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Tressumé: Quianna Taylor

 

Name: Quianna Taylor


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Location: Washington, DC  

Met this lovely lady while on one of my excursions to DC and I was drawn to her hair. Isn’t it just amazing; peep the hair clip below! Might wanna check her out.

                                                                                           

 

How long have you been natural?

I have been natural for almost seven years.Natural Hair Pic 4

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?   Why did you choose that route?

I have done both.  When I initially went natural I transitioned.  I wore a lot of weaves and cornrows and other protective styles and gradually cut back the damaged relaxed off.   I made sure that I kept my hair moisturized and my scalp healthy and took my weaves out every four to five weeks to wash and condition my hair.   I did this for about 2 years.  But like a lot of women, I was used to processing and manipulating my hair in some kind of way.  After I stopped relaxing, I  became addicted to color, which can alter your hair’s natural texture.  I probably did more damage to my hair  with color, than the relaxer, looking back at it.  But I continued to grow it out.  Then about a two years ago I was having a very stressful time in my life.  I wasn’t honoring my hair and body the way I needed to.  I wasn’t eating in a balanced or regular way and it was taking a visible and tangible toll on my hair.  It started breaking off and thinning out out.  November 2011 I decided I needed a change.  I woke up and took a shower and washed my hair.  When I got out, I grabbed some scissors and cut it all off.  And honestly I had never felt so free as a natural woman.  I had nothing to hide behind or conform to.

What inspired you to have natural hair?

I unintentionally went natural.  I got a bad perm that gave me a really bad burn on my scalp.  As a result I decided that I would not relax my hair for about six months to a year.  Around this same time I was growing and redefining what I thought beauty meant and how that idea of beauty related to how I see myself.  At that time I decided to begin embrace who I  am, and a large part of that was embracing my natural hair Natural Hair Pic 2texture.  Now I see natural hair everywhere and I think it is all beautiful.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?

For me, this is one of the easiest ways to remain true to heritage and honor them, while honoring myself.  I am a mix of African American, Jewish, Irish, Cherokee, and Creole.  My genetic makeup is very diverse and multifaceted.    My hair is a made up of many textures, and each different texture is a part of who I am.

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?

Crème of Nature Conditioner with Argan Oil because I co-wash and condition my hair with it.  And Olive Oil because it’s awesome as a moisturizer and a sealant.  But my new favorite products are Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer and Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Curl Definer.  I apply these to wet hair and flat twist.  Let my hair air dry overnight and remove.  My hair is moisturized and set for about 5-6 days, which is fantastic!

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?

I love flat twist outs.  That is my go to hair style because they are quick and easy to maintain.

What do you love about your natural hair?

It is 100% me.  Even on bad hair days.

What do you dislike about it?Natural Hair 5

Sometimes it just will not cooperate.  Oh…and I can’t wear low ponytails anymore.  It requires too much time and gel.  (BTW I Love Ecostyler)

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?

Be patient and kind to your hair.  Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.  Don’t color excessively.  And lastly get your hands in there, get to know your hair and just have fun.

Comments:

Embracing my natural hair has opened my eyes to embracing culture more fully.  I created a line ethnic inspired jewelry called Soul & Substance (www.soulandsubstance.etsy.com).  My items are inspired by and take their cues from tribal jewelry.

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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.

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

You can email me Jvdreamcouture@gmail.com

 

10,000 woohoo![CLOSED]

Hello Beauties!!!

I’m back with some super exciting news!!!

Aphrodite Kinks has reached a couple milestones and I’m going to share them with you all.

First I’d like to say thank you all for continuing to be apart of my journey and for supporting me. I hope I am helping to make your journey’s a little bit easier.

I recently checked and Aphrodite Kinks has reached 10,000 views(which has increased since I checked)!!! I’m glad to have you all on board to share this with me. I’m super excited and hope you are too.

As well though its been way past its due date we have also reached and passed our half way mark on this journey together. August made it to 6 months and I hope to keep on providing thee most for all of my lovely readers.

So you all know I couldn’t celebrate without y’all so I decided to do a couple small giveaways to say thank you (Y’all know I got you 🙂 LOL).

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Looks awesome right? To name a few of the items up for grabs, we have some Karens Body Beautiful, Kinky-Curly, Use Me, Mane ‘n Tail, Curls, Taliah Waajid, Miss Jessies, Shea Moisture, Eden’s Body Works, Curls Unleashed, and a slew of other goodies. So I know your anxious to know what you have to do to enter. Well here it goes.

There are 8 prizes and 8 winner which I will choose at random (going old school paper and hat lottery).

For my subbies(I will be checking):

1)All you have to do is comment below with why you love Aphrodite Kinks.

To my Facebookers:

1) Like Aphrodite Kinks

2) Comment below the post on Facebook post why you love AphroditeKinks.

3) Share the giveaway post

For my Tweeters:

1) Follow @BkAphrodite

2) Tweet me why you love Aphrodite Kinks

3) Tweet “I just entered the 10,000 giveaway on #naturalhair blog AphroditeKinks.wordpress.com by @BkAphrodite”

Now that you know how you can enter you have until October 18th, 2012 to enter.

PS completing all 3 tasks will get your name into the hat one extra time so the more the merrier.
& yes it is international!!

Good Luck!! & Thank you all.

Love your Kinks
BkAphrodite

August CurlBox!

My August CurlBox was looking good!!

Check Out what was inside….

Looks like more full size containers from Cantu and Carol’s Daughter. Oh Yeah.

Hmmm sounds like suprises in store for the CurlBox crew?

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Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Body Scrubbed & Moisturized

Smooth Prepoo

So a short time ago I decided to stir up a mixture for my hair. I so wanted to share it with you all immediately, but I just had to ensure good results.

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And yes, I got excellent results!!

Things I used:

Coconut Oil (aka my staple)

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Olive Oil(I just used whatever was around)

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Honey

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Shea Moisture Conditioner(which I used the first time)

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Cantu Leave-In(which I used the second time)

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The first time mixture smelled so great, smelled just like candy which I loved. I used it as an overnight prepoo and the results were amazing!! My hair smelled good and it was extremely soft. The mixtures was also thick.

With the second time mixture I just used it as a quick prepoo. I put on my heating cap for about an hour and washed. It didn’t smell as good as the first mixture, and my hair was not as soft as it was with the overnight regimen. Though the mixture was a lot smoother than the first time mixture.

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You too can mix your own prepoo!
Try it out with your own household kitchen items lying around. Be sure to share your results. I would love to hear about them all.

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite