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Curlformers Results!!

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For the holidays I wanted something different, then it dawned on me that I had Curlformers (which are the long and narrow ones, if your wondering) tucked somewhere in my product junkie stash. LOL. I washed my hair and asked my mom to help me out with the process. At first installing the Curlformers was pretty hurtful. Being that I barely do much to my hair, my head felt extra tender. Once we got the hang of installing the Curlformers, the pain wasn’t so bad.

I was a little disappointed that a baseball sized of hair was still left out once we ran out of Curlformers. Maybe my head is too big LOL, or maybe we needed more hair in each Curlformer. Not sure which one but I will have to test that out on my next run. Being this, I had to dry the back half of my hair. Once it was dried I applied them to the front and dried. I really had no intentions of going to sleep with those things in my head. I like my sleep very well.

When my hair was all dry, the Curlformers were taken out. To my surprise some of the curls had frizzed up. So my mom thought it would be a good idea to redo the ones that were bushy.
It was back under the dryer for a bit and the finished products was this:

The product that helped me achieved the look was my Jane Carter styling mousse.

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It came out pretty good I must say. My hair was now long enough to sport some drop curls. Go Me! Go Me!

Received these from Curlformers a while back when I first did my Big Chop and as you could probably think, I was not able to rock them bad boys until I gained a little length. Then 7 months natural I had me some long hair don’t care and some popping curls.

Now, let me tell you about when I actually wore them babies out. It was no where near what it had looked like once I first removed the Curlformers. I slept on them for two days and they looked like a hot mess!! LOL. Thankfully, I knew how to make them work for me. I just separated them bad boys and teased my hair up a bit and had me a curly bush. I liked it, although I preferred the initial take down results.

For my next try at applying my Curlformers, I plan to try a different setting lotion or holding creme and use bigger sections of hair in each Curlformer. As well I just might, sleep with them in. Lord, I can just imagine all the pain. Well, beauty is pain right? HAHA

Have you tried Curlformers?

How were your results?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

CurlBox July Fly

Got my July CurlBox and yet again full sized products!!! Now tell me that ain’t fly! We have been getting so many full sized items. We gotta love Myleik for this.

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This months box was pretty simple, well at least for me. So let me give you the scoop, three random people got Huetiful hair steamers. Poor me was having dreams back to back about winning one from my July CurlBox. It didn’t happen but, I’m telling you it has to. I will soon be united with my Huetiful. Congrats to those three lucky folks, enjoy it for me!

The products in this box were:

Motions Naturally You: Moisturizing Cleanser & Smoothing Conditioner

Shea Radiance: Nourishing Hair Repair Cream

Jane Carter Solution: Condition and Sculpt

Lusters: Pink Classic Light

….. And those three random you win cards with gold bottle…..Hmmmm Le Sigh

Lol

Now lets talk about the catalogue with the beautiful Mae better known as NaturalChica, isn’t she looking fab, fly. What I liked most about this month’s catalogue was what was written inside. It was all about taking risks. I found that this issue was definitely speaking to me. Thanks to Myleik I’m feeling extra motivated. You may see some changes around here on Aphrodite Kinks *wink wink*

I leave you with this “Whatever you think, think the opposite”.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Joyce Brewer

Joyce Brewer

 

Atlanta, GA

Joyce Brewer is the creator and host of MommyTalkShow.com, an online parenting talk show for Atlanta moms. The Emmy award-winning TV journalist decided to work from home after she got married, moved to Atlanta and had a son with a year’s time. Joyce juggles her business as a video blogger, video marketing producer and social media strategist while working from home.


How long have you been natural?
My last relaxer was in May 2009, right before my wedding.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I transitioned for about four months using twistouts and bantu knot styles before I did the big chop.

Why did you choose that route?
It seemed the easiest way to keep some length and not go through the shock of a big chop. My hair had always been at least chin-length.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
I wanted to know what my natural hair texture was and to cut the cost of salon appointments by doing my down hair. When I was a news anchor the TV station had an advertising agreement with my salon so I didn’t pay for hair care. But once I left that job and that luxury I wanted to do my own hair.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
Surrounding myself with other friends who are natural, reading natural hair care blogs and being involved in natural hair groups. My husband and son also have huge afros so we’re a natural family.

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine adds sheen to my twist outs. I also use it on my skin. I use it sparingly because it’s not cheap! When I need to freshen up my afro and I don’t have time to co-wash, I use Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
I wear twist outs most of the time. They’re easy to do, work well whether I’m at a play date or business meeting. This summer, I’d like to get locs professionally done.

What do you love about your natural hair?
I don’t have to worry about chemicals in my body or near my son. I think it also shows him that natural hair and natural women are beautiful.

What do you dislike about it?
I’m still trying to master overnight care for my natural hair. Sometimes I’m too tired to retwist it.I’ve also come to terms with that fact that my natural hair doesn’t curl like a lot of other hair types. I’m a 4a-c so it’s kinky, not curly.

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
Surround yourself with a group of other sisters with natural hair. Follow blogs like Aphrodite Kinks and attend natural hair meetups. Resist the urge to become a product junkie or blow a lot of money on hair care products. Use products that have been shown to work for your hair type! What works as a great conditioner for someone with wavy hair would not work on my kinky hair. Youtube has a ton of tutorials and reviews on products and styles that have helped me a lot!

Hidden Curls News!! Big Chop Anyone??

So I wish I knew where to start. The excitement is making me lose focus…But let’s get down to business!

After numerous talks, photos, etc. of the array of curls in the natural hair community (via every single networking site) I kept getting that urge. On the Friday before presidents day(February 17), I went out and got some shears and began clipping my ends myself. Oh, how scissor happy I got. After a couple of weeks the back portion of my hair almost was relaxed free. Of course I was suffered from the hand in hair syndrome. I couldn’t resist it. I WAS LOVING MY HAIR!

The front of my hair still had a lot more relaxed ends so I stuck it out with my braid outs. For me I liked to keep a style for as long as possible. I would keep my braid outs typically 5 or 6 days depending on my schedule. That dang front section just wasn’t acting right! It would get really straights after about the 3rd day. It was like the natural hair Gods were telling me something(LoL). I had epiphany. Some of you may or may not know that I finally did my Big Chop. After 11 months of transitioning I finally got tired of the two textures. I initially wanted to BC for my birthday this coming April but as you can see I just could not wait that long. I was also very anxious to see my curl pattern without my relaxed ends weighing down my hidden curls.

I logged on to Twitter for the weekly #TribeThurdays with my favorite gal @TribeCalledCurl . This day in particular I wanted to know a good salon in my area and Miss Imani directed me right in the hands of the amazing Tendril’s Hair Spa located in Fort Greene,Brooklyn.

I made that appointment, and waited for the day to arrive. March 16 finally arrives; I’m anxious, nervous, excited everything in one. As I’m approaching the salon I’m just thinking what the finished look would be. I have never had short hair besides the day I was born. I get to Tendril’s and I am welcomed by the person at the front desk; the atmosphere was definitely inviting. My hair was first detangled, washed with Jane Carter Solution Shampoo and conditioner, then detangled again. My wash never felt so good which made the event even more relaxing. I then sat under the dryer for maybe about 25 mins. with a deep conditioner applied and it was washed out.

I got into the hot seat and my stylist Carla(who was also very pleasant) asked me about my plans for my hair, why I chose to go natural, and the look I was interested in. Then, it began she clipped away those ends!! I was still a tad nervous, but I was sure that Carla knew exactly what she was doing. After the cut, my hair was washed and conditioned again. Then was ready to be styled. Carla applied an oil to my hair (I should know the name) which smelled amazing, almost as good as candy. She then applied Jane Carter Solution Curl Defining Cream; flat twisting the front portion of my newly released curls and styling the back portion into that good ‘ole TWA(Teenie Weenie Afro). To keep the style in place, I went under the dyer for a little and my flat twists were removed.

I fell in love with my new styled hurr. A week later and I’m loving it even more.

TWA Livin’ & Lovin’ it…..

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite