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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Leave - In Conditioner

Manufacturer: Cantu

Type: Leave-In Conditioner

Size: 16 fl.oz

Price: $4.99-$5.99

Attributes: moisture, shine, frizz control, sulfate-free

Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Panthenol, PPG 1-PPG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Benzophenone 3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays Oil (Corn), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

The week prior to me taking down my locs I had been eyeing a few products that I may need to add to my line up to assit me with achieving frizz free, detangled, moisturized hair ( all in 1 product) Ok I was reaching- but you know what I mean ( I'd been stalking a few forums/blogs and a common product that most raved about was the Cantu Shea butter Leave - In Conditioner. My hair type is 3-c and alot of 3-c's raved about it- so I thought I would go for it... I used it this morning for the first time.. And.....

The Good: (1) Affordable- this product was easy on the pockets. I paid $4.99, but saw it at a few outlets for $5.99. (2) This product is readily available everywhere ( Beauty supply stores, CVS, Walgreen, Target, Walmart). (3) the smell was pleasant. (4) the texture was like marshmallow cream, it glided on easy and my hair felt moisturized while it was wet.

The Bad: It didn't mix well with the Orange Marmalade Hair Butter and Aloe Vera Gel, I cant really describe it- but it wasn't giving me what I needed. After applying CSB to the first 2 sections of my hair- I noticed a white residue in/on my hair.. tiny white clumps ( yikes).. As the hair dried the clumps seem to disappear- but I wasn't happy seeing that clumps. I didn't apply it to the back- I stopped after I noticed the clumps in the front.

The Ugly: When the sections dried.. CRUNCH..CRUNCH..CRUNCH.. it left my hair crunchy!!!!! NOT..NOT..NOT... happy!!!!! I became paranoid and feverishly tried to figure out what I did wrong. I re read the instructions and noticed the warning label. The warning label states " Avoid applying any styling or conditioning product directly on new growth" WHAAAAT!!!! WHY IS THAT?? That has left me very concerned and apprehensive.

Overall: I wasn't overjoyed. The clumps and the crunchies didn't make me a happy camper this morning. I will try it once more when I do my next twist out ( I did a wet n' go this morning). After that depending on the results I may be giving this product up at a swap and shop tweetup.

Whats your experience with CSB: Hit or Diss??

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Loc Take Down!!!!!

I've been debating about taking down my loc's and starting them over for sometime now. I've been asking others there thought about me taking down my loc's and I receive mixed responses. My loc's were started 2.5 years ago with comb coils. As my hair begin to loc, I realized they were too fat ) especially on the top and the middle of my head). I wanted skinner, more uniformed loc's. I've received so many "opinions" about width, size, etc. Ultimately I decided I had to be the decision maker and I needed to do what would make me happy in the long run. With that being said- Let's start operation loc take down.

Day 1- July 11

Washed locs, and heavily laid on Mane N' Tail conditioner with a heat cap. I left the cap on 30 minutes before I started the take down. I pulled one loc out from under the cap, and begun to pick with a rat tail comb. it took 1 hour for me to take down 1 loc!!!!!! F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G!!!! I had a spray bottle with conditioner and water - I sprayed every second.. gosh ... IT HURT. After 5 hours, I'd only taken down 12 locs!!!! at this rate I'll be doing this 3 months *sigh*

Day 2-July 12th

All day at work, I was thinking " how can I speed up the take down process?". Detangler!!! Maybe detangler would help.. I went to lunch and purchased a large bottle of Mane and Til detangler. I came home, ate dinner and spritzed my loc's heavily with the detangler and the conditioner/water mix. I began to pick away.... *le sigh* lets just say Day 2 I only removed 3 locs!!!! The process wasn't any faster and i was only more annoyed. enough for today.. will resume business tomorrow :C

Day 3-July 13th

Ok, Day 3 is here. I would have thought that after 3 days I would see more progress- NOT! I emailed my friend Kellee, who had taken down her loc's. I inquired about her technique, and products to use. She advised that I was doing it correctly- and that its a very long process. It took her about 8 days to remove her loc's. So I found some shows to watch on TV, laid out all my tools and got to work.. wet loc's with water.. spritz with detangler.. spritz with conditioner/water mix... massage everything in.. snip the ends off.. pick..pick..pick.. after 3 hours I'd taken down 5 loc's. Ive now made 5 my goal for each evening. too many more after 5 makes me very frustrated and my head start to hurt ( I'm tender headed).

Day 4th-July 14th

I was a wet mess last night with the double spritzing.. so I decided to put the detangler in to the conditioner/water mix.. *shrug shoulder*, couldn't hurt, and I'm trying to reduce time. Man, I started with the really fat loc's.. JESUZ!!!!! they took an hour to work through. whew.. I almost stopped at 4, but then I felt bad that I didn't meet my target, so I did one more and I completed 5 ( YEAH ME!!). I see right now.. the fat ones are going to be difficult ( and they are all in the middle of my head and on top of my head).

Day 5-July 15th

I visited my local grocery store during lunch and noticed that the VO5 conditioner was on sale for $1. I began to browse though the assorted varieties- and came upon " Tea Therapy" The chamomile is suppose to have a calming effect. So I jumped on it ( I'd started having anxiety attacks over the process.. it was getting to me- in a bad way). After work, I went straight home, ate dinner, got relaxed, and went to work on the next set of loc's. This time, I told myself I wouldn't count ( although I did) and I would take my time. Well I wet the loc's and sprayed them one at a time with the VO5 conditioner/water mix.. Baby.. I was working em out!!! I worked from 7p-11p and had taken out 9 loc's. Almost all of the front were taken down. I love the VO5 conditioner. its a little thicker than the Mane and Tail, and for this process- I think I rather use the least expensive of the two. Not sure if the Chamomile in the conditioner did its job with the calming effects- but I was calm.. and I found my rhythm. **Doing the cabbage patch**

Day 6- July 18th

OK.. today wasn't so great- its the day AFTER the wine fest and I was nursing a MAJOR hangover. *Note to self* taste the wine- don't DRINK IT...I washed my entire head- It was hot, I was sweating and I had been spraying conditioner in it all week so I figured I would wash my hair, and do as many as I could with a hangover. I worked from 2p-8p and I completed 8- the entire front is loose!!!!! I did 2 big twist on the loose hair and sealed the ends with Crisco ( yes, the blue can- CRISCO). I looked like Shirley Temple with the ringlets hanging from my face. My daughter came in and said " mommy.. your almost finished!!" All I have left is the back.. MAKING PROGRESS !!!!!!

Day 7- July 20th

I've missed two days and I feel like I need to get this OVER AND DONE WITH. I came straight home, ate a quick meal- and got to working. I worked for 5 hours and had removed 6 loc's. The back is allot harder to take down- actually they are murderous. They are wound so tight and they are smaller. Aggggghhhh.. I'm never gonna be finished ( *insert sad face*)

Day 8-July 21st

I came to work feeling good and looking better. Until it was implied that my loc's project a bad image. You can tell that my loc's are gone in the front- I've been wearing my hair in a pony tail. One of my co workers noticed and lets just say- I found out what she really thought of me rockin loc's ( click here to read what happen). I came home, hotter than Satan and immediately began to work on the remaining loc's. I think I was so angry that I channeled that energy intro completing the take down. I didn't track how many I took down, I just worked until I was tired and out of energy.

Day 9 - July 23rd

I have a few errands to run and I'm ready to get home and finish working on my hair. Its the start of the weekend and I'm determined- I WILL NOT GO TO WORK ON MONDAY WITH 2 HAIR STYLES ( locs in the back and a pony tail on the front- NOT GOING TO DO IT). I'm down to the final 15 loc's. I worked until 2am Sat morning- ( I swear if I'd started with the back- I would have chopped them all off- there is NO way I could have done too many more of these skinner, tightly coiled loc's)..

Day 10- July 24th

We spent most of the day at the water park to beat the 110 degree weather. While at the water park- I noticed every loc wearer- and there were plenty to look at. OMG- I cant wait to re loc. I'm starting to feel out of the circle-but its ok- I'm out BUT NOT FOR LONG. I washed my hair- and two strand twisted the "loose hair", and sealed the ends with Crisco. I'm down to the final 9 loc's ( yeah!!!!!). I can see the finish line..

Day 11- July 25th

I woke up with a mission.. Today is the day I will complete my loc take down. I cooked breakfast and dinner at the same time. Doubled up on ice cold drinks turned the TV to First 48 and began to work on the final 4. The final 4 were stubborn- OH BABY! they weren't trying to go!!!! I realized after hours of tugging.. and picking that the last two rows in the back were the ones I latched- That's why they are so friggin tight!!!! Anyhoo- It took me 6.5 hours to take down the final 4! Whew I got to the last one- I almost cried- I knew that once that last one was out- I would temporarily be out of the loc wearer circle ( sad face). I almost kept it, then I was going to cut the whole loc off as a memory- then I decided to just take it down. I called my daughter in the room and told her I was on my last loc. She asked, "now that you don't have loc's will you still make products?"- We'll of course I will- she smiled, and clapped and I begun to pick..pick..pick..pick.... ( fast forward 52 minutes) and it gone.. I no longer rock loc's- I marveled at my hair.. Now I'm here with this big head of hair and suddenly, I'm confused.. I've been natural off/on since 1995- but I always kept it short. I plaited my hair and trimmed the ends, took the plaits out- moisturized and two strand twisted all the hair. Now what?? My friend Kellee, and I exchanged 22 email over the last 11 days. She asked me " what will you wear for your debut" * shrug shoulder* I don't know- maybe a twist out- This day seemed so far away- but now its here- what am I going to do???

Debut New Hair Day!!!- July 26th

Its Monday- I whipped out my new dress to go with my new hair. I'm feeling something sexy and fancy. I un twisted the two strand twist I had did last night- and errrrr.. ME NO LIKEY.. I didn't look like the girls on You tube.. I didn't like it.. nope.. can rock like this.. So I took my water bottle filled with Coconut milk, water, and Aloe Juice and spritzed my hair.. Rubbed some Orange Marmalade Hair Butter on each section... a little Aloe Vera Gel... Shuck.. finger fluffed- D-O-N-E.... I got big hair ( which is what I wanted) * doing the cabbage patch* I LOVE IT!!!!! I put on my hoop earrings to complete my style and a sista is looking and feeling like a million bucks ( **singing Uh You fancy huh?**):!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I was just told- I project a bad image with natural hair!!!!!!!

OMG!!!! I'm on fire sitting here as I type this. If you see smoke- its just me- trying to calm the hell down...

I was holding out on you guys with a major announcement. I'm taking down my loc's- not because I don't want them anymore- but because I want them smaller and more uniformed. I was never really happy with the size, so I decided to take down this set, and start them over. I wanted to do the big reveal once I'm done- but that wont be until next week ( heifer messed up my plan).

We'll I'm at work- sitting at my desk in my office **ok, Im'a be honest- **I'm sitting here looking at You tube videos on how to do a twist out **, you can obviously tell that some of my loc's are gone. All of the front have been taken down- I only have the back loc'd. I have them two strand twisted going to the back into a pony tail. A co worker ( who shall remain nameless) walks up to my desk and say " ooh, your loc's are gone" * insert a big ass kool aid smile on her face*, I responded- yes, but not for good. I start with my explanation of why I was taking them down- she cuts me off -

** This is how the convo continued**

Her: good now you can go and get a relaxer

* insert the gas face and a bubble caption that reads " GTFOH *

Me: You know I'm not getting a relaxer- I'm Au'Naturale baby ( she knows about the blog, the products, etc) I wont ever be going to a relaxer again- EVER- NEVER- AGAIN will the creamy crack take up residence on my hair!

Her: well you can go see my Dominican stylist ( Lucia) she can blow your hair super straight and it will be down your back-

* insert beads of sweat forming on my nose and silently praying for God to shut my mule-we are in a corporate building and I'm located in the executive suite*

ME:NO- THANK YOU- I'm happy being natural- and when they are all out I will rock a curly fro for a month, then re twist to re start loc's in September.

Her: chile, please.. all you gotta do is get some protectant, hair oil and you will be good to go- I have a relaxer and I get it done every 2 weeks at the Dominican Salon. You have " good" hair"- You will be happy with it and you"ll be able to do more with it {hair}. Lucia will hook you up!

** Me thinking to myself- is that what you did when you had to chop off your shoulder length hair into a short bob, because of breakage and bad perms-just use styling protectant, and oil - The oil you had me mixing for you and your daughter?? ummmmm**

ME: well to each its own, but did you ever think that everyone isn't into the super straight hair - I love my curls- I love being natural!

Her: Why?? who would want to walk around and look like that on purpose?

** adjust my eyeglasses, insert the gas face with a twist and my church finger up!~**

ME: I know thousands of women, men, and children that has CHOSEN to be natural- its a choice-and believe me dear. I'm super fresh , happy, and confident EVERYDAY-regardless of how I rock- Loc's, Fro, twist out, OR A RELAXER !

Her: ** slowly walking away out of my office** no way, no how would I subject myself or my daughter ( her daughter is 4) to that image.. Good luck with that

* stands up to escort her up outta my space * image of Martin Lawrence comes to mind of him throwing people out of his apartment* hand on my hip*

ME: Good luck with growing your hair back after that bad perm-ooh.. and you have a relaxer scab dangling- U might wanna check that ( :0 )

Divas!!!! I never knew this heifer felt that way about my hair. I'm in complete shock right now.. I've never heard a "bad comment" about my loc's or my natural hair- so I'm completely caught off guard right now.. She had the friggin nerve to waltz her ass into my office and suggest that I project a bad image because I 've chosen to be natural- BISH GTFOH!!!!!!!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The World's Longest Locs

From Black Voice-They measure 19 feet, 6 inches long. When dry, they weigh four pounds. When wet, at least 10 pounds. Asha Mandela has the longest dreadlocks in the world, making her an official Guinness World Record holder.
For Asha, it's more than just a hairstyle. It is a way of life and an expression of self.
"When I started growing my locks, I suddenly became very overprotective of them, as I felt they beheld all my energy, wisdom, knowledge and understanding and my over all strength. So I twisted, groomed and maintained them for myself... to the present," she explained in a recent e-mail interview.
Caring for hair of that length requires a lot of time, and a LOT of products. Check out how many bottles of shampoo she uses to wash her hair! Click here to read more

Monday, July 19, 2010

Modern-Day Slavery at Hair Braiding Salons Driven By Greed

Article from Black Voices — A New Jersey man from the West African nation of Togo is behind bars after forcing at least 20 women to work without pay in hair braiding salons. According to the Associated Press, 47-year-old Lassissi Afolabi, a citizen of the Togolese Republic, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison after he admitted to smuggling Togolese women and girls into the U.S. from 2002 through 2007 and making the young women, in effect, modern day slaves at hair salons throughout Newark and East Orange, NJ.
The Star Ledger reported that the women suffered beatings, psychological torture and sexual abuse. A federal judge in Newark described Afolabi’s crimes as “horrific” and ordered him to also repay his victims $3.9 million in restitution. But Afolabi didn’t act alone; he had help. His ex wife, Akouavi Kpade Afolabi, and her son were also convicted in the scheme. The former wife will be sentenced in September for her wrongdoing; her son has been given 55 months prison time. The trio snuck the women into the U.S. using fake visas, authorities said.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Curly Hair Do's and Dont's

Wash and Wear
DO: RE-WET HAIR EVERY THREE DAYS. “For curlier textures, I usually recommend a three-day limit between rinsing and conditioning,” says Dickey. “If you wait longer than that, your curls will shrink up or dry out.”

Amber Waves
DON’T: TOUCH YOUR HAIR UNTIL IT’S COMPLETELY DRY. “If you fuss too much with your wet hair, you’ll disturb the curl pattern,” says Dickey. “And the curls won’t have a chance to set properly.”

Silky Smooth
DO: TUCK CURLS INTO A BONNET OR SILK SCARF AT NIGHT. “You have to protect your curls at bedtime!” says Dickey. “And if it’s long, first gather your hair into a high ponytail, using a loose scrunchy.”

Super Shampoo

DON’T: SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR EVERY TIME IT GETS WET. "You"ll dry out your curls if you shampoo too much," says Dickey, who recommends using Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream Moisture-Rich No Suds Shampoo ($22). “I suggest a ‘big shampoo’ once a week. And don’t worry about it not getting clean—when you wet

Snip Snip
DO: GET A TRIM EVERY THREE MONTHS. “This is key for curly hair,” says Dickey. “You gain a quarter of an inch or so a month, so you’ll want to snip off dead ends to keep your curls looking and feeling fresh.”

Steam Heat
DO: USE STEAM TO HELP REFRESH 2ND AND 3RD DAY CURLS. “To redefine your curls, stand in the shower and let the steam seep into your hair,” says Dickey. “It adds moisture, which is so key for bouncy curls. After the shower, apply a finishing cream.”

So Hood
DO: TRY A PORTABLE HOOD DRYER INSTEAD OF A DIFFUSER. “After applying your styling product to sopping wet hair, sit under a pre-heated hood dryer,” says Dickey. “Stop when your hair’s almost dry, and then let the rest air dry. Your curls will have great definition!”

High Style
DON’T: USE TOO MUCH STYLING PRODUCT. “This leads to crunchy curls,” says Dickey. “Your product should be lite enough that you can saturate your hair with it, and your curls don’t get crunchy or weighted down.”

Tips courtesy of Essence.Com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Recipe-Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

I posted a pic on twitter of the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers I made on 4th of July. They were such a success and everyone has been asking for the recipe. You asked for it- so here it go!!!!!!Gotta thank my homie on Twitter @atiya9369 for her recipe!!!!-Thanks Diva


* 10-12 fresh jalapeno peppers
* 1 container of Philadelphia Cream Cheese ( I used the Spinach and Artichoke Flavor)
* 2 cups shredded Mexican Cheese
* 10-12 slices packages bacon ( cut the bacon in half- you should have 20-24 slices)


1. Cut stems off of peppers and cut them all in half longways.

2. Remove seeds from peppers ( the heat is in the seeds)

3. Rinse peppers with cold water and sit them on a paper towel ( blot them to remove excess water)

4. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and shredded cheese- mix well

5. Fill each pepper with cream cheese mixture ( I uses a plastic bag and pipped it in- but you can also use a spoon)

6. Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each pepper half. Secure with a tooth pick (tip: spray the toothpicks with cooking spray for easy removal)

7. Place on baking sheets and place in 450 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked. ( you can also place these on the grill)

8. Remove and serve when cooled.

Hit or Diss- Kelis Fire Engine Red Hair

Kelis chopped off her locks and dyed them a showstopping, fire engine red

What do you think Hit or Diss??

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Trip To Braiding Shop Ends With Trip To ER!

Greensboro, NC -- What started as a trip to the beauty salon to get her hair braided, ended with two trips to the emergency room, according to Veronica Carter.

Another Free Style Loc Updo

Things You'll Need:
* Styling Gel ( I used Pure Aloe Vera)
* large rubber bands
* Large straight pins


1. Section hair into 3 sections (you should be able to make 3 pony tails (1) on the top of your head, (1) in the midle, and (1) in the back)

2. Gather the pony tail together- pulling all the locs straight down- take 1-2 locs and wrap them around the pony tail ( you are using the locs to make a pony tail holder) secure the ends with a small straight hair pin or tuck loose pieces into the pony tail. ** You can also use a rubber band or a pony tail holder to make a pony tail and wrap the locs around the rubber band to hide it-if desired**

3. After the pony tail is secured- take the ends (loose locs) and gather them together, put a rubber band around the end ( if some of the locs fall out of the pony tail - its OK-you can secure them later)

4. take the pony tail and roll it under- secure with a couple of hair pins ( I used (1) on each side and (1) in the middle) to create a "bun"

5. Continue Steps 2-4 on each pony tail

6. Apply a little Aloe Vera gel to your edges to control any fly-aways

7. Wrap hair at night with a satin scarf/bonnet, and oil scalp as needed

This style took 15-20 minutes to complete.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Are You Still Crunk For Castor Oil??

I Castor Oil!! I use it on my edges mixed with peppermint and rosemary essential oil, I use it like a hot oil treatment on my daughter, and I've recently started using it on my eyebrows to re grow the hair that has been over waxed/plucked ( errr.. don't judge me yes, I said my eyebrows!). With the east coast being fried to death in this heat wave we are experiencing, I thought I would re visit castor oil, and provide some additional uses to help treat damaged and dry hair.

Castor Oil Hair Treatments

A variety of castor oil hair treatment recipes are available for specific hair concerns. Castor oil is most popular as a conditioning treatment. Pure castor oil alone serves as a moisturizing conditioner for dry, damaged hair. Adding castor oil to a commercial hair conditioner can improve the moisture level of hair. You can also mix castor oil with other vegetable oils, such as olive oil, for a deep conditioner. If you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp, castor oil can alleviate the discomfort. Mix castor oil with jojoba for a scalp treatment. Rosemary essential oil also works well with castor oil to balance the oils of the scalp.Castor oil can help treat hair loss when mixed with thyme, cedarwood, lavender, rosemary, jojoba and grapeseed oil. These essential oils stimulate the hair follicles to encourage hair growth and prevent future hair loss.

Using Castor Oil

You can apply castor oil in a number of ways during a hair treatment. Place castor oil in a clean applicator bottle to distribute the oil through the hair with less spills during conditioning. Put a shower cap over your hair, and sit under a hood dryer for 20 minutes for deep conditioning. Smooth 1 drop of castor oil onto the ends of your hair each night as a light daily conditioner. If your hair feels dry, apply 2 drops of castor oil to the entire hair shaft. Apply castor oil with a cotton ball or q-tip for scalp treatments. This will lessen mess and ensure that you put the oil on the scalp evenly.

Leave a comment let me know-If you're using castor oil are you using Jamaican Black, Cold pressed unrefined, or just the drug store jump off? What has castor oil done for you?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kinky- Curly Coming To Target!

Kinky-Curly arrives on the shelves of TARGET this summer! Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for store listings and additional info.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

All Curls Products 20% off at Curl Mart

ALL CURLS products are 20% OFF at Curl Mart! Use coupon code CURLS20. Expires July 12th. CURLS products, formulated with certified organic ingredients, natural oils from Bali and Indonesia, and exotic extracts from China and Japan, are specifically designed to define, defrizz, and hydrate needy curls. These delectable delights promise effortless, frizz-free curls. With 11 products to choose from, CURLS caters to every curly hair type.

ALL orders - FREE CURLS Product!All CurlMart orders will receive a FREE sample of CURLS Quenched Curls Moisturizer. This daily moisturizer is a life saver.While supplies last.

Friday, July 9, 2010

NEW Hair Milk Collection From Carols Daughter

NEW Hair Milk Collection

Hair Milk- Curl Defining Trio

*Hair Milk Curl Perfecting Shampoo, Conditioner & Lite Curl Booster*

Cleanse, moisturize and boost your curls with our lightweight curl perfecting trio.
Infused with a natural nutrient blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamins A & E, Apricot Kernel Oil plus essential oils for bouncy, soft, manageable curls with frizz-free shine.
Set Includes:
Hair Milk Shampoo, 10 oz.
Hair Milk Conditioner, 10 oz.
Hair Milk Lite The Curl Booster, 10 oz.

*Hair Milk Curl Perfecting Shampoo & Conditioner*

Inspired by Hair Milk, the Original Curl Definer, this set cleanses to prep hair and moisturizes curls to help eliminate frizz and flyaways.

Lemongrass, Mandarin Orange, Panthenol and Jojoba Oil help give your curls what they need for that healthy, bouncy look.
Set Includes:
Hair Milk Shampoo, 10 oz.
Hair Milk Conditioner, 10 oz.

Hair Milk Lite- The Curl Booster
*Ideal for Softer Curls*

A curl’s best friend. A curl boosting, weightless lotion that tames frizz while defining your curls. Adapted from our famous original formula, Hair Milk Lite is made with essential oil of Lemon and Vitamin C for an extra light, moisturizing hold.

Hair Milk Lite The Curl Booster Benefits
Apricot Kernel Oil – Increases moisture
Cocoa & Shea Butters – Condition the scalp and hair
Vitamin C – Protects from environmental damage
Lemon Essential Oil – Gives this formula it’s energizing and uplifting fragrance
Paraben-Free, No Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Artificial Color

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Almond Coconut Hair Milk is a thick creamy styling cream that styles hair with ease and provides gentle hold for everyday styling. Provides shine to dry, dull hair.•With Almond Butter, and, Lemon Essential Oil •Provides hold and controls frizz • Contains no petroleum products, parabens, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, or wax


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Thursday, July 8, 2010

I've Been Nominated for an Afro Glitz Web Award!!!!

I've been nominated for an Afro Glitz Web Award *insert applause*. Please vote for my blog under the "Best Hair Blog" category by going here ( you must put the url address ( when voting). Voting ends August 25, 2010. Below is a list of all the nominees and categories-I can truly say its an honor to have been nominated among some of the industries experts. Thank you to whomever nominated me and Good Luck to all the nominees!


List of websites and authors(books) that are currently in the running:
Best Author (Best Book)
Curly Like Me: How to Grow Your Hair Healthy, Long, and Strong by Teri LaFlesh

Going-Natural: How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair by Mireille Liong-a-kong

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps

No Lye: The African American Woman’s Guide To Natural Hair Care by Tulani Kinard

Thank God I’m Natural–The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair

The Knotty Truth: Managing Tightly Coiled Hair at Home: DIY Survival Guide
Best All Around Beauty Blog
Best Photo Blog
Best Blog for Locs
List of categories/websites that need to be narrowed down:
Best Forum
Best Hair Blog
Best V-log for Loose Hair
Best Haircare Products Line
Most Influential

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Old School Making a Comeback- Crisco

We’re all familiar with the blue can – it was probably a staple in all our childhood kitchens. Lately, there has been a lot of chatter about the benefits of Crisco for your skin and hair. Sounds rather bizarre, doesn’t it? Let’s look at the ingredients of Crisco: Soybean oil, fully hydrogenated cottonseed oil, partially hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils. Because the oils are partially hydrogenated, they are solid at room temperature and have a fatty consistency that is lighter than butter (made up of saturated fats). So, basically, natural oils hydrogenated to turn them into solid form. I use natural oils on my skin and hair all the time-Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Almond oil, Emu oil, Avocado Oil, and Grapeseed Oil. Because it is made up of oil, Crisco is not a moisturizer, but it's a great sealant!!!! You dont' need to use a lot of it to get great results either (a little goes a LOOOOONG way). If you're heavy-handed with product though, then you can add cornstarch to your Crisco to keep it from feeling too greasy.

I have read that Crisco is used in hospital settings to treat burn victims and those with severe eczema. It has also been used on skin tears caused by edema (severe swelling due to fluid accumulation).

Through some internet research I discovered Julia's Goat Milk Soap Company . Julia create and sell Herbal and Vegatable Based Soaps with Crisoc as the base for an Homemade Eczema Treatment.

Outside of the medical community, countless women (and probably a few men) are using Crisco on their faces, bodies and hair – and reporting great results. And it’s cheap. Under $5 for the small can which should last a really long time.

Does anyone use Crisco on their hair presently, in a past life, or all of the above? Inquiring minds want to know.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Free-Style Loc Updo

Thanks to the extreme summer heat here in DC - hitting near 100 degrees, I had to figure out how to stay cool with this hair. My locs are now shoulder length and they are HOOOOTTTTTTT!!!!!! I'm still a virgin when it comes to loc styling. I started playing around with a few looks, and got frustrated- so I decided to just "free style" it. No real technique, no dryer, no curlers, nothing complicated.. Just let it do what it do...

Things You'll Need:
* Styling Gel ( I used Pure Aloe Vera)
* (6) small rubber bands
* (1) large rubber band
* Large straight pins


1. Section hair into 2 sections ( you should be able to make a pony tail in the back, and a pony tail in the front)

2. Gather the back pony tail together- pulling all the locs straight down- take 2-3 locs and wrap them around the pony tail ( you are using the locs to make a pony tail holder) secure the ends with a small straight hair pin or tuck loose pieces into the pony tail. ** You can also use a rubber band or a pony tail holder to make a pony tail and wrap the locs around the rubber band to hide it-if desired**

3. After the pony tail is secured- take the ends (loose locs) and gather them together, put a rubber band around the end ( if some of the locs fall out of the pony tail - its OK-you can secure them later)

4. take the pony tail and roll it under- secure with a couple of hair pins ( I used
(1) on each side and (1) in the middle)- the back is complete

5. (Front) section locs and make flat twist ( I did 6 flat twist going back). Secure the twist with the small rubber bands

6. Once all the twist are created and secured- freestyle and twist- which ever direction it went ( or felt comfortable) is the direction I twisted.

7. Tuck locs as you roll, and secure with hair pins ( I used a total of 7 hair pins in the front)

8. Apply a little Aloe Vera gel to your edges to control any fly aways

9. Wrap hair at night with a satin scarf/bonnet, and oil scalp as needed.


This style took 15 minutes to complete.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Are years of wigs & weaves taking their toll on Naomi's hair line?

It looks like years of wear and tear on Naomi Campbell's hair has finally caught up with her.

During a glamorous photo shoot in New York City on Monday a hairdresser brushed back a portion of Naomi's weave to reveal a frighteningly large bald spot on the side of the super model's head. Unfortunately, bald spots and a receding hairline are not uncommon in the modeling world: After years of weaves, blow drying, dying, and styling, some models can lose their hair.

(L) Naomi in 1997 (R) Naomi in May 2010

If there's anyone who can rock a bold bald head, it's Naomi. She's certainly got the attitude. Should Naomi just ditch the wigs and give her hair some time to recoup?


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