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Mahogany Princess Hair Butter

I received a package from the lovely Ashley of Mahogany Queen and it contained her  “Mahogany Princess Hair Butter“.  I was pretty excited by the name of the product, as it sounds so royal. I mean my hair desires all royal treatment, so why not.

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The Mahogany Princess Hair Butter was created for young girls with natural hair. As a believer in self-love, it’s important for me to show women and young girls how to love and care for their natural tresses naturally. This butter is great for twists, sets, puffs and overall moisture and sheen. With its fruity fragrance, your princess will immediately fall in love with it.

–  mahoganyqueen.bigcartel.com

Let me just say the smell was the first thing that drew me in. I am a lover of a good scent and the Mahogany Princess Hair Butter is one to savor. It smells of a fruity and very sweet blend; one of those smells you want to lick right up. Yummy! Well, you pretty much can with all its natural goodness, though I wouldn’t advise it. That brings me to the ingredients, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado butter, Sunflower Oil, and Olive Oil. Tell me that ain’t a super yummy combo.

I used the Mahogany Princess Hair Butter on freshly washed hair to seal in moisture and stretch my hair. I applied it to all of my hair and simply pulled it back to straighten the hair. YES, I got length y’all! Once, my hair was about 85% dry I put huge twists in my hair and went to bed. The next day my hair was moisturized and feeling soft to the touch. I only wished it gave my hair some shine. I guess my hair doesn’t love butters, for shine at least. I had no idea what style I was going for but had this urge to stretch my hair, and started combing out my twists. Some of my hair was not trying to cooperate, so I applied some more Mahogany Princess Hair Butter to my hair and wallah. It was pretty much a breeze detangling the hair, and best believe I was super happy about that. Check out the results of my lovely heat free fro below:

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Yes, le fro is growing!!

Have you tried out any Mahogany Queen products?

What were your results?

Be sure to stop by MahoganyQueen.bigcartel.com to get your Mahogany Princess Hair Butter and other goodies. You and your hair deserve it!

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Are you a Noire Natural?

I recently discovered Ashleigh of Noire Naturals; who is a fellow young entrepreneur, making her mark in the natural hair community. She has developed a line of hair care products and she gave me the opportunity to try them out by sending along some samples; many thanks to her and the Noire Naturals team.

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The line I was sent is called “Female Fatale”, consisting of the:

Oh Là Là Hair Cleansing Elixir

C’est Magnifique Rinse-or-Remain Conditioner

&

J’adore Curl-Defining Jelly

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This was my hair before washing.

I wet my hair and applied “Oh Là Là Hair Cleansing Elixir”, I wasn’t to fond of the scent, but my scalp was left feeling cleansed. I then followed with the “C’est Magnifique Rinse-or-Remain Conditioner” which smelled of a cocoa butter mix which I liked in the beginning. I so wanted this to work wonders on my hair but the product was really light and I didn’t get the coating I was looking for. This made it harder to detangle my kinkier textured hair in the back of my head, but it was great for the front section, which is a looser curl.

After detangling and washing out the conditioner I applied the “J’adore Curl-Defining Jelly”. You all know I’m a definition kind of girl so I figured that this product would give me my definition. Sadly, there was not as much definition as I would have liked.
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This was my hair after adding the products to my hair

Even though this product didn’t define my curls or appeal to my sense of smell when applying, it was definitely full of great oils which stretched my hair for a lovely Fro. Once my hair was dry it smelled like some really yummy cocoa butter, which I really enjoyed.

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Check out Noire Naturals and see if it works for you! I would love to hear how it works for you.

Love your Kinks,
BkAohrodite

Organic Soap… Yes it’s Shea Moisture

You all may not remember but the first CurlBox I received which I believe was the March box, I recieved some great items. One item that really stood out to me was the Shea Moisture Red Bush & Sage Shea Butter Soap.

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Now this was my first time with this particular item from Shea Moisture. Prior to this I had only known of the hair products, so I had to put this organic soap to the test.

I have been using it for sometime now and I have to say Shea Moisture has done it again got me. They continue to deliver great products. It smells good, leaves my skin feeling clean, it lasts longer than most bars of soap in my opinion. Most of all I know my skin is getting all of its vitamins, minerals, and goodness. Yes…all natural ingredients! (I wish I could list all of them but that wrapper is no where to be found). Though, Shea Moistures has a very excellent reputation for all natural ingredients. So we know it’s real. Lol

Thanks to CurlBox for supplying me with the goods and thank you Shea Moisture for keeping me in love.

Love your Skin,
BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Jana

Jana (JAH-nah) L. Henry

Location: Currently Philly, but Born and Bred in good old Michigan!


How long have you been natural?

I received my last creamy crack treatment in 2008!
Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I guess you could say I transitioned, although I had no intention of actually wearing an afro. I would wear weaves or keep my hair pressed up until about June 2011 when I decided to let a friend chop all my hair off.

Why did you choose that route?
Well honestly my pockets were lonely from all the money I was putting into expensive weaves and I’m currently a full time student. It wasn’t realistic for my bank account. I was also realizing that the constant heat from pressing and flat ironing was breaking my hair off in various places. I decided to give my hair a break!

How long did you transition?
I was relaxer free for about 2 ½ years before I chopped it.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
The thing that inspired me most was that natural hair to me seemed like a healthier choice. I was a bit nervous because those who knew me knew that I was a weave queen so this was a big change.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
The thing that has kept me motivated to remain natural is the fact that I reaaaallllly want to rock a big afro! Aside from that I don’t care if I sweat during a workout, I can spend more time sleeping in the morning (at least at this point because it doesn’t take much to maintain a TWA!) As story bookish as it may sound, I feel like I fell in love with my hair in its natural state. I don’t NEED a weave to feel gorgeous anymore. I’ve thought about rocking one again though, but it’s no longer a necessity. It’s a just cause I want to change it up, lol!

What are two (2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
I personally love Castor oil, and Coconut oil. I wet my hair and apply the Coconut Oil which is good for dry scalp as well as moisturizing hair. I then apply Castor Oil which is beneficial towards the prevention of hair loss and hair thinning. They have been working great for me the past few months. As my hair grows longer I might have to change my routine up but I’m going for what I know as of now.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
I like to two strand twist my hair while it is dry. I apply a little bit of oil all over my hair once I’m finished twisting. I then apply Garnier Fructis Curl Construct Mousse and tie my hair up with a silk scarf. The next morning I untwist and apply just a little more oil so my twist out doesn’t have a hard crunchy feeling and it last a few days. I might spritz with water to keep it looking fresh. It’s an easy and cute way to rock my TWA.

What do you love about your natural hair?
I love that it’s mine and it’s also a beautiful thing to me that I receive so many compliments on my hair. I was very nervous about how it would look but the love is non-stop☺

What do you dislike about it?
I dislike that sometimes my scarf will fall off while sleeping (I’m a rough sleeper) and I wake up with a smushed looking dougie something of a hairstyle. Nothing is perfect I just run for the water and moose and work it all out in the A.M.

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
I would recommend that you just do it. I assure you that everyone won’t like it but who cares. There are some who love it. The thing that matters most is how you feel!

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