1109, 2014

Fall is a comin’ – The Harvest Season Fall Hair Care Tips

By |September 11th, 2014|Curls|4 Comments

Hello Curlies!

Fall, my favorite season. It is pretty much here already. I just love the leaves crunching beneath my feet, the deliciousness of pumpkin spice lattes, the sweet pungent smell of cinnamon, the beautiful fall color palette, the sophisticated fall fashion, pea coats, cute scarves, apple picking, sweet potato pies, warm sweaters, the crisp fall air, sweet apple cider with donuts, hay rides, and comfort food. I could go on and on.
Fall Hair Care Tips
It is also the season to start prepping for the extreme weather conditions. The summer months were hot and humid so it is now time to put away some of those gels and humectant products and take out the moisturizers and deep conditioners (those should never really be put away anyway). The autumns months contain the most perfect weather conditions for natural hair because it’s not too hot, not too cold, not too humid, and not too dry. At least that is how the weather is in the Midwest.

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2008, 2014

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions (Natural Hair)

By |August 20th, 2014|Curls|4 Comments

Hello Curly Queens,

I have been asked a number of questions and I figured it would be easiest to just answer all of them on the blog. Some of these are questions that people have asked me via email, instagram, Facebook, and in person.

Q. I only wear weave and braids. I never wear my hair while I am transitioning. Is that okay?

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208, 2014

Your Journey Is Not A Race With Others: Be True To Yourselves

By |August 2nd, 2014|Curls|8 Comments

My Rant: 

I feel the need to address the elephant in the room. I have noticed lately that there are some naturals that aren’t being so honest when it comes to interacting with their audiences on social media, and I think that it is crazy. Why lie and become a curly imposter? Why not just keep it real? The choice to be natural is supposed to your own journey and for your own person reasons, not just because everyone else is doing it. I have watched these people on these social networks sites blatantly lie about the prepping/styling method of their hair whether it was a twist out, bantu knot out, wash & go, etc.  We can tell that your twist out is not a wash & go boo.  No one will judge or think any less of you for telling the truth. In fact, with honesty, you may be helping out someone else who has a very similar hair texture/pattern as yours. I look at it as a win-win situation. Lying just creates drama, confusion, and questions.

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1007, 2014

“I’m Not Paying That Much Money For Those Products”

By |July 10th, 2014|Curls|1 Comment

I hear this from the newbies all the time.  That and…”It costs too much money to be natural.”

It doesn’t have to. There are still good products out there for the naturals on a budget, teenagers who have allowances, or just a frugal individuals in general. When I started paying attention to the type of products that I was using in my natural hair, I was still in college so you know how that is(Ramen Noodles & chump change). Here are a list a good ol’ budget-friendly products, everything under $10. Most of this stuff (If not all) is at the drugstore or Target.

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1206, 2014

Super Short and Sweet Update: New Product Favorites for the Summer

By |June 12th, 2014|Curls, Products, Reviews, Tips|0 Comments

Hey Curl Friends,
So, I have new product favorites when it comes to the shampoos and conditioners. The other products have NOT been written off my list. They are now products that I will use if I run out of what I have.

New Product Favorites
Shampoo: Ouidad Climate Control De-Frizzing Shampoo

 

 

I got a chance to experience getting my hair done at an Ouidad certified salon as part of an hair modeling gig and I fell in love.

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306, 2014

Going Through Hair Boredom?

By |June 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Image Credit Via The Style Notorius
Hey Curl Friends!
Long time, no talk. My freelance designing has picked up so I have had like 0 time to blog. Anyway, I’ve wanted to talk about what to do when you are going through hair boredom  Here are 6 suggestions.

Heatless Hair Boredom Ideas/Suggestions
1. Curlformers. (Or the knocks offs on amazon.com)
Product Used: Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter 
It is an easy fun way to have stretched out and beautiful heatless curls. It is a nice switch up from twist outs and wash & go’s. The first person to make me ever want to try these miraculous curling devices was a girl on YouTube named Mahogany Curls. She just makes everything look so easy. The only bad thing to mention is that they can be pretty uncomfortable when sleeping. If you are a stomach sleeper than you are probably fine. Oh, and make sure you wear a bonnet. It is easier to arrange them comfortably under there.

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705, 2014

New Product Alert: Official Review – Miss Jessies Multi-Cultural Curls

By |May 7th, 2014|Products, Rant, Reviews|5 Comments

I haven’t seen an official review on this yet. I checked Google and YouTube and all I keep seeing is pillow soft curls and jelly soft curls reviews. Since Miss Jessies is offering free samples on their site, I ordered one (Oh, why not? It’s free).

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1704, 2014

Winter Hair Care vs. Summer Hair Care

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

image via serenity health
Have you noticed that when the seasons change, certain products in our natural hair care routine just don’t seem to work as good as they used to?  Don’t throw the product away! It may be a seasonal product. The environment has a lot to do with how our curly hair will act, especially if you live in the Midwest or East coast. The conditions can be harsh or more unpredictable for folks who live in these climates versus those who live in the warmer climates. Our hair already is a struggle to keep moisturized.

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2803, 2014

Natural Hair Product Capitalism

By |March 28th, 2014|Personal, Rant|10 Comments

I’m trying not to make this a rant so forgive me if it slowly turns into one.

Have you all noticed that all these hair companies are now trying to cash in and cater to the natural hair community?  I feel a certain type of way about it. Where were you guys at when I really needed you? I needed products back in like 2003. I use to stroll up and down the hair aisle for hours reading labels and hunting for products. I used to settle on mousses, gels, curl activators, oh and Hawaiian silky. (Who used to use Hawaiian Silky?) Some examples of major hair companies that have started marketing to the naturals are Dr. Miracles, Dark & Lovely, Soft sheen-Carson, Motions, QP Elasta, and even Pro-style. I have not purchased any of those brands for natural hair care because I feel like they are just doing it for the money. Do they genuinely care about the well being of your curls?  Was there any real care or effort in creating these products? What if they are the same products for the relaxed ladies but just repackaged and put on the shelf for a higher price?
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1603, 2014

Help! I don’t understand my child’s hair.

By |March 16th, 2014|Tips|3 Comments

Sorry about the wait. I really do post more often than this but it seems like the universe didn’t want me to write a blog post. I started writing this post last week but WordPress deleted my finished post when I tried to save it. I was livid.

Photo Credit via uakron  & imnotthenanny
This post was inspired by two people. Within the past two weeks, I have had a few random people walk up to me and ask questions about my hair.

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