Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Twisted Updo
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What You'll Need:
  • A rat tail comb
  • Rubber bands
  • Hair/bobby pins

To start part you hair into a front and back half; secure the back half in a ponytail. Take 1/4 of the the front half of your hair off to both sides and braid/twist these sections. You can use a rubberband to hold them together. Take the remaining hair in the front section and create a loose flat twist with a zig-zag pattern, pin gaps together with hair pins then tuck the ends of the large flat twist and the braids/twists on either side under the large flat twist and pin in place. Release the back section of hair and put in large two strand twists; roll the ends & pin them down; there's no right or wrong way to pin them, just stick with whatever arrangement looks decent.

Twisted Braided Updo

What You'll Need:

  • A rat tail comb
  • Rubber bands
  • Hair/bobby pins
  • Hair moisturizer or gel

To start part you hair into a front and back half; secure the back half in a ponytail. Section off one-third of the front half and braid the hair into small/medium sized cornrows. Take the remaining two-thirds of the front section and two strand twist the hair going away from the cornrowed side. For the back half of the hair make a diagonal part starting high on the head and ending low; the objective is to leave out a section of hair on the top of the head that will be two strand twisted. Flat twist the hair below the diagonal part and secure twists with rubber bands. Connect the ends of the flat twists from the lowest to the highest and pin in place. Two strand twist the remaining loose section of hair. Use bobby pins to pin hair to one side. Using moisturizer or gel, twirl the ends of the two-strand twists around your finger to encourage curls & voila, you're done!

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For the first time in our two years on the web, we are having an open discussion where you can ask ANYTHING hair related! We know a lot of people have questions but wait until we post something similar to what they want to know. If this goes well, we'll continue it!

Ask us anything hair related! And feel free to respond to other users' questions!


Is it me or does Kim look a helluva lot like Beyonce with her new wig? Feel free to speak on it!


I've been natural for two months now. The picture for this month was taken a few days ago after I just washed my hair and applied my Mixed Chicks Leave-in (review to come!). Unlike last month, my hair isn't picked out so I'm very pleased with the growth.

My hair just adores water and conditioner.
It detangles great when wet.
Breakage is minimal.
It coils up nicely when packed with conditioner.

My 'fro is flat and dry in the morning.
The remainder of the relaxed ends were causing knots.
Sometimes, it's just TOO thick.

The growth has been great! I really didn't expect my hair to grow as much as it did for the month. I'm looking forward to the summer and trying out new products!

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Newly Naturals usually find it frustrating to look and/or feel sexy with a teeny weeny afro (TWA). We will start showcasing beautiful jewelry and hair accessories from Etsy for our ladies with TWA'S.

Today, we're highlighting the eclectic earrings from EaRgAsM! The earrings are fierce and standout. Make your 'fro pop with these earrings! We personally adore the two featured above (And the mannequin is pretty hilarious!).

In picture: Gold Rush, $23.00, Left; Ice Cream Soda Ginger Ale Pop, $22.00, Right

For more fabulousness, check out their store!


At the end today's episode of "Oprah Fridays Live," the talk show host addressed two pressing questions from all of her "Tweeple." First was "Am I tweeting myself or is my assistant writing for me?" The talk show host clarified "I tweet myself, that's why you haven't seen that many tweets. I can't tweet all day, okay?"

The second topic was even more enlightening. "Am I wearing a weave? Everybody's like, 'Oprah, we love your weave.' This is not a weave, this is my hair," Winfrey announced, before putting up a photo of herself with pre-pressed and pre-curled hair. Best friend and Friday co-host Gayle King yelled "Yowzer!" (Via Huffington Post)


Rating: Excellent! (10/10)

Product Name: Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner
Price Range: $2.99-3.99 (22.5 oz)
Company: Suave & Unilever (
Catch Phrase: Replenish the natural beauty of your hair with this special formula combining humectants and vitamin E. Enjoy the fresh scent of coconuts as this formula helps nourish each strand.

I haven't used this conditioner in a looong time, but even back then, I really enjoyed the way my hair felt afterward. I used it after using the bentonite clay (See Product Reviews) and my hair felt incredibly moisturized and detangled without a hassle. I really need to stock up on this conditioner so I can co-wash for the summer. My fellow kinky-haired sisters need to try this if they haven't. Has anybody tried it?

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Distearyldimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, 2 Bromo 2 Nitropropane 1, 3 Diol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylene Glycol, Silk Amino Acids, Honey/Mel, Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Extract, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Extract, Coconut (Cocoa Nucifera) Extract

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Looks like Mama Knowles hit a home run with this dress. We actually love the dress, which is weird because Beyonce usually misses with us. And the hair -- beautiful! So, ladies... Do you love it?

Image via TheYbf


Rating: Great! (9/10)

Product Name: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Price Range: $5.99-6.99 (1 lb)
Company: Aztec Secret, LLC (
Facials, acne, bodywraps, clay baths, foot soaks, chilled clay for knee packs and insect bites! Enjoy the benefits of clay in your own home. Beautify & Refresh.

Honestly, I didn't think this would work for me. I always seen looser textures use this with amazing results so I was positive the clay wouldn't work on my kinks. Even our favorite Natural, Dalilredmama, didn't like it! The directions say to mix equal parts, but I made it a little thick and then applied. I part my hair in small sections (My hair is thick so it took a while) and applied the clay. I left it on for about seven minutes and rinsed out. My hair felt looser and the kinks looked more defined. It was a little dry though, so I co-washed with Suave Tropical Coconut and my hair felt A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The kinks were a little more spiral looking and my hair felt moisturized. Don't sleep on this clay! Has anybody tried it?

Ingredients: 100% bentonite clay.

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Your name/username:
Aimee' Griles aka Aims

Where are you from?
Born and raised in America's Paradise b.k.a St.Croix, U.S.Virgin Islands but have travelled and lived extensively stateside and overseas and have hair-stories for everywhere I've lived.

How long have you been Relaxed?
First time around was from 1993-1998, the I grew out my relaxer and went au Naturel from 1999-2002, and then relaxing since then so about 7 years this time around.

Tell us your hair story. Why did you decide to relax?
Seriously after I grew out my hair and was natural I loved it. The thickness, the complements the different styles I could rock. But then sometimes it was just bothersome, all that hair! The thickness! I was tinkering with the idea of relaxing again in '02 but didn't really think I would do it until I saw Kent Master's in Glen Lewis' "Dont You Forget" video and it was over after that! I was in deep lust,like, want and admiration of her hair. So a few weeks later I went back to be being a relaxed chica.

What do you like most about being Relaxed?
The thing I like best about being relaxed is wearing my hair stick straight and just the convenience of it. Some days I'm super duper straight, other days it wash and wear hair for me. It just suits me at this point in my life. And believe it or not when I was natural I attracted a different type of man than I do with a perm..which is cool but you know how that goes sometimes.

What technique has helped you the most?
Definitely DC'ing and pre-pooing and I also take Biotin and B-complex supplements.

Your advice to the readers:
Change doesn't happen overnite, take small steps to achieve your goal , be it in haircare technique, diet & exercise and you will get there. Everything worth having requires hard work, but the end results: healthy, shiny beautiful hair are totally worth it.


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The Real Rox

Where are you from?
Harlem, NYC

How long have you been natural?
Last relaxer in August 2004, BC in January 2005 so a little over 4 yrs

Tell us your story. Why did you decide to go natural?
I had locs for about three years as a preteen but I wasn’t mentally ready to really be natural. I had locs because my mom wanted me to have locs (she’s been natural all her life) and it wasn’t my complete decision. I didn’t know how to take care of my hair and couldn’t embrace my locs because I still felt like having long, straight, flowing hair was in. So I went back to relaxing my hair from age 13 to 19. My hair was either blown out straight or slicked back into a ponytail or bun. When I got to college, one of my friends went natural and seeing how many styles she could do with her hair and how strong and healthy her hair kicked off my interest in natural hair. At the time my hair was straight, long and flowing but damaged due to excess heat and dry, split ends all over. I decided to go natural to embrace my culture and to embrace what God has given me (a head full of thick, tightly curled/coiled hair). I also chose to go natural to experience versatility and to be free from my dependence on salons and relaxers.

What do you like most about being natural?
I love that my hair is healthy. I love its versatility (braids one day, twist out the next and an afro puff after that). Our hair can stretch out into loose curls, coil back tightly into an Afro or straighten. Now I don’t have to worry about my scalp burning or scabs my relaxer left on my head. I’m saving money because I no longer rely on hair salons (I style my hair myself 99% of the time).

What technique has helped you the most?
No heat, only detangling wet hair and sealing (sealing water base moisturizer with oil).

Tell us about your website.
Getting into S.H.A.P.E. is something I started in December to kick off the New Year in a positive way. It focuses on my goals of putting more effort into taking better care of myself physically through eating healthier, exercising more often, learning about what works/doesn’t work for my hair and skin, and staying organized.

Your advice to the readers:
Love the skin (and hair) you’re in. Embrace your uniqueness: what works for me may not work for you and vice-versa, what looks good on you may not look good on me. Also remember that no one person’s hair is the same. Be patient with your hair and work with (not against) your hair. Stay positive and be free to be you no matter what.



A low body temperature (usually associated with Wilson's Syndrome) could mean dry hair and hair loss.

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A video on doing a pre-poo treatment with honey from the lovely Gennifer Miller.


Are you Natural, but want to relax? DO IT!
Are you Relaxed, but want to cut off your hair and be Natural? DO IT!
Are you Natural, but want to loc up? DO IT!

It's YOUR hair so do what makes YOU happy. Don't let anyone decide for YOU, just do it. If you don't like it, just go back to what you know. Life is short and hair keeps on growing anyway so just DO IT! If you're worried about long hair, remember that long or short hair isn't what makes you beautiful. It's who you are.

Just a few words of wisdom for my sisters out there thinking about changing up their hair.


Summer can wreak havoc on hair, and curly hair is especially vulnerable. Curly hair is naturally drier than other hair types. Between the sun, heat, humidity, and chlorine, curly hair needs special TLC to stay looking smooth and gorgeous! Keneesha Hudson , curly hair expert and owner of Urbanbella (the curly, kinky, wavy hair salon & apothecary in Atlanta ) shares her best summer hair tips to keep hair happy and healthy!
Naturally frizzy hair is best controlled while it is wet. Frizz can be greatly reduced by applying frizz control gels and mousses right after you have rinsed out any hair conditioner, essentially while your hair is still wet. You do N O T want to towel dry your hair, as the friction of the towel against your locks just adds to frizz.

For the summer months, you want any frizz control product to be as lightweight as possible. The ingredient you want to look for in a good gel is Polyquaternum, a polymer that makes the strands of hair bond together and give a nice hold. The result is hair that looks sleeker, and more defined, as opposed to frizzy strands flying all over the place!

Can Your Hair Handle the Heat?
Everyone’s first reaction when dealing with frizzy summer hair is to whip out the straightening iron. This leads to heat damage and just makes hair dryer and frizzier. If you must use heating tools, be sure to take the necessary precautions to protect your locks. Look for thermal protectant products containing amodimethicone and dimethicone. These ingredients provide a protective film on the hair cuticle that prevents water loss and keeps the cuticle from cracking and breaking. Apply these products to hair before heat styling.

Don’t Sweat It!
Whether you’re hitting the gym, or just window shopping in 90 degree heat, the sweat from your scalp will lead to hair oiliness. When you don’t have time to take a shower (and remember that over washing will lead to more dryness) the best way to fight oiliness is by using a refreshing spray. They leave hair feeling and smelling fresh and clean as well as adding volume without requiring a shampoo.

Limp Locks
To keep curls bouncy and plump, use products that contain keratin, a natural thickening protein found in hair. This product can be found in thickening shampoos and volumizing sprays.These products also thicken and lift hair with natural alcohols such as Beetroot Alcohol.

Chlorine Damage Detox
Chlorine sucks up the sebum (your hair’s natural oil and protective barrier) from the hair, leading to dry and cracked hair cuticles. Before you get in the pool, pre-treat hair with a conditioner that contains oil extracts. The chlorine will suck up the oils found in the conditioner before it soaks up the natural oils in your hair. This significantly reduces chlorine damage. Apply the conditioner or spray liberally, concentrating on the ends of hair.

After you expose your hair to chlorine, wash it with a chlorine specific detoxifying shampoo to remove chlorine. Because shampoos like these can be slightly harsh, I recommend following up with a soft, gentle moisturizing shampoo that restores moisture to the hair. Finish off with a great, moisturizing conditioner.

Heat-Free Styling Tips!

Try these tips for air drying:

Use lighter styling aids such as mousse and light gels for faster air drying time. Gently squeeze excess water out of the hair after applying styling aids to reduce air drying time. Remember, avoid towel drying!!

Some really cute hair styles can be achieved without having to put a hair dryer, straighter, or curlers to your hair. The three I mention below give really beautiful beach beauty waves that work with summer humidity and heat instead of fighting it:

  • While hair is still wet, apply your light gel or mousse, and simply wrap hair into a bun on top of your head. After hair has dried at least 60%, remove bun and you’ll have soft and beautiful waves.

  • Another way to achieve that beach-y look, twirl damp hair around your finger, applying styling gel as you go along.
For the easiest way to get those waves, simply put your wet hair in braids, let dry, unbraid and voila!

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Thank you to TCHD reader, Camille for sending us her fabulous frohawk photos! You will be getting a complimentary jar of CURLS Whipped Cream next month!

How do you like the "frohawk"?
I love it and have received numerous compliments on it. I want natural women with shorter hair to know that their hair doesn't have to be long to rock this style.

How did you achieve this look?
I achieved the look using water, some oils (jojoba, sweet almond, and grapeseed), and IC Fantasia Styling Gel. I flat twisted the sides and two-strand twisted the rest. Hope you like it!

To view the Frohawk tutorial and video, click here!


A great video on Black women, natural hair, and exercising. Feel free to speak on it in the comments!


Fellow blogger, Tiffanita, is the lucky winner! Please e-mail us right away!


Do you love shoes? Well, we sure do. These shoes come from TMN Boutique.

1. Top left: Peacock imprinted pump, $68.00
2. Top right: Croc-embossed strappy sandal, $78.00
3. Bottom left: Barefoot freedom gladiator sandal, $46.00
4. Bottom right: "Two lips" evening sandal, $48.00

For more shoes, click here!


Rating: Not bad, Not good (6/10)

Product Name: Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
Price Range: $10.50 (4 oz)
Company: Carol's Daughter Product, LLC (
Catch Phrase: With the power of seven essential oils, this creamy hair dress conditions your hair and scalp, helping to minimize breakage. Essential oils of sweet orange, lemongrass, patchouli, ylang-ylang, lavender, cedarwood, shea butter and rosemary make this a can't-miss item for the whole family.

When I went to Sephora, a girl (with GORGEOUS hair) suggested both this and the Mimosa Hair Honey. She told me that almost everything was good in the CD line except for anything with "Amen" in the name. She said the "Amen" collection left her hair hard and dry so I bought the HHB. Now, it's great for laying down the hair, but it doesn't moisturize as well as my other moisturizers. Plus, it has beeswax in it which isn't a good thing for me since it's so hard to wash out. I'm on the fence with this product. I really like the fact that it slicks the hair down, but I don't like the fact that it doesn't moisturize. Has anybody tried it?

Ingredients: Water, Soybean Oil, Corn Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Sandalwood Fragrance, Essential Oils Of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Ylang-Ylang, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Bay and Cedarwood, Vitamin C, Xantham Gum, and Potassium Sorbate.

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A great tutorial for getting a pretty updo you can wear for almost any occasion. Let us know what you think!

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Citric acid in some shampoos can remove excess minerals from the water. But sometimes a high level of citric acid can damage hair by stripping it of oils and minerals (since it opens hair cuticles).

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Condola Rashad is an off-Broadway actress and the daughter of Phylicia Rashad.


Don't forget to enter the Organic Root Stimulator giveaway tonight at 12:00AM (Eastern time) where we'll be giving away a free bottle of the old Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner!


Cassie pulled a Britney and shaved half her hair. It's different... Very risque for her -- and we love that! What do you guys think? Do you love it? Feel free to speak on it in the comments!

Images via the YBF

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Previous Recipe: Baking Soda Cleanser, Brown Sugar Scrub, Herbal Shampoo, Shealoe Butter, Homemade Rosewater, Sulfur Growth Aid, Cayenne Pepper Stimulant, The 2Bossay Growth Aid, Moe's Growth Oil, Moisturizing Spritz

Here's a great recipe from Long Locks. It's an avocado/mayo conditioner. Mayo is a great source for EFA's and avocado great for strengthening.

Avocado Deep Conditioner
  • 1 small jar of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 avocado
Peel avocado and remove pit. Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl with your hands until it's a consistent green color. Smooth into hair being careful to work it to the ends. Use shower cap or plastic wrap to seal body heat in. Leave on hair for 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning wrap a hot, damp towel around your head over the plastic, or use a hair dryer set to a low to medium heat setting.


Baking soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate, can be used to neutralize the burning effect of Sodium Hydroxide on human skin and as an anti-fungal for dandruff caused by fungus.


For the month of April, Badass Hair is offering 20% off of all orders using discount code: Dubai.


Thymol, an alcohol derived from the thyme plant, is known to kill bacteria and fungi on the scalp. When applied daily, it can help eliminate fungal infections associated with finger & toe nails. When added to a conditioner, it can help keep dandruff at bay.


I love Blended Beauty products and this video is an awesome tutorial for getting curl definition with 4a/4b (aka coarse/kinky) hair.


Product Name: Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo
Price Range: $18.50 (250 mL)
Company: Blended Beauty (
Catch Phrase: A mild, luxurious hair cleanser that leaves a smooth and soft feeling. Blended Beauty shampoo is a silky cream that is extra moisturizing and conditioning and won't strip or dry out the hair. Soy and Grapeseed Oil moisturize while silk and keratin nourish your curls. This creamy shampoo increases combability for less breakage. It is pH balanced for a smooth finish and truly gentle enough to use every day if desired. Wonderful for swimmers or active people who need to wash their hair often. Safe for color treated hair. Once you try this shampoo you will never want to use any other! It's that wonderful!

What I Say: I think I've found my staple cleanser. The first time I used this shampoo, I honestly thought it was a fluke. After about five uses, I'm sold. I LOVE THIS SHAMPOO! My hair gets clean but remains soft. It's even better than -- dare I say it?-- the old Creme of Nature Ultra Detangling. If you have coarse, kinky hair, this shampoo is worth a try! The catch phrase is completely right -- you'll never want to use another shampoo! Best part is, it's sulfate-free.

Product Tip: Follow up with other wonderful Blended Beauty products for extra softness!
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (5/5)

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If you're like me, Protective styling is your number one choice for growing your hair. When the hair is in braids or twists (and weaves, manipulation is low -- which means better growth and retention. As we know, retention is important! Here are the "7 Steps to Caring for Braid & Twist Extensions."

1. Prep your hair by deep conditioning
Before you get to twisting/braiding, make sure you deep condition your hair first. Choose your favorite deep conditioner for the treatment. I usually go with a cholesterol-based conditioner (Queen Helene Super Cholesterol Conditioning Cream). Why? Fats, oils, and cholesterol are great for the hair strand since they help the hair absorb more moisture.

2. Braiding/twisting the hair
When you're braiding or twisting your hair, make sure that you use less braiding hair for the hairline. The hairline is very delicate and too much of the braiding hair can put a lot of stress on it. As for the rest of your hair, don't braid/twist too tight. Tension on the scalp can cause growth retardation (lack of or slow hair growth).

3. Washing braid & twist extensions
Every two weeks, wash and condition your braids/twists. Make sure to dilute your shampoo and conditioner with water (50/50). When washing, pour the mixture over your braids/twists and scalp, let it sit for a few minutes, rinse, and repeat with the conditioner mix. When you finish, blot the excess water out with a t-shirt (T-shirts absorb more water, which means faster drying).

4. Moisturizing & oiling
To keep your hair soft and supple, it is imperative that you moisturize a few times a week (2 times a week is the minimum). Oiling the scalp with a natural oil (Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, etc) can also help.

5. Re-do your hairline, nape, and sides every 2-3 weeks
While you don't necessarily have to re-do the nape and sides, re-doing the hairline is important. As mentioned in Step 2, the hairline is fragile, so as it grows, the added hair puts a lot of weight on it. Re-doing the hairline will help save your hairline from breakage!

6. Protect your hair nightly
Even though your hair is braids/twists, you still have to protect it at night. Sleep with a satin/silk scarf every night!

7. Taking down braid & twist extensions
After taking out your braids, make sure you detangle your hair thoroughly. Detangle with your fingers and then a detangling comb/brush. Afterward, deep condition with a conditioner of your choice (I would go with the one I use in Step 1). You can either let your hair breathe for a week or two or you can go back into extensions. Your choice. Most opt for letting the hair breathe, but some go back into braids.

*Remember to always keep extensions in for a maximum of two months.*

Twist Extension Suggestions
Janet Collection Afro Marley Braid
Janet Collection Afro Kinky

Braid Extension Suggestions
Deni Cali Jumbo Braid
Janet Collection Jumbo Braid

Product Suggestions
Queen Helene Super Cholesterol Conditioning Cream
Lekair Cholesterol Plus Strengthening Conditioning Cream
Luster's S-Curl Moisturizer/Activator
African Royale BRX Braid Spray
Coconut Oil
Jojoba Oil


Our Celebrity Hair segment today features Tennille Stoute, a beautiful fashion model. She's represented by MC2 Model Management and has been featured in Italian Elle, Vibe Vixen, and other magazines. Not everyone can pull off that haircut, but she most definitely rocks it!


...We're hosting even more giveaways this month. After this week, we will giveaway a new product every Sunday. You guys have been great by reading this blog!

April 12th
We will give away a bottle of the OLD Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner. We know some people who've tried the new formula hated it, so we got the old formula. 23 ounces of the good stuff!

April 19th
We will give away a jar of Ellin LaVar Textures' ReconstructMasque. We have been very pleased with this brand so we want you to try it!

April 26th
Our last giveaway for the month! We will give away one pack of Dr. Miracle's Deep Conditioning Treatment. As you know, each Dr. M product contains the "Feel it Formula."

Be sure to enter each giveaway!
Each giveaway will begin at 12am (Eastern time).


Since the incident with Chris Brown in February, Rih Rih has been rocking a new 'do. It's a mohawk, of course, but the uncut hair is longer than usual. So, we want to know... Do you love it?


Hey lovelies! It's been a while since the last giveaway so it's only right we host another giveaway! This time around we're giving away the CURLS Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner. The lucky winner will receive the bottle with the new packaging!

More about it
Transform dry, damaged, chemically processed or overly stressed hair within minutes! This is the DEEP treatment you've been dreaming of! For best results use with heat! This magical Asian Hair Tea conditioner combines certified organic extracts, exotic emollients with vitamin packed botanicals to moisturize, condition, strengthen and protect your over worked curls. Ideal conditioner to combat the sizzling summer sun and brutal winter winds. If you have dry, coarse, chemically treated and/or damaged your hair...this is the conditioner is a must have!

Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyl Palmitrate, Behentrimonum Methosulfate, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearth-20, Certified Organic Ho Shu Wu Extract, Certified Organic Green Tea Extract, Certified Organic Chamomile Extract, Certified Organic Calendula Extract, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Panthenol, Soy Protein, Citric Acid, Quaternium-15.



I've been natural for one month already! I decided that I would start chronicling my journey as a natural. So, here's part one of the series.

I can wash my hair EVERYDAY.
The Denman and I are best friends again.
No more fighting with two different textures.
The SO loves it.

My hair HAS to stay moisturized or it becomes severely dry.
My wide-tooth comb is useless at this point.
I secretly miss my long hair. LOL.
My family hates my hair. (They're all relaxed and/or wear weave)

I think my hair is at its resting phase because it doesn't seem like it's growing, but then again, when you see your hair too much, you never think it's growing.