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Kings and Queens: Little’s edition!!

Hello all,

I have decided to bring something new and exciting to Aphrodite Kinks. You may have guessed it by the title…. Well, for sometime I wanted these slop a way to involve and inspire the moms and dads, when it comes to their natural haired littles. This being said I have developed Tressumé’s for the mommy’s and daddy’s of the natural littles community.

Please come along and share your journey with your children and their natural hair. If you would like to be apart of these interviews please do email me, BkAphrodite@gmail.com for details.

Love their Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Jacquelyn Vaz

Name: Jacquelyn Vaz

Location: Miramar, Fl

Jacquelyn Vaz is a 27 year old Fashionista who is originally from New York

but soon moved to Florida at the age of 6. She always wanted to be a

teacher but that later changed when she realized her passion was for

fashion. In 2011 she started her fashion blog Dream-Couture, first fashion

show (Rip the Runway Miami) August 2012 which was her first time designing,

and this fall will be opening her online vintage boutique. She has her own

personal style and loves to thrift. Her goal is to become a well known

stylist because styling has always been the part of fashion she loved the

most. Lastly, Miss Vaz has joy in finding new ways with put clothing

together and believes everyone can look like a star.

How long have you been natural? 2 years

Did you transition or do the Big Chop? Big Chop

Why did you choose that route? I figured I did every hairstyle/color in the world and perms burned my hair so bad that it was time to do what was right. BIG CHOP

What inspired you to have natural hair? I’ve always had a love for natural hair, and watching different YouTube channels made me appreciate all textures of hair. I figured why not see what my hair can be like and experience the Love of the Natural Look.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural? I get numerous compliments on a daily basis and I feel it’s easier than a perm. In addition, there are a million and one hairstyles that can be done with this beautiful mane. There’s no turning back to the creamy crack

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why? Olive Oil and Kinky Curly

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?I Looovve high pony tails it gives me that high fashion look I love

What do you love about your natural hair?I love that you can have a different look everyday if you want. You can go from a big afro to two twist, or even braids it’s amazing

What do you dislike about it? The only thing that can drive me nuts is the shrinkage at times

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair? Own it! What I mean by that statement is you shouldn’t care what anyone says and don’t believe the hype about good hair this good hair that. There is no such thing, everyone has good hair just a different texture so embrace what you have and work it! Always keep your hair moisturized.

Comments:

My Fashion Blog is www.dream-couture.blogspot.com

You can email me Jvdreamcouture@gmail.com

 

Color you beautiful

Ladies, I know we love to have our glam day where we get our hair done with amazing products, get our makeup done, and just get glammed up.

Well guess what WonderCurl, alongside Makeup by Holly, LocXurious, and NaturalStyle Magazine have a contest for you. Yes a day of glamour for free!!

Enter the Colour Me Beautiful Makeover contest. You don’t want to miss out on this. To enter visit:

http://colourmebeautiful.weebly.com/

Good Luck!!!

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Argan Oil Anyone?

I received some Moroccan Argan Oil in my March Julep Maven Box and read a brief list of it’s benefits. I wanted to know more so, I went researching. Of course I found a slew of information on Argan oil but one stuck out to me. Being that I enjoy enlightening my dear subscribers and visitors, you know I couldn’t not share it with you all. So enjoy the benefits of Argan Oil!

Argan Oil: So Natural, You Can Eat It!

About Argan Oil Shop

Take a look at some of your cosmetics. Would you be tempted to eat any of them? Fruity lip glosses aside, most skin and hair cosmetics are basically poisonous. Although this seems normal and expected by modern standards, it shouldn’t be acceptable.

Why spend money on cosmetics that only contain mostly toxic fillers, when you can use a product so natural and healthy, that it’s edible? As people become more educated about making choices about the products they use on their body, one thing becomes obvious: if you wouldn’t put it in your body, why put it on your body?

I’m sure you are aware that your skin and scalp absorb the products that are applied to them. Maybe it’s time to review your skincare regime.

Argan Oil Defends Your Skin, Naturally.

The ill effects of smoking, exposure to the sun and bad skincare and dietary habits can appear on the face as early as a person’s mid 20s. Although you can’t reverse all the ravages of time, there’s a lot that can be done to protect your skin from future damage, and bring out the best of your skin immediately.

Eczema, psoriasis, acne, wrinkles, dry skin, calluses, dandruff, hair loss, inability to grow long hair are all treatable with regular use of Argan oil. However, those without any skin or hair issues will also appreciate its ability to protect from future damages, and provide a good dose of moisture. Best of all, it does all of this without any additives. It’s just perfect as-is!

Why Settle for Synthetic?

Argan Oil naturally contains many of the same “additives” that high-end cosmetics add synthetically to their formulas to promote anti-aging effects.

Bursting with skin-loving nutrients, Argan oil helps heal damaged skin and is said to protect from the signs of aging as it corrects the effects of dehydration and loss of elasticity. The high amount of tocopherols (vitamin E), which are potent antioxidants, helps the skin to combat free radicals. Free radicals ultimately result in the destruction of the skin’s cells, so by using Argan oil, skin becomes noticeably softer and smoother, diminishing fine lines and improving the appearance of scars.

Argan Oil is SO Easy to Use!

The Basic of True Beauty

Isn’t it great when things get easier? Beauty routines should be enjoyable and simple, not cumbersome and complicated. This is why Argan Oil is a life saver. It’s easy to incorporate into a beauty regime, and it’s easy to use. There’s no right or wrong way to enjoy it, and that’s what makes it unique and wonderful.

Arguably the best thing about Argan Oil is its versatility. Carry a small spritzer bottle in your purse, and spray a little Argan oil on the tips of your hair for instant de-frizzing. Add to cream, or use a few drops straight from the bottle. Use it as a carrier oil, and add your favourite essential oils for a luxurious serum or massage oil. Use as a pre-shampoo treatment, or as a deep conditioner. Add to your bath as a moisturizing and healing bath oil. Apply to scars or stretch marks and watch them quickly vanish. Dap on your lips. Really, your imagination is the limit!

A Little Goes a Long Way

Just 2 drops of Argan Oil, day and night (used pure, or blended into a face cream), will achieve results that should make the top anti-age serums on the market ashamed of their claims. Argan Oil, however pricey it may seem, in fact achieves better results at a fraction of the cost.

So remember this: It may be pricey for oil, but it’s a bargain as a potent all-in-one beauty treatment.

Let’s See What the Lab Says About Argan Oil

It may be just a pure and simple oil, but Argan Oil is a real nutritional punch. In a nutshell (no pun intended, here), Argan Oil is a moisturizer beyond compare, and undoes damage done by evil UV rays. Here are some details of the skin and hair loving components found in this wonder oil:

Vitamin E (tocopherol). Argan Oil is astoundingly rich in Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant which helps slow the process of lipids from the destructive effects of oxygen (oxidation) as well as other environmental effects. Vitamin E is naturally occurring in skin, and helps the skin function as a water-proof barrier. With age and exposure to sun and pollution, this barrier is broken down and causes a lack of moisture, which damages the skin’s lipids. Many skincare products contain synthetic vitamin E, which helps keep skin hydrated and soft, however it is no match for naturally derived vitamin E, such as that found in Argan Oil.

Essential Fatty Acids. Argan Oil is also incredibly rich in essential fatty acids, which have been scientifically proven to be beneficial both when taken orally, but also when applied topically to skin. Not having enough EFAs can cause conditions in which the skin becomes flakey, dry, scaly and uncomfortable; conditions like psoriasis and eczema, as well as acne. EFAs have an anti-inflammatory effect on skin, and also increase suppleness, elasticity and youthful appearance and relieve painful skin conditions. Exposure to UV also decreases the skin’s EFAs, and so treating sun damaged skin with Argan Oil has been shown to repair damage to photo-aged skin, as well as on scarring.

For hair, EFAs prevent breakage and promote smooth and supple strands by increasing moisture content, which is the single best thing that can be done for your hair. Just a drop or two of Argan oil smoothed through brittle hair, from roots to tips, will improve its condition in no time. It also treats dandruff and itchy scalp.

Carotenes. Carotenes, found in Argan Oil, as well as in many fruits and veggies, is a precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, has been garnering a lot of attention from the beauty industry in the past few years. It is effective as an anti-aging ingredient in cosmetics, by protecting the skin from sun damage, and undoing damage already done. It also helps even skin tone, and adds a healthy glow. For hair, it counteracts fragility, reduces split ends and encourages a healthy sparkle.

Squalene. Squalene is found naturally in all plants and animals. As an additive in cosmetics, it penetrates skin easily and is absorbed readily, without leaving a greasy residue and is non-irritating. It does not cause skin to breakout, and is effective in healing scar tissue and preventing stretch marks. Squalene may also reduce hair loss and is a highly effective conditioning agent.

Quick Results

Argan Oil has the rare benefit of immediate improving hair condition. Whereas conventional hair products –conditioners, serums, styling creams- merely coat the hair shaft, resulting in temporary glossy locks, Argan Oil is actually absorbed by the hair. Argan Oil promotes silky soft hair, prevents moisture loss and adds elasticity and suppleness, but also provides an immediate sparkle and shine. So when your hair looks amazing because of Argan Oil, it’s because it’s in great health, and not just coated in silicones. Fine-haired people will benefit from the added strength this oil provides, and those with coarse hair will appreciate how smooth their hair will feel

Source:Argan Oil Shop

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite

Miniature Kinks

More beautiful mini’s with big kinks!
Aren’t they just adorable!

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Until next time…

Love,
BkAphrodite

Transitioned Curl

When one first enters there journey, there thinking “how am I going to get this to look good?…I have straight and curly hair”. Don’t worry every transitioner has probably felt just like you; I know I did!

The biggest frustration is those two darn textures. You have to figure out how to make it blend(and I hope your not using those heat tools on your strands). In the beginning, I did use a flat iron with a protectant spray some days. After finding that your hair can get badly damaged from using heat, I immediately stopped torturing my beautiful natural strands.

Before deciding to go natural I often did what is called braid outs using water and a gel. These braids outs never lasted past a day. Finally, taking the step to transitioning I figured I have to find a way to get my hair to blend.

There are numerous styles that can help ensure the protection of your beautiful tresses as well as look cute.

Some of the styles are your:
• Braid out
• Twist out
• Bantu knots
• Bantu knot out
• Flexi rod set
• Straw set
• Wigs
• Weaves
• Extensions

I preferably want to go for the natural curly look and knew that I had experiences with braid outs. Some people might use the other techniques mentioned but, this is the route I have chosen mostly to achieve that look.

How I achieve this look

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I,
• put my hair into 4 sections
• wash my hair using only Shea Moisture black soap conditioner(sometimes I may even use their shampoo products)section by section.
• put my hair into four twists
• dry using an old t-shirt
• apply my Shea Moisture reconstructing mask which I mentioned before.
• apply coconut oil to seal my hair(focusing on my ends)

When all of that is finished, I braid my hair, sit under my bonnet dryer for about an hour, then cover my head with my trusty satin bonnet. The next day I unbraid and my curls are BEAUTIFUL! Using this method felt so good. My braid out finally lasted for a longer time, and looked great.

Do remember if you try this same method their is a possibility it may not work the same. You have to play around with your hair and find the best methods for you and your hair.

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite

In Our Heads About Our Hair

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If you are in the New York area, feel free to stop in and possibly have a chance to meet other naturals.

Go to Bam.org and purchase tickets.

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite