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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Introducing Cara B Naturally

Hey readers!

I would like to introduce you to a new product line called Cara B Naturally



Cara B Naturally is an amazing new, all natural  personal care line for ethnically diverse or curly-headed and kinky-locked babies kids and teens. Cara B was created to enhance and promote the natural beauty of babies and children with varying skin types and hair textures, while avoiding the use of any synthetic chemicals that can harm delicate skin and hair. The line is made entirely with all natural plant-based ingredients and launched by Landra Johnson, a mom who wanted to offer others an all-natural and affordable regimen for their child’s hair and skin that would be quick, easy and wonderfully healthy.


Cara B Naturally will launch in Target in Jan and CVS in Feb 2012 and for more information please go to www.mycarab.com

I have been sent the products for review and once I get a chance to fully test out the products I will review the products here!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Introducing CurlBOX

CharyJay recently introduced CurlBOX. Based on how she describes it, it sounds like a Birchbox, but for natural hair. I think it's a great idea and very useful for product junkies and newly naturals. They haven't released all the details yet, but you can sign up on their website to get the information when it is released.

Visit www.curlbox.com


Friday, November 11, 2011

Where have I been?!

So I know I have wenr MIA, but I have good reason

-I started 2 new jobs and I have a crazy schedule
-I recently moved
-I havent had internet, but now I do!!!!
- My little sister broke my camera :(

But, since I have internet and have somewhat adjusted to my crazy work schedule, I plan on getting back to this blog, and I already have plenty of reviews, features, and interviews in store so stay tuned!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Q&A: Natural hair with a busy schedule

on Twitter asks:

hey, I have a question how to stick with a healthy routine on having healthy natural hair with a busy schedule.....
Answer: 
This question certainly applies to my situation right now since I have been working crazy hours at my job as well as in the process with moving, which is why I have been neglecting the blog lately. For the past couple of weeks, my routine has been very simple;
  • I wash my hair once a week, and since I dont have time to sit under my dryer to deep condition my hair, I just wash my hair right when I get in the shower, then I apply conditioner to my hair and let it steam under a shower cap while I perform my shower rituals, so it gets about 15 mins of steaming time before I detangle and rinse with cool water.
  • next I moisturize and seal
  • then I brush my hair into a bun and put on a satin scarf
  • each night I just rebrush my bun to neaten it up and put my scarf back on before going to sleep
  • the bun pretty much lasts all week!
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So that is pretty much what I have been doing and it works great with my busy schedule, for those who can not bun their hair due to length, Im sure you can do a similar thing with a puff. But if you dont like a bun or puff, you can opt for twists. When I was in school, I would sometimes put my hair in twists and leave them in twists for a week, then when it was the weekend, I would unravel the twists for a twist out. The twists are a great option, because it allows you to wear the twists in different styles throughout the week. And you can even cowash with the twists still in.
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So to make a long story short, find a style that will last at least a week (bun, twists, etc.), and find one day in the week, where you can dedicate the time to wash, detangle and style your hair, and keep your hair like that for as long as it lasts or until your ready to wash again. Just remember to moisturize and seal as needed throughout the week and protect your hair when you go to sleep. Its as simple as that! And if all else fails, you can always wig/weave it up!!!!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!!!

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway to help celebrate my 1 year anniversary! I will try to do a length check this week and do a year update on my journey. I also want to thank Seisyn Jewelry for sponsoring the giveaway. Please support this beautiful black owned business and spread the word to friends! Now for the winner..................


Nik


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please email me your mailing address so that I can send it over to the ladies at Seisyn and you can receive your prize!

Thanks again to all that entered and stay tuned for more giveaways!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Post weave Roller Set


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my hair after removing the weave
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after detangling

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my hair after removing the rollers    






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front view after styling
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I felt like my hair looked like Beyonce's after styling it LOL, but it was the best I could come up with to disguise the poofy roots
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Look what I got...

I had a rough first day at work today, but I came home to a great package in the mail. I received my prize from Love Your Natural Hair Blog and it made my day much better, even though I have to be at work at 4a and I just got home from work...smh. The package was so great, that I am considering sending her a gift in return since her bday just past. Check out the package below

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2 pairs of earrings
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pedicure kit
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NYX Lip Products
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clutch from from her own line
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Younikness hair accessories
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I love trying new lip balms!!!
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I got 2 of each product!!!!
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makeup bag
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And speaking of birthdays, I also celebrated my birthday this month and my lovely neos bought me some Carol's Daughter's products. So between all of these new products, expect plenty new reviews among the many other I already had lined up.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cassie gets Kinky!


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Do you like Cassie's new photos?I'm sure they used a lot of hairspray and teasing to get her hair to look like that, so I guess kinky hair is high fashion now LOL

Remember Jon B???

Just saw a recent picture of Jon B and his wife...and she's natural!

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And  I also spotted another celeb with a natural wife. Jameer Nelson who plays for Orlando Magic.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

My 1 year Curliversary Giveaway sponsored by Seisyn Jewelry!!!

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Hey Lovelies!

A month from today marks my 1 year anniversary of rocking my hair in its natural state. So to celebrate I will be hosting a giveaway from Seisyn Jewelry. I would like to thank all my readers for the support and tips throughout my journey. And according to Seisyn.com, Seisyn is a variation of the word, season and their definition of the word season reminds me of my natural hair journey. I encourage you all to visit the website and read the "About Seisyn" section and see how it relates to your experience.

Read below for some info on Seisyn and how you can win some of their beautiful pieces!

What is the inspiration Behind Seisyn?
Natives of Chicago, we LaNaye and LaToya, have partnered in ownership of Seisyn since 2003. Initially beginning as a creative pastime, we officially launched our company professionally after receiving much public appeal in the Baltimore area during our undergraduate matriculation at Morgan State University.  We have always had big dreams fueled by equally strong amounts of talent and passion. This has enabled Seisyn’s distribution in several boutiques in Chicago, as well as a featured spot during New York Fashion Week 2009. Through Seisyn’s distinctively matchless product line we offer a tailored experience in jewelry that is never duplicated. Both of our inspiration to create wearable art comes from the desire to promote the freedom in women to be bold, uninhibited, and take risks. It is always our goal to continue to increase the visibility of our brand, so we expanded to include a children’s line and are anticipating a global expansion via our website in 2011.

What makes Seisyn different from other jewelry lines?
She is the fun, funky, fashionista. She is ageless and colorless-her only concern is style that differentiates her from every other woman. She rejects normality but when forced upon her she makes it her own. She is a woman that never goes unnoticed. She is comfortable and confident in her own image & identity, and when she’s not it goes unnoticed. People look to her to set the bar…she is the trend setter but never follows the trend. She is constantly renewing herself.  To call her “ideal” is an understatement.

How do you want ladies to feel when they wear your jewelry?
Within every woman exists a certain freedom that is waiting, wanting to be exposed. Some are willing and unafraid to operate from that place, some need permission to liberate our creative niche.  Seisyn is the catalyst! Women should not feel inhibited in our sense of artistic physical expression. Be fun, colorful, different, courageous, bold, beautiful…be you! We invite you to explore & expose the woman in you that is free, your highest self. Crafting hand beaded jewelry that elicits autonomy is our pleasure. Seisyn: Experience, Femininity, Evolve…

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Giveaway Rules:
1. Visit http://www.seisyn.com and leave a comment on here letting me know your favorite piece
2.  Subscribe to this blog and let me know how you follow it
3. Put your email address

For extra entries:
1. Follow both and @Seisyn and @curlychellez on Twitter (put your twitter name) +2
2. Add Curly Chellez on Facebook and become a fan of Seisyn's page, leave a comment on Seisyn page saying, "@Curly Chellez sent me" make sure to use the @ with my name so that you can link it back to my page +3
3. Tweet "Enter @curlychellez giveaway to win @Seisyn Jewelry at http://curlychellez.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-1-year-curliversary-giveaway.html" +1 (in your comment leave me a link of the actual tweet)
4. Subscribe to my Youtube page +1
5. Make a blog post and/or Youtube video that talks about Seisyn Jewelry and my giveaway +5 each

*Only 1 comment per person (include your extra entries in your original comment)

The giveaway ends on September 14, 2011 at 11:00 PST
The winner will be announced on my anniversary...September 15, 2011!

The winner will receive Stillness and High Five. Stillness is from the adult line and High Five from the kids line

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Feature Friday: NaturalhairLatina

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Name: NaturalhairLatina

Location and what is the natural scene there? Arkansas-Hour away from Arkansas State University (ASU) Also, hour away from Memphis TN…First I only noticed a handfull of Naturals, mostly older women. Now I see more naturals

Why did u go natural? Mainly because of health reasons. The older I become the more I have to focus on my health.

How did others react to you going natural?
I transitioned in Nov 2009 and BC May 2010, when I walked out my bathroom my daughter started to cry and said…..my mom is baldheaded. My mother would ask when I had a TWA, when are you getting micro’s? What was your response to them? I just smiled, they see how soft my hair is and the length, they ask to to twist or play in my hair.lol

In regards to your hair, how do you describe yourself and why? I describe myself as natural, curly, kinky, coiled, nappy, afro, happy hair. My hair doesn’t define me, I’m naturally beautiful, I accept me.


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Describe your hair I don’t know my hair type. I just know its natural and love’s moisture and about 5-6 inches

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Describe your journey I transitioned in Nov 2009 and BC May 2010,

What are your hair goals? My main fous is healthy hair….I may BC again..

What is your staple style
? Simple wash and go or AFRO

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What is your hair regimen? At least once a month I cleanse my scalp with an baking soda paste I make. I rinse with a rosemary Tea water. I currently like the Nature’s Gate aloe vera   (daily) conditioner. I use a leave in detangler from nuNAAT Karite Special. Hair in 8 twist let air dry

What are your staple/holy grail products? Shea butter, coconut oil, tea tree oil, olive oil, Jamaican black Castrol oil, Vegetable glycerin, 100% Aloe Vera Gel and olive oil. I can mix and make my own product

What is your definition of natural? The truth …separated from fictiom

Best advice to someone who is thinking about going natural?
Learn to write your own story in a journal. Natural is separating truth from fiction…You are beautiful, embrace the journey. xoxoxo

Where can we find you on the web?   http://www.youtube.com/NaturalHairLatina http://www.twitter.com/LatinaR

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

I did my little sisters hair again

I did my little sisters hair for her 1st day of school! I curled her hair with my curling wand. She has burgundy clip ins in her hair. The black hair is her natural hair. The wand curled both hair well.

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Support Awkward Black Girl

Some of you may have heard of the show, but if not I have included episode 1 below. I love this show and in order for it to continue they need support! Donations can be made at the link below. Oh, and BTW, the creator and lead actress is NATURAL!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1996857943/the-misadventures-of-awkward-black-girl

Monday, August 1, 2011

Music Monday - The Weeknd

 Hey! I haven't done Music Monday for awhile, but I wanted to introduce you all to this artist I have been listening to lately. Its a 20 yo singer from Toronto who reminds me of a mixture if Miguel, The Dream and Drake (when he sings). You may of already heard of him, but if not, check out one of his songs below and enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I was featured on the Natural Haven

 I was featured both last month and this month on a great blog called the Natural Haven. The blog provides great info on the science of natural hair. She recently started a series on "shortish" natural hair, and I was featured twice on the series, you can check them out on the following links:
http://thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com/2011/06/short-natural-hairstyles-curly-chellez.htmlhttp://thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com/2011/07/cute-shortish-natural-hair-styles.html

Sunshine Award

  
I was awarded the Sunshine Award by Chelsea of Curly and Young.I am very thankful for winning this award, especially since I have been slacking on my blogging lately LOL. Please check out Chelsea's blog, there is a lot of good info on there and she just posted a great post on her Henna experience.
 
The Rules
Thank the person who awarded you and link back to the person
Tell one thing about yourself
Nominate 10 blogs
Let them know you've nominated them


Fact About Me:
Although I majored in Sociology and want to work in Student Affairs, a certain part of me wants to pursue a career in Event Planning.


Now the fun part...


The Blogs I Love
 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Update

Hey all!

Just wanted to give you an update since I have been slacking on this blog. My last quarter of school was extremely busy and towards the end I was overwhelmed with school, work, my sorority, preparing for graduation and moving  which resulted in me neglecting my blog. Now that I have graduated and moved out, I have not really had internet access and my life is kind of all over the place right now, which makes it hard for me to blog. Also, since I have a sew in right now, I can't really blog on my natural hair. So please bear with me right now, as I am trying to get it together. But I do have a lots of reviews in store for you all, so stay tuned!

Monday, July 4, 2011

My little sisters twistout

my lil sis crying at my graduation (this is how her hair usually looks)


On Friday I put my little sister's hair in flat twists since I left for the weekend, I told her to unravel her hair before she goes out to wear her hair in a twistout.
I wish I took a picture of the flat twists, b/c they actually looked kind of cute. But I had just did too layers of flat twists. 4 were in the back, then I did a diagonal side part on the top layer and I did about 4 on each side. I moisturized her hair with Mixed Chicks Leave in Conditioner, then used gel for hold.. Once I was done, I pulled her hair in a low bun, and then tied her hair down with a scarf. She took the twists down today but left one flat twist in the front.
Since Im not with my sister, she texted my pix of the results, so its not the best quality. BTW, my sister has been natural her whole life, but she usually wears it straightened or pulled back in a bun. So this would be the first time she wears her hair out and curly.

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