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Achieve your Unique Style with Motions

September 10, 2014
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No matter what type of hair type or texture you may have, Motions products will keep your hair looking as strong and beautiful as you are, enabling you to achieve a unique style that is all your own!

Check out these how-to videos, where Motions expert Ursula shows you her top 5 favorite looks to help you discover your own authentic style. Then head in to Rite Aid, where you can get a $5 +UP Reward when you buy $10 of Motions Products in September.
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Beauty, Hair, Reviews, Sans Ads

StyleSeat & My Senegalese Twists

August 27, 2014
Senegalese Twists

I’m a huge fan of braided and twisted protective styles. If you can jog your memory back to last summer when I installed box braids in my hair and took them out just a few days later I’m sure you are shaking your head at the idea of me having another protective style put in. Those were braids, I wanted to try twists….there is a difference. Continue Reading…

Beauty, Event, Hair

Curly Q’s and Straight Talk with Essence Magazine

June 19, 2014
Essence Curly Q's and Straight Talk

Hair can be a women’s greatest accessory, but it can also be frustrating when your hair isn’t at it healthiest point. I’ve talked about my hair journey here in the past, and I was recently invited to talk on a panel about healthy hair. Essence magazine and Pantene brought together a panel of bloggers, youtubers, and a professional hairstylist in order for us to speak our hair journeys and all that we’ve learned through the process of trial and error.

Essence Curly Q's and Straight Talk

The event was hosted at Whiskey Blue in the W hotel located in Midtown Atlanta. The entire event was a  great opportunity to get some fresh inspiration for new hair products and styling methods. Prior to the panel discussion,  there was a plethora of cocktails, eats and massage stations on hand to get everyone relaxed from a long day…and the Atlanta traffic that day just happened to be of epic proportions.

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Essence Curly Q's and Straight Talk

Essence Curly Q's and Straight Talk

During the event each of us had the opportunity to share what treatments, major cuts, and successes  we had all been through. I was able to give the perspective of having to manage my hair and my daughter’s hair along with the struggles I face because we have different hair types.

One method that we talked about for achieving healthy beautiful hair is the importance of getting the right balance of moisture and nutrients (water/oil). So that means ensuring that you keep your hair hydrated with steam and water. As well as incorporating oils and cream moisturizers that put oils back into your hair and allow it to hold its shine and movement.

Essence Curly Q's and Straight Talk

Aside from the tips and tricks, a huge portion of the dialogue was just talking about the fact that as a women’s greatest accessory it is up to every one of us to decide what we want to do with our own hair. At the end of the day you have to make sure that you are happy with the style or state of your hair. We all have the right to make the decision on what we want to do with our own hair. Straight natural, curly natural or relaxed the main goal is healthy hair!

How are you wearing your hair these days?!!

Beauty, Event, Hair

Curly Qs and Straight Talk with Pantene and Essence

May 14, 2014
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I am so ecstatic to announce that on Thursday, May 22 I will be one of four panel members on the Pantene/Essence Curly Q’s and Straight Talk panel discussing our hair journeys and healthy hair regimens with Essence beauty and style director Pamela Edwards-Christiani and hair expert, Mann Nance.

If you are in the Atlanta area and  would like to join us please see the flyer below for details on how to RSVP. The spaces will go quickly. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Summertime Hair- Layered Bob

April 15, 2014
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I was driving in the car today and had an epiphany that I need a change, a new look if you will.

As soon as I was certain that I indeed wanted a hair cut I called my stylist and got her VM….TWICE. I did the back to back because it was urgent in my mind at that moment. I then sent her a text, and a Facebook message. I’m still waiting.

I’m glad for the waiting because it gives me time to change my mind but I am more certain now than I was when the epiphany occurred that I indeed want to cut my hair into some sort of layered bob and have a little color thrown in to hide these rampant grays….

I’m going to go with something like this:

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Wait for it.

Do you ever get overwhelming feelings to make a drastic change to your look? What did you do?  Did you regret it?!!!

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Toddler Hair Care Tips

February 18, 2014

I have frequently received questions regarding the hair care regimen I use for my daughter’s hair. I shall disclose that I am so far from being any type of expert when it comes to doing hair of any type but what I do know is life will force us to become some what efficient in the things that must be done….won’t it?

It has definitely taken me some time to perfect a regimen that works and minimizes meltdowns of epic proportions on wash day. If one thing I say in this post can help you from curling up in the fetal position at the thought of washing your child’s hair,  my monthly hosting fee to Go Daddy has not gone in vain….

Natural Hair Kids

My daughter has extremely dry and tangled hair and she is fearful of water falling in her eyes so I find it easier to lay her on the counter and wash her hair in the kitchen sink rather than in the tub.

Natural Hair Kids

Natural Hair Kids

I wash her hair in sections and gently finger detangle each section as I work the shampoo and conditioner through it. Key word…GENTLY. When I have completed one section I twist it and move on to the next, keeping it detangled while working on the others.

Natural Hair Kids

I am currently washing and conditioning her hair with Curls Unleashed. I was only washing her hair with conditioner ie. co-washing it until I found this shampoo. It doesn’t dry her hair as much as other shampoos. I still only use it once a month to get the build up off. The other times I just use the conditioner and a bit of coconut oil.

Curls Unleashed

After (sometimes) shampooing and conditioning her hair, I gently comb through random sections with a wide toothed comb detangling from the ends and moving up. Again, when I’m done I twist the sections to keep them detangled until I am ready to style.

Natural Hair Kids

See this face. At one point it would be riddled with tears at the end of the process but I have found the key to a successful wash day is to detangle the entire time, not just waiting until the end. Believe it or not through each step the detangling is still needed, which is why I find it extremley important to minimize damage and maximize sanity by doing it as you go along.

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Do you have any additional tips to add? Does the thought of washing your child’s hair make you want to cry? How often do you wash your child’s hair? What products are you using?