408, 2015

What Girl Doesn’t Love Jewelry?

By |August 4th, 2015|Lifestyle|13 Comments

I have a jewelry offer for you which includes something free!
Hey guys, this post is not natural hair related, but it may still be of interest.
Has anyone ever heard of Rocksbox? Well Rocksbox is a subscription box that gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry.

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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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2504, 2015

The Black Women’s Expo 2015 Experience.

By |April 25th, 2015|Lifestyle|7 Comments

Did you go to the Black Women’s Expo This Year?
Hello Lovelies,

Today I would like to discuss my experience of attending  The Black Women’s Expo (BWE) . This actually was my first time going. (I am not originally from Chicago.) I have heard all kinds of things about this event, which naturally heightened my anticipation for going. The dates for the event this year were March 27-29. I wasn’t able to attend all three days because of work, but next year, I plan on attending more days, if not all. I will also wear more comfortable shoes next time because I wore heals. *Insert face palm here*

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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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902, 2015

Flare & Hair Event Coverage

By |February 9th, 2015|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Over this  weekend was a whirl wind of craziness. Good craziness nonetheless. The Flare & Hair Event was a success with all different types of women attending. Some of them were natural and some of them weren’t, which was perfectly fine.
About The Location

The event was held at Curl Kitchen, which I have to say is beautiful and classy on the inside. Curl Kitchen is a natural and organic based hair care store located at 3428 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60616 in the Bronzeville area. It is a Chicago-based retailer of hair care products tailored to those who wish to embrace their tresses naturally.  The owner, Claire,  is very knowledgable about the hair care products. I enjoyed having a discussion with her about the upcoming hair products coming to the shop and the Chicago Natural Hair Bloggers. Curl Kitchen is connected to a natural hair care salon called Huetiful.  The Huetiful Salon is exclusively focused on providing healthy hair treatments for women with natural or processed hair, wavy, curly, or kinky-curly type and textures.

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2701, 2015

The 5 Telltale Signs Of Heat Damage

By |January 27th, 2015|Curls|3 Comments

(This picture is from 2009 when I had terrible heat damage)

I am featuring this article from Naturallycurly.com
Naturallycurly.com is one of my favorite curly blogs and this particular article touched my soul, only because I used to be one of those girls with heat damage.

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