Posts tagged ‘Shea butter’

Habibi My Body!

In the May CurlBox (Birthday Edition) there was a product that I fell in love with. It was this…

Habibi Body Balm

Upon opening up my CurlBox I was delighted to see this body balm, then the smell is what did it for me. I applied a little to my hand to see how it would react to my skin and when I tell you it was love, It was love! While on my getaway in the DMV this was my staple body moisturizer. The scent Vanilla Rose, which made my body feel as soft and delicate as a rose and as sweet as vanilla.

Yes it’s all NATURALLE…check the ingredients

Organic Raw Shea Butter, Certified Organic Argan Oil, Organic Black Currant Seed Oil, Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Rosewater, Organic Essential Lavender, Organic Essential Chamomile, Organic Essential Neroli, Rose Absolute, Organic Essential Sandalwood, Green Tea, Organic Raw Honey, Vitamin E

Source: Habibibody.com

This is a MUST buy and try! If your not a Vanilla Rose type of girl or guy then there is a scent for you,trust me. To purchase some of this greatness check out Habibibody.com

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

First Wash & Go

I finally did my first wash and go. I was loving it. If you read my post prior about the KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com launch party then you know about the goodies. Thanks to that sameKinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com event, I added more great products to my stash. I admit, I finally feel like a product junkie in the beginning stages. YIKES!!!

Sharing what I won with a fellow naturalists Imani, she commented about how good she had heard JessiCurls works well for my hair texture. I took that information into consideration and my first product test was with JessiCurls.

I washed my hair with the hair cleansing cream, conditioned with the Too Shea extra moisturizing conditioner, and deep conditioned with the deep conditioning treatment. Following that application I sat under the dryer for about 30 mins and rinsed out. My curls were looking and feeling fresh and soft.

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I applied the JessiCurl styling product confident coils styling solution as well as the Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In. Following the application of these products, I tried my best to section my Tinnie Weenie Afro. Applying about a quarter sized amount of Eco styler gel to each of those sections and brushing through to ensure it was evenly distributed. Once all of my hair was define I sat under my dryer for a quick 20 minutes. I was then left with some amazingly defined curls.

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Not bad at all, though I did have some adjustments for the next wash and go. I found that I applied a lot or no gel to some parts. Leaving me with a mismatch of really hard curls or undefined curls. Seeing this to prep my hair the next day I applied some more KBB Sweet Ambrosia leaving to my hands and brushed over my hair. This helped loosen some of the hard curls and blending the soft ones.

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Donneka

Came across this young lady Donneka quite a while ago and she has had the most interesting story, since I have started the Tressumé features. Please do take your time, and read about her story. You may have had a similar or the same experience. You might even need just a little motivation, if so do read this.

Name: Donneka

Location: Gainsville, Florida

 

How long have you been natural?
I have been Natural for 2 years and 3 months.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I big chopped!!! twice!! The first time it was because I had an allergic reaction to weave and the second because I got too close to a candle and it burnt all my hair off!! If someone hadn’t put it out in time my scalp would have burnt my scalp and my face!!! but i survived. And now im back to rockin’ the short hair.

Why did you choose that route?
I chose to big chop because im lazy and under the circumstances of both times i had to big chop.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
My mother owns a natural hair salon so all the women that come in inspired me to go natural and remain natural.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
I dont really need to stay motivated to stay natural because I dont think I would ever go back to relaxed!!! Like, theres no other way but to be natural….at least to me.

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
Two products I cant live without would be conditioner and some sort of moisturizer like shea butter or coconut oil.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
When I had some hair (lol) my favorite style was a braid out! But as of now its a wash n go.

What do you love about your natural hair?
I Love the fact that its all completely mine an d it is what i was born with…..like, no one else has my hair but me.

What do you dislike about it?
I dont dislike anything about my hair!!! PERIOD.

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
Dont think just because you’ve been watching YT videos, when you do the style in the video, your hair is gonna turn out that way!!!! NEWSFLASH!!!! Your hair isn’t hers!!! Make it your own!!!Do you!!!

Comments:
Always drink LOTS of water!!! It helps your hair and skin!!! If you just big chopped, make sure your makeup is poppin!!!! and your earrings are on point!!!! Less is more!! If your regimen looks like a pamplet or a book…CHANGE IT!! It doesn’t take all that to have you lookin’ good!!!!

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite