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Getting My Hair Vacation-Ready: Protective Styling with Curly Curl Cream Lotion and Curly Curl Gello

Posted by Karon Leslie on Apr 6, 2018 12:06:38 PM

It’s that time of year, Ya’ll. The weather is getting nice. Retailers are basically giving swimwear away, and despite not being six years old I’m headed to recess the moment I catch a glimpse of anything bearing the slightest resemblance of sunshine.

I need a vacation, People.

And by vacation, I mean the beach, water, agua, lots of it—at an all-inclusive resort with infinity pools and cabanas, and a real opportunity to demonstrate that the thirst is indeed real, so bring me another piña colada. But if I’m going to be living my best life, diving in and out of pools, riding jet skis, and encountering dolphins in their natural habitat, I need a low-maintenance, protective style that can withstand all my adventures, from watersports in the day time, to cocktails and dinner at night. So, to get my hair vacation-ready, I’ll be using both Curly Curl Cream Cream Hair Lotion and Curly Curl Gello to style my hair into two-strand twists, and give my curls and waves a much needed vacation as well.

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Topics: two strand twists, protective styling, curls waves naturals, styling tips, natural hair vacation looks, Karon Leslie, swimming with natural hair

Afros in Bloom: How to Rock Hair Flowers This Spring

Posted by Tonesa Jones on Apr 6, 2018 11:38:56 AM

For me, spring is wash-and-go season. After a long winter of doing a bunch of protective styles to hide my ends from low temperatures, I’m leaving braids and twists alone for a minute. I just want a fat afro to complement the closet full of sundresses I’ll keep on rotation until it dips below 60 again. Low manipulation doesn’t have to be boring or routine though. Flowers have always been my go-to for adding some glow to my hair. A bright pop of color always looks super cute with fresh curls or a picked-out afro. (Thank you, Sammy at FlowerBattBlog for this awesome image of how to do it right!)

 
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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Protective Styles, natural hairdos, afros with flowers, tonesa jones, afros, natural hair spring looks

Protective Stylistas Love the Protective Styles Collection…Have You Tried It Yet?

Posted by NI4TW on Mar 23, 2018 4:14:40 PM


Because I always design my products with the needs and desires of you in mind, I always love hearing how satisfied you are with them. Just recently I heard the following good news from @destinedforgreatness_26 on Instagram:

I used the Bamboo & Coconut Milk Growth Oil before getting my braids, and I must say it made my hair feel moisturized and left it smelling good…Love this product line…

We are also feeling the love on Facebook where Sheree Willis wrote:

"Her products are by far the best. Every time I use another product, I am greatly disappointed and run back to Taliah Waajid. ALL of her products work fabulous in my hair. I'm never disappointed. I love the way my hair feels and the scent is perfect. Never heavy nor weighted down. My curls are perfect. My twists outs are perfect. Love! Love! Love!"

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Topics: Protective Styles, Natural Hair Care Products, protective styling, curls waves naturals, black hair care, apple aloe, where to buy taliah waajid

Lock Her Up! My Forever Hairstyle/Lifestyle

Posted by Sheronda Gipson on Mar 23, 2018 3:41:42 PM

About seven years after I went natural, I locked my hair. They were traditional locs, and they grew quickly and thickly. Within 5 years, they were well past my shoulders, hanging midway down my back. In 2009, I got the bright idea to “unlock” my locs, after watching a video showing the process. A week into process, I looked like Samuel Jackson in the movie Unbreakable. Once again I found myself in a barber’s chair, cutting off what remained of my locs and starting over. So I spent the next two years, free falling natural, starting over from a short Caesar cut like I’d done when I first went permless. I returned to locs in 2011, but this time, I had sisterlocks installed. BEST DECISION FOR ME—EVER.

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Topics: locs benefits, locs, black earth products, maintaining locs, locks

Style Showcase: TWA, Medium and Long Length Hairdos to Rock at World Natural Hair, Healthy Lifestyle Event

Posted by NI4TW on Mar 14, 2018 1:33:08 PM

The World Natural Hair, Healthy Lifestyle Event in Atlanta takes place April 21-22. That’s just around the corner. You’re going this year, right? With more than 300 vendors already signed up to give you the hugest selection of products, tips, styles, demonstrations and more to get you looking and feeling healthy and beautiful from head toe—there’s no way you’ll want to miss that. Plus Amara La Negra, Keke Wyatt and Major are performing live?!? The only thing left to figure out is how you’re going to flaunt your natural curls to the fullest. Read on and you’ll discover all kinds of lovely options.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care Products, natural hair styles, natural hair show, World Natural Hair Healthy Lifestyle Event, Amara La Negra, Black Panther, natural hairdos

Falling in Love With Your Natural Hair: How to Embrace Your Curly Chaos While Transitioning

Posted by Tonesa Jones on Mar 9, 2018 7:29:43 PM

There was a time when I couldn’t imagine myself without straight hair. Sunday afternoons were devoted to my flatiron, oil sheen, and the sizzle of my hair frying between two metal plates. I loved the movement of my straight hair, the deep dark shine of my strands, even with the inevitable heat damage I was causing. I could not see my natural texture the same way. It was stubbornly immobile and did not reflect light the same way my pressed hair did. A year after giving up my relaxer, I still could not accept my natural hair.

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Topics: Protective Styles, Transitioning, transitioning from perm to natural, black hair care, anti itch serum, ditch the itch

Whatever You Waaaaant, (Curls| Waves & Naturals Can Provide)

Posted by Karon Leslie on Mar 9, 2018 6:52:45 PM

I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes the day-to-day natural hair maintenance can make a real procrastinator out of me. Now don’t get me wrong—natural hair care is definitely a labor of love, but have you ever had one of those days where you know you have absolutely no choice but to do something with your hair? I mean you’ve delayed it for as long as you could. You’ve pushed it allllllllll the way to the limit. Next thing you know, you’re standing in front of the mirror, running your hands through those tangled and distressed curls, when it finally hits you. Your hair needs you now. And by now I mean, RIGHT now (cue Donnie McClurkin).

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Topics: curls waves naturals, curly hair maintenance, natural hair care regimen, black hair care, hair strengthening treatment masque, great detangler

School Daze, Hair Daze: 30 Years of Progression or Regression?

Posted by Sheronda Gipson on Mar 9, 2018 6:06:29 PM

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee’s movie, School Daze. I was in high school (I’m dating myself), when this movie came out, and I fell in love with it immediately. Not just because my homegirl, Cassie Davis, from the House of Payne and the Paynes debuted in it, but the depiction of black college life felt so natural and real to me. This movie, along with A Different World, helped me make my decision to attend, Southern University and A&M College, an HBCU.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Taliah Waajid, black earth products, colorism, African American culture, black hair care, School Daze, black film and television, spike lee

The Beauty that Black Panther Has Inspired

Posted by NI4TW on Feb 28, 2018 6:56:16 PM

 

For a little more than a year, Black theatergoers eagerly anticipated the release of Black Panther. This February, when it finally premiered, the film did not disappoint. Featuring a predominantly Black production crew and cast, the film broke ticket pre-sale and opening weekend box office records. To date, the movie has made $700 million in a mere two weeks and will likely reach the billion dollar mark in another week’s time. 

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Topics: African American community, natural hair show, World Natural Hair Healthy Lifestyle Event, Black Panther, Wakanda, African American culture, African culture, National Black Mens Health

The Thick of It: A Natural Hair Journey

Posted by Sheronda Gipson on Feb 28, 2018 11:01:30 AM

It all began because of a chemical burn from a home perm. The year was 1996. Up until then, I’d considered myself quite the kitchen beautician, purchasing box perms to do my own hair since college. In those lean college times, I couldn’t afford to go to the hair dresser, I’d go to Wal-Mart, pick up a relaxer kit, go back to the dorm and proceed to slather the white, noxious, cream on the base of my hair, careful not to get any, or at least not too much on my scalp or cover the entire shaft of my hair. After college, I continued this practice, when my coins were a little short.

But the last time was different.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair Care Products, black earth products, going natural, transitioning from perm to natural, growing locs, maintaining locs, loctician

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