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Hair Talk—8 Products for Summer Haircare

Hola peeps!  Summertime is finally here and I hope that you are enjoying it!  However with my favorite time of the year comes humidity, scorching temps, and random rain showers so we must keep our curls in check.  On that note I have listed 8 products (stylers) that can help you through it all…some I’ve tried and others I plan to try. Let’s get to it!

Summer Haircare
  1. Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly—I have yet to try this but I have read reviews that was on both ends of the spectrum.  This is a gel that aims to define curls without the crunch.  Well I am pretty much sold as I love a good gel!  I guess that this would be perfect for wash and gos and slicking down edges.
  2. Miss Jessie’s Curl Pudding—Tried and true to it’s word this pudding goes on smooth, smells great and is not sticky.  It does provide a good hold and definitely defines curls, my only gripe is that my hair looked dull once it dried.  This is great for a WnG, 2 strand twists and bantu knots.
  3. Jane Carter Solution Curl Defining Cream—This is a fantastic cream for dry kinky strands that needs that extra bit of moisture.  I have tried this on my WNG and twists before and the results were great!  Also this cream is good at slicking down edges when you want to rock a bun.
  4. Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream—This is a very rich cream that is great at moisturizing tresses and serves as a protectant against harmful rays (IMO).  Of course I tried this on my WnG but also found out that it provides a good hold for braid outs as well.
  5. Curls Gel-Les’C—As of yet I haven’t tried this product but lots of curlies are raving about it.  However I think that this gel may be best for finer curl textures (i.e. 3A-3B)  and would probably be great for to use on WnG with a soft hold.
  6. Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle—This is a beloved brand within the natural hair community and many love this gel as well.  I reviewed this product a few years ago (go here to read) and it wasn’t the greatest for me.  However when paired with their Curl Enhancing Smoothie to do two strand twists expect a luscious, fluffy twist-out the very next day.
  7. Carol’s Daughter Styling Pudding—I’m intrigued by this product because I am unsure if this similar to their infamous Hair Milk wrapped in new packaging or if it is a new formula altogether.  I would guess that the consistency would be creamy yet not too thick since it is a “pudding”, perhaps this would work best to set hair for a flexi-rod set or a bantu knot-out.
  8. Shea Radiance Maximum Curl Defining Cream—This cream is suppose to gently hold, resist humidity and define curls so I would try using this with braid-out.  I would guess that it would give a controlled voluminous look.

So there you have it, 8 products to get you through the summer months.  Gel, pudding, cream and soufflé…there is something for everyone and every style imaginable.  I am sure that I left out quite a few however don’t be shy, leave a comment below and let me know.  I challenge you (and myself) to explore and have fun with our hair during the best season of the year.  Enjoy!


Cocotique Box Review—The ‘Beautifully Delicious’ Limited Edition January Box curated by Chef Roblé Ali

Hola peeps!  Today I have a great review bought to you by the fab Cocotique box!  If you don’t know Cocotique is a “deluxe box subscription service for women of color and diverse ethnicities“.  Last month (yes January) the über popular Chef Roblé Ali curated a limited edition box, appropriately called ‘Beautifully Delicious’.  Are you intrigued yet?  Well read on and take a peek to see what was inside!

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I could smell the yummy goodies even before I opened the box.  Teaming up with the chef was a great idea…who doesn’t love beauty products and food!  Here’s what was inside:

Befine Fine Food Skin Care– Warming Clay Mask, Night Cream, Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Cleanser, Daily Moisturizer,  and Pore Refining Treatment Scrub samples were inside.  **I’ve tried their products before and they are great.  They don’t contain harsh chemicals, are all natural and get the job done.

Carol’s Daughter– Macadamia Finishing Shine Spray **If you follow this blog then you know that I have given this brand rave reviews before.  I have yet to try this but if it is anything like her Tui Moisturizing Hair Sheen then I know I will love it!

c. Booth– Honey Almond Nourishing Bath and Body Wash **I have yet to try this product but I have heard good things about them.  The smell is very enticing and I will be using this very soon.

Clo-Vee Products– Pomegranate and Orange Organic Shea Body Butter  **I can’t wait to use this as I know that it will come in handy and soothe my dry skin.  Again the scent of this is divine.

OPI Nail Lacquers– San Francisco Collection: I Knead Sour Dough **I have used OPI nail polishes many times before and they do last.  I adore the color name and it is appropriate for this everlasting winter season!



So there you have it…all the deets on the January Box.  Thoughts?  Oh and be on the look out for more from Chef Roblé, he has a new women’s fragrance coming called Clique.  Of course it is food inspired so expect it to tantalize your senses. 🙂

Want to find out more about how to sign up for a Cocotique box go here.   Enjoy!

{Disclaimer: This Cocotique box was sent to me free of charge however all opinions/reviews are my own.}

Shopping—Natural Hair Gift Guide

Hola!  It’s a snowy day for much of the east coast!  I am here to help you get over cabin fever by doing some online shopping for the natural hair chica (o) in your life.  This gift guide will definitely put a smile on their face and keep their tresses looking fab all winter long.  Are you wishing for some goodies for your hair under the Christmas tree?  Do tell.

Scroll down to see who made the list.  If you see something you like click the pic find out where to purchase.  Happy shopping!

"Natural Hair Gift Guide" by sassiegirl on Polyvore

What 2 Wear—Golden New Year’s Eve

Hola!  Let the countdown begin to 2013!  I am still under the weather so my NYE will most likely consist of blowing my nose and watching the ball drop on the flat screen—sounds fab right?!  For those of you that is planning to hang out into the wee hours of the morning why not add a high dosage of sparkles.  Here is a look I created to help you out— Matthew Williamson shiny dress, slip on a pair of glittery Christian Louboutin heels and pop with a bright red lip.  Natural chicas suds it up with Carol’s Daughter body and hair products.  This is a look that will surely get you noticed and possibly help you snag a new boo for the new year!  Be safe and enjoy your NYE!

Golden New Year 2013

Carol’s Daughter Transitioning Movement w/Solange

Hola peeps!  I hope all is good with ya today.  Ok I know this week we have been OD’ing on Solo a bit, but I just can’t help it as it seems that everything she touches as of late is pure hotness!  This video that she did for Carol’s Daughter Transitioning Movement is up in the high ranks with all of her other projects.  Check out the video…


All that is mentioned in the video is that the movement is coming Spring 2012.  I guessing they are coming out with a new line geared towards transitioners *going from relaxed to natural*.  I think that is great!  As stated before I transitioned for 1 year all while maintaining my own hair—which included trimming, washing, and styling by moi.  One of the main brands that worked for me was Carol’s Daughter.  I loved rocking braidouts during my transition and CD’s Curl Milk played a key role in keeping them in tact. 

Will you be tuning into the movement?  If not, then what products works best for you during your time of transition?  Do tell…

Product Review—Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo

<font color=red>Back in Stock!</font> Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo<BR>Removes Product Build-Up and Daily Toxins<br><b>8 fl. oz.</b>Hola!  It has been awhile since I did a product review so I thought that this would be the perfect time to review CD’s Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo.  I have to say that this is a great shampoo.  It claims to be “The Ultimate Hair Detox” and it can be used on all hair types (natural or relaxed).  Here is what their site said the benefits are:

  • Rosemary Extract delivers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to hair and scalp.
  • Cooling Peppermint Oil gives the scalp an instant refreshing feel.
  • Moisturizing Marine Extracts (Algae, Carrageenan, Spirulina and Seaweed) provide hair and scalp with nourishing hydration. In addition, they help to smooth and soften hair while boosting shine.

My regimen when using this is:

 -Lightly spritz my hair with my own “refresh mix” (contains h20 and various oils) to ease the tangles

-Drench my hair with water and then lather in the shampoo  (i usually wash atleast twice)

-Thoroughly rinse all the shampoo out which leaves my hair literally tingly cool and squeaky clean

-Condition (i like to use Suave Almond Shea Butter) and detangle

-Rinse out about 75% of the conditioner, spritz with my refresh mix and style

Long story short this shampoo is great if you have been using tons of products or if you feel that you have a lot of build-up.  It will leave your hair feeling fresh and smelling good!  Give it a try…purchase here.