Posts tagged ‘hair products’

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

Oh the holidays!! Sweet HUGE contest!

Now you all know I love the holidays, I think I like it most because, I am a product junkie it is a time to give and also recieve great gifts. Oh, and y’all know I love me a good giveaway!! Well guess what!!!!

Just In Time For The Holidays, Beautiful Textures Hair Care and curlBOX have paired up to present the “Beautiful Textures Ultimate curlBOX“…

A bit about the brands:

ABOUT BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES

Beautiful Textures features a comprehensive line of products designed to meet the hair care needs of multicultural customers with curly, wavy, kinky-coily and frizzy hair patterns. Formulated with the mixed-textured consumer in mind, Beautiful Textures allows consumers to get soft defined curls, bouncy spirals, and silky smooth tresses with its intensive moisture-rich formula. Each product is designed to help ensure tresses reach their full growth potential by protecting hair from the stresses of the environment and everyday styling. With daily use Beautiful Textures can aid in repairing, refreshing, and hydrating hair while giving consumers the styling versatility they demand. For more information and retail locations, visit www.beautifultextures.com.

ABOUT CURLBOX

curlBOX is an affordable, exclusive and effortless way to explore new hair products. As a subscription-based product sampling service, we hand-select curly hair products to be delivered to your doorstep every month. curlBOX serves as the perfect solution for product junkies, “transitioners,” natural and relaxed curlies. In just a short time, curlBOX has grown into a brand that not only solved a need for an audience, but it has also emerged as the brand that ‘owns’ Black Hair care conversation across multiple social media platforms. Which is something to date that no other haircare service has managed to do in such a short period of time.

Now tell me this isn’t one of the most amazing team duos, I think its just because I have been speaking to the Universe about winning one of these goodies. LOL. I know your ready to hear the details like yesterday! So here it is goes:

Two (2) Grand Prize Winners Will Receive the Following:

  • A year supply of Beautiful Textures Hair Care products
  • Top Tier Gift Cards
  • Huetiful Hair Steamer
  • and more

The contest will be run through the Instagram platform and will be based on #PicStitch submissions. To enter the contest and see rules visit Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/beautifultextures and http://www.facebook.com/curlbox. To participate in the contest and join the conversation the Instagram / Twitter handlers are @LovinMyTextures @curlBOX and hashtags are #UltimateBTcB .

It will run from December 1st – December 21st, with the randomly selected winners being announced on Christmas Eve. So get to those submissions as soon as possible, you don’t want to miss out!!

The “Beautiful Textures Ultimate curlBOX” campaign supports individuality and the freedom for women to explore and be versatile with their tresses and their style. “As a brand, Beautiful Textures celebrates the beauty in women no longer being monolithic, but being able to freely express themselves in their hair choices”, states Charlene Bastien – Strength of Nature National Marketing Director. Digitally savvy girls, whose style transcends from real time to online and love to be on camera are encouraged to enter this national contest for the chance to win.

I had to include this at the end, didn’t want to give away one of the prizes before you even read. Y’all pray for me on winning one of these too,

ABOUT HUETIFUL
The Huetiful Hair Steamer is the innovative hair care product that effectively restores hydration and moisture to natural, relaxed, or transitioning hair more effectively than conditioner alone. In less than 20 minutes, the Huetiful Hair Steamer infuses hydration that thirsty hair needs; reducing breakage and split ends while improving manageability and strength. Take the risk free, 60 Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee Challenge today at http://huetiful.myshopify.com/.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

31 Blogger Feature

Hello all,

I’m here with another great update!! I have been featured on CurlKit.com. The company recently started a 31 bloggers feature for 31 days and I made it to the line of amazing bloggers. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

PS while you’re at it check out what the Curlkit is all about.

Thanks to CurlKit for featuring me and allowing me to be apart of something so great.

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Naptural Gifts

So one my all time favorite naturalistas is having a giveaway!! (inserts happy dance) She has been one of my motivators in my process to transition to natural and she continues to be my motivation with my little fro. If you watch her videos you know there is nothing not to love about her. She is amazing and she loves fellow naturals as well, so she’s having a bunch of awesome giveaways. Below you can find the great products that are up for grabs as well as how to enter….So get to watching before its too late!

Good Luck Everyone!!

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Tino’I

Name: Tino’I

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Location: DC

How long have you been natural?
I went natural my senior year at Spelman College which was in the fall of 2007; so almost 5 years.
Did you always have dreads or did you transition?
I definitely transitioned which was definitely a journey. In September 2007 I decided to get a short hair cut. When I went to the hair dresser she gave me a short stylish cut and a perm (my last perm). As my hair was growing back I decided not to get anymore perms and that I would just let my hair grow naturally. I would wear 2 strand twist very frequently so I decided to loc my hair so I wouldn’t have to re-do my twists weekly. The first place that started my locs didn’t do good job, the parts were sloppy and big. So I decided I would comb them out and that maybe locs weren’t for me. A couple months later I got a texturizer to “loosen” my natural curls however it just straightened it. To make a long story shorter I was back at square one for this “natural” process and I decided to do the BIG CHOP January 2010 and loc my hair one month later (February 25, 2010).
Why did you choose that route?
In the beginning I transitioned because I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to be natural. I didn’t know what type of hair laid underneath the years and years of perms I received. And lastly because I really didn’t know what to do with natural hair so I figured I’d ease into it and learn my hair along the way.
What inspired you to have locs?
My Spelman sister Audrey did the Big Chop and loc’d her hair our sophomore year in undergrad and I watched her hair transition daily and I absolutely loved it. I would always tell her that one day I was going to get locs and her response would jokingly be “No don’t do it…you got good hair [laughing]”. Also one my favorite male cousins loc’d his hair and I also had the opportunity to watch his process and I finally said “ok I’m going to did this”.
What has kept you motivated to remain with your locs?
Like I stated earlier this is my second time around with the loc-ing process. The first go-round I wasn’t motivated at all. I was very worried that they would not turn out the way I pictured them so I combed them out. This time around I stay motivated honestly because I don’t want to go through the Big Chop phase again.
What are two (2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
Honestly, I haven’t found two products that I just can’t live without I’m still in the process of finding something that works, however I always you Jamaican Mango Lime products for my loc maintenance, and I have begun to do what’s called an apple cider vinegar rinse. If anyone has any suggestions I’m definitely open for some.
What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
My favorite way to wear my hair right now is in a plain Jane ponytail. I have only been growing my locs for 2 years and 3 months, I can still remember the days where I could not get a ponytail, and I would always say “ugh I can’t wait until I can get a ponytail”. And now that I have one (and a long one at that) it’s like a loc milestone has reached and I’m very proud of my ponytail.
What do you love about your natural hair?
I love that many times I can just wake up and go I don’t have to allocate a lot of time for my hair. Naturally my hair is like 3 different colors (I recently dyed a section of my hair blonde) and I love the way the colors fall within my locs. Most of all I love being a part of the natural community, I’m always advocating for natural hair.
What do you dislike about it?
Sometimes the buildup in my locs causes my face to break out something I never experienced during puberty. I guess it’s a part of the product trial and error phase. I’m trying to find a product that is light on the hair but will hold my locs.
What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
Do research on the natural hair salon before opting to use them. Your hair should be treated as precious as the rest of your body. Lastly be PATIENT!!
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Kinky Curly Wash ‘n Go

Today’s products….

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If you have read my Curl Daze post, you know that I won the whole Kinky Curly product kit. So today I decided to try some of the products out. I chose the above Knot Today Detangler/Leave In and the Curling Custard.

To prep my hair I applied some water, Vatika Oil and the Wen Intensive Hair Treatment. After applying I twisted my hair adding some of my castor oil mixture. I then covered my hair with a shower cap and my satin bonnet leaving it overnight.

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This morning I washed the contents of the Wen Intensive Hair Treatment out of my hair with the twists still in. The Kinky Curly Knot Today was applied twice, then I untwisted my hair and rinsed.

Once out of the shower I applied more Knot Today and combed through my hair in sections using the Curling Custard. I then ended with the results below…

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How I felt about the results….the Knot today left my hair feeling clean and very moisturized, though it did leave my hair feeling a bit striped. The Curling Custard did define my hair and left my hair smelling like candy which I liked. The down side was it made my hair feel like I had candy in it, that was not fun at all.

I would definitely try the products again using less of the Curling Custard. I really feel I have not mastered my measuring skills when defining my curls with Gel like products. Better luck next time.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

National Natural Hair Meetup Day

The day is slowly approaching, before you know it May 19th has arrived. National Natural Hair Meetuo Day is closer than you think, so be sure to stop by NNHMD.com and get all the details for a meetup near you!

Here’s some insight to National Natural Hair Meetup Day if you have forgotten.

Love your Kinks

BkAphrodite

Hmmm, do I sense a giveaway?!

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I’m so feeling the love, so I decided to spread it too. I will be having a giveaway some time next week. I won’t tell you what it will be just yet, but stay posted and check back for details.

You”ll love it!!

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite