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Vote Natural Hair

A fellow natural needs our help to become a model for a makeup brand some of us love. Please take the time out to vote for her. We can always use more natural gals in the world looking fly; so why not!!

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To vote all you have to do is click the link: http://www.exploremodeling.com/Casting/elfCosmetics2013/82809/Alexis_Bryan.aspx

Check out her bio and pics and be sure to share the love!! PS You can vote daily!!

 

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

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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Colour Me Beautiful!! Why Yes!

Exciting news guys!! If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you may have already heard that I was the winner of the Colour Me Beautiful Contest by WonderCurl. I admit I kinda gave up after a while and didn’t think I’d win, but I did. I was super excited! Go Me! Well here’s a recap of the day:

Wednesday before my travels I met up with the lovely Scarlett of WonderCurl to get fitted for some threads for the shoot. We stopped in at Ragz to Riches located in New Jersey; with numerous outfits for a wide variety of diva styles, it was fashion galore.

The weekend I traveled from NYC to DC, patiently awaiting my day to come. Saturday arrived and I was on my way to Capitol Heights, MD. There I stopped in at Fabulocs Salon.

I was greeted by the lovely Lorin Michele of LocXurious, where she assessed my hair and referred me to one of the best washers in the salon, Danielle. She took some before pics of my hair and we went on to the wash station. Boy, when I tell you she hooked my hair up with that wash. She massaged my scalped and ensured it was fresh and clean.

That was just the beginning! Followed by my massage filled wash, I then sat in the hot seat. Fierceness was on its way! Lorin applied all of the WonderCurl line to my hair, and she added some mini flat twists to one side and chunky flat twists to the other.

Once she was done I sat under the dryer for a while, and waited to head to the shoot. I met with Holly of MakeUpbyHolly who prepped my face and added that extra umph to my face. My makeup was on point!

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I was receiving that STAR treatment baby. Hair & Makeup!!

I was all glammed up and now it was time for the shoot by Cipriana of Soulfully Speaking. I got dressed and was feeling EXTRA fierce. ” Oh you fancy huh, nails done, hair done, everything did, Oh you fancy huh”

Yes, I didn’t forget you all. I’ve got a sneak peek of the shoot. 😉

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Fun on the set with the ladies who made this day possible.

(Scarlett of WonderCurl, Lorin of LucXurious, Holly of MakeUpbyHolly & Cipriana of Soulfully Speaking Photography)

I would like to thank all of these lovely ladies for an amazing day of star treatment. I appreciated every moment of it all.

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I was definitely feeling my self!! You see that lip color! You see that hurr! Im fancy huh!

P.S. Fabulocs has natural hair seminars and training! Be sure to check it out!

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Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Malliha (Lovely Mali)

 Lovely Malliha (Lovely Mali)
Location: NYC
How long have you been natural? I have been natural all of my life.
What has kept you motivated to remain natural? I love my hair exactly how it is….big, curly, and fluffy!
What are two natural hair products that you just can’t live without and why? 
I cannot live without Jungle (solid conditioner from Lush) and American Cream (conditioner from Lush). Those products make my hair feel loved, happy, and free!
What is your favorite way to wear your hair? Big, out and free!
What do you love about your natural hair? I love the volume and the curls.
What do you dislike about it?  I do not dislike anything…. I love everything about it ^_^
What tips do you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair? I say that you should definitely go natural! As far as products try to go organic…it will serve your hair justice. Find out what ingredients work best for your hair. Figure out if avocado works for you or honey…. explore the natural food realm and see what
makes your hair feel happy 🙂 Embrace the inner and true you…No one else in this world has the same hair/texture as you. Be the beautiful individual that you are and be free.
Love. Lovelymali.com
Comments: Find the Lovely Mali at:
http://malliha.com/ (travel/model blog)
Skype: Malliha1
Instagram- Lovelymali
Photo Credits:
IMG_0022- Photographer Emiliano Baccarini
Lightbox image- Photographer Corrine Crewe
Karen_Bocea image – Photographer Lovely Mali

Tressumé: Larissa Tonfack

Name: Larissa Tonfack

Location: New York

I am a FASHION & BEAUTY lover, Model, and Entrepreneur.

How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for almost 3 years but I did a second big chop a few weeks ago.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I transitioned for 3 months then did the BC.

Why did you choose that route?
I chose that route because I was curious to see myself with a head full of kinks and coils. I had never experienced it before so I decided to take the plunge and do it.

How long did you transition?
I transitioned for about 3 months.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
Curiosity! lol. My older sister and a good friend of mine went natural and I told them I couldn’t give up on relaxer plus my hair was growing. However, I started to get bored and I decided that I would try and since then I have been natural. I guess once you go natural, you don’t go back.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
My boyfriend. He reminds me everyday how he loves my hair natural and doesn’t want me to go back to relaxers!

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
Only 2? It is hard because I am a product junkie. lol.
1.Water. My hair get thirsty so easily but once I give it water, it feels hydrated and it is more manageable.
2.Shikakai bar soap. Cleanses my hair yet keeps in the moisture.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
My favorite way to wear my hair was in a high bun but since I did a second big chop I rock a braid out all the time.

What do you love about your natural hair?
Its Versatility! oh boy! I can rock so many styles when my hair is natural. I can even have it straight ( not too often though!) and still come back to my kinks. However, when my hair was relaxed , I could never go back to my kinks for some fierce twist/braid out or a FRO!

What do you dislike?
Nothing

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
One size does not fit all. What works for me might not work for you. It is all about trials and errors. If you are having difficulties with your natural hair, do some research. There are plenty of great youtubers, blogs, and website that can assist you in achieving your hair goal.

Comments:
You can find me at :
https://twitter.com/#!/LarissaTonfack

Be sure to also check out Larissa on People.com as a Winner of the PEOPLE’s Real Beauty Contest. Can you say Gorgeous! Natural Hair is growing in the media ladies and gents.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Future Natural Hair BCBG model Justina Pierre

When you look at the commercials out there you slowly see the natural hair ladies(and gents) popping up. Don’t you just love it!! Well I do…..

So lets help a fellow natural hair sista and friend of mine out!!

Justina Pierre is trying out to “Become the Face of BCBG”!

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She needs your help!!

Voting will begin on Wednesday 3/21, all you have to do is click the link below and vote for her!!

www.talenthouse.com

We need some more natural hair in the media!!

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite