Late, but not forgotten, I have not had my computer for several weeks, forgive me. Let me preface this with I have crazy, wavy, frizzy hair that I have very little control over. These guys help keep things under control…
Any 1-1.5" curling iron to control the friziness/tightness of my waves (never curl the ends, leave them straight, it gives a beachier/easier looking look), a hairdryer with a flat tip add on and a flat iron
First and foremost, let me just say that I COMMEND these women and they are inspirational BLACK women entrepreneurs.
Now that I got THAT out of the way, these women will NEVER get another dime from me.
When I first went natural, I got product happy. I bought EVERYTHING under the sun because they told me it was suppose to be good for my hair. I even went OUT of my way to only give my money to black owned businesses so I could put the money back into my own community. They’re prices SCREAM rape.
I know better now.
Where I still buy certain products, I’LL BE DAMNED IF I PAY $68 for some shit from Miss Jessie’s. Carol’s daughter isn’t a walk in the park either! That shit adds up too! What’s even more funny about Miss Jessie’s is that I used ALL THAT SHIT faithfully and my hair didn’t come out looking like anything from their picture galleries. YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE MORE THAN HALF THEM BITCHES HAD TEXTURIZERS AND SILKNERS IN THEIR HEADS! How pissed do you think I WAS when I found that out?! I’m not against it, but the reason I went natural was so I didn’t have to think about putting chemicals in my head again. So the first portion of my hopeful natural hair journey was a damn sham.
I’m not mad at the ladies though. They saw an untapped market and went in there. I can’t fault them, but I CAN LEARN from them. So just like these ladies who made their products in the comforts of their own home. I TOO, do the same thing now. I go to the flew market and get MY OWN DAMN pure shea butter for UNDER $10 which comes in a tub. I get my OWN coconut, jojoba, and extra virgin olive oil to make my own butters and conditioners.
NO MORE WASTED MONEY into other people’s pockets. They made their own stuff. YOU ALL CAN TOO!
i have an endless amount of questions sitting within my tumblr inbox pertaining to products. this past year i have become obsessed with buying beauty products from local boutiques. through the accumulation of product related questions, i thought i would review my latest.
carol’s daughter almond cookie body butter
i definitely bought this one on the fly, just like anything else. this tends to happen on sunday mornings when i’m in the area of my favorite beauty heaven.
the product smells absolutely heavenly and is all natural. at first i was worried about the greasiness of the product. i rubbed a small amount onto my hand &continued to browse my beauty heaven to see how long it would take to set. after a little push from the store’s owner, i slammed this baby on the counter &coughed up the $18.
i must warn you that this product contains an intense amount of moisture &a little bit goes a long way. i have started to use this product after my nightly shower; applying it to my feet, lowers legs and arms only. it definitely leaves my skin soft and creates a great smell for the bed. though this product contains almond oil, i would not recommend using this on your face.
the fact that this product doesn’t contain any parabens, petroleum, mineral oil or artificial coloring is a major plus for me. the simple tin canister adds a simplistic touch. carol’s daughter has grabbed the attention from oprah, jay-z, jada pinkett smith, solange, idris alba, lebron james, cassie &even the first lady.
Sneak Peek! Natural Beauty Editorial at Westampton Farms in South Jersey. Thanks to Mann for hair and makeup and Lilian Haidar for the stunning images. Full editorial will be featured in our next print issue out this summer!
You’ve heard these words before, but what does porosity really mean, especially when it comes to your hair’s strength, health and ability to retain moisture? In this episode of The Curl, we break down the real meaning of the word while some of your favorite natural hair bloggers, including Fran of Hey Fran Hey, Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes, and Shanti & Antoinette of Around the Way Curls, share their candid and often hilarious hair stories. Also, you’ll hear tips on the best hair products for natural and all hair types. To repair your hair and end hair damage, you need to know your hair’s porosity.