Monday, December 29, 2014

My Prince Is Here!!!


Hey loves! I just want to check in really quickly to share with with you, my good news. My son has arrived. Derrick Vincent Jr decided to meet his mommy and daddy a week early. On December 23rd at 9:01pm, my precious baby came into this world to change our lives forever. 

Say hello to my Prince Derrick (who we have nicknamed "DJ")!!



If you would like me to do a birth story post then let me know. Until then I'll kiss DJ for you. 


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

My New Baby - Keurig 2.0 - Product Review

Keurig 2.0 Product Review


As my life is about to get busier and crazier with a newborn, I had to make changes in my house. One of those changes is getting my tea and coffee fix quickly. Yes it might seem really silly to you but my coffee or tea is the first order of business for me and the most important business of my day. I am Jamaican so my stomach expects something hot, first thing in the morning. So, with that said, say hello to my baby before the real baby, The Keurig 2.0.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Did You Know: Shea Moisture Has a Mommy Skin Care Line?

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Cupuaçu Mommy

Since getting pregnant I have been very worrisome about what my body will look like after the birth of my son. Will I get stretchmarks? Will they go away? So, for the past month, I have been trying out this new skin care line developed for mommies. Its the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Cupuaçu Mommy line. Yes people, Shea moisture does make skin care for mommies.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

33 weeks Pregnant & Almost There!


I still can't believe it; I am 33 weeks pregnant and almost there. In a few weeks my little bundle if joy will be here. So, I know that I have not been updating the blog as I should or have been letting you guys know how the pregnancy have been since my last update. I have been so tired I haven't been able to but I know that you understand.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Juka's Organic Natural Hair Food Product Review

Juka's Organic Natural Hair Food


Recently I have been trying a new hair product and I just have to share with you. It's the Juka's Organic Natural Hair Food. Its a moisturizing butter that promises to "instantly helps soften & tame rough textures leaving hair very soft, manageable, hydrated, moisturized, polished & smooth". See below for the review:
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Featured Naturalista: Shayla

Featured Naturalista: Shayla

Where are you from? 
Georgia

How long have you been natural? 
I just recently big chopped on June 16, 2014.

Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When? 
I big chopped
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Carol's Daughter Acquired by Loreal USA


Carol's Daughter bas Been Bought
Photo Credit: Getty Images
And the rumors are indeed true. The well-known natural hair care line Carol’s Daughter now has a new owner and has been relieved of their financial troubles. On October 20, 2014, Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter announced that the brand has been acquired by Loreal USA.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Product Review - SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore 

Have you tried any of the products from the new Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore line? If you haven't, then let me tell you a little more about them based on my experience as I have tried most of the products from this line.

First, I must state that Jamaican Black castor oil is a very potent ingredient that repairs your hair and strengthens it, leaving you with great shine. However the smell of raw JBCO can be very overwhelming, leaving a lot of women shying away from using it. I am a Shea Moisture lover and was very delighted when they came out with a Jamaican Black Castor Oil line. With this line you get the great benefits of JBCO without the strong smell that is normally associated with it. In addition, most of the products are fortified with other great ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter and Jojoba oil.

Below is my review for each product:

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

3 Easy DIY Natural Hair Recipes

Don't you just love a post with some good hair recipes and cocktails? I sure do! I came across this post by Ashley Glenn from NaturallyCurly.com where she shared her 3 quick and easy cocktails for your natural hair. I loved it and thought you would appreciate the recipes too. They are: Coco Aloe Spritz,  Curly Argan Shea Leave-In and Coily Shea Butter Curling Custard for Natural Hair.

Below are her DIY natural hair recipes that your hair will love.


When the curly community can’t find what it needs in a product, we tend to take matters into our own hands. We’ve been blown away by women concocting their own gel out of flax seeds and creating whole product lines right from their kitchen. But, if you're new to curly mixology (yes, it's a thing) we know flax seeds can be a little daunting, so here are three favorite curly cocktails for beginners.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Natural Hair & Pregnancy Update

Pregnancy so far has taught me that a woman's body has some super powers. The things my body are going through during this time is simply breath taking .....and weird - all at the same damn time. And, to know that my body can go back to how it was before pregnancy is just remarkable. I have a real human being in my belly! Lol! God is good! 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Featured Naturalista: Juanita


 Featured Naturalista: Juanita 


The lovely Juanita of https://www.curly-hair-care.com shared her natural hair story and regimen with us. I hope you enjoy what she had to say as much as we do. See her story below!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Life Updates: Married and Pregnant!

Hey loves!

As you guys have already known from my last blog post and many Instagram post, I got married in Jamaica in a very small and intimate ceremony on July 22nd. You also know that I am pregnant and expecting a baby. Yup, a lot is going on. However I have promised that I will come back with pictures and updates, so enjoy!!


Married and still over the moon happy about my union. I love this man and we joined hands together and made a vow to each other to live our life for each other and the family we are making. We couldn't be happier.

Almost 5 months pregnant, I am finally starting to look preggers. In a few days I will find out gender. Soooo excited!

My friends giving the baby bump done love!

Soooo, that's what I have been up to. Getting myself used to being pregnant and the changes my life and my body has been going through. Let me know if you want me to do pregnancy update blog post. 

Until next time, live good and be thankful for what you have. Love ya'll!


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Andddddd I Got NEWS!!!!


So, my life is about to change. But for the better. I don't normally talk about my personal life much on here because I know you all have more interesting lives than I do. Lol! Well I hope. Lol! However when it's something that I am excited about, I try to share it with you guys. 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Favorite Natural Hair Moisturizers


Moisturizing our natural hair is one of the biggest challenges we face as natural hair girls. I am always asked on Facebook and Instagram about what moisturizers do I use in my natural hair, so I think it's only fair that I talk about it here. First I must let it be known that I am a 'cheapie'. So, most of my products do not cost a lot of money.

Here are a list of my Favorite Natural Hair Moisturizers and why I love them so much.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Are You Broke Because You Wear Your Real Hair

Recently I wrote an article for BlackHairInformation.com on the ignorance of black women and hair. It was based on a twitter post that stated "If you’re broke then you got no choice but to wear your real hair". I just had to share it with you guys. See Story Below:

***This was first posted and seen on http://www.blackhairinformation.com





I guess we Naturalistas are broke as hell for daring to rock our real hair, right? 

My fiancé tagged me in a post on Instagram so that I could see the ignorant views some women have on natural hair. The post was of a screen shot of woman’s twitter message. It implied that the reason why we natural Sistas go natural is because we are broke and can't afford weaves. She explained that her weaves are expensive and because we cannot afford it, we have no choice but to wear our real hair. 

My weave is expensive. I guess if you’re a broke basis b**** you got no choice but to wear your real hair.

Clearly her level of intelligence and grammar is another story all by itself. We won't go there. But, can you imagine the ignorance of this woman? Her prized hair is not the one that grows from her head but the hair that she paid lots of money for - that came from another woman's head. How does this even make sense? I must state that I do not know if she was talking about natural hair or relaxed hair that is not in a weave. Wearing relaxed hair is surely not cheap, so I don't know. Either way, it is still a very ignorant thing to say. 

If You Rock This: It means your Expensive and got $$$$$. LOL!

The words in this post struck a nerve with me because I know that this is what a lot of women think. A lot of our black sisters look down on us nappy head Sistas for wearing our hair the way God made us. I remember when I told people I was going to go natural. Some asked me why? What's wrong? Ummm, nothing is wrong. I didn't know going natural will be a lifestyle change - which I love btw. I simply wanted to not burn my scalp anymore to get straight hair that I did not born with. Nor did I want to get my scalped pulled and sewn anymore to get long straight hair that came from someone else's head. I was just tired of it all. Was it a money problem? Hell no! I been perming since I was 7 yrs old and weaving since I was in high school and knew it’s a part of a black woman's life and so you had to pay for it the same way you pay for food. It was a ritual known to most of us black women. 

If You Rock This: You are I guess you are one BROKE Sista!!!!!

We as black women need to rebuild confidence in ourselves. 

That woman's ignorant rant is evidence that there, under those expensive weaves that she so gloriously praise, lies deep self-esteem issues  She cannot see the beauty and power and luxury of wearing the hair that grow from her scalp. She would not fathom the idea of learning to care for her real hair so that her crown can always sit high on her head with brilliance. We need to change how we think and help other black women to open their eyes to the beauty that is our natural selves. And trust me, everything you need to help you on your journey is on www.BlackHairInformation.com whether you are on a natural hair journey or relaxed healthy hair journey. 

Accept your hair for what it is and embrace it hunny! 

Another woman's hair is not better than your own; even if it's wrapped in gold and has a 'luxury' price tag. The hair that grows from your scalp is prized possession and with care it can be better than any hair you can buy in a beauty supply store. 

Learn to care for hair

Achieving long healthy hair whether you have relaxed hair or natural hair is not as hard as it seem. You just need to learn how to care for your hair. Build a hair care regimen. 
Cleanse properly. The start of healthy hair begins on the scalp. Keep it clean and free of old oils and product buildup. Shampoo your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. It is also best to apply shampoo to your scalp and clean your scalp first. During the rinsing process the shaft of your hair will get cleaned. If you are a co-wash person then do that, but make sure all of your conditioner is rinsed off of your scalp. If not, you can develop scalp conditions.
Deep condition your hair with every wash. Skipping the deep conditioning step is suicide to your hair. This step is vital to overall health of your hair. Find a good deep conditioner or simply get into the kitchen and make your own DIY Deep Conditioning Treatments.
Moisturize effectively. Keeping your hair moisturized is the key to maintaining healthy hair. Find water based moisturizers that promote softness and are free of petrolatum. Moisturize daily or weekly (whatever best suits your hair)
Style with care. Handle your hair with care. Do as much low manipulation hairstyles as you can so that you can retain length and minimize damage.

What do you think about this woman's message?

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Javita Weight Loss Coffee and Green Tea


Javita Weight Loss Coffee and Green Tea


Suppose I tell you that drinking coffee and green tea can lead to weight loss? Yes girl! But not any ole coffee and tea but Javita Weight Loss Coffee and Green Tea. If you have never heard of Javita then familiarize yourself. 
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Friday, June 6, 2014

What is your Natural Hair Porosity level?

Natural Hair Porosity

What is your Natural Hair's Porosity level?

Moisturizing our natural hair and keeping it moisturized is a big problem for most of us naturals. But before we can effectively moisturize our hair and retain that moisture, we must first understand natural hair porosity and what category your hair falls in. Most naturals tend to be caught up with hair typing 'am I a 4a, 4b, 4c, etc'; but hair typing is the last thing you should be worried about. Find out what is your natural hair's porosity level.  

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Featured Naturalista: Tiffany Macklin

Featured Naturalista: Tiffany Macklin


Where are you from?
I am from NC

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
I am the mother of 3 beautiful children (1 boy, 2 girls), I love to dance, and write poetry.  I am a lover of all things positive.  I love to have a good time and enjoy family. I am also a Library Assistant.

How long have you been natural?
I have been natural a year now but have been growing my hair out for 9 months.  This is my second time returning to my natural state. I love it.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5 Super Easy Natural HairStyles

5 Super Easy & Stylish Natural Hair Style

Natural hair is so fun and versatile. Below are 5 hair styles that can turn your luscious locs into FABULOUS! Let me know which one you will try.


1. Five Minute Chic Twists

Natural HairStyles

I just love Zarah's hair and how she styles it. This 5Min twist hairstyle is not just quick but super sylish. Watch the video here.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DIY Deep Conditioning for Natural Hair at Home


DIY Deep Conditioning Natural Hair at Home

DIY Deep Conditioning for Natural Hair at Home


Deep conditioning is a recommended treatment for all hair types. Indeed, it is not just for those who have dry, brittle or unmanageable hair. Even if you have healthy hair now, you need to set aside time to deep condition hair as part of your hair care and maintenance routine, especially if you want to keep your locks healthy. But if you are worried that you do not have the time or resources to go to a salon for a deep conditioning treatment, there is no need to worry. You can do your own treatment and enjoy the same benefits even at the comfort of your own home!
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

WINNERS of the Aunt Jackie's Giveaway

The Winners of the Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coil Products Giveaway has been selected!!!!!



I want to first thank all of you guys who entered the Aunt Jackie's giveaway. I love these products and I am so happy that I was able to let two of my lovely readers try these great products.

The Winners of the giveaway was randomly selected by the PunchTab software.
Andddddddd the TWO winners of the giveaway are: Fanisha Lyles and Sonya Jones

CONGRATULATIONS Girls!!!!

To claim your prizes: Please respond to the email I have sent to the email address provided when you entered. You have exactly 1 week to respond, if not, another winner will be selected.

If you did not win the giveaway, don’t worry, the Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coil products are affordable and you can get them at Curl Mart or Family Dollar. We host giveaways all the time, so subscribe to the newsletter so that you never miss any blog post, giveaways or other announcements.



Thanks for the support guys!


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Friday, May 2, 2014

DIY Moisturizing Leave-in Spray for Natural Hair

DIY Moisturizing Leave-in Spray for Natural Hair

DIY Moisturizing Leave-in Spray for Natural Hair

Going down the natural hair aisle at the beauty supply store can sometimes give us a real headache when we see the prices. Does natural hair products need to be this expensive? Does it have to be this hard to find a good moisturizing leave-in spray without breaking my pocket? The answer is no. You can make your own DIY moisturizing leave-in spray for your natural hair with ingredients that you probably already have in your house. 

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Shea Moisture Cosmetics Review

Shea Moisture Cosmetics Review


Shea Moisture is a force to be reckoned with in the beauty department. If you are a regular reader here on GlamNaturalLife.com, then you know I try to get my hands on all things Shea Moisture. From hair to body and now cosmetics, Shea Moisture has delivered with great products at super affordable prices. 

Shea Moisture first revealed their cosmetics line ‘A Better Way to Beautiful’ at Korto Momulu’s Fashion show here in New York City during Fashion Week earlier this year. The complete cosmetics collection is now exclusively sold in stores and Target.com; so it is easily attainable. I was given the chance to try the foundation, CC cream, face powder, blush and lipgloss and I had to gush about them.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Giveaway Alert!!!! Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Products Are Up For Grabs!

Aunt Jackies Curls & Coils Prizes To Be WON!!


It's Giveaway TIME!!!!

You could be one of TWO winner to win products from the Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils natural hair product line.

I love Aunt Jackie's products because they are all natural and free of any sulfates, parabens, mineral oil or petrolatum. They work great on all hair types and really affordable. I am so so excited to be able to do a giveaway of these products.


So what's up for grabs:

Prize#1:
-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Oh So Clean! Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo 9oz.
-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils In Control Anti-Poof Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner 9oz.

Prize#2:
-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy 9oz.
-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Curl La La Defining Curl Custard 9oz.

**Click on each product above to see the product reviews or Click Here to watch the product review video.**


Rules of the Giveaway:
  • Only winners with a US address will be granted their prize!!
  • Winners will be chosen at random using PunchTab!

Enter Below To Win:

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Karyn Washington - Founder of For Brown Girls - Commits Suicide

Karyn Washington of 'For Brown Girls' Commits Suicide


If you have not yet heard, then I come bringing the bad news. Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls website has committed suicide. Her website http://www.forbrowngirls.com/ which promotes women's empowerment and self-love served as a very useful tool for women who had self-esteem issues and also assisted most of us natural girls as we fought with accepting and loving our natural hair after the big chop. Karyn was a very important blogger in the natural hair community for her motivation talks on YouTube and her blog. She will be missed and never be forgotten for the person she was and the contribution she made to women all over the world.

Karyn Washington’s mother passed away due to her long battle with cancer. This great loss pulled Karyn down into a deep sea of depression which led to her suicide. It is really sad to see such a beautiful soul leave us. I cannot help but wonder where was her support system? Where were the Aunties, Uncles, Grandparents, other family and friends? After such a loss, she needed the help that she always offer others. 

‘Only White people commit suicide’; this is a big misguided, untrue statement often made by the black community. It’s a big misconception that black people do not commit suicide and that’s simply a ‘white people thing’. Its often said preached that black women are strong and we can carry all burdens and will never die from the white man’s disease ‘suicide’. However this is furthest from the truth. Suicide sees no color and leaves family in grief regardless of race or gender. A friend of mine lost her father to suicide. While we may never know what really pushed him to do it, the family will forever morn his lost and carries grief and unanswered questions on their shoulders.

Why did her friends and family ignore the signs for help? It is now known that the passing of her mother was the main cause of her depression which lead to the suicide. So, I have to ask, why she was not helped? If it’s known that your friend or family member have lost the most important person in her life, wouldn't you help? She was knows to be very motivational and helps whoever comes to her with cares and concern. 

So where was the help she needed when she could not help herself? Who did she cry to? Who did she talk to during this grieving process? There had to be someone who heard these cries. They could have pushed her to channel her grief into something positive in memory of her mother that will help others hurt by the passing of cancer victims. I truly blame the people around her for failing to recognize the severity of her depression which caused her to commit suicide. 

In a recent YouTube video, her good friend Najah addressed the comments made of different blogs about Karyn not being such a great promoter of self-love could kill herself. Some commentators even went on to say that this tragedy proves that you cannot look up to folks on YouTube.

Najah stated in her YouTube video
“I saw a few comments on a few different articles where people were saying, ‘This is such a tragedy because there were so many people who looked up to her, and that’s why you can’t look up to people because people are going through things and you really can’t trust these self-help gurus.’ I just think that’s completely false and I think that’s not a good message to send people. For people to think that if you’re going through something as a person or if you have flaws or if you have things that make you human, that you can’t help other people.”

Now, my question to Najah is, where were you? How much did you help and did you help? I am not attacking her friends and family, however I do not believe Kayrn Washington should have gotten to the mental state where she felt she had to kill herself as her support system must have known there was a problem. They needed to step in and be the support she needed after the a tragic loss of her mother. 

What do you guys think of the death of the founder of For Brown Girls Karyn Washington?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Going Natural Is not a Hairstyle

Going Natural Is Not A Hairstyle


More and more I see and read on other blogs where girls are obsessed about the next girl's hair. It's not rare to hear a girl who is transitioning say 'Oh I want my hair to look like THAT when I go natural'. A lot of women see natural hair as a hairstyle. Wait...let me rephrase that. A lot of 'people' think that natural hair is a hairstyle. But it is not.

Going natural or being natural is a way of life. It's going back to your roots and wearing your hair as it is grown from your head. It is not a hairstyle it's simply just accepting our hair for what it is and rocking the hell out of it. Yes the way we comb and style our hair is a hairstyle but there is a deeper issue here.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Featured Naturalista: Mykel Trent


Featured Naturalista: Mykel Trent


Where are you from?
I am originally from Winnsboro, Louisiana. I am finishing my degree in Troy, Alabama!

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
That I am short. Most people look at my pictures and automatically assume I am at least 5'6 or taller. My modeling training has helped with that a lot.

How long have you been natural?
I am not entirely sure, but I will say two years? going on three years.

Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
I transitioned for the longest and then chopped it. June of 2011.

Did you have a support system?
Not really. I just took it upon myself to make the decision. I told no one so there would not be any negativity that swayed my decision to go natural.


What is more important to you - Hair Length or Hair Health?
Honestly? Length. But without health, length may not come soooo. :)

What are some of your favorite natural hair products?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, KeraCare, Design Essentials, Shea Moisture.

What is your natural hair regimen?
Do check out my YouTube channel! It varies. Depending on what style or texture I am achieving.


What advice would you give to someone who is considering to go natural or a newly natural sista? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Eating right is important as well.

Where can we find you? (Facebook, Twitter, blog, website, etc.)
My twitter is @GigglingMeekie
Blog: http://meekfro.wordpress.com
Instagram: @GigglingMeekie
YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/MeekFro
I am open to questions and concerns.

How did you hear about us?
Googling natural hair pages. Nice set up here!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You Did The Big Chop Now What do I Do


A lot of women do not know what to do after the big chop and often find themselves frustrated. However it does not have to be that way.

I wrote this articles for BlackHairInformation.com and just had to share with you guys. Click Here To Check It Out.

Enjoy!!!
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Willow Smith Rocks Her Faux Locs

Willow smith rocks her Faux Locs


Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada Smith is a fashion trendsetter in her own right. She is very young at only 13 years old but her personal style is very much unique and she owns it. Recently she was seen out and about in Los Angeles rocking her faux locs. Willow and her hair are no stranger to the news regarding her ever changing hair styles. One second she is bald, the next second she can be seen strutting a blue and green wig.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Monistat For Natural Hair Growth

Monistat for Hair Growth

Monistat for Natural Hair Growth



I was recently asked on Facebook by a lovely young lady about using Monistat for hair growth. Yes…….you read right. We are talking about Monistat Cream. You should have seen my face as I read this. I had to quickly tell her to ignore those blog posts and videos promoting this foolishness. 

Oh boy! The things we women do for the dream of long hair. I have seen and heard of a lot of remedies for hair growth. However using Monistat cream for hair growth is by far the most outlandish remedy of them all. Like really?


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Featured Naturalista: Lisa Hunter

Featured Naturalista: Lisa Hunter


 Where are you from?
I am from Greensboro, NC.

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
I love Jesus Christ with all of my heart and soul. I am also an undercover nerd, that loves science. I am currently a technologist of microbiology, and I'm pursuing my master's degree in Theological Studies. Aside from natural hair I absolutely love fashion, people, and animals. I'm probably one of the most positive and funniest people you'd ever meet, because I believe you can find the good in any situation.


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How long have you been natural?
I've been natural for almost 4 years. My last relaxed was in August of 2010.

Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
I chose to go through the transition phase, mainly because I didn't have the courage to do the big chop. I wanted to keep my length as long as possible and this was an easier process for myself. I transitioned for a year and a few months (August 2010-October 2011), by getting blow outs and getting my hair trimmed every 4 weeks. After getting blow outs for awhile and my relaxer being completely trimmed out, I decided to stop with blow outs so that I could train my natural curl pattern. I now get blow outs twice a year.

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Look at that healthy head of natural hair?

Did you have a support system?
My support system was small at first because not everyone understood nor agreed with the natural hair process. My sister who went natural before myself was my influence and biggest supporter during my journey. After seeing the results and versatility she has with her hair, I was then convinced to try it out. I have no regrets!


What is more important to you - Hair Length or Hair Health? 
Hair health is definitely more important to me than length. If your hair is healthy first, then your length is sure to follow.

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What are some of your favorite natural hair products? 
I try to shy away from being a natural hair junkie, yet it is hard when there is so much out there to try. I currently use Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie, Beautiful Textures product line, Silk Elements edge control, As I Am co-wash, and of course Eco Styling Gel. These are the products that I have found to work best on my hair thus far.

What is your natural hair regimen? 
I don't have a specific hair regimen as it can vary week to week. I typically moisturize it daily with Shea Moisture, I shampoo and deep condition it weekly, I try to wear a lot of protective styles to protect my ends, and I pay close attention to it.

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What advice would you give to someone who is considering to go natural or a newly natural sista? The best advice I can give to someone considering or just now beginning this journey is to really educate yourself prior to going natural. It's important to know what you will be dealing with because it is a high maintenance process. Really learn and love your hear and it will love you back. The results and benefits will show with time time you spend it making it healthy first.

Contact others who have been natural for some time and retrieve advice from them and their experiences. YouTube is also a great resource for tips, many styles, and tutorials. Also, a major thing to remember is to drink plenty of water as hydration is essential to hair growth and retaining moisture.

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Where can we find you?
I can be found on the following:
Instagram- @lisaleese7 (I post my hairstyles frequently)
Twitter- https://twitter.com/SimplyMe1011
Facebook- Alisa Dianne

How did you hear about us?
I heard of you through Twitter. The owner of the blog and I started following each other and shortly after began briefly emailing. This ultimately led me to her blog.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Product Review: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Curl La La Defining Curl Custard

Product Review: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Curl La La Defining Curl Custard

Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Curl La La Defining Curl Custard


Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Curl La La Defining Curl Custard gives curls and coils long lasting moisture and hold, without crunch or flaking.

Promises:
Kiss frizzy, hard-to-tame hair good-bye. The mega-moisture humectants in Curl La La Defining Curl Custard give long-lasting bounce to curls, adds shine and definition to spirals and coils. Define your signature look by adding a little or a lot. Whatever your style, rest assure that it will be well-moisturized and soft to the touch, without caking or flaking. Use it as often as needed on wet or dry hair.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Product Review: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy

Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy - Product Review

Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy


Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy will help you comb through difficult to manage hair, while providing your hair with a restorative moisture balance.

Promises:
Have no fear! Your hair has its own personal Super Hero, guarding against tangles, knots and unruly, tresses! With the power of its "silky slip," Knot On My Watch helps the comb glide through hard-to-manage hair, leaving it tangle-free and protected from breakage, while restoring a healthy moisture balance. Use as often as needed on wet or dry hair. Great detangling solution for all hair types and textures.

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Product Review: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils In Control Anti-Poof Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner

Product Review: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils In Control Anti-Poof Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner

Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils In Control Anti-Poof Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner



Promises:
Tame, nourish and deep condition frizzy, hard-to-manage, dehydrated, brittle natural curls, coils and waves with natural extracts and proteins. Gentle humectants moisturize and hydrate. It's an excellent restorative treatment for any type or texture, including natural, colored, relaxed, and texturized hair. Gentle enough to be used daily after shampooing. Enhanced with Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Keratin to promote softness, strength, shine and pliability

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Product Review: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Oh So Clean! Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo

Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Oh So Clean! Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo


Aunt Jackie's natural hair products has been the talk of the town recently. So of course, I had to get my hands on these products. Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils collection consist of a Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangler and a Defining Curl Custard. These products are all free of any sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and petrolatum. you know I love that.

Promises:
Treat your chronically dry hair to this lather-rich, deep moisturizing hair bath. Enriched with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, tresses become super clean, soft, hydrated and easier to comb.

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As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner Product Review

As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner Product Review


Product Promises:
Gently cleanses hair and scalp
Removes product residue
Preserve moisture

Price: $8 for 16oz

Where to buy: Target Stores or Sally Beauty Store

My Thoughts:
So I bought this because lots of people was talking about it and being the Product Junkie that I am I forked over the cash. I have used most of the jar so far and I like it. It leaves my hair soft and my hair was clean. I like how it makes my hair feel after I rinse. I suggest leaving it in for a few minutes while you shave or whatever else you do in the shower to get a full conditioning. 

I noticed that if I used lots of product that week then this CoWash is not enough to clean my hair and scalp in one wash. I have to repeat the process. I believe it removes some product build up but not a full week's worth of gels and moisturizers and oils. If your a wash and go person or if you Cowash your hair few times a week then this is for. If you don't use a lot of products it's for you too. 

Overall it's a good product. It does what it promises. 

Pros: 
  • Cleans and leave hair moisturized. 
  • Slip is simply wonderful. Detangling was very very easy. That's always a huge plus. 

Cons:

  • The jar is a little hard to work with in the shower. It would be nice if it was in an actual bottle instead of a jar. 
  • Doesn't remove lots of product buildup in one wash. 

Have you tried any products from the As I Am product line? 


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