for co-washing
A – It can be confusing at first. A co-wash simply means to wash your hair with conditioner. There are some specialized co-washing cleansers such as As-I-Am Coconut Cleansing Co-wash or Wen, but I really do not see a huge difference between those and just regular conditioners. Also, co-washing can really help with the detangling process because there is slip. The reason people co-wash is because washing hair with shampoo too often can sometimes be stripping; as in stripping the scalp of its natural oils. A pre-poo mean a pre-shampoo treatment. This usually involves all oils, or a conditioner mixed with oils, and sometimes honey. A pre-poo helps make the shampoo process less stripping.

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2202, 2015

Dry Hair? Try Going Glycerin Free

By |February 22nd, 2015|Curls|19 Comments

Does the icy cold weather, below zero temperatures, and the extremely low dew points leave your hair feeling crispy and dry? Does it seem like no matter how much you pre-poo, cowash, deep condition, or use a hot oil treatment that your hair is still dry after three days? Even after a day? It might be the glycerin in your hair products. Glycerin is a humectant, meaning that it helps hair to be able to absorb moisture from the air. If the air is dry, then your hair has no choice but to absorb the dryness from the air. Here are a few great glycerin free leave-ins, stylers, moisturizers, and gels.

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