First Attempt at a FroHawk

Happy Holidays!

I wanted to try out a new look for the holidays because 3 years of twist outs and bantu knots can be a bit…. predictable.  I tried something new and received several wonderful comments so I thought I’d share my new look with you guys!

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This is my first attempt at a frohawk and I am very surprised and should have given myself a pat on the back!  I didn’t watch a tutorial or look up hairstyles to achieve this look.  I pulled my hair up at the sides and liked the look so I grabbed my Murray’s EdgeWax and some good ol’ bobby pins that I had laying around and got to work.  I applied my Edgewax to my edges and brushed it upwards as I applied several pins on the sides from front to back!  I used 3 pins in the front to hold down my itty bitty bang and VUALA!  My forhawk was born.  I wish I would have taken more pix to share but I wasn’t sure if everyone around me would have though I looked crazy because this was a new thing for me.  I should have had more confidence but hey,  we all doubt ourselves at times!

 

Thanks for reading.

Oh yeah,  Murray’s Edgewax is a must have!  It had the perfect hold and did not leave residue when I re-twisted my hair at night.

Natural Hair Salon: My Hair Kan-Du

Hey there beautiful,

One thing that I have yet to see since the big chop is a natural hair salon near me.  I live 90 minutes from NYC and I have been doing my hair at home for almost 3 years now and this salon is a MUST HAVE for my area.

I get several compliments on my hair on a daily basis and there are a lot of people who would love to go natural but have no clue as to how they would start the process.

The salon offers:

-Natural hair care

-Natural products made on site

-Friendly stylists

-Reasonable prices

-Extensions, braids, locs

If you live in Orange County NY and have natural hair and want to try a place that is sure to please, you should check out

My Hair Kan-DU

21 North st.

Middletown NY!

Product Review: Taliah Waajid: Curly Curl Gello

Hello all,

So I picked up a jar of curly gello from my local beauty supply store and I have to say that I am very pleased with my latest purchase.  This Gello is very light and smells absolutely amazing!  I have very thick, kinky hair and I used the product before doing two-strand twists for the night.  I applied the product to dry, untangled hair and made several twists then let it set overnight.  My twist out in the morning was great and not greasy at all!  I get a lot of residue from most of the products that I use.   This product left no residue on my hair.  Being that it is a “gello” I am glad that there was not a stiff, dry hold.  My hair was neat and my curls were intact.

Would I purchase this product again?  WITHOUT A DOUBT!

 

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Product Review: Design Essentials Leave in Conditioner

I have found another product that is a MUST HAVE for 4C naturals!  I decided to spend the few extra bucks on DE leave in conditioner because I have extremely dry hair and the summer heat wasn’t treating my tresses well at ALL!!

I paid $10.79 for the product a my local beauty supply store.


My take:  The leave in is very lightweight and comes out in a light mist.  I used the product when I have my had in chunky twists as a protective style.  I sprayed it throughout my scalp in the morning and before going to bed and it did not leave any residue or build up.  It made my natural hair very soft and smells good.  When i removed my extensions my hair wasn’t tangled and was still nice and soft.  Will purchase again!!!

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Aysha Michelle Supports Challenged Athletes

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

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This past weekend, Aysha Michelle took part in Roc Race 2014.  ROC Race is the original game show-inspired 5K obstacle run featuring 12 larger than life obstacles including the infamous Wrecking Ball, the brand new Sweeper, Jump Balls, and the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide!

New and Upcoming Hair Care Brand Coco Amo®

Coco Amo® is releasing their superb products for multi-ethnic women to help hair look more beautiful for all hair types while nourishing the hair from scalp to end. Celebrities, stylists, models and hair trendsetters alike are using this new brand and it has been featured in national media and at celebrity and high profile media events. 
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Coco Amo® products are easy-to-use, hassle-free, and have no harsh ingredients. The line includes, HYDRATE, a moisturizing shampoo, PURE, a sulfate-free shampoo and LOVE, a leave-in conditioner/balm.
Coco Amo® products are created specifically for multi-ethnic women with all hair types. The product line is targeted as a remedy for biracial/multiracial women’s hair to help lock in moisture and shine and providing frizz-free, more manageable hair. Coco Amo® creates hair versatility and embraces your natural hair all the while making your hair look its best. Coco Amo® products can be used for all hair types.

Product Review: Cream of Nature with Argan Oil Sulfate Free Moisture and Shine Shampoo

Good Afternoon to all of my beautiful followers

I made a very wise purchase today.  I picked up a bottle of shampoo for the Cream of Nature with Argan Oil line.  I have not used Cream of Nature shampoo in years, but before going natural I love.. love.. loved it!!!!

The bottle claims to cleanse without harsh moisture stripping agents, detangle, soften and boost shine.

 

I followed the directions as listed on the bottle and the product definitely delivered on its promise.  It had a very light perfume scent.  I used a generous amount of product and after rinsing it out my hair felt soft.  Yes my hair is very kinky but I like that it didn’t give me that stripped feeling.

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I would definitely purchase this product again.  Best of luck beautiful.

HNBD 6 Month Giveaway

Whoo hoo! The Natural Hair Blog Directory has officially been up and running for 6 months, and we are just about half way there to our 500 blogger/vlogger goal!

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In celebration of such a great momentum to this point, we want to thank all of the naturalistas that have used and helped spread the word of the directory! One lucky naturalista will win a box of the following items listed below.

How to Enter:

We have SOOOO many ways that you can enter but only two are mandatory. Tell us how you found out about the giveaway and subscribe to the directory! You have exactly one month to enter as this giveaway ends on August 16th! The winner will be announced on August 18th! Good luck!

The Fashonista Award

Hello to all of my beautiful followers.  The Fashionista Award is back around once again and I have been nominated by 2 beautiful ladies.

 

wpid-wp-1404956135785.jpeg (720×659)I would like to give a huge thank you to ileofazure and Stephanie’sCurly for nominating me for the FASHIONISTA AWARD!  It means a lot to me.

1) What motivated you to start blogging?

A:  I have been wearing weaves, wigs and ponytails for as long as I can remember.  My mom had relaxed my hair when I was 4 years old and it NEVER grew past my shoulders.  After being frustrated with my hair as I was getting ready for work I just chopped it off and said OOOHHH NO, I can’t go to work like this.  I took to Youtube and watched how others styled freshly chopped hair and decided to follow in their footsteps and show others my journey.  

2) Favorite movies?

A: King Kong, Planet of the Apes, The Notebook, Psyco

3) What is your dream career?

A: I would love to continue to blog about my journey as I go natural.  I would like to have a team of naturals who have hair of all textures and eventually come out with a line of natural hair care products that deliver on promises.  I would ultimately like to offer scholarships for naturals who desire to go to college and further their education.

4) Top wish list items at the moment?

A: –career in marketing

    -nice studio apartment

     – ninja blender

5) Favorite television shows?

A: Friends, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Flip this house

6) What store do you find yourself shopping in the most?

A: Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle

7) Favorite fashion designers?

A: Adolf Dassler

8) Describe your dream vacation?

A: I would love to take a trip to Africa and see the pyramids in Egypt then take a ride in a jeep through the plains.

9) What are the goals for your blog?

A: The goal for my blog is to become one of the well-known blogs that gives honest reviews.  I would love to have other naturals on my blog with different hair textures to show how products react to different hair types.  I would also like to start a vlog for demos.

10) If you had the opportunity to interview a celebrity, who would it be?

A: I would like to interview Kris Jenner because she is a marketing genius.  I have my bachelors in marketing and I would love to have the chance to chat with her and get first hand info as to how she marketed her family.


 

My Nominees are: 

ileofazure

Stephanie’sCurly

ChaRey111

Three Sisters & A Bobby Pin

Sim-Sim

TheLazyNatural

asdavis13

Color me Natural

Hair68

JarJarKinks

 

 

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