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Pre Game Texturizing Spray Product Review

7 Aug
One of the most trying things for a girl can be the management of her hair, especially in the hot and humid summer months.  While some of us may have wash-n-go hair, others need a little more attention.  Add the beach environment (which is basically synonomous with summertime) and there’s another level of frustration.
In comes Pre Game Texturizing Spray. From the makers of the All Nighter Styling Powder, Pre Game aids in the “just-from-the-beach” style, giving hair a tousled look.  It also boasts to help with the “3pm droop” by giving hair a natural looking boost.
A scrunch-tastic, spritz-sational all-natural texturizing spray for beachy texture and piece-y-ness. Pre Game adds a gentle hold (kinda like memory), gives ‘sproing’ to flat ‘dos and is a PERFECT compliment to The All Nighter Styling Powder! Formulated with Himalayan pink and Dead Sea salts (for those hair days highs and lows), pure Aloe, and a touch of nourishing Argan oil, Pre Game Texturizing Spray is beneficial for your hair and scalp! Use it before you style – it works great on squeaky clean hair OR for hair that suffers from the dreaded ‘mid-day drop’ (y’know around 3 pm?) – anytime your hair needs a little kick in the pants!
Now of course this had to be put to the test.  I had a few girlies with different hair textures, myself included, try the product to see what the outcome would be. While they may say it works for all, we need our own proof and an impromptu experiment never hurt anybody!  Four ladies tested the spray: Continue reading

Bee Mine Products- A new store opens in Brooklyn

6 May

If you find yourself wandering around Brooklyn in the near future, indulge in a visit to Ecodermis and Wolfberry, as they now sell Bee Mine Products.  If you didn’t know by now, Bee Mine is a wonderful, 100% natural hair product with lovely ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera, and oh honey the list goes on and on!

In the past, I have ordered the Bee Mine Curly Butter online and I loved it.  The customer service is excellent and the order arrived promptly.  Being as these products are all natural, there are no parabens, sulfates of any kind or harmful chemicals.  It is an absolutely yummy product line and I am ecstatic to see it come to New York.  With the store so close I can now buy the full product line and immediately report on my HAUL.  Stay tuned!!

Make sure to visit the website for more information on Bee Mine products.  The site is chock full of encouragement for naturals and transitioning chicas.  Ecodermis and Wolfberry is located at 310 Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11233… Happy Shopping!

Hair Retreat: The Braids Getaway

12 Oct

I am a natural hair head, but currently sporting some medium-sized braids (“extensions” to some).  Braids serve a number of great purposes: they can be used as a transition hairstyle if you are trying to grow your relaxer out and they serve as a protective style from the wear and tear of the wind and cold (I loooove this).  I am also pregnant at this point in time (Smile), so I can wake up with just enough time to shower and get to work (perfection!). I use extensions more for function than actual style, however there are beautiful and elegant ways you can get your hair braided to accentuate your flavor.

Before you get braids, remember to take certain precaution as to not make matters worse with your tresses.

  • Do not get braids if you just put a relaxer in or got a dye treatment.  I would suggest waiting at least 2 weeks before getting extensions.  Hair gets very week from treatment and applying braids will add extra stress.
  • Deep condition your hair before getting braids.  Try to do a DT at least 3 weeks in a row in advance to your hair appointment.  Braids can be somewhat drying to the hair and DTs provide plenty moisture.
  • If you are all natural, or most natural, it behooves you to have a very thorough detangling session before getting your hair braided.  You may want to blow dry your hair so that it is semi-straight and easy to part for the stylist.  You don’t want to leave it up to them to detangle your hair because when they get done, there may not be much hair left to braid!
  • Remember, not too tight!  If you go to a hole-in-the-wall braiding spot, it may be difficult to get them to adjust their grip, but you do want to retain your edges.
  • Once you’ve spent 4-5 hours in the chair, you want to take extra care of your hair, especially your scalp because it is fully exposed.  Apply a natural, light oil to help soothe itch and stimulate hair growth.  My favorites are Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut and Jojoba with a hint of the essential oil Rosemary.
  • Don’t be afraid to wash your braids, your hair is still in need of water.  The braids may take longer to dry but it’s very much worth it in the end.

Good luck with your protective style ladies! Leave links in the comments of your braided styles, and we may feature you on the site!

Can Chris Rock Find Out Who Has “GOOD HAIR”??

3 Sep

Chris Rock has a new movie/documentary hitting theaters in October titled “Good Hair”

Check out the Preview:

Chris Rock made this movie for his daughter that wanted to know why she doesn’t have good hair.  That situation is oh so sad but Im glad to see that the issues that have plagued African American woman for 400 years are finally coming to mainstream media.  As botched up as a job that Trya did on her talk show referring to “good and bad hair” I’m happy that she addressed it.  Our hair can be the topic of conversation across many different communities but unfortunately most of the problems lie within us.  From the video of the mother viciously combing through her child’s hair calling her nappy and other types of obscenities to the black woman that like “The White Girl Flow”… we got issues.   I hope that when black woman see these movies and watch these shows, we can start to delve deeper into ourselves and discover the beauty that we all carry.

Herbal Hair Remedies.

4 Apr

The weather is changing and we all know what that means…hair damage. From hoodies to hats, the winter has put a hurting on your tresses. As we settle into the vernal equinox, we should give our hair a little TLC to prevent breakage. Instead of spending a load of money on hair products, invest some time into some home herbal hair remedies. Here are a few essential oils you should consider using:

  • Basil: used most for oily hair, helps promote growth.
  • Chamomile: used for fine to normal hair; adds some highlights to hair.
  • Clary Sage: can be used for all hair types to help with dandruff.
  • Lavender: can be used to treat dandruff, itchiness, and even lice.
  • Lemon: best if used for oily hair; gives highlights; treats dry scalp, dandruff and lice.
  • Peppermint: best for dry hair to promote growth.
  • Rosemary: best for oily hair to promote growth.

Be aware, these oils can be used for any hair type – whether ringlets, natural or relaxed. Have fun playing around in your coifs!

Source: Care2

Beauty Tips for the Natural Sista

28 Feb

There is much that can be said about having your natural hair and loving it.  I never had this much fun as a relaxed chick (even though I still love the way straight hair looks!). For one, water is your arched enemy.  For some curly divas, water can be a problem too because it creates shrinkage on your other wised lengthy fro.  However, I found that a little mist never hurt anybody.  Which brings me to my beauty tip of the day: How to create great “second day hair” aka 2dh.

Second, third and even fourth day hair is just what it sounds like.  Do a style at night, unravel in the morning and if you can go to bed that night and wake up the next morning and fluff and go then you have just traveled to the world of Second day hairdom.  For a working young woman in the city I find 2dh to be a life saver.  I may be a diva, but Im still not a morning person.  

My trick to creating 2dh is very simple. When I wake up in the morning, because I sleep with a satin scarf, my hair is very smush and might I add not very attractive.  I fluff as much as I can, but because I have course hair, its not so pliable when dry.  I then jump in the shower with out a shower cap and let the mist and steam from the shower do it work.  When I get out, my hair is full, fluffy and plump.  Now I’m looking fierce and ready for my day at work!

Word of caution: Don’t douse your head in the shower and avoid direct contact with the water.  The steam and mist from the shower will do all the work

queen bee indeed.

28 Feb


beyonce looks beautiful in the newly released Ebony issue, rocking a curly ‘do that I absolutely LOVE. 

to achieve this look, the lovely Miss Autumn, known as CurlyChronicles on youtube, provides a tutorial. Check it here:

pretty women all around!

Beauty Tips for the Natural Sista

27 Feb

So, I went natural about 6 months ago, and ever since then I have been obsessed with my hair!! YouTube, longhaircareforum, nappturality, Curly-Nikki and anything else that raves about natural hair. I am a product junkie (Someone that is constantly buying new products) at heart but at the moment my hair is loving some KBB, Karen Body’s Beautiful that is. A wonderful natural hair and body line coming straight out of Brooklyn, NY.