Posts tagged ‘styling’

Style Me Up

Now that my hair is getting longer, and the wash & go thing was not happening, I have been experimenting with different  protective styles. I pretty much wanted to protect my hair from the wind and that good ole hand in hair syndrome. To style gel was applied, as the hair was french braided up, followed by a twist swoop to the right side. To finish up and to keep the hair in place I used an old rhinestone clip. By the way, I was feeling like a big time Rasta with them twists. I would totally do some twists again, I love the locs feel it gives me.

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

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Curlformers Results!!

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For the holidays I wanted something different, then it dawned on me that I had Curlformers (which are the long and narrow ones, if your wondering) tucked somewhere in my product junkie stash. LOL. I washed my hair and asked my mom to help me out with the process. At first installing the Curlformers was pretty hurtful. Being that I barely do much to my hair, my head felt extra tender. Once we got the hang of installing the Curlformers, the pain wasn’t so bad.

I was a little disappointed that a baseball sized of hair was still left out once we ran out of Curlformers. Maybe my head is too big LOL, or maybe we needed more hair in each Curlformer. Not sure which one but I will have to test that out on my next run. Being this, I had to dry the back half of my hair. Once it was dried I applied them to the front and dried. I really had no intentions of going to sleep with those things in my head. I like my sleep very well.

When my hair was all dry, the Curlformers were taken out. To my surprise some of the curls had frizzed up. So my mom thought it would be a good idea to redo the ones that were bushy.
It was back under the dryer for a bit and the finished products was this:

The product that helped me achieved the look was my Jane Carter styling mousse.

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It came out pretty good I must say. My hair was now long enough to sport some drop curls. Go Me! Go Me!

Received these from Curlformers a while back when I first did my Big Chop and as you could probably think, I was not able to rock them bad boys until I gained a little length. Then 7 months natural I had me some long hair don’t care and some popping curls.

Now, let me tell you about when I actually wore them babies out. It was no where near what it had looked like once I first removed the Curlformers. I slept on them for two days and they looked like a hot mess!! LOL. Thankfully, I knew how to make them work for me. I just separated them bad boys and teased my hair up a bit and had me a curly bush. I liked it, although I preferred the initial take down results.

For my next try at applying my Curlformers, I plan to try a different setting lotion or holding creme and use bigger sections of hair in each Curlformer. As well I just might, sleep with them in. Lord, I can just imagine all the pain. Well, beauty is pain right? HAHA

Have you tried Curlformers?

How were your results?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

It’s a “HARD KNOT LIFE”!!

A couple posts ago, I shared with you Monae’s Tressumé and she introduced to us her blog/vlog “Hard Knot Life” with her 2 bestfriends and it seems pretty interesting already. They had me rollin’ from the beginning to the end. Looks like a channel I will be subscribing to. You should too!!

GOTTA SPREAD LOVE…. IT’S THE BROOKLYN WAY!!! 🙂

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

“Heat Free Hair” Protective styling

Got wind of an amazing line that just recently launched and when I say I am in awe…Goddess’ I am in AWE. The Heat Free Hair Movement was created by Ngozi Opara of N-Zo hair studios. She has created this line for curlies just like you and I, to be able to still rock our texture while our tress is being protected. Check out the introduction video below:

Are you wow’ed yet? I know I am every time I see the amazing “Heat Free Hair”. Go on and protect your hair, and still have fun with that kinky curly texture. Head over to heatfreehair.com for more information on both the “For Kinks” and “For Kurls” and how to purchase.

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Natural Resources Bootcamp

I mentioned in my post from the Tracee Ellis Ross & CurlyNikki event that I got the chance to meet the amazing Tamika Fletcher who is the Co-Owner of Natural Resources Salon. The salon is located in Houston, Texas but the lovely ladies of the salon help educate naturals amongst the states, learn the history behind their hair and how to care for it. They do this through the “Natural Hair Care Bootcamp“.

I was glad to have received the chance to be apart of such an amazing thing a couple months ago(yes this post is past overdue). Upon arrival to the location in which the event took place I was delighted to see tables adorned with manikan heads and a variety of tools to get to learning.

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Once the group of about 15 people had all arrived we were introduced to the ladies behind the “Natural Hair Bootcamp”. Once we got to know a little about them, we dived right in to learn about ourselves and our own history.

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The slideshow documented the history of the roots of our hair, back to Africa to the present.

Following the slideshow we got to the hands-on part of the event!

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We were able to learn techniques for twisting braiding, detangling, locking, and ultimately caring for our hair.

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We even got an added bonus; how we should blow dry our hair and trim.

This event was definitely one to cherish and I thank the amazing ladies of Natural Resources Salon for such a great experience and program. They helped to reintroduce me to my hair and my roots. I even got some goodies to go home with, how awesome of these ladies.

If your interested in learning more check out NaturalResourcesSalon.com

Love your Kinks,