Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Under Construction

It's been way too long since I've blogged. At the constant prodding of some naturalistas I'm making a comeback so bear with me as I revamp the site and bring you all things natural hair...Love you chicas!!!





Sunday, June 3, 2012

NYC Area June Meetups

Hola chicas!!!! Looking for something to do this month? Here are a few events geared specifically toward us beautiful natural hair beauties...









Darker Than Brown (June) Monthly Dinner! 


When: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Time: 4:30 pm
More Info: here

Chic & Kinky's Annual Natural's Night Out
When: Sunday June 10, 2012
Where: Midtown Loft & Terrace
Time: 12pm-8pm
More info: here


June Dinner with Curlfriends

When: Saturday June 16, 2012
Where: Marx
Time: 5pm
More info: here



Register for these events and join in on the fun. Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!

Natural Hair in the NY Times???

Hola my loves!!!!

So I'm sitting  here waiting for my sister to come pick me up and I start browsing facebook. Normally I do a quick scan and I keep it moving. But today I stopped in my tracks when I saw the title:
Black Women's Transitions to Natural Hair. Of course I had to click the link and see what this was all about...


To my complete surprise the article and video was from the NY Times. The NY Times??? Talking about natural hair??? Ok now THIS I gotta read. For centuries, the NY Times has been upon the "upper echelon" of newspapers and not necessarily the #1 paper of choice in most (if not all) communities of color. I mean let's be honest, how may of our local corner stores, bodegas, 7-11s, Wawa's and the like actually sell the Times? Growing up in NYC I never once read the Times until I left the Boogie Down (Bronx, NY) and began to travel to the Upper West Side of Manhattan where I went to high school (s/o to Martin Luther King lol). I remember being in science class as a freshman and hearing my teacher tell us that we needed to read the NY Times for an assignment. The NY Times??? What about the Daily News or the Post??? Now those were papers I was familiar with lol. Anyway, on my way home I remember stopping at one of the newsstands outside the subway and picking up a copy of the Times. This paper was 75 cents!!! WHAT KIND OF FANCY PAPER IS THIS??? was my initial thought lol. Though I didn't read the newspaper very often I knew that the paper only cost 25 cents, now they were asking me to spend an extra 50 cents on a paper I would basically thumb through???

TUH!!!!

This was gonna be a trip!!! LOL....anyway, I said all that to say that for so long the NY Times has been known for the best reporting on world news and views so to see any sort of mention of natural hair was a pleasant surprise. I was a little nervous at first because I didn't know what to expect but

The op-ed piece and video attachment documents the unintentional transitioning of Nigerian born, Britain raised filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa. Check out the article and learn about this new wave of black women embracing their natural curls and loving it!!!

FULL ARTICLE

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chic and Kinky presents: 2nd Annual Natural's Night Out

The good folks over at chicandkinky.com presents....



Join naturalistas from near & far as we celebrate all things natural hair!!!! With sponsors like Jane Carter Solutions, Design Essentials, EDENS Body Works, Beautiful Textures, CURLS, Curl Max & Curls Unleashed this is sure to be a great event. 

Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012
Time: 12pm-8pm
Place: Midtown Loft & Terrace
Cost: $20

For more details go to chicandkinky.com
To purchase your ticket click here (deadline to purchase tickets June 8, 2012) 

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kinky Curly Coily Me Meetup Review

Hey my loves....

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend a great meetup: Dinner with the CurlFriends! A PINK & BLACK Affair sponsored by Jenell of kinkycurlycoilyme.com. The event was held at BESO a new restaurant in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Beso

So let's get into the review.........

First of all, the turnout was absolutely amazing!!! There were at least 50 beautiful naturalistas from all over packed into the small restaurant.

The restaurant itself was actually very nice, it's an intimate space more suited for a night out w/ a few girlfriends versus a full out dinner and meetup event. The wait service could have been better and the humidity was almost unbearable at times but the good company, food, generous giveaways and delightful demeanor of the host (Jenell) more than made up for the shortcomings. Additionally, the venue has only been open for about 4 months, needless to see the owner is still finding her way and trying to establish the place.



Next up....there were amazing giveaways!!! Upon entering the restaurant everyone was given a raffle ticket. During the mix & mingle portion of the evening all the ladies got the chance to get to know the other ladies at their table. We talked about our journeys thus far, what made us decide to go natural and all that good stuff. We had to do all of that without saying the word "hair". Needless, to say that presented a great challenge for most of us lol. If anyone heard another lady say "hair" they were allowed to take that person's raffle ticket (I was on the prowl lol). That little ice breaker was a great way for us ladies to get to know one another and try to increase our chances at some really great prizes. There were goodies from Curls, Design Essentials,and Shea Moisture. Not to mention the complimentary products each participant received in her swag bag.


   

There was also a nice demonstration from the professionals at Design Essentials where we learned some great tips. For example, one thing I never realized was that moisture for the hair (which we know is essential) is best received from cream based products rather than hair grease because hair grease is silicone based and tends to sit on the scalp and hair rather than penetrating and actually moisturizing the scalp and hair. Another great tip was in regards to deep conditioning. Did you know that deep conditioning should be done at least every 2 weeks? According to the professionals, regular conditioning is equivalent to putting lotion on your face. It lasts for the moment but every once in a while you need a good facial to penetrate beneath the surface.


Overall I think the event was a success and I can't wait to attend the next one so big s/o to Jenell for putting it together. Here are a few more pics from the night....

some of my new "curlfriends" I had such a good time chatting with these ladies

Other guests focusing on the Design Essentials demo

Curlfriends

Cheese!!!

Jenell & I glistening in sweat from all the humidity LOL




Don't miss the next Dinner w/ Curlfriends event...click HERE for more details

To learn more about Kinky Culry Coily Me check out the following links:




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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Product Review: Kinky Curly Come Clean & Shea Moisture Purification Mask

Check out my latest Youtube video...



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Curly Nikki's 31 Days of Haute Hair

Hey beauties....

Y'all know how much I love a good giveaway!!! Well I just ram across this awesome giveaway from CurlyNikki 



31 days in May = 31 chances to WIN!!!! Make sure you enter EVERY DAY to increase your chances to win great prizes from some awesome natural haircare providers including:

 










AND MORE.....

So go on over to CurlyNikki.com for official contest rules & prizes