Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 2013 -- Curl Kit

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The February 2013 Curl Kit has arrived and filled with goodies for the naturalista in your life!  I loved the charcoal grey box with the pink writing.  Even though the kits were late in arriving, I was so glad to receive mines.

Products have been listed as full-size or sample, along with a product description, prices, and/or ingredient list.

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Let's look into the Curl Kit box for February!

Cantu Shea Butter Hair Lotion -- 12 ounces -- $7.99

Ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Canola Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance, Steaalkonium Chloride, Glycol Stearate, Cetyl Alochol, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Prujus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almomd), Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem), Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia), Glycine Soja (Soybean)) Oil, Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle), Silk Amino Acids, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyllycerin

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Pooka Mint n Roses Spa Soak
*we received a sample version

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Ingredients:  Epsom Salt, Peppermint Essential Oil, Roses, Fragrance

This 4 ounce version is $11.99 at*

Organic Jamaican Almond Oil
*we received the sample version in picture

Product Description:

Sweet almond oil is popular because of its high concentration of oleic and linolenic fatty acids.  Sweet Almond Oil is refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) which removes the protenaceous material from the oil making it non-allergenic.

Results:  Hair is smooth, silky, more manageable and softer to the touch, and brings hair back to its most natural lustrous state.

1 ounce mini -- $3.50

Oyin Burnt Sugar Mini Pomade
*we received a sample version

Ingredients:  Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Glycine soja (Soybean) Oil, Organic Virgin Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mangifera indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea europaea (Olive) Oil, Unrefined Cannabis sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Brassica oleracea italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Fragrance.

Giovanni Deep Moisture Conditioner - 2 ounce size -- $3.00

Ingredients:  Aqua (purified water), *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, *healianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, *glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, *betula alba (birch) extract, *malva sylvestris (mallow) extract, *achillea millefolium extract, *chamomilla recuitta (matricaria) flower extract, *equisetum arvense extract, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *salvia sciarea (clary) extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) extract, cetyl alcohol, tocopherol (vitamin E), panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), citric acid, phenoxyethanol, natural fragrance.

The Challenger Charming Terry Turban -- Price:  $1.69 - 1.99

Soft, stretch terry cloth.

Most of the products were new for me except Mix Chicks and the Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade (which I love!).  I had never heard of the B's Almond Oil but looking forward to trying it.

Was it worth the wait?!  Of course it was!  Looking forward to March's Curl Kit already.  Do you want your own?  Use the referral code under my first picture and receive 10% off your first kit, that makes you ahead of the game already!

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As always, Until Next Time!

Happy Curls to You!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wake Up Your Hair With A Cup of Coffee!

Enhance Your Hair Color with Cafe

Have you ever thought about waking up your tresses with a cup of coffee?  Well, you might want to add that to your list of hair recipes.  

I was reading Naturally Curly's blog and they were examining alternative uses of coffee and I learned that brewed and ground coffee can both be used for hair and skin!  

So, before you throw out your grinds from your coffee maker, let's examine alternative uses for them!  

You can use strongly-brewed coffee grinds for a hair rinse or soak.  This will add shine, deepen and enhance your dark natural or colored tresses.

What You Will Need

1/2 Cup Triple Strength Black Coffee (Cold)
1/2 Cup Leave-In Conditioner
3 Tablespoon of Non-Alkanized Cocoa Powder

There are two options to obtain the benefits of your coffee grinds:

  1. After letting a cup of coffee sit and cool, pour the contents of the cup through your tresses while in the shower, or while standing over the sink.
  2. Lightly absorb the excess with paper towers, or cloth of your choosing.
  3. Put hair up and cover overnight with a plastic cap.
  4. Finally, rinse your hair until the water runs clear and dry as usual and enjoy your enhanced color.
Cafe Conditioner

  1. Take your cooled down coffee grinds and mix them with your favorite oil and conditioner.
  2. Apply mixture to your hair.
  3. Cover your tresses with a plastic cap for 25 - 30 minutes.
For a deeper toning effect, you can add cocoa to the mixture.  For those of you who Henna, this mixture can also be used in your Henna preparation for darkening the copper-tone of the Henna.

Next time your drink your next cup of Joe!  Remember, to wake up those tresses!

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Happy Curls to You!

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Friday, February 8, 2013

What Is The Tightly Curly Method?

Teri LaFlesh struggled for years trying to coax her tresses into obedience.  As the old saying goes "necessity is the mother of invention!"  Teri stumbled unto a discovery that is now called the "Tightly Curly Method."  Terri states that she is biracial (black/white) which had resulted in her super curly hair.

She first started her search by asking what was it that he hair needed?  Her answer was:

"Our curls need to be cared for in a way that's different from all other hair types."

The Tightly Curly Method is a hair routine that will allow your tresses to remain moisturized, curly, defined and manageable for up to five days!

It's primary difference, from any other routine, is that you will use a "standard" cheap or expensive conditioner as your LEAVE-IN instead of using a regular labeled "leave-in" conditioner, which is a more "watered-down" version of a regular conditioner (not a deep conditioner).

The Rules of the Tightly Curly Method

1. Do Not Brush Or Comb Hair While Dry.

Your hair will simply explode into a fuzzball.

2.  Never Separate Your Hair Like A Wishbone

This is just asking for a big snarl.  It is in the nature of our hair to tangle.  Our curls are the exact same shape nature uses for plants when they need to grasp onto something, like pea tendrils.

3.  Stop Hurting Your Curls

Though our hair seems so headstrong and thick, and mine tears up a cheap comb, the individual strands of hair are gossamer thin and delicate.

4.  Patience

Our hair is different from straight hair.  Tight curls take time to take care of.  In return, you will grow amazing spirals few other people have.

5.  Mind Your Ends

Always keep your eyes on the ends of your hair.  If you watch them in whatever you do, you will eliminate the majority of tangles.  When separating your hair, always keep an eye on the ends.

6.  You Don't Have to Trim

If you eliminate damaging your hair, you don't have to trim it.  You get a new head of hair about every six years anyway.

Curly Primer

Her Curly Primer Method consists of a seven step regime, as follows:

Cleanse, Condition, Comb, Define, Dry, Protect, and Refresh

1.  Keep Hair Clean, Use a Conditioner As a Second Shampooing, Squeeze Conditioner Into Your Hair In Sections

2.  Do NOT Rinse the Conditioner Out!

3. Comb -- Use a Denman Brush

4.  Define Your Tresses

5.  Dry Your Hair (Air Drying Preferred)

6.  Put Hair Up At Night

7.  Smooth Hair with Water and Conditioner

You will find more in-depth information about Teri's Seven Step Method on Her Web Site  She has also written a book, which is made available through her site and she also maintains a blog.

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Until next time,

Happy Curls to You!

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