Saturday, November 12, 2011

Protective Styling

Here's a vid of the protective style I did on 11/7/11


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Friday, November 11, 2011

Tip of the Day

Hey Chicas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recently I had a conversation with a few naturalistas at school (s/o to Natasha & Cass). So we were talking about the versatility, issues with and love for our natural hair. One thing that we all agreed on in regards to natural hair is the following:

WE'RE ALL DIFFERENT!!!

And that's what makes us so beautiful. Sometimes as naturalistas we look @ others' hair and we have #hairenvy (I know I sure do lol). Now there's nothing wrong with admiring another chica's hair BUT when all is said and done find what works for YOU. Our hair comes in different textures, lengths, colors and all that good stuff, it's up to you to learn what YOU have and WORK IT!!!! I can give general tips and advice but the truth is that what works for me may not work for you. Despite that, one thing that will work for all of us is 

WATER 

That's right a good 'ol glass of H2O. You're concerned about your hair being dry? Hair's not growing? Always looking dull? DRINK SOME MORE WATER. Oils, shea butter and creams are great (for the surface) but true healthy hair begins within. So if you want healthier LONGER hair, drink more water (and change your diet while you're at it). 

Did you know that the food you eat can also affect the health of your hair? It's true!!!! Change your eating habits for 30 days and see how it affects not only your body but your hair (and your skin too). 

Stay tuned for a post on 10 foods for healthy hair.....

Hair Stories: Nia

                                     Hair Stories: Nia
 




Nia thanks so much for agreeing to do this interview!!! So tell us, how long have you been natural?
I have been natural (technically) for the past 9 years.


That's a long time. What/who influenced you to start this journey?
My favorite teacher inspired me to venture out on this journey.  During my high school matriculation I would always ask her questions about locs and what it takes to start the process.  So, I decided that I would begin my natural hair journey before going away for college.  My choice was definite, and I was extremely excited.  I wanted it to be my “new look” as I embarked upon the next chapter of my life.  And so it began Saturday, August 17, 2002.  

Was it difficult for you to leave the creamy crack?
I am happy to say that it was not difficult at all. I was so anxious and actually looking forward to it. I had grown tired of perms and chemicals being put in my hair every other week/month.  My main concern was how my hair would react to the sudden change.  


That's a very valid feeling and a good point that many transitioners don't always think about. How will my HAIR react....Have you ever done a BC (big chop)?
Absolutely!  I’ve done the big chop!  Although my chopping process was gradual, it was big, nonetheless. I can be very impatient so I didn’t want to do it the long way and wait until all of the perm grew out of my hair. Only God knows how long that would have taken.  Overall, my attitude toward it was “it’s just hair” it will grow back, probably sooner than I anticipate. People responded better than I’d expected.  They loved it!  I am very meticulous about my hair. So even during the beginning stages with the twists, which is commonly called “the rough stage”, my locs were still neat and well-kept.  The typical recurring question from everyone was, “Why did you cut your hair?”  Once I explained the reason and sometimes the full story behind my decision, they seemingly understood.    

Now before you locked your hair what styles did you where? How did you transition?
Before I started locs I was the queen of doobies.  That was the easiest hairstyle for me to maintain on my own.  My transition:  My beautician at the time did everything in 3 steps. When I was a senior in high school she cut my hair a little right before the prom (May 2002).  The length was to my chin. Then she cut it shorter again the day before my graduation (June 2002). It was a very short, high maintenance hairdo. Finally, before leaving for college she cut the rest of the perm out and began the twists that would eventually develop into locs (August 2002).

How do you currently care for your locs?
The best haircare for my locs is to keep them consistently oiled and moisturized.  Especially in between visits to my loctician.  I get them washed and freshly re-twisted by my loctician once every 5 to 6 weeks (depending on the current style).  


What have you learned about your hair so far on this journey?
During this journey my hair has taught me a lot about patience.  Also, I’ve noticed that being natural it grows faster, it’s thicker, and the texture is better than it was when I used to get a perm.  Increasing my water intake also helps a lot, and makes it grow faster and fuller.   

What do you love most about your hair?
A couple of things I love most are the convenience and beauty of my locs.  I really don’t like to do my own hair.  I have gotten better at being creative with them as they’ve become longer. But if I don’t have to, I prefer not to do it myself. Even when it was twisted, I enjoyed the convenience to get up and go in the morning.  Before my natural hair journey I wasted a lot of time in the mirror doing my hair, and it was frustrating.  Locs are easy to maintain and very convenient for me.  And most of all, they’re absolutely beautiful. Well, mine are! Lol  There’s nothing like getting my hair washed, my locs freshly re-twisted and styled.  The best feeling!



LOL @ "well mine are" I hear that....What do you like least about your hair?
The thing that I like the least would have to be having such a dry scalp. That’s an issue I had even before going natural.  It’s good to keep your hair oiled, greased, moisturized, etc. in any case, but because of having a dry scalp it’s mandatory that I stay on top of it.    

Have you faced any challenges with your hair?
Honestly, I haven’t faced any challenges with my hair. I’ve never had an issue with breakage, hair damage, hair loss, etc… Nothing! Other than the dry scalp dilemma, all is well.  No complaints!


That's wassup....and if you could use one word to describe your hair what would it be?
One Word:  Enticing!


"Enticing" I like that. What’s the best advice you could give aspiring naturalistas?
The best advice I’d give to aspiring ‘naturalistas’ is to be undeniably sure about your decision and really know what works best for you.  Your personal sense of style in the world of being natural may vary from the one(s) that inspired you.  Be confident, be certain, be yourself, and have fun.  Enjoy the journey!    

What are 3 hair care products you can’t live without?
This is a little difficult because being in the beauty supply for me is like being a little kid in a candy store. There are so many amazing, natural products on the market. But if I had to narrow it down to 3 hair care products that I cannot live without they’d be:
-Glosser (by Luster’s Pink) which contains Shea butter, Jojoba oil, aloe, chamomile, lemongrass, & more
- Olive Oil Moisturizing hair Lotion (by Organic Root Stimulator)
-I make my own natural oils, but I also occasionally use Carrot Oil (by Hollywood Beauty)

Anything else we should know about you?
In March of 2006 I cut my locs off and sported a chic’ short hairdo. I did it because being a woman, sometimes you just want something new, something different.  So I gave in to temptation and made a drastic change.  It had to be sudden or else I would not have gone through with it.  So after cutting them, I went back to a perm and regretted my decision 2 weeks later.  About 6 months down the line I began my natural hair journey all over again. Smh. Needless to say, I learned my lesson and I can’t begin to fathom contemplating something like that again. This time around my locs have actually grown faster and even healthier than before.  I love my locs and I don’t regret anything about my natural hair journey!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Natural Hair Tee Giveaway from CurlyVixen.com

If you love graphic tees like me...THIS is the perfect giveaway for you. 

Check out this vid from CharyJay for your chance to enter and WIN!!!



Good Luck Chicas!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Feature Friday: MissCleva of Cleva Collections

Feature Friday: MissCleva of Cleva Collections


How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural for 3 years and counting. It seems longer than that to me though.

What/Who influenced you to start this journey?
 My mom, she did 2 Big Chops. The first time was to cut off her jherri curls so she could get a perm. Then she cut off her relaxed hair to start her locs


That’s wassup. It’s not often that you hear of a mother influencing her daughter to transition to natural hair. Normally it’s the other way around lol. So how long did you transition before you cut all your hair off?
 I had kinky twists to keep a style as it transitioned but ONLY for one month. After that I had to get a chop. I was too excited, couldn’t wait any longer.

LOL wow….and what made you decide to just go ahead and do the big chop?
Watching natural hair journey videos on youtube. The videos inspired me to make that bold move and just chop all my relaxed hair off.  


How did you feel afterwards?
 Loved it!!!!  Doing the big chop helped me focus on just my face and realized how pretty I am.


That is AWESOME and quite a unique answer. What was your boyfriend’s reaction?
He was surprised and said I look like an island gal.


What about others? How did they react to the new you?  
They’d say “ OMG  you cut your hair, Why?” and I would reply “it’s just hair.”

LOL I love that answer. What has this hair journey been like for you? What have you learned?

It’s been pretty interesting. I learned that the longer it grows the more maintenance. I’ve also learned what hair products are good and bad for natural hair.


Which do you prefer relaxed hair or natural hair?
Natural Hair, I don’t need to go to the salon every two weeks to get a touch-up and no more burning scalp. Plus when it rains the humidity keeps my hair nice and moisturized.




And long hair or short hair?  
Short hair now right now, it’s easy for me to manage because I’ve been so busy. Plus I have a little one now, so maintaining long hair is not going to be easy.

What do you love most about your hair?
It’s low maintenance. All I need is water, shea butter and gel. My natural curls come out so nicely.


What do you like the least about it?  
Hmmmmm well when it was long I didn’t like having to braid it every night. 



Give us 3 hair care products you can’t live without.  
Shea butter, kinky curly custard and gel



So I know that you are a fashion designer, has your new look influenced your business at all?
It Sure did

In what way?
It helped me to become bolder and not to be afraid to take chances. Now I design and create attire without being nervous. I don’t care about the reactions or criticism anymore.

Tell us a little bit about your fashion line Cleva Collections How did you come up with the name?
First, the acronym C.L.E.V.A. means Classy, Ladies, Endear, Visible, Attraction. Cleva is also the title of one of my favorite Erykah Badu songs and the name Cleva describes my designs. It’s very unique. 

I like that. Who is your target audience?
My target audience is ladies who like to stand out and be different from others. It’s for women who enjoy fashionable attention.

And where can we find your products?
 www.clevacollections.com  I’m also working on putting Cleva Collections in boutiques.


That’s  BIG!!! What’s the best advice you can give aspiring naturalistas and all those transitioning divas out there?  
Don’t be scared to go for that big chop if you’ve been thinking about it… its just hair, it’ll grow back… the time will come when you’re going to be tempted to relax it. BE STRONG DON’T GIVE UP!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Design Beauty Product Review

Hola my loves,

I am so excited to bring you this product review as a follow up to the Feature Friday interview I did with Stacy Smith of I Design Beauty last month


Don't forget to subscribe to the youtube channel Naturally Kira and check out I Design Beauty on facebook 

NaturalHairTees Giveaway

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's a new giveaway I came across on twitter from @NaturalHairTees


The rules are super simple:
1) Follow  


2) RT the following tweet: "Follow  & RT this for a chance to win our Afrolicious rhinestone tee!"  


THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!! So check 'em out on twitter @NaturalHairTees and on facebook 


Good Luck Chicas!!!!

Love & Natural Hair

So I'm sitting here catching up on all my favorite blogs and I came across a very interesting post on curlynikki.com. The title was:


Whoa!!! With a title like that I had to read this post and see what it was all about. Then I got to thinking....is it ever that serious??? Do some relationships seriously END b/c of a woman's choice to wear her hair in it's natural state??? I for one cannot imagine having a conversation like that w/ my man. My hair is beautiful whether it's straight, kinky, curly, short or long. I am not defined by the hair on my head and for a man to insist otherwise is upsetting. If you can't see past the way I choose to wear my hair then boo you are NOT the  one for me *said with MUCH attitude*

What do you ladies think...has your significant other ever threatened to end things if you didn't change your hair? 
If you were asked to change your hair, would you?
What would you say?
How would you feel?
Let's talk about it!!!

(photo used courtesy of google.com taken from naturalselectionblog.com)

Monday, October 17, 2011

NYC Naturals Meetup: beCHIC Mixer

In the NYC area? Looking to mix & mingle w/ fellow naturalistas??? Check out this event from ChicAndKinky.com


When: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Where: Ample (15 Greenwich Ave NY, NY 10004)
Time: 4pm-8pm

Join fellow NYC area naturalistas as we eat, drink& have a good time!!!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Hey Chicas!!!!!

I am so excited to bring you my very first giveaway!!!!!!!! This is something I've been looking forward to ever since I started my YT channel. I was going to wait until I hit a certain # of subscribers but BUMP THAT!!! lol

I will be giving away one of my signature Deisgns by Shakira Nicole to a lucky winner. The rules are VERY SIMPLE:


1) SUBSCRIBE to my YT channel www.youtube.com/NaturallyKira
2) Tweet about the contest "I just entered a YT giveaway" use the hashtag "naturalhair and be sure to mention me @KiraNicole
3) Follow this blog
4) Comment on the official giveaway video

Open from Saturday October 15th- Saturday October 29th @12 noon



Good luck my loves!!!!!

CurlyNikki Turns 3!!!

CurlyNikki Turns 3!!!!

Now y'all KNOW how much I love free stuff lol so check out this latest giveaway...

In honor of her 3rd anniversary Nikki of curlynikki.com is giving away some of her favorite things ALL MONTH LONG!!!! This week's prize.......



YES!!!!!!!!!! authentic Louboutin's *squeal* how HOT is that???? Time is limited so I suggest you head on over there NOW and enter for your chance to win.

Click ---> here <--- for official rules. 

And if you miss this week's prize no worries, there are still more chances to win. So good luck chicas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Feature Friday: Sunshine Malone of SunShine’s Natural & Loving It!

Feature Friday: Sunshine Malone 
of 
SunShine’s Natural & Loving It! 



How long have you been the beautiful naturalista you are today?
Well, that’s sort of a trick question! I have been natural most of my life. Out of 33 of those years I would have to say I was unnatural lol for about 7 of those years, and here we are again!

So how old were you when you received your first relaxer? Why did you choose to relax your hair?
I was 16! I wanted a wrap (doobee) so bad, the kind that covered your eye lol lol...My hair fell out so bad...my sister Tut tried to save it! She put that Aphogee 911 solution in it but no luck! So then I went natural for two years after that then permed and dyed it again at 18! Fell out again lol...I just said I'm over it! Natural it is! Then I shaved my head and rocked a boy cut! I had the best waves on campus!



What/who has influenced you to stay on the journey this time around?
My mother passing away of cancer really opened my eyes to this leg of the journey. I did this drastic, holistic change so to speak and it was natural (no pun intended) for me to get back to a natural state of mind. First, I changed my eating habits and became a vegetarian, then I got rid of all “harmful” cleaning agents and body products I was using….eventually I had my son Cameron, dyed my hair blond (was going through it obviously) and all my hair started to fall out! It was like a no brainer to just go back to what I knew best.

Was it a hard decision to leave the relaxers alone?
Not at all because I always used a “Kiddy” perm anyway. It could only stay in for about a minute and 30 seconds before it would start burning. I would have scabs and everything. My hair really was too fine to have that harsh of a chemical put on it. So no, it was easy! Just like it was easy for me to give up chicken and turkey!

How do you currently care for your hair?
Right now I am doing a protective style challenge for 3 months. I’m doing it with NaturallyFreeToBeMe and TrulyNaturallyCoiled, two ladies who I have come to love on facebook. It’s where you do styles to protect the ends of your hair so that you can maintain length and watch it progress as well. I make sure I deep condition my hair every 1 to 2 weeks in a co-wash which is usually followed by a deep condition using either SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque or Natural Girls Rock’s DeepSolutions. I always use my steamer either a couple hours later or next day. I pamper my hair using an adaptation from KinkyCurlyCoilyMe! I mist my hair with SheaMoisture’s Thickening Moisture Mist, I add My Growth Elixir from Honey Child Hair Love, add Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie (sometimes I opt out), Twisty Locs by HPO Spa Treatments (Shea Butter mix), and then finally I add one or more essential oils (coconut, jojoba, sunflower, grape seed, & olive oil) to lock in the moisture. I found that grape seed oils works wonders on my ends. I usually set my hair in twists and rock twist outs, fros, you name it! I only shampoo my hair once a month if that!

WOW you sound like a true product junkie LOL…so tell me, what do you love most about your hair?
I love that my hair is versatile. The possibilities are endless as to how you can style it and how it can represent you from day to day!

I feel you on that. What do you like the least?
Sorry, I don’t have anything clever to say here! Lol I LOVE MY HAIR!

WELL ALRIGHT BOO!!!! Since starting on this journey have you faced any challenges with your hair?
The only challenge I would say I had was how to cut down on frizz. Thankfully, I have learned that essential oils help eliminate frizz especially if applied thoroughly to wet hair while setting! Our hair needs that moisture and the oils help seal it in!

If you could use one word to describe your hair what would it be?
FREEDOM


Freedom…I like that!!!! So what’s the best advice you could give aspiring naturalistas?
Rock the heck out of your hair just like you would if it was straight! The time and effort you put into your wardrobe, your face, your accessories when you got that new head of weave is the same way you should pamper yourself with your big chop, fro, twists, sister locs, etc. You are not second rate, second class, or second best! You are a powerful, organic, woman! POW!

Gurrrrrrl I almost went to church just now…SAY SO!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL…What are 3 hair care products you can’t live without?
Hmmmmmm that’s so not fair

I know it’s hard to narrow it down but just try lol
…okay let’s see SheaMoisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Coconut Oil, and Grape seed Oil!

Now in addition to being a beautiful naturalista, you’re also a budding entrepreneur.Tell us about your “baby” Sunshine’s Natural & Loving It…(SN&LI…)

What was the inspiration behind starting SN&LI…?
Well, it all began when I told Kim Coles that I was natural under my weave (she had just cut her braids out and revealed herself) She was like free yourself! So, I began making YouTube videos (sunshinetildawn) to document my journey and was getting so many questions about my hair. I decided that I was going to start a blog (KinkyCurlyCoilyMe! was like go for it) so I did. However, it didn’t let me answer the questions I was getting quickly. So I thought the page would be used to feature other naturalistas and that I would create the face book page to interact with my natural community more!

When did this all begin?
Oh gosh March 2011, not that long ago really and there are already 3,045 fans! I can’t believe it actually. I am so ecstatic and truly humbled that that many people actually like the page and are staying around to see it grow!

How would you characterize what you’re doing with SN&LI…?
Me (looks around) lol..I just provide a community where people who are natural and supporters of naturals can dialogue with each other, share their stories, and interact with me. I enjoy answering the questions, I enjoy the traditions we have weekly (Way Back Wednesday or Throw Back Thursday and the Hairspiration from day to day). I also like shedding light on some of my favorite pages like ahsiek1118, stylepantry.com, and ILoveMyFro. I truly believe that my page is free from the black stigma that black people don’t help each other like other cultures help each other when running a business. Like my dear friend Yumnah of Yumnah NajahDesigns said, “There is room for all of us to shine at the top!”

Where can we find your products?
I am so excited about the reveal of my natural inspiration tees located at http://naturalandlovingit.spreadshirt.com prices are reasonable, there are many styles, and so many cute catch phrases!

 Anything else we should know about you?
Can I tell you that SunShine’s Natural & Loving It! is ME! Aside from being a mom, wife, teacher, doctoral student, and all the other hats I wear, I am human. I am so blessed to have so many people to share this journey with and am truly enjoying the beautiful people I am meeting along the way. NaturallyKira thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share myself with your community. Love yourself, embrace your curls, and spread some SunShine! xoxo

Monday, October 10, 2011

CONTEST ALERT!!!!!!!!!

Hey Chicas,

If you love  accessories here's a new contest for you lovelies to enter from IvyCharlaine Earrings

The rules are pretty simple:

1. Must be a subscriber of  the YT channel (IvyCharlaine)
2. Must be at least 16 years old (ages 16-17 need a statement from their parents or guardians in the email giving them permission to enter and possibly receive a prize)
3. Must be willing to allow picture to be displayed on the slideshow for the contest.
4. Email one picture to ivycharlaine@gmail.com with the subject line NATURAL HAIR CONTEST and include your YOUTUBE name
5. You can only enter once
6. Open to US and international residents



Check out the official contest video and rules ---> here <---


**CONTEST DEADLINE: Thursday, October 13th**


IvyCharlaine

Thursday, October 6, 2011

5 Common Natural Hair Myths

Hey Chicas,

As naturalistas and transitioning chicas we hear so many tales and fables about natural hair. "The key to long hair is...." or "Girl if you're gonna be natural you have to..." Well here's are 5 natural hair myths as told by Shanti from A Curl's Best Friend

1. The belief that race and texture are factors that determine the length of hair.
2. Water is drying to hair.
3. Oils and heavy creams keep hair hydrated.
4. Hair can be protected from heat.
5. Hair needs to be trimmed regularly in order for it to grow.

Read the entire article here ----> 5 Common Natural Hair Myths

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hair Stories: Tameka

Hair Stories: Tameka

How long have you been the beautiful naturalista you are today?
My name is Tameka J. Harris and I have consistently been a Lady Of Nature (hehe...ok, a naturalista) since January 2006!!!! I have had every hair style known to man, and can say that I'm most comfortable as a Coil Queen.

What/who influenced you to start this journey?
 Honestly, my wallet influenced me to make the transition (lol). Us ladies know how expensive it is to maintain the merp (<<---mm,hm...read it backwards, or it can stand for Mess that Erases Real Pride), and as a new college graduate, I just didn't have the money to finance the crack. So naturally, (no pun intended) I began growing my hair out, chopping my hair off and experimenting with the new me.

Was it a hard decision to leave the relaxers?
Not really. Growing up, i was used to the fabulous world of braids, so I was able to retreat from the smerp often. Every once in a while I'd get that small urge to come back to the dark side...or shall I say, white side. But the thought of burning and spending 72 hours in a salon would always snap me out of it. I thought I would be judged by people who didn't look like me; therefore I would miss valuable opportunities to work professionally. But those thoughts I got over quickly. I simply grabbed myself by the clavicles and made the decision to move forward in natural hair, no matter what.Like India.Aire says, "I am not my hair".



What kinds of reactions did you get with the change?
Reactions were mild with my change. Now that was when I had natural growth of about 5 inches or so. But when I'd purposefully chop my hair off for a boy cut look??? My mother and grandmother would have twin bricks! They believed that a woman just shouldn't cut all their hair off like I did. Granny (God bless her) would always try to find or quote a scripture (lol--I know!) about how our hair is a woman's glory. So I've had to learn at an early age how I have to be completely happy with my hair moves, even if those around me may not like my look. I must remain comfortable and true to what makes me happy at all times. If when I look in the mirror and I love what I see, then that's all the validation I need in order to feel good about myself
.
LOL at your granny, but I like how you were confident enough to do what you felt was best for you.  Now I know that you once had locs, what made you chop them off?
Well, when I cut my locs, I had a few things go through my mind.
1) I wanted a new look
2) I had just gotten married so, I had stepped over into a new chapter in life and

3) I had hair damage.
All these combined gave me the strength to find a pair of scissors and go HAM on my tresses! And although the length I had with my 1st set of locs was thee longest I had ever accomplished in hair growth, it really did feel great to embrace the new me and let the hair go.

So now do you prefer locs or your new short cut?
Short cut all the way! I feel most free when I have a short cut....this kind of style goes forever against the grain in our society, and that's what I most adore.

That's awesome, so tell us, what your hair care regimen currently consists of?
.........next question???? Lolol. I really haven't mastered the big "R" word yet. I have about 4 inches of uneven, dry, rebellious, refused and confused hair. This is my next journey: to make the commitment to pay more attention to my tresses.

Yes paying attention to your tresses is very important. Have you learned anything about your hair so far on this journey?
If anything, I have learned that my hair does BEST in it's most natural state. It grows better, feels better and is thicker.....better (hehe). I've also learned that my hair is thirstier than a baptist preacher during communion! I constantly have to feed it and give it moisture.

With all you're learning about your hair have you faced any challenges with it?
Yes. My hair has it's moments in rebellion (and I rebuke it in Jesus' Name...lol) I randomly find small bald spots that will come and disappear every once in a while. My hair sheds terribly and my hair grows uneven. I also have what I call a "soul patch" in the center or crown of my head where hair is just too shy...to grow (ha!)

LOL Tameka you are too funny. What do you love most about your hair?
I love the texture of my hair. I just love randomly moving my fingers through it!!! That's what I like
most.

What do you like the least?
I like least that it isn't as luxurious, long, thick and even....yet. And I say yet because natural hair, once trained is so resilient. Thus my journey begins to healthier hair!!

If you could use one word to describe your hair what would it be?
JACKED UP....lol!

Oh no, not JACKED UP lol....well what’s the best advice you could give aspiring naturalistas so that they're not feeling like their hair is also"jacked up"?
Hang in there and be patient with your growth. Don't turn back to the merp what-so-ever!!!

What are 3 hair care products you can’t live without?
Wow! I can't---cannot live without Nature's Blessing...I have to have it!! I also love using the Dominican hair care system called Silicone Mix. For one this system makes my coiled "Amistad" tresses become a lot more manageable and soft on the washing and conditioning process. I have their shampoo, conditioner, treatment and polish.

Anything else we should know about you?
I just want to thank Naturally Yours for the space to share my story. I am very honored to be "blogged" about, so thanks Shakira! This is truly an honor (and my first time featured in a blog). Shakira and so many others like her in this all new natural hair care community (because they ain't have all this back in '06), have made me want to join in and begin blogging about my personal journey to happier, healthier coils. Look out for my future vlog "CoilClinic" on YouTube, an outlet dedicated to find answers for those dealing with challenging, damaged natural hair. Also follow me on Twitter @CoilClinic and/or @TJHarris12.