Good news, everyone. The once tiny aisle of hairstyling offerings for women of color is ever-expanding with the literal explosion of the natural hair movement. Pantene Pro-V, known for its Relaxed & Natural line, has decided to separate the two and create the Truly Relaxed line (formulated for those with chemically-treated hair) and the Truly Natural line (formulated for those with natural kinks, curls and waves). Understanding that natural hair requires a different approach, Pantene maintains its dedication to uniquely addressing the growing needs of Black women.
Here’s the scoop on the products, which are infused with natural oils, intense moisturizers and Pantene’s smart conditioning technology. Read More…
I recently posted this pic on Instagram and many people asked if this was a twist out. It isn’t – It’s my version of a simple wash & go. I usually use Let’s Jam Custard Cream Gel to achieve my wash & gos but for the curls above I used Cantu’s Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream (from the August Curlbox).
One of the perks of this job is being able to test brand new products before they ever even hit the market! I’ve been a fan of Ouidad for quite some time. I’ve tried nearly every item in the line and it’s clear that they understand curly hair. When I was approached with the opportunity to test on of their new products, I could NOT resist (uuuummmm … I AM a self-professed product junkie)!
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending Optimum Haircare’s launch party for their new 6-in-1 Miracle Oil. Curly Nikki and Tracee Ellis Ross were the guest hosts and all in all, it was a beautiful evening. The kinky, curly and coily headed crowd looked radiant! It was exciting to see all of the various textures and skin tones of gorgeous women in one place.
I can’t begin to explain how happy I am with my Curlbox subscription. Each box seems to be better than the last – I’ve yet to be disappointed. Being able to try these different brands and products that I’ve been hearing about, but am not always able to get access to is amazing. I’ve already seen a positive change in my hair since signing up for the service, because I always have an abundance of products. Here’s what I was blessed with this month:
I remember the first time someone told me about “Sage.” On Black Friday last year I wanted to know what some of the other “curly” brands were doing. I sent out a tweet to ask around to see what I’d be able to “come up” on. Someone tweeted me back that they took advantage of the sale online at “Sage.” I remember replying back with, “What is SAGE?” I had never heard of it. Was it a new product line?
In the May curlBOX we raved about the Elasta QP Mango Butter. It’s definitely one of those “ride or die” products. This product is like that one girlfriend that you have that gets along with EVERYBODY! There are a few ways you can use it and we’d love to share some of the “formulas” that just may help get you to your happy place. Try using the Elasta QP Mango Butter these 3 ways: