Tag Archives: team natural

I Was Featured on Curly Nikki

10 Feb

So last Monday (February 3rd) I was my birthday, it was also the day I was featured on the curlynikki.com. Now naturalistas you know that Curly Nikki is like the website for all things natural hair and can I just say that when I saw my pic on the site I literally squealed for joy. It was seriously the best bday present (outside of the trip to the Bahamas) a girl could ask for. I am especially thankful to Patrica of Global Couture for her profile of me which then lead to my Curly Nikki feature. THANKS!!!!  To read my full feature click here

NY Times: The Afro as a Natural Expression of Self

4 Oct

The New York Times online edition has an interesting article  about afros i.e. natural hair as an extension of self-expression and or politics. The article is titled, “The Afro as a Natural Expression of Self” . In college  had a professor who always said. “The personal is political.” And while her statement was more so directed towards the creation of social movements perhaps it has also validity in our current natural hair trend (I don’t really think natural hair is a trend but for a lack of a better word we use it). While I do consider wearing my hair in its natural state an expression of who I am, I am not sure whether I find it to be a political statement. I don’t really feel that by wearing my hair natural I am  liberating myself from some conformist European beauty standard.  I just like my hair in its natural state.

What do you think of the article?

Are you over this whole natural hair debate?

Party Over Hair: We Are Onyx Video Chat + Twitter Party With Felicia Leatherwood

10 Jul

What are you doing later this evening say around 8 EST or 5 to 6 PST? Nothing? Well then  join celebrity natural hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood and Delali Kpodzo, founder of  WEAREONYX.com in their first ever Twitter Party + Live video chat!




Submit all question on Twitter using the #ASKONYX!

A Natural Hair Event for My New England Ladies

18 Jan

Happy Friday!

Yesterday, I received an email on behalf of the natural hair salon Luv My Natural Curls Boutique inviting myself and my followers to their 2013 Seeds of Luv Natural Hair Fashion Show. The email stated, “The purpose of the event is to empower and motivate women to embrace their natural beauty. To help them build a stronger hair regimen and gain knowledge on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Our Guest Speaker will be Audrey Davis, author of “Science of Black Hair Care”. This event will take place at Lombardo’s Function Facilities, one of Boston’s Finest Venues. This event consists of: 3 course meal, passed hors’douvers/ champagne fountain, Shopping/Vendor discounts, Lots of Entertainment, Door prizes, Lots of product samples and raffle giveaways. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Lupus and Breast Cancer Foundation. We understand that many women who survive these types of diseases tend to still die from within. They do not feel beautiful enough and they become self-conscience about whether they are “woman enough” or“beautiful enough” for society’s standards. We want to bring awareness to the fact that ‘TRUE BEAUTY’ is not about “body image” but the IMAGE you represent for the BODYof Christ.”

 Limited Early Bird Tickets at $40 are going FAST!!! Tickets will be $75 after January 31st. TICKETS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! ( The website lists 2 ticket prices a $40 ticket and a $60 VIP ticket). Tickets can be purchased on the their website http://www.luvmynaturalcurls.com/ or through EventBrite.


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Will you be attending?

ABC’s of Curly Hair

27 Nov

via Naturallycurly.com


Black Friday Natural Hair Deals

20 Nov

Ambrosia Hair – 15% off Satin Curls Detangling Leave-In. All November with code: SATIN15

  • † Promotion ends on December 1st, 2012 at 12 AM EST.
  • * Coupon code only works for orders of $25 or more. Coupon code can not be combined with any other offer. When cart totals $25 enter coupon code:SATIN15 during checkout to receive the discount.

Amazing Botanicals
Details:Friday 11/23 3 Pumpkin Pomade $15 + Free Shipping
Details: $5 off any order over $20 + free gift with code: DERBYCITY Friday 11/23 thru 12/3

Anderson Soap Company – Enter code:blackfriday 40% off everything in store Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Saturday 11/24 11:59 pm

Anita Grant
Sale Date: Nov 23-27
Details: 15% OFF using code:IAmBeautiful

  • Friday 11/23 thru Tuesday 11/27 code: Derby City Naturals
  • 20% off everything in store
  • *Spoiler Alert* New Clay Wash Product will be introduced as well

Details:On Black Friday, November 23rd, we are offering 25% Off Your Entire Purchase, Buy One Get One Free on all Philosophy products and Gift Sets (perfect holiday presents!), and a FREE Kwof Professional Finishing Flat Iron (a $189.99 value) with any purchase of $100 or more! Enjoy extended store hours from 9am-7pm. *Valid in-store only.

Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Sunday 11/25 11:59 pm

  • 20% off full-size products with code:THANKFUL
  • PLATINUM PJ SAVINGS: 24% off Site-wide by LIKING PlatinumPJ on fb on 11/20 to get the specialty discount code
  • Free 2 oz jar of Muscavado Vanilla Pecan Whipped Custard Souffle Body Cream with purchase of $50+

Be Beautiful Natural Products
Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm. Free Shipping on all orders $25 and up No Coupon Code.

Beija Flor Naturals
Details:Thursday 11/22 thru Wednesday 11/28 25% off + Free Gift with $65 purchase code:BEIJA2012

Belle Butters
Details:Black Friday take 20% Off your order of $25+ with the code:BBBF Sale begins 11/23 12a CST and ends 11:59pm CST.
Cyber Monday get free shipping on your entire order with the code:BBCM Sale begins 11/26 12aCST and ends 11:59pm CST.

Blended Beauty
Details:Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 CST

  • 1 item—5% off code:cblack5
  • 2-5 items—20% off code:cblack20
  • 6-14 items—30% off code:cblack30
  • 15+ items—40% off code:cblack40

Details:Friday 11/23 thru 12/31 12% off with code:HOLIDAY12
3 x 2oz butters & 3 x 2oz shampoo bars for $20

Brown Butter Beauty
Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Sunday 11/25 11:59 pm 25% off sale with code: BlackFriday

Sale Date: Nov 23-25 | Nov 26
Details: 25% OFF Butters using code:JusButters | 20% OFF Everything using code:CyberMonday

CC’s Naturals
Details:*Early Bird* 40% off Thursday 11/22 9:00 pm – Friday 11/23 11:00 am

  • 25% off everything Friday 11/23 11:01 am – 11:59 pm
  • *Early Bird* 40% off Sunday 11/25 9:00 pm – Monday 11/26 9:00 am
  • 25% off everything Monday 11/26 9:01 am – 11:59 pm

Details:Friday 11/16 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm 30% off + Free Shipping with code:SAVE30

Coily Head Chick
Details:Friday 11/23 Noon thru Midnight 20% off purchase $30+ with code: CHCBF2012

Curl Junkie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Details:order of $50 or more + Free Shipping on order over $100 Thursday + Friday with code: THANKS2012

Curly Kinks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Details:30% Off all full size products + Free Shipping on orders $65+ No Coupon Code. Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Sunday 11/25 11:59 pm

Details:Gray Friday Sale 25% OFF Plus $5 Shipping Fee use coupon code:GRAY25 Ends 11/20 

Details:Their going out of business sale. We really appreciate your support over the past year and want to thank you in a special way. Please enjoy 30% off your purchase on Black Friday with code:CLEARANCE. We have limited inventory available, so shop early! In keeping up with our great customer service, our site will remain open until all orders have been delivered and confirmed satisfactory.

CUSH Cosmetics
Details:Sunday 11/18 8:00 am – Friday 11/30 11:59 pm CST 40% off everything in store No Coupon Code Required.

Details: 25% OFF 3 Day Shopping Pass Nov.22 thru Nov.24 on Regularly Priced Items With Card. Also, be sure to check your ad for a 25% off Shopping Pass coupon found on the front page of your ad valid on regularly priced items.
Click to print ~ CVS Pharmacy Black Friday Flyer 2012 Page 1

Darcy’s Botanicals
Sale Date: Nov 23
Details: 25% OFF using code: ThankYou

Eden Body Works
Sale Date: Nov 26
Details: 50% OFF Everything

Faithfully Beautiful
Details:Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm. Free Shipping on all orders $15 and up No Coupon Code

Hairitage Hydrations
Sale Date: Nov 23-26
Details: 35% OFF using code:BlackFriday2012

Details: Friday 11/23

  • 20 – 30% off everything in store No Coupon Code
  • Plus an Additional 10% off with code:DerbyCity

Details:Black Friday sale FREE SHIPPING on all orders!! Friday & Sat!!

Honey Chile Hair Love
Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight No Coupon Code

  • Free 3oz Toasted Pumpkin + Almond Butter with $50 purchase
  • Free 4oz Toasted Pumpkin + Almond Butter and Free shipping with $100 purchase
  • Free 8oz Toasted Pumpkin + Almond Butter and Free shipping with $150 purchase

Hydratherma Naturals
Details:Friday 11/23 11:00 am thru Monday 11/26 11:00 am No Coupon Code. 20% off all inventory including discounted collection sets.

Hydrating Essentials
Details: Monday 11/26 Noon – 8:00 pm CST

  • New line from the makers of Mozeke Products
  • 10 – 15% off products with code: HE1015

Jamaica Hut
Sale Date: Nov 23-26
Details: 15% OFF using code:Jahut26

Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm PST 25% off Everything with code: BFDC2526

Karen’s  Body Beautiful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Details: 30% off everything w/a $25 minimum puchase with code: KBBLOVE Expires 11/26 11:59pm

LaBella Body Care
Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm 15% off Everything with code: BlackFriday15

L.A.C.E. Naturals
Details: Thursday 11/22 5:00 pm thru Friday 11/23 11:59 pm

  • Save 35% off total purchase of $25+ with code: LACETHNKS
  • Free Shipping and Free 2 oz sample on orders $65+ with code: LACETHNKS
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free Soaps with code: LACETHNKS

Lexie’s of Louisville
Details: Friday 11/23 NO COUPON CODE.. 20% off Lexie’s Hair Milk

Lia Naturals
Details:Friday 11/23 NO COUPON CODE

  • BOGO 50% Off Butters and Sugar Scrubs
  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free Soaps
  • 30% off Detangling Conditioner

Little Penguins
Details: Friday 11/23 thru Sunday 11/25 20% off any product + free shipping on orders $50+ No Coupon Code

Love Child Essentials
Sale Date: Nov 23-24
Details: 15% OFF $25 using code:Vixen15

Details: love Friday 11/23 Midnight thru 11/26 11:59 pm

  • 25% off sale on all products and gift certificates code: Blkfri
  • Special free shipping offer for DCN followers, use code: Dcnlove

Miss Jessie’s
Details:BOGO FREE Nov.18 thru Dec.15.2012 Plus Free Shipping .. While Supplies Last, (excludes 2oz value packs and packets).

Mozeke Products
Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight CST Save 25-50% off all inventory No Coupon Code

Naturalista Cosmetics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sale Details: 25% OFF REGULAR SIZED ITEMS using Code: NATURLISTA

Naturally Smooth As
Details: Friday 11/23 thru 12/31 12% off with code: HOLIDAY12
3 x 2oz butters & 3 x 2oz shampoo bars for $20

Original Moxie
Details:Mark your calendars for the Original Moxie Black Friday/Cyber Monday Super Sale, running from Friday, November 23rd through Monday, November 26th. We will have a store-wide sale (gift sets excluded) with a major coupon code to be announced at midnight on November 25th. *In addition to the sale, we’ll be including three free samples with every order.

Details:Friends & Family Sale Offers Valid through Nov.27

  • 25% OFF using code:FFcurl
  • Free Shipping on gift sets automatically entered upon check out, offer valid thru Dec.31st.12 11:59pm EST

Oyin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Details:Friends & Family Sale Offers Valid through Nov.27

  • 20% OFF
  • Free Shipping on all orders over $60 with code thisblackfriday, for international customer use code BLFI for $10 off  S&H  offer valid thru Monday 26th.12 11:59pm EST

The Pomade Shop
Details: Free shipping on all 4-ounce pomades from Black Friday until the midnight of Cyber Monday, no code needed.

Pura Body Naturals
Sale Date: Nov 21 — Dec 31
Details: Black Friday Sale…… Buy 1 Get 1 Free on our top selling goodies. You can mix and match to make your own combo. BOGO Sapote Hair Lotion, Cupuacu Butter, Murumuru Moisture Milk, Chocolate Hair Smoothie ..
Use code: derbycity for an additional 5% off

Sage Naturalceuticals
Sale Date: Nov 23 (In-Store Only 6am — 7pm) | Nov 26 (Online Only 12:01am — 11:59pm)
Details: 25-30% OFF Everything + In-Store style demos | 20% OFF Everything using code:cyber12 + Flat Rate Shipping (by region)

She Scent It
Sale Date: Nov 23-26
Details: 30% OFF Everything. Spend $75 receive sample of choice. No coupon needed.

Sincere-Ly Naturale Apothecary
Details:Friday 11/23 1:00 am to Monday 11/26 11:59 pm 20% off everything with code: SNABLKFRI12

Sister’s Keeper
Details: Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm

  • BOGO 50% off everything when you spend $25 with code:BLKFRIDAY
  • First 10 orders get a free 4 oz Dip Hair & Body Moisturizer
  • Use code:DERBYCITY for an additional 10% off

SDotBeauty With 20% discount and the code:BLACKFRIDAY20 “no order minimum”. Length of time is the same 11/23 at 12am-11/26 at 11:59pm EST

Tasti Kiss Essentials – Friday Nov 23rd 25% off from 9pm til 3am PST (code:TASTIFRIDAY) – Saturday Nov 24th 20% off from 3am til 12am PST (code:PINKSATURDAY)

Zipporah Beauty:Starts: NOW. there’s no code to enter products range from 10-28% Off. Ends November 30th

I found this list on the Curly Nikki forum and added a few companies that were missing.

 Are you getting any new hair goodies on Black Friday?

The November curlBOX vs The November CurlKit

17 Nov

My Essential Tools for Styling Natural Hair

30 Oct

1. Spray Bottle

2. Butterfly Clips/Clamps

3. Satin Bonnet or silk scarf

4. Silk Pillowcase

5. Plastic caps however, plastic grocery bags will do in a pinch!

6. Turbie Twist, microfiber towel or old (soft) cotton t-shirt

7. Ouchless comb or some kind of detangler comb

8. Double Prong Curl Clips- When I twist my hair I stretch the twist and then use the clamps to keep the  stretched twists in place.

The most essential tool for me has to be my hands. I use them to detangle, to style, to massage my scalp they are essential to my healthy hair journey. I know a lot of other naturals use bobby pins, scrunchies, curl formers, etc… but at this stage I don’t use any of those tools perhaps as I continue my journey they will be added to my list.

                                                                                                                                                                              What are your must haves?

It’s My Nappiversary, Sort Of

22 Oct

On October 22, 2011 I got my last haircut.  I couldn’t tell you the exact date of my official big chop howerver, I do know it was sometime in May. I do know I last sat in a barber’s chair on October 22, 2011. My fade was lower than my boyfriend’s  and now I have 4-5 inches of hair and growing  *said to the tune of Flintstone kids vitamin commercial*. So to all of my fellow naturalistas who recently big chopped and are rocking a fade or a super short twa take this time to get to know your hair, enjoy the ease and the beauty of short hair.*

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* I really need to write my big chop story. Oh and the top picture isn’t even my lowest fade! I am saving those pics for when I finally do write my big chop story.

Caring for Braids

24 Sep

After one week of rocking my box braids I am afraid I am not going to be able to wear them for 2 months (sad face). My hair-line is already super frizzy as Lola is multi-textured and my hair-line is where she is super fine and thin. So far I have been trying to lay the hair down without looking like Chilli circa the Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls era, actually pretty Chilli much from the 90’s to early 2000’s. Anyway for as long as I have the box braids I am going to use the following products to keep them looking fab.


1. African Pride Braid Sheen- Keep away the itch while keeping in the mositure with African Pride Braid Sheen. It soothes the itch while conditioning and moisturizing your hair. It will also give your braids extra shine. I am going to use this product twice a day, in the morning and in the evening before bed.

2. Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse Dry Shampoo-This dry shampoo (the consistency is like a gel) cleanses and refreshes braids, locks, and twists etc..without water. I received a sample of this product in a curlBOX   and plan to use it during the first two weeks of wearing braids. I will then switch to my UR Curly shampoo followed up with a leave in conditioner and seal in the moisture. I will be do a review of this product.

3. Maxi Professional Tea Tree Oil- I will use this to seal in the moisture, soothe my scalp and help with scalp dryness. The product is a combination of many oils: tea tree, jojoba oil, sesame oil, and vitamin E etc..

4. Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil Gel- To lay down the frizzy hairs and keep the braids looking a new and fresh as possible.

5. Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil- I will be using JBCO on my hair to seal in moisture concentrating on my hair line where the hair is fine and thin.