Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Seeking Lovely Naturals to Interview for Features!

OK Ladies... Like I said in my last post, I want to start featuring many of you on my blog. I want to start this coming Sunday, July 3rd. So, for those of you who follow me on Twitter (@1KeetaRay), or maybe even Facebook, please RT or post a link to my blog to make our naturalistas aware :) I'm going to post the questions below that I'd like women to answer. In addition, when you respond please email me at: tayah97@gmail.com, with "Blog Feature" as the subject,  and attach 2-3 pictures of yourself that you'd like to accompany the feature. Remember to select pics that show off your beautiful hair.

Here are the questions (you can copy and paste them into the email along with your pics, to make it easier):

1. How long have you been natural? Did you transition, BC, both?

2. What reaction have you received since going natural? Did you announce your decision or did you just do it?

3. What are your current fave styles to do on your hair? Do you have a staple style? Please share how you achieve it :)

4. What has been the most significant change within yourself that you've noticed since going natural?

5. What do you love most about being natural?

6. What are your must-have products? Any favorites that you cannot do without?

7. Finally, any advice you'd like to give to women who have just BC'd or are thinking of going natural? Please share :)

Thanks, ladies!! I look forward to sharing your stories so we can help encourage other women, letting them know it's okay to be natural :)


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Something New...

Good Morning! :)

I want to try something new with you ladies... I'm going to start posting natural hair interviews every Sunday evening. But I need your help! I want to ask 7-10 questions, what types of questions should I ask? Feel free to throw your ideas out at me. Once I get the questions set, I'll write them up and post them here for anyone who wants to participate to be included :) So, please - JOIN IN!! I'd like to start posting interviews/features by Sunday, July 4th. I know I've been MIA these days - so much has been going on but I am getting back into the swing of things. I don't want to leave you ladies hanging, there is SO MUCH INFORMATION out here for us! I want us to all stay encouraged on this journey and be here to support each other. Soooo... LET'S GOOOO!!! ;)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Product Review: Smooth & Shine Curl Activator Gel

Long time, no hear! :)
I hope everyone's week is off to a great start. Just wanted to post a quick review on a product I tried. It was recommended by my friend, Alex (see her on Twitter: @AisforAlex). It's called Smooth & Shine Curl Activator Gel and I got it from CVS. It is low-priced - I think I paid about $2-3 for the 10.5 oz jar. It gave me good definition with the perfect hold - not too hard, but not so soft that my hair frizzes up. I did a wash-and-go puff today (my trusty "It's-too-humid-for-twistouts" style).

The first few ingredients listed in order: Water - Glycerin - Propylene glycol - aloe leaf extract

Here is how I applied it:
I co-washed in the shower using Suave Coconut Conditioner (lightly detangled with wide-tooth comb). Squeezed excess water from my hair - I didn't towel-dry or blot my hair with a towel. I wanted it to be really wet. Next, once out of the shower I applied KC Knot Today Leave-In throughout my hair. Then, I applied the Smooth & Shine throughout my hair, in sections. I used small amounts of product on each section (maybe a quarter size). Gave my hair a good shake to separate the curls, then put on my Goodie Ouchless headband for the puff, and that's it. It didn't take my hair long to dry at all. Maybe a couple of hours.

Pics are below. If you try it, Let me know how you like it! :)

BTW - Usually to refresh wash-and-go's in the morning (because I know how it gets flat and just doesn't look good the next day when we wake up), I typically spray my mix of water & veggie glycerin throughout my hair to re-wet it enough for the curls to pop again, shake it and re-style. I usually do this for 2-3 days and will wash it again after that.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Update for Saturday's Natural Hair Meet-Up

A small change has been made to the meet-up this Saturday, June 19th. Instead of meeting at 3pm, we will all meet at 4pm.

Please RSVP via email to dmvnaturals@gmail.com for location address. It will be in Laurel, MD.

Hope to see you all there!!