Front Bun Turban Tutorial

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Natural Hair, Turban Style, Front Bun Turban, Style, Natural Hair Blog, Natural Hair Blogger, Style Blog, Style Blogger, Fashion, Look of the DayI recently posted a look on my Instagram page with a Front Bun Turban style and I had several requests to show how to achieve this look. Well…Here it is! It’s very easy and great way to look chic quickly! I actually did two looks, the first is a higher front bun and the second is more of a rosette. I hope you enjoy this simple look and guess what… All you need is a scarf. Click the link below to see the full look!

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Natural Hair: Lovely Locs Product Review

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Product Name: Lovely Locs Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo, Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner and Lovely Locs Healthy Hair Elixir.

Price: Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner $10 and Healthy Hair Elixir $15

Size: Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner 8oz. and Healthy Hair Elixir 4oz.

Product Description for: The shampoo is clear, with a light Peppermint and Tea Tree scent. It has glycerin, vitamins B & E, oat extract, wheat protein, jojoba oil and Rosehip Oil. These ingredients enhance the conditioning properties of this shampoo. It is very gentle and contains no sulfates (suds-making chemicals) and no parabens (preservatives). Sulfates and parabens are harmful in that they strip the hair of all moisture and natural oils. This product is 100% vegan.

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Girl’s Night Out at MAC Event!

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On Sunday, September 28, 2014 I had the pleasure of hosting a fabulous event at the MAC store in the El Segundo, Ca. We enjoyed a night of Sipping on Stella Rosa Wine which was sponsored by the Stella Rosa, we nibbled on bites from Artistic Endeavors and shopped until our hearts were content.

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Guest Post by “For the Love of Curls”: 6 Tips for a Successful Natural Hair Event!

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NaturallyCurlyKinky.com is very excited to have guest blogger, LaShon Renee from “For the Love of Curls” giving us amazing tips for your next natural hair event. Be sure to follow LaShon, as she always has great tips and product reviews for natural hair. Thanks LaShon for an informative and fun post!!!

 

Since I’ve been natural I have been to what feels like a ton of natural hair meetups and events, and as an attendee I have learned a few things about what it takes to make a successful, enjoyable event.

1. Start the event on time

Nothing is worse than making your guests wait for your event to start because there are always those that arrive on time or early so to leave them waiting shows a lack of respect for their time.

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Weekend Recap: NappyWood Natural Hair Expo

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The Nappywood Natural Hair Expo is an amazing event filled with Natural hair vendors from all over the U.S.. This year’s event was held at the Hacienda Hotel located in El Segundo, California near the Los Angeles LAX airport on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
As you entered the courtyard for the event, you were immediately greeting by several volunteers. Depending on your ticket purchased, or if you were a vendor, talent or educator, you were directed to the proper table to pickup your goodie bag and ticket/badge. I was honored to be hosting one the side stages, so I was able to receive a VIP badge which gave me access to all the event offerings.

Once I pick up my goodie bag and badge, I made my way to the elevator. As I exited the elevator onto the 2nd floor, I knew that I had found the right location. The entire floor was a buzz with chitter chatter, clinging of glasses from the bar and the sweet smell of coconut and tropical scents, which was of course all of the natural hair products on display. I made my way into the Main event ballroom, which was a huge space with venders flanking the walls and center of the room. On the other side of the room, you had a runway stage setup for vendors to model their clothing and of course for the Natural Hair styling show and contest.

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Natural Hair Talk: Why I stopped using my Denman Brush!

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Ahhh…My hair is washed, conditioned, now it’s time to detangle. But why do I feel like I’m losing so much hair? I’m using a moisturizing conditioner with lots of slip, my wide tooth comb and my Denman brush. Wait….My Denman brush seems to be the culprit. I have so much hair tangled within the bristles of this very popular detangling tool, but I’m just not sure if this is the tool for me.

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Have you been through this scenario? Where you noticed that your Denman brush seems to have so much of your hair entangled within the bristles that should be on your head. Well, that’s why I stopped using my Denman brush. Although it’s a great tool for detangling and the natural hair community has embraced it, I think my 4c hair just doesn’t feel the same.

On average we lose 40-120 strands of hair everyday depending on our age, how much hair we have and our growth cycle. So, why would I use a tool that probably takes triple this amount of hair with every use. (The voice inside my head says…) “Because all the naturals use it…”

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Natural Hair Tutorial: Curly Fro’ using Beautiful Textures and Flexi-Rods

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Hey Loves!

 

I recently wanted to try my hand at FlexiRods. I had them for a while but never really tried to style my hair using them. Well, I recently purchased a few products from Beautiful Textures and thought that it would be the perfect time to try a FlexiRod style. Check out my video below and let me know what you!

 

Thanks!!!

Product Review: LRC ” The Potion” Protein Conditioner

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Product Name: LRC (Lawrence-Ray Concepts) Organic & Natural Hair Care System “The POTION”

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Price:  $42.67

Size: 12 oz.

Product Description for The Potion: Rich in vitamins, nutrients and natural oils creating moisture for dry scalp and brittle hair. The potion is a protein enriched conditioner loaded with natural butters. It coats and seals the hair, restructuring damaged hair shaft creating smooth manageable silky hair! Our Magical Creation that will leave your hair craving more, more, more!


Ingredients:  Vitamin B5, Wheat Protein, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Foraha Oil, Myrtle, Spikenard, Juniper, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavandin, Thyme, May Chang, Lemon, Spearmint, Owyhee oil.

My Experience:  This was my first time using “The Potion” and I was blown away at how soft my hair felt after while applying and after use. I started with freshly washed hair that I didn’t detangle so I could truly see how this Protein conditioner would work. Usually protein conditioners don’t have much slip for detangling, but if you check out my video then you know that his is no ordinary conditioner. I was able to detangle using a wide-tooth comb and also finger detangled. After applying the conditioner in sections, I sat under my steamer for approximately 20 minutes and then allowed my hair to come to room temperature before rinsing. When the steaming process was complete, my hair had softened up even more, which was absolutely amazing. And for all my girls with 4C hair, you know how it is to have your hair so soft and all you want to do is play in it. Well, that’s exactly what it felt like. While sitting there waiting to rinse, I could feel this tingle on my scalp. You know that feeling that something is really working… It was the Peppermint and Spearmint in the ingredients and it felt so good on the scalp. I rinsed my hair in cool water and towel blotted to remove the excess water. Once again, there was this softness that I just can’t explain. I had my husband and mother touching my hair to make sure it wasn’t just me. I personally loved that a Protein conditioner could make my hair feel this soft. I used the product as is, I didn’t add anything to it, but I was thinking…How much softer would my hair be if I added a little oil to the deep conditioning process? Maybe I’ll try that next time and believe me there will be a next time.

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Oyin Handmade Product Review

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Product Name: Oyin Handmade Hair Dew

Price:  $37.99 (A little pricey, but works great)

Size: 1 liter

Product Description for Hair DewThis lightweight quenching lotion refreshes the hair without buildup. Nourishing castor, olive and coconut oils combine with aloe vera and pure water to form a non-greasy, creamy leave-in that’s light enough for every day. It’s great on “naked” hair immediately after a cleanse, or as a way to reinvigorate tired hair  all the way through your hair care cycle. 


Ingredients:  Purified water, castor oil, olive oil, organic aloe vera gel, behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol (emulsifier derived from colza oil), coconut oil, olive squalane, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylil glycol (preservative), cetyl alcohol, fragrance, and love!

My Experience:  I personally love using the Hair Dew to moisturize my dry hair. When I have a old Twist-Out or want to wear a High Puff, then I would use the Hair Dew directly on my hair. I immediately notice that my hair is very soft and manageable. I also tried the Hair Dew as a deep conditioner. I started on hair that had been spritzed with water and then slathered the Hair Dew on. I placed my hair into a high puff so I could make sure that my ends would benefit from being under a steamer. After deep conditioning with my hair steamer for about 20 minutes, I allowed the hair to cool, bringing down the temperature. Afterwards, I washed my hair and continued with normal routine. My hair felt soft, but it wasn’t the softness that I was used to for a deep conditioner. I had seen this technique on YouTube and realized that it didn’t work for my hair. However, as mentioned earlier using the Hair Dew to moisturize my dry hair works amazingly. 

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#INHMD2014LosAngeles Recap

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On Saturday, May 17th Naturals across the world celebrated together for the 3rd International Natural Hair Meetup Day. In Los Angeles, LA Curly Girls hosted the event at Cozymel’s Restaurant in El Segundo.

The event was an afternoon Brunch, as you walked into the restaurant which is amazing in its self with outdoor seating, fire pits, a variety of areas to enjoy your food, including a Bar area, and several rooms where a private party or large group could use. I was escorted by the hostess to the room where the #INHMD event was being held. As I walked through the curtain, the room opened up to seat about 50 guests and I was immediately greeted with a big hug by Lydia Boyd, the President of the LA Curly Girls. As you walked into the room, to the right were tables set up with so many gifts bags. The first table was an array of giveaways for the raffles and social media contest prizes. As you continue around the corner of tables, you had swag bags for each guests and there were also swag bags for everyone that brought unused hair products to be sent to troops around the world.

As you ventured further into the room, each table had documents at each seat that included a hair questionnaire, Porosity info sheet, ice breaker game and so much more. As mentioned above, there were some Social Media contest as well, so each table also contained a list of rules for participation in the contest.

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