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Q-Redew giveaway!! [Closed]

You all have seen me rave about the Q-Redew aka the great handheld hair steamer. Well there’s a giveaway!!!!!!! I’m excited as all heck. I really love this product and wanted to share the love with you too.

This product works miracles for the natural girl, especially us TWA ladies out here. I’ve been using it EVERY morning to refresh my curls. It allows my squished fro to come alive, as well as remain moisturized throughout the day.

Well your probably like shut up already I want to know how to enter. LOL!

Here’s how to enter:(YOU MUST)
1) Subscribe to Aphrodite Kinks
2) Like Q- REDEW on Facebook
3) Comment on the Q-Redew Facebook , how you would use your Q-REDEW.

That’s it so get to entering you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!!

The giveaway ends on January 12th….so head there like yesterday!!

 

 

 

 

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Steam it up with Q-Redew

Received this product from the lovely Heidi who is the creator of this amazing product, the Q-Redew

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What it is you ask?

The Q-Redew uses warm mist to enhance your hair’s volume and texture.  The Q-Redew reshapes and restyles dry hair in minutes.

No mess, no fuss, no chemicals – just water.

The innovative Q-Redew tool allows perfect styling control in minutes without rewetting or shampooing.  You apply the Q-Redew’s warm mist to reshape, volumize and style your locks.  Boost your curls, lift flat hair, transform bedhead to your best hairstyle.

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Now that you have read what its all about I am going show you exactly how it worked for me.

It was really easy to use and it definitely did the trick. I loved that it didn’t make my hair wet at all, don’t we all want our curls awaken without getting sick in the winter time? Well we CAN, with the Q-Redew. Here’s how to purchase: www.qredew.com/products.

Many thanks to Heidi for her amazing and affordable handheld steamer.

Have you purchased your Q-Redew yet?

How was your experience with your Q-Redew?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Karen Marley

Name: Karen Marley

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Karen Marley is an entrepreneur, fashionista, beautiful spirit, and daughter to legend, Bob Marley. She has an eye for fashion, sharing that with many through her exuberant style and boutique, Buttons and Bows LA.

I am extremely humbled to have gotten the opportunity to get an interview with the amazing Karen Marley. Not only am I humbled, I was excited as all heck to share this with you all too. Check out Karen’s natural hair journey below.

How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural since early 2000.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I did the “Big Chop”.

Why did you choose that route?
I chose that route because I had been using relaxers and heat (styling) on my hair for many years whilst I lived in Jamaica but after I moved to London in 1999, I couldn’t find a hair stylist to maintain my straight hair the way I liked and was used to. I decided the easiest option for me was to go natural. Within days of cutting my hair I felt the difference, fell in love with my curls and have never looked back.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
Sparing my hair from heat, chemicals and not having to spend hours at the hair salon inspired me to go natural.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
Besides all the compliments I receive, it is extremely healthy, it feels great and the natural look encompasses my “healthy living” lifestyle.

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
I actually have three, Kinky Curly’s shampoo & conditioner and Curling Custard. These products keep my curls shiny, tamed, manageable and easy to style.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
I like it short with a little length at the top because it’s easier to manage, yet versatile so I can still have fun with it.

What do you love about your natural hair?
I love the formation of the curls and the fact that my hair is free of harsh and damaging agents.

What do you dislike about it?
I do not like that I have to wash and style my hair every morning.

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
I would advise someone with natural hair or transitioning to keep hair very moisturized and only use alcohol-free products.

Comments:
If your ever in LA be sure to stop by Buttons and Bows LA for you fashion fix!

**Disclaimer: All photos were taken from the Buttons and Bows LA instagram page. I do not own any of these pictures**

Henna Love

I recently spoke about how I was dying to henna my hair and how the wonderful Myleik blessed me in my October CurlBox. The henna many naturals received in their Curlbox was Reshma Femme; most received a Chocolate or Natural Highlights color. I received the natural highlights, and yes I was super excited. I have never had any type of color in my hair before, so this did it for me.

 

In the box, we got a 2 .oz bag of henna powder, a conditioning oil and a pair of gloves.

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I added a picture of the contents of the package in its dry state for those of you who may be new to the whole henna game. It was of a green, powder like texture.

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I added about two an one-fourth cups of water along with the conditioning oil provided and proceeded to mix. I remember hearing many naturals suggest using a plastic mixer(metal is said to alter the mixture), so I resorted to a good ole plastic fork.

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The consistency of the powder with added ingredients; thick paste. I let it sit for two and a half hours as suggested on the box.

 

 

 

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Here are some picture of my hair before the application….

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Once I finger detangled, I then applied my Jamaican black castor oil to the base of my hair as a protectant from any color runs.

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I then wrapped my hair with plastic wrap and covered over with a plastic bag(I couldn’t find a plastic cap. LOL no judging  people). I then left the henna on my hair for close to 3 hours.

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Here are pictures of my hair with the henna applied to it. I was thinking it would dry up like body henna but it was actually the opposite.

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I then got into the shower and rinsed the henna out, which was extremely messy. I couldn’t stand how much it was flashing all over the place. I was scared it would stain the shower, luckily it just washed right off. Below I included pictures of my hair right after rinsing the henna out. It looked and felt extra moisturized and conditioned. Win for me!!

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Once the henna was all rinsed out I applied my Shea Moisture’s  restorative shampoo. Then I conditioned with my Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk  & Tea Tree conditioner(I needed that extra condition and tingle for my scalp). Once that was done, I used my Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in, and applied my Castor x Vatika x Peppermint oil mix to seal.

Here are the finished results of my henna’d hair. My hair felt very moisturized, and conditioned. I was a little disappointed my hair wasn’t as colored as I had anticipated it to be, though I enjoyed the small tint of reddish brown. My curls are a poppin’.

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Thanks to Myleik, the CurlBox Crew, and Reshma Femme for the amazing experience.

 

 

Love your hair,

BkAphrodite

Kinky Curly Wash ‘n Go

Today’s products….

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If you have read my Curl Daze post, you know that I won the whole Kinky Curly product kit. So today I decided to try some of the products out. I chose the above Knot Today Detangler/Leave In and the Curling Custard.

To prep my hair I applied some water, Vatika Oil and the Wen Intensive Hair Treatment. After applying I twisted my hair adding some of my castor oil mixture. I then covered my hair with a shower cap and my satin bonnet leaving it overnight.

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This morning I washed the contents of the Wen Intensive Hair Treatment out of my hair with the twists still in. The Kinky Curly Knot Today was applied twice, then I untwisted my hair and rinsed.

Once out of the shower I applied more Knot Today and combed through my hair in sections using the Curling Custard. I then ended with the results below…

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How I felt about the results….the Knot today left my hair feeling clean and very moisturized, though it did leave my hair feeling a bit striped. The Curling Custard did define my hair and left my hair smelling like candy which I liked. The down side was it made my hair feel like I had candy in it, that was not fun at all.

I would definitely try the products again using less of the Curling Custard. I really feel I have not mastered my measuring skills when defining my curls with Gel like products. Better luck next time.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite