giveaway number two! (check out giveaway number one here!)
if you’re familiar with the realm of “black twitter,” chances are you’ve heard of a new line of natural hair and body products from a line called Whipped. it was recently launched by a young lady named Lauren (on twitter, @whippedqueen), natural living enthusiast and native of Cincinnati, OH. ive had the pleasure of e-knowing this young lady for some years now, and i jumped at the chance to try the new line and spread the word to my fellow naturals.
it’s been awhile since we’ve had a review and/or giveaway around these parts, so i finally cleared enough of my schedule to sit my butt down and get this one together already.
quite some time ago, i got an email from a young lady asking if i’d be interested in trying and reviewing her hair and body product, called HairOlicious.
i was initially skeptical because the product basically consists of only two ingredients: coconut oil and aloe vera gel. i definitely appreciate simplicity in my hair products, but i was like… that’s it? really? what’s keeping me from just going to whole foods, buying my own coconut oil and aloe vera gel, and making this on my own? why would i pay 10 bucks plus shipping and handling for something that i can probably make myself? and how amazing can such a simple product really be? but i gave it a fair shot anyway.
it’s been awhile since there’s been an update here.. mostly because i’ve been busy getting the tumblr blog all caught up. since i’m making such good progress there (got the inbox down from 400+ messages to 130.. yay!) i thought i’d celebrate with a little giveaway!
up for grabs: a 4 ounce bottle of Darcy’s Botanicals Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Natural Hair Conditioning Oil.
not sure if you’ve answered something like this question before, I’m new to your blog, but what is your take on mixed natural hair? I’m Black, Irish, and Native American and typically wear my hair in it’s kinky curly unruly form…BUT it’s hardly a breeze in that state, I have to wash (condition at least) or wet it everyday to get the curl back and after 2 days it’s so dry and tangled…(it turns to a frizzy cotton ball poof when I sleep even if I wrap it) my hair is very fine. When I blow dry and flat iron it out it’s straight like a white girls hair, oily roots and all! I guess what I’m wondering is; is there a ‘natural’ middle ground for mixed hair??
hello, you lion maned wonder!
i wish i had an easy answer full of good news for you, but unfortunately, i don’t. i don’t have BAD news for you, but when we have hair problems, we all want to know that there’s a magic wand we can wave that will bippity boppity boo all our woes away. unfortunately that’s not the case, for you or any other naturals. sorry
Al Sharpton understands, girl.
unfortunately, i forgot to publish the first part of this question. the lovely writer sent a question asking for advice on what to do about her hair. it’s her second BC and she finds herself missing her perm (who hasn’t been there, am i right?!). i asked what she missed most about it; this is her response:
well it was more predictable. It was longer. I think I miss the length the most, and I know my hair will grow, but it seems to be taking forever..
got it. you’re definitely right about predictability… my hair will do any and everything it wants to, inspite of what i try to get it to do. you can kind of never tell if a style will turn out the way it did last time, if it’ll be too dry this week, or what. and as far as hair not growing fast enough, i’m fairly certain that like 95% of naturals felt that way at some point, if not now.
the lucky winner of our contest is *drumroll*
Lawanda Stevenson (@mslawanda), of the blog As the Wind Blows!
WOOO! congrats lady ma’am! you get somethin pretty for your hair!
okay, Lawanda. listen up. this is very very important. to claim you prize, you MUST email me by THIS FRIDAY, December 30th at email@example.com!!! if i don’t hear from you by then, we’ll have to draw another winner.
thanks to everyone who participated! stay tuned for more tips, tricks, and giveaways!!
hey, yall! welcome to our last giveaway of the year! our featured product comes from young entrepreneur Fatima, CEO of Flowers From Fatima.
one of my personal favorites, the Regal Rouge hair comb
one of the funnest things about natural hair, in my opinion, is accessorizing. headbands, shells, earrings–kinks, coils, and curls carry it all so well! especially bright, colorful flowers. or matte, muted flowers. whatever the style, flowers definitely accentuate the natural beauty in natural hair, and the Flowers From Fatima collection has some very stunning floral pieces. we’re thrilled to be giving away this *gorgeous* golden sunflower hair clip!
I feel like my hair is NEVER moisturized enough! like its great day one of the twist out but not day one night! and my hair texture is changing. What would you suggest??
ah, yes. the greedy, thirsty, never-satisfied hair problem. i’m right there with you, sister, and especially as winter approaches with its cold, dry air, it’s important that we keep our tendrils as moisturized as possible. here are a few things that might convince your hair to hold on to some of that precious life-giving liquid:
Heyy! I just recently got my hair straightened and I thought i was gonna die when i washed it and my curls were close to non-exsistent, How long does it usually take for them to bounce back? I have very thick type 3b/3c hair. its been maybe 3 weeks and its still not curling up the same:( I never thought i would miss the thickness of my hair until now.
Firstly, let me lend you my condolences. I know that exact feeling of hysteria while waiting on your hair to snap back after it’s been straightened. this is the very reason that I pretty much only straighten my hair a handful of times a year, even in winter–because it feels like such a gamble doesn’t it?!! sure everything went well last time, but what if THIS time is the time that your curls are ironed out for good?? It has happened! I hear stories all the time about women who straightened their hair once and their precious curls were never seen again. This fear is what keeps me from only straightening my hair only a handful of times each year.
I just can’t do a good wash & go to save my life! Do you do them? How do you do yours, what process?
As someone submitted as a natural hair problem a while ago, a wash-n-go isn’t really a wash-n-got for many naturals, myself included. My process isn’t the simplest out there, but it works well for me, which is good because it’s pretty much the only hairstyle I can do. Here’s what I do and what I use: