Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kim Coles' Growout Challenge

Hey Chicas....

Ever wanted to go to LA???

Love Kim Coles???

Follow CurlyNikki???

Well this is the contest for YOU...

The good folks over at naturallycurly.com are sponsoring the Kim Coles' Growout Challenge <--- click the link for details...GOOD LUCK!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Transformation Accessories Contest

I'm back with yet another contest, this time brought to you by my new fb friend Sunshine

The rules are really simple:

1. Be a SunShine's Natural & Loving It! Fan 
2. Be a Sean Ray Fan and Write on his wall 

What will you win? 
Sean Ray's new CD "The Transformation" and 1 Hair Accessory! 
Sunshine will be choosing FIVE (5) winners so be sure to enter by the June 30th  deadline at midnight...winners will be announced July 1st!

GOOD LUCK  CHICAS!!!!

Click HERE for official rules and more details

Hair Stories: Anissa

Hair Stories: Anissa


How long have you been natural/transitioning?
I have been all natural for five months!!

What or who influenced you to make the transition?
Actually you (Kira) influenced me to make the transition..I thought it was beyond amazing that your hair could be beautiful without a perm.

Wow, that answer totally surprised me…thank you for the compliment. So have you done a BC?
I did a semi big chop being that I transitioned for nine months so I did not have a whole bunch of permed ends.

How would you describe your hair?
Thick yet soft and healthy

 

How do you care for your hair? What is your regimen like?
Well I wash my hair with my suave shampoo once a week and then I condition..when conditioning my hair I separate my hair into four equal parts and then I detangle and condition with my Cantu shea butter..then I melt my African shea butter until it's soft then I rub it through my hair and then two strand twist my hair (small-medium sized)....

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

What advice would you give aspiring naturalistas?
If you feel it’s meant for you to decide to go natural whatever the reasons may be..do it..in spite of what people may say or think.

What do you love most about your hair?
The texture when conditioned, its extremely soft and manageable. Like its thick smooth and curly that's the only way I can describe it.

Give us 3 hair care products you can’t live without?
African shea butter..African shea butter..Eco styler(olive oil) and more African shea butter!!

 (permed hair)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Top 10 Natural Ingredients for Your Hair

According to an article posted on naturallycurly.com here's a list of 10 natural ingredients that promote healthy hair:

1. shea butter
shea butter comes from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree found only in the tropics of Africa. When used in haircare shea butter acts as a scalp moisturizer (which natural hair desperately craves) and also helps to repair damaged hair. Shea butter can be purchased pure and raw from various street vendors and health food stores. Haircare products containing shea butter can also be found at your local beauty supply store


2. coconut oil
 like shea butter coconut oil also helps keep to seal hair's moisture, whether natural or via added products. In addition the oils and proteins found in coconut oil work well to help keep hair from losing protein, which is one of the major contributors to hair breakage and hair loss.

3.aloe vera gel/juice
aloe vera is a medicinal oil that has proven to be very helpful in health, skin and hair care. Aloe vera boosts your immune system and also acts as an antioxidant which we know promotes heart health. If your body is healthy, your hair will be healthy.

4. vegetable glycerin
simply put vegetable glycerin acts as a humectant (substance used to retain moisture). It can be found as an ingredient in several haircare products or can be purchased alone at your local vitamin or health food store.

5. jojoba oil
jojoba oil comes from the seed of the jojoba tree. Like vegetable glycerin jojoba oil is a humectant. The oil can be mixed with conditioner to add extra moisture.  On dry hair it also adds shine and can be a protectant on damp hair before drying.  Jojoba oil also moisturizes the scalp, helping prevent dandruff

6. extra virgin olive oil
EVOO helps keep our hair soft and shiny. It can be added to your favorite shampoo or conditioner for that added touch. In addition there are several products on the market made with olive oil. I personally love products made by Organic Roots Stimualtor.

7. castor oil
we all know castor oil as the yucky stuff Nana or mommy made you drink to clean you out and keep you "regular" and such....but did you know that it's also good for your hair? It keeps our scalp clean and helps to strengthen thinning edges. So go grab a bottle and rub it in!!!

8. honey
 
now I've tried to add honey to my regimen by mixing it into my conditioner w/ a little olive oil. Though the mixture looked creamy and wonderful the results were disastrous. Or maybe I used too much???  According to the experts honey is good for adding shine to the hair.
Check out this link ---> Honey for the Hair

9. avocado/avocado oil
 avocados are good for more than just making a good guacamole. Not only do they promote hydration but they are packed full of vitamins and help with hair growth.

10. tea tree oil
perhaps one of the most popular ingredients in natural haircare tea tree oil is all the rave.  Just a drop of tea tree oil in a moisturizing shampoo will help to  encourage the flow of the body's own natural moisturizing oils, while clearing away nasty dead skin cells.

If you notice the underlying theme here is MOISTURE!!!!! No matter what your hair care regimen remember that moisturization is KEY. 

Be Blessed Beauties
  

To read the full article click the link --->Top 10 Natural Ingredients for Your Hair

Twistout Tutorial

Hey Chicas as you all know I just launched my youtube channel Naturally Yours and I am so very excited!!!!! If you haven't seen my quick twistout tutorial check it out here




ENJOY!!!!

Naturally Yours on YouTube

Hey Chicas....

I just want to tell you all that.....

I FINALLY STARTED MY OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!!!!

Check it out

--->HERE <---

 Be sure to rate, comment and SUBSCRIBE

Besos


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Curly Girl Pool Party 2011

Ok chicas this is by far the DOPEST event I've ever come across. The folks over at naturallycurly.com are sponsoring a pool party event for us curly hair chicks in the NYC area. How flyy is that?!?!?!

Date: July 23, 2011
Time: 4pm-7pm
Place: Grace Hotel
125 West 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
Cost: $25 

This event is sure to be a splash with food, a pool side swim-up bar, and pool-friendly styling tips from top curl experts: Hair Rules, Ouidad, Shea Moisture and Jane Carter.

So grab your girlfriends, your bathing suits and jump on in!!!!

Click here for more details

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

StrawberriCurls Giveaway

I'm here with another contest this time from StrawberriCurls

Our girl Lizzi over at StrawberriCurls is giving away a pair of beautiful earrings from Rachel Stewart

Click ---> here <---- for more details

Trendy Socialite 2 Yr. Nappiversary Contest/Giveaway

I absolutely LOVE a good contest/giveaway. As I was going through my TL on twitter the other day I came across a tweet from TrendySocialite announcing an upcoming giveaway. So after checking out both her Facebook Page and her Youtube Channel this morning I saw that the contest is FINALLY UP!!!! So of course I had to share with you my fellow naturalistas.

RULES
* Trendy Socialite YouTube Channel Subscriber
* Twitter follower: TrendySocialite
* Blog Follower: http://trendysocialiteblog.blogspot.com
* Like Trendy Socialite on FaceBook

For more info click here for the Official Contest Video and GOOD LUCK!!!!