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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!

Events—Taliah Waajid Presents World Natural Health & Beauty Expo NYC


Hola peeps!  I am so excited to share with you an event that I have been longing to attend—Taliah Waajid World Natural Health & Beauty Expo NYC!  Finally they have decided to take this expo on the road and hitting up NYC.  For the last few years I have envied ATL chicas that was able to attend well on July 19th and 20th it is our turn.

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You can expect:

  • hair demonstrations
  • workshops on hair care, health and well-being
  • fashion shows
  • musical entertainment
  • shop for hair, health and beauty in the exhibit hall

There is soooooo much more too!  Sounds cool right?!?  If you are interested in attending I suggest that you get your tickets now!  Go here to purchase and I hope to see you there.  Enjoy!

 

Monday’s Muse—Sage Steele


Hola peeps!  I hope that you had a great weekend as I did!  Today’s muse is the host of ESPN and ABC’s NBA Countdown—Sage Steele.    It is great to see a woman of color headlining a sports show and to top it off she rocks her natural curlz proudly.  I have greatly enjoyed her commentary during the NBA Finals and look forward to much more from her.  Follow her on twitter and facebook.  Enjoy!

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Product Review—Miss Jessies Multicultural Curls


Hola peeps!  I hope all is good, today I have a very much overdue Miss Jessies Multicultural Curls product review for you.  I have tried several of their products before so when I stumbled upon this in Target I knew I had to give it a try!  Please note that this is not a sponsored post as this review is based on my opinion.

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This is what I did:

  • Washed and oiled my hair as usual.
  • Used Miss Jessies Leave-in Condish which had pretty decent slip and it smelled good.
  • Then detangled my hair and put it in four sections to prepare to add the styler.
  • Proceeded to coat and shingle the Multicultural Curls throughout my hair.  As I am doing this I noticed that it wasn’t melting in but instead sitting on my hair.  That was the first sign that it was a no no.
  • Once the product was all in I felt that it was too light for my kinky/coily/curly hair so I did what I had to do—applied my trusty EcoStyler Gel on top of it for extra hold.
  • My curlz were somewhat revived but I had to really work it in my hair so I didn’t leave a white coating on top.
  • At last once dry I fluffed  my hair and what you see is what I got.

 

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I am not sure how I feel about this product as you can see that from my slight smile. It is not the worst product I have tried yet it definitely isn’t their best! However I just may give it another go since I still have tons left; perhaps diffusing will help. Overall on a scale of 1-10 I give this a 6 for now. There you have it, my review. Have you tried this or will you? Do tell.

Editiorals—Willow and Jaden Smith x Vanity Fair July 2014


Hola!  I know there has been lots of talk and speculation about the Smith kids but that isn’t stopping Willow and Jaden.  Here they are in the July 2014 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.  They where snapped my photographer Miguel Reveriego and both look adorable trendy.  I love that they express their freedom by switching up their style—whether it be with clothes or their hairstyles (peep that both are natural).  These are two celeb kids to watch as I am sure they have bright futures ahead of them!

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Photographed by Miguel Reveriego for Vanity Fair July 2014

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Monday’s Muse—Gugu Mbatha-Raw


Hola peeps!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Again I am truly sorry for my hiatus, they have been coming frequently but I promise to get back on track.  Now on to today’s muse English actress and fellow curly girl- Gugu Mbatha-Raw.  The beauty stars in the new film Belle which is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was the illegitimate biracial daughter of an admiral but raised by her aristocrat uncle.  She and this movie has peeked my interest, therefore I must go see it!  Have you seen it or are you interested in seeing it?  Do tell.

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