Sunday, February 27, 2011

Curly Nikki comes to Atlanta

Hi Curly Girls! Sorry this post is late reaching you, but life has been happening:(  Curly Nikki was in Atlanta for the Bronner Brothers Show and she hosted at Meet-Up at Livingston's Restaurant near the Fox Theater here in the city.  It was great meeting her, seeing baby Gia and meeting/seeing so many natural curlies in the city!  Here are a few pics from the event. Michelle Breyer, owner of, as well as NikkiMae of were also in attendance at the event:)  Stefanie will add more pics from the event:)

Hey you all! I had a photo op with Nikki, Mae, and one of the first Youtube vloggers that I watched when I went natural, Heather! She and I were so excited to see each other, almost knocking people down trying to hug lol! It was great to actually meet in person.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I WON AGAIN! Me, My Hair and the City and Lamik Beauty's Giveaway!

Yes curlies I seem to be on a roll here lately! Let's hope this carries over with the GA Lottery!  Can you say cha-ching:)  Anyway, Adrienne a wonderful natural blogger here in Atlanta held a giveaway with Lamik Beauty.  I just love the ecofriendly products Lamik sells and the even more ecochic packaging! The owner Kim Roxie is uber creative and Shalawn who runs the Atlanta store is just super talented.  They know how to beat a face:)  I was overjoyed to find out that I'd won.  My goodies came with a wonderful card from Adrienne, three colorful eyeshadows (just in time for spring), an eyeliner, a mascara and a few makeup brushes.  Shalawn has even graciously agreed to host a small meet up with a few ladies to help us practice our makeup application techniques:)  Woot woot!

See my new products and my the cute card from Adrienne:)  Check Adrienne out here ( click here) and visit Lamik Beauty click here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Are twist-outs, roller sets, and the like indicative of hair insecurity or chasing a non-existent curl pattern?

This was a discussion I saw online and was very interested in the answers.  Many people felt that those styles were simply styling options, while others felt those styles represented discomfort with natural hair texture.  There were also claims that stretched styles are lifesavers because shrunken hair results in tangles and is a nightmare to detangle. Being a member of hair blogs, I have definitely read my share of "Curl definition" threads where people are trying to figure out how to define their curls (existent or non-existent) and on many occasions people would come in and state that those people needed to embrace their hair as is and stop trying to make it something that is wasn't (curly).  Do you think that people who constantly wear their hair in twist outs, rod sets, extensions, etc... are not embracing their natural texture/pattern or they just want variety?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sofn'free GroHealthy Line Product Review

This post is for all the Real Curly Girls on a budget!!! While listening to Napturalite Radio ( one Sunday evening I entered a giveaway. Much to my surprise I WON!!!! I had no idea what products I would get and honestly, I wasn’t familiar with Sof’N’Free’s GRO Healthy product line. I broke open the Strenghtening Crème, Triple Layer Growth Oil and Daily Growth Lotion to moisturize and prep my hair for a dry twist out.  I was very surprised at the ease in detangling, as well as the extra curl factor I experienced upon applying the product. 
To ensure that this was not a fluke, I used the products on a client’s hair the following week. After shampooing the client’s hair with Shea Moisture’s Moisture Retention shampoo, I added Sof n Free’s Really Deep Conditioning Treatment.  The client began to ask what I was applying as soon it reached her scalp. The tingling feeling let me know the conditioner had penetrated the hair shaft and was now working its way to her scalp.  I loved the softness the deep conditioner provided before she even got under the dryer for deep conditioning.  We weren’t surprised, but were satisfied with the great results!    After rinsing with cool water (to close to cuticle) I added Sof n Free’s leave in conditioner and blew the hair on a cool setting to prepare for a dry twist out. 
From this point, I added the Triple Layer Growth Oil and the Daily Growth Lotion and began twisting the hair. The results were wonderful.  Pictures to come soon- the hair model had an emergency and had to travel out of town with camera in tow! 
From the website- All of our new Milk Protein & Olive Oil Products contain:
·         Milk Protein to soothe the scalp, and strengthen and add shine to your hair
·         Olive Oil to promote a healthy scalp, repair damage and add even MORE shine
·         Omega 3 (with the exception of our relaxer kits) to strengthen & protect your hair.
Nowhere else can you find such a powerful, yet healthy and natural triple treatment combination for your hair.
The Good- the products smell really good! Lol (seriously) for the price, RCGs on a budget will garner great results from the products.  The moisture provided by the products as well as the results are some of the best I have experienced!  Make sure you go easy on the Triple Layer Growth Oil as it can be a little greasy if you apply too much.
The Bad- the line does not offer a shampoo, but for the price I’ll stick with Shea Moisture or a similar product.  If natural products are your thing, there are some ingredients in the products that are not “all natural!”  However, all in all I think the products do what they claimJ
Try them out and let us know what you think!