Archive for December, 2012

Steam it up with Q-Redew

Received this product from the lovely Heidi who is the creator of this amazing product, the Q-Redew

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What it is you ask?

The Q-Redew uses warm mist to enhance your hair’s volume and texture.  The Q-Redew reshapes and restyles dry hair in minutes.

No mess, no fuss, no chemicals – just water.

The innovative Q-Redew tool allows perfect styling control in minutes without rewetting or shampooing.  You apply the Q-Redew’s warm mist to reshape, volumize and style your locks.  Boost your curls, lift flat hair, transform bedhead to your best hairstyle.

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Now that you have read what its all about I am going show you exactly how it worked for me.

It was really easy to use and it definitely did the trick. I loved that it didn’t make my hair wet at all, don’t we all want our curls awaken without getting sick in the winter time? Well we CAN, with the Q-Redew. Here’s how to purchase: www.qredew.com/products.

Many thanks to Heidi for her amazing and affordable handheld steamer.

Have you purchased your Q-Redew yet?

How was your experience with your Q-Redew?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

For My DMV Ladies, A Discussion on Hair

This looks like an amazing event. Think I might have to make my way to the DMV for this one.

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On January 11, 2013,  The Sanaa Circle of the National Museum of African Art is hosting a panel discussion entitled, “Let’s Talk  Hair.”  Moderator for the panel will be Constance White editor-in chief of Essence magazine.  Panelists will discuss hair and its connections with African and African American beauty and identity, African art and its role as a canvas for expression and as a measure of personal beauty and health. lets-talk-hair

I will be in DC on this date and am thinking about attending.

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Essentious Review

I As I mentioned a couple days ago I received many goodies from the lovely folks over at Brock Beauty, and I have a review for you all, of the Essentious products.

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This is how it went down….
I applied the Exonerate shampoo and cleansed my hair. It did the job and left my hair squeaky clean, literally. I wasn’t sure I liked that but it didn’t leave my hair feeling stripped or dry. Once, I rinsed the shampoo from my hair, I sectioned my hair into four (I’m hyped I could say that, team growing hair..lol). I applied the Rejuvenate strengthening protein conditioner to each section, and finger detangled. Let me tell y’all I was able to detangle with ease. I was extremely happy with that. I let it sit for about 8-10 minutes and rinsed. Once it was rinsed I applied the Hydrate conditioning treatment as directed. I put a plastic cap on and let it sit for about 45 minutes. After that was up I rinsed and these were my results.

I was loving how defined my curls were. I then followed up with the oil, which I must say smelled AMAZING; it smelled like a sweet candy caramel. Yummy!

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I didn’t have any good pics of the hair once it was all dried but you can kinda see that my curls were on point.

 

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Gift from my to you: December Ipsy Glam Bag

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What’s Inside:

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

NYX Loose Pearl Shadow

Mai Couture Highlighter Paper

Mirabella Prime for Face & Eyes

Be a Bombshell Hot Mess Lip Gloss

Gift from me to you: December Curl Box

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What’s Inside:

Elasta QP: Olive Oil & Mango Butter Curl Defining Pudding

Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel

Dr. Miracle Curl Care: Soft Hold Creme

Isabell’s Own: Fix My Fro Curl Cream

Curl Max: Curl Activator Moisturizer

Shea Moisture: Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

Indian Hemp & Tamanu: Strengthen & Grow Hair Treatment Masque

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Gift from me to you: December Curl Kit

Decided to treat myself to a CurlKit for the holidays and it arrived and I was pleasantly surprised. The kit arrived in a box decorated like a gift which was really nice. Here’s what was inside:

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CurlLife Magazine

Aunt Jackie: Knot on My Watch

Crazy Sexy Cool Curls: Curling Souffle

UR CURLY: Loose Curl Enhancer & Tight Curl Enhancer

Bel Nouvo

Nice & Curly: Curl Me Up Curly Pudding

ILY Desire Moisturizer

Floral Hair Accessory

I really was excited by all of the products in my Curl Kit as well as the amazing mag that came along. I can’t wait to try them out an come back with some reviews for you all.

Have you tried the CurlKit?

What did you get in your Curl Kit?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Hairfinity and beyond!

I recently got the chance to team up with an amazing brand called Brock Beauty, who is also the brand behind the Hairfinity vitamins. The lovely folks over at Brock Beauty where so very kind to send me this package of goodies. I was super excited for the vitamins but even more excited to see the extra goodies that were sent along with them. These were the amazing products that were inside….

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I was excited as all heck to try out these awesome products. As well here is a closer look at each individual products.

Essentious Hair Products

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Hairfinity Vitamins

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Infinite Lash; Eyelash Serum

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Well you can be sure that there will be reviews pretty soon on these items, as I have already started taking the vitamins. Once it hits a week I will be going in depth about my experience with the vitamin. Be sure to stay tuned.

Have you used the Essentious hair products?

What multivitamin do you take?

Have your tried Infinite lash serum?

I want yo hear from you!

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Have to teach the youngings

For the Thanksgiving holiday I spent time with family in a beautiful cabin somewhere in New Jersey and when I say it was one of the best experiences, I mean it. It felt so good to be so close to home but so far at the same time. It was the perfect place to relax and the cabin was just beautiful. While on the little getaway,  I had to do some schooling!  The background info: My younger cousin D is 13 years old and she is pretty much at the stage where she has to deal with her hair on her own, and she has no idea how she is supposed to be taking care of her hair. Prior to this I had told her what to do and it oviously went in one ear and out the next. This was her hair when I recently saw her…

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It was all knotted together into one big dread. The girls hair was locking y’all, and I was in awe. She is a swimmer; she swims almost 6 days a week, usually just brushing the hair up into a ponytail without detangling or combing it out. Thank goodness we got to the root of the issue. After encountering her newly dreaded hair, I knew I had to get to schooling..well unless she wanted dreads, but that wasn’t the case. So to get the locked hair detangled I wet it a bit and added some Shea Moisture’s Anti- Breakage Masque and basically combed out whenever and where ever I could. Once that was all done, I used the Shea Moisture’s Yucca and Baobab Thickening shampoo and the Restorative conditioner to detangle her hair. It did take some time but we got through the agony (she is super tender headed). I told her how she should be sectioning her hair and getting the product through her hair evenly, leaving her to try it out on her own for one of the sections that had to be detangled.

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After washing, conditioning and detangling, we applied some of the Yucca and Baobab hair milk, and a bit of vatika oil to the hair and voila……..

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Check out her shrinkage!!!!

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Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodtite

Event ALERT!

Hey Goddess’,

If you are free tomorrow evening or in the area, be sure to stop by and show some love. It’s a pretty reasonable price as well. I’ll be there, so stop by and say hi.

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Love your kinks,
BkAphrodite

“Just A Simple Solution”… Jass it up!

After realizing that a product she had been using on her clients which she thought was all natural, Janel decided to create
Just A Simple Solution also known as JASS products. To showcase her line she hosted an event at her salon CocoaMane which I was given the opportunity to be a part of. It was definitely a great event, with hair demonstrations, drinks like the Jass Passion, food by Mama CocoaMane, and an introduction to the products, as well as the “natural bar”.

Time to get to the nitty gritty…..I would first have to acknowledge how good that seafood lasagna was, mmmmmm. Janel and Mama Cocoamane owned me with that one. Lol. The drinks were super delicious; sweet with that sparkle.
I’m such a foodie!!!

The demonstrations were awesome as we got details into what products work best for various styles and we even got the chance to check out those products. Now y’all know I’m a sucka for a good scent, and this passed the smell test. Especially with that all natural oil. The decor of the salon was extra amazing and super sexy; I was in love with the chandeleir and all the amazing reds scattered beautifully around the salon. Oh and the best part of the salon is that they have a natural bar where natural hair treament’s are mixed right there on the spot. Now tell me that ain’t super fly…Check out pics below:

 

By the way I got some goodies as well.. so stay tuned for details and reviews of the product!

 

 

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite