Thursday, December 27, 2012

Saying It Loud!


http://amazingbotanicals.bigcartel.com/category/jewel-afrika-designs?page=2

Saying It Loud!


I came across these earrings while reading an Essence Magazine article entitled:  "The Ultimate Natural Hair Bloggers' Gift Guide" and thought I would share it with my readers.

With a little research and surfing the web, I found the designer at a website called "Amazing Botanicals"  http://amazingbotanicals.bigcartel.com/category/jewel-afrika-designs?page=2


The site offers natural soaps, oils, and pomades.  If interested, go take a look!

Happy Curls to You!


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Sunday, December 16, 2012

January's Curlkit Box


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Greetings Everyone,

Just trying to keep all my naturalistas informed!  Take a read on the Curlkit Box!

This was the November's 2012 Curlbox Kit, priced out at $20.00.  The above-noted picture was taken by MsRoyAlone on Tumblr.com.

MrsHairToday, one of our YouTubers, has given a link to all her subscribers for January's (2013) Curlkit with a 10% discount on the required $20.00/month membership fee.


Remember that you will receive samples, Curl Life (hairstyle pamphlet), and full-size products!


The October Curlbox is pictured above and was taken by thathaitiangirl on Tumblr.com.

Here is the link:   www.curlkitshop.com


Use the following discount code at CURLKITSHOP to get 10% off!

There Facebook Page is:  http://www.facebook.com/curlkit?filter=2

Naturalista's give yourself a gift for Christmas and satisfy the product junkie in you!

If you are receiving the Curlbox already, please leave us a comment below about your experience!

As always, Happy Curls to You!


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Eco Styler Custard Recipe

Eco Styler Custard Recipe


Always in search of a better product, newer combinations, and simply something that tickles my product junkie-holism!

This is not a new idea.  It's been around for some time being passed from one internet or on-line hair guru to another!

The receipe is quite simple and foolproof.  The ingredients are easily accessible and can be just as easily interchanged or replaced by your personal favorited products.

I used the Olive Oil Styling Gel, which I love!   The product doesn't contain alcohol, which is drying to the tresses and allows you to make a more natural hair end product.

Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel

Ingredients:  Water, Carborner, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Olive Oil, Fragrance, Blue 1, Yellow #1

Ingredient Lesson:

Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate:    It is a chemical preservative commonly found in "natural" cosmetics which helps prevent bacterial or fungal growth.

Price:  $1.89 to $3.29 for 16 ounce jar

The recipe is as follows:


What You Will Need:


  1. An 8-ounce, clean jar with a lid
  2. Spoon
  3. Measuring Spoons
  4. Hand-Mixer (for a smoother mix with ADDITIONAL items to basic receipe)


Basic Recipe


  • 1 Cup of Eco Styler Olive Oil (or Eco Styler of your choice)
  • 1 Tablespoon of  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Additional Items



Oils of Your Choice:
  • Avocado Oil
  • Castor Oil 

and;
  • Conditioner of your choice
  • Essential Oil(s) of your choice
  • Shea Butter (unrefined) -- I personally use
  • Tea Tree Oil (to perserve your custard)





For continued, best results you should keep your custard in a cool, dry place or put in your refrigerator on the bottom shelf.




Please feel free to share your recipe with us below.  Please leave a comment and subscribe to my blog for more ideas!

As always,

Happy Curls to You!


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Monday, December 3, 2012

Do You Know What Your Hair Type Is?

Do you happen to know what your hair type is?  Take a look at the following hair chart from kinkylikeme.com.

http://kinkylikeme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hair-type-chart.jpg

Curl Type Examples

This chart was posted from another site (4naturals.com) and thought that it would be helpful for some!  Please take the time to visit their website.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Marula Oil

 

What is Marula Oil?

Marula oil is extracted from the kernels (nuts) of the Marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea), from the Anacardiaceae family.  Marula oil is traditionally used in cosmetics. in food as a cooking oil, and as a meat preservative and to treat leather.

Another great natural nut from the Motherland of Africa, the Marula Nut!  It is comprised of monounsaturated fatty acids and its natural antioxidants makes it a stable oil. Marula Oil is 10 times more stable than Olive Oil!  Its fatty acid monounsaturated break down is as follows:


  • Oleic Acid (70-78%)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids:
  • Linoleic Acid (4.0-7.0 %)
  • Alpha-linolenic Acid  (0.1-0.7 %)
Saturated fatty acids:
  •   Palmitic Acid ( 9 - 12%)
  •   Stearic Acid (5.0 - 8.0%)
  •   Arachidonic Acid (0.3 - 0.7%)
Background Information:

The Marula Nut has been used by the Tsonga people of South Africa and the people of Mozambique as a moisturizing body lotion for women and they also used it as a massage oil for babies.  Women also used Marula Oil instead of water to clean themselves.

In its oil form, Marula oil has been an important part of the African diet.  It has been widely used by the people of the Inhambane Province in Mozambique, Owambo, in north central Namibia, Northern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and the Zvishavane district of Zimbabwe.  The seeds are dried than moved to a mill where they are then pressed to gather the Marula Oil.

Marula Oil was also used in the diets of the Bushmen and Bantu tribes.  The oil from its kernels were also used to preserve meat by the Venda, enabling them to preserve their meat up to a year.  This wonderful Marula Oil is considered a delicacy and used in a variety of traditional and updated African dishes.


http://www.skinstore.com/p-18380-marula-the-leakey-collection-omega-rich-pure-marula-oil.aspx
$78.00 for 1.69 form the Skinstore.com

Application:

Some women add two to three drops to their regular bottles of lotions, moisturizers and facial products.  Can be applied to your natural tresses while damp or dry.  Facial breakouts from the oil has been reported, so test product first before fully applying product on your skin.

Final Thoughts:

This oil is also considered an anti-aging product because of its composition of antioxidant properties.  It is an expensive oil but you only need a few drops of the concentrated versions.  There are cheaper versions available which are usually less concentrated.  The oil has a mryiad of using starting with being a cooking oil  to that of a cosmetic agent.

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Until, next time...Happy Curls to You!


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Curl Kit -- Curly By Nature

 
Something new for natural curly, wavy, and kinky ladies to try!  Again, while perusing the naturalistic world, I came across an item called the CurlKit!  

It has a subscription cost of $20 a month.  The subscription cost is taken out of your account on the 15th of the previous month and the items are received around the 7th day on the following month.

The package will include a random assortment of 6 to 9 products (some will be samples and some will be full size product), along with some literature for naturals!

The link for the CurlKit is:   http://www.curlkitshop.com.

The following is from their website:

We’re a mix of natural hair and online experts but above all we’re consumers like you and understand how overwhelming and confusing it is to navigate the endless quantity of natural hair products on the market. Despite the huge number of products it is still difficult to find quality products for the woman of color. That is where Curlkit comes in. There has to be a better way to discover products. Curlkit eliminates the need for endless trial and error and wasted money.

Their on-line site sells products from Jane Carter, Not Your Mothers, Honey Beez, Coco Curls, and African Pride!

I'm planning to subscribe for next month.  If you are already a subscriber, please leave a comment or a review of your experience.

Until next time...Happy Curls to You!


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