Thursday, October 18, 2012

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox

Received my Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox! Influenster is an awesome service and everything here was free. Goodies in the mail to test out. I'm excited to try the Not Your Mothers Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream and everything else that came in this box. Stay tuned for reviews!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Labels LIE!

So y'all know I got this product for free to try out but I won't be using it. Now this is in no form throwing shade on this company but y'all know how I feel about honesty and further more I don't like being lied to and I'm sure y'all don't either. So I'm going to let you in on a little something I found out. I'm am not a #naturalhair nazi and I don't care much about ingredients I just don't like being mislead by label. So this product clearly states that it is Mineral Oil free, that's not the case. After further investigation of the ingredients I saw C13-14 IsoParaffin, of course I didn't know what that was so I googled it and here what I found "About C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN: C13-14 Isoparaffin is a mixture of hydrocarbons (mineral oils) derived from petroleum." MINERAL OIL when the label clearly states NO MINERAL OIL! This is misleading and I don't like it one bit. Folks read your labels and google what you don't know. Because clearly people will lie to get you to buy their products.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ouidad & curlBOX EVENT! + Goodie Bag!

If you missed The Ouidad + curlBOX Event heres a little recap + the goodie bag I recieved, ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ouidad & curlBOX A Private Event!

Had a blast at the Ouidad Salon in NYC. curlBOX and Ouidad got to together to throw an awesome event. We all sipped on some spirits, munched on some goodies and learn about Ouidad's 2 brand new products.

Friday, July 6, 2012

It's HOT!!! Too HOT!!!

Now if you live anywhere in the USA you know that we're in the middle of a major heat wave. It's too HOT to have my hair out. So for the girl like me that loves to do wash n go's the only other option is to throw my hair up in a messy style.
In this picture I didn't put much thought into how I was going to put it up. I just grabbed it from the bottom and twisted it up and secured it with a clip and I was done.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Question of the Day

Q: hey there! I have a question. My hair his currently done in kinky twists. The relative who did my hair told me that I should go ahead and big chop (I was already planning to at the end of the summer) but also told me that she is natural (she had on a weave at the time) and she has a texturizer and that I should get one after I cut my hair. What exactly do texturizers do? I've heard that they are not that different from relaxers. And how do I stay confident with my hair after my big chop?

A: “Texturisers, relaxers and perms are all different in the effect they provide for your hair. Relaxers are used to take wave or curl out of hair. Texturisers work basically the same way, with stylists often referring to texturisers as weak relaxers. They won’t take out as much curl or wave because they use a smaller concentration of active ingredients or aren’t left on as long.” 

Needless to say if you decide to get a texturiser you are not natural. It is a chemical. 

Confidence is something you have to feel inside. So when you big chop hold your head up high, know and feel that you are beautiful with or without hair. Try wearing earrings and a bit of makeup if you’re feeling a little less fem without your hair. 
When I big chopped I looked like a little boy, but no one could tell me nothing when I throw on some earrings and make up…
Much Luck!!

Naturally Feature: Peetra

1.Tell me about yourself!
My name is Peetra. I'm 18 years old, a graduate of this year, 2012. I enjoy blogging on tumblr, twitter and faceboook. I particularly like blogging about natural hair and its unique beauty in every black woman. We just stand out in society. I love music, taking pictures,  babies, dressing up, fashion, Teen Wolf, PLL (Pretty Little Liars), Degrassi, I'm a positive person and an aspiring Psychologist, a counselor for teens or children preferably. 

2.When did you go natural and why?
I went natural July 16th, 2011 because I ALWAYS wanted to be natural, all my friends in primary school had soft, beautiful coiled tresses and I was permed, I never wanted my hair permed, but you know, mom wasn't for it. 

3.What was the hardest obsticle you faced when going natural?
Styling! Oh man, I watched soooo many videos on youtube and I told myself I was going to try this style and that style once I went natural, but man! It wasn't that easy, I didn't know what to do with my twa for a while, but then as it grew, it got easier. It just got easier this year actually haha! :) 


4.How do you think our society views natural hair?
I think majority of society views natural hair as beautiful, exciting, awesome and all that jazz, ONLY if its "pretty curls" and not thick hair. Those people who view natural hair like that haven't been exposed to the truth about natural hair! "Pretty Curls" are a struggle too! Natural Hair is a struggle, but that's what makes it so beautiful! That the women who are natural can handle it and work their hair! :)

5.How do you feel about hair typing? and do you type your hair?
I think its ok, I used to type my hair, but now I just say its kinky.

6.Are you a product junkie? 
Oooh, haha, I was until my mom started making noise, I'm trying my hardest and my best not to go out to the BSS each time I leave the house and buy all the things I've ever seen natural hair related! 

7.What are some of your favorite products?
Shea Moisture for sure! Her shampoo and curl enhancing smoothie is pure gospel! I live in the Bahamas and over here we don't have all the lines of natural hair products I want or even hear about. I have to stock up when I go away to the U.S.

8.What's the worst product you've ever used?
Beautiful Textures. They claim its intense moisture, but its not, 3 of my friends and I bought it at the same time on our class trip and it was a total fail for all of us and one of my friends was a guy, so yeah, that was bad. 

9.How do you perfer to wear your hair?
I prefer to wear my hair stretched, but in a braid out or twist out. 

10.Tell me your Tumblr and anywhere else we can find you.
You can find me at:, SteelHearts17 on youtube! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Naturally Feature: Shannel

1.Tell me about yourself!
My name is Shannel. I am 24 years old and originally from the Los Angeles area. I am a mother, daughter wife and friend. I am a natural hair and beauty blogger. I have a true a passion for natural/curly hair and find myself complimenting every natural headed women and girls where ever I am! Besides that, I love classic cars, snowboarding and Anita Baker. (:

2.When did you go natural and why?
I went natural while pregnant with my daughter in early 2009. Honestly, going natural was not something I wanted to do in the beginning. I just didn't have the time OR money for that matter to continue BURNING the hell out of my hair on a regular basis. I did lots of research and became much more appreciative of my hair and natural hair in general.

3.What was the hardest obsticle you faced when going natural?
The hardest obstacle was definitely trying to find the right products that didn't weigh my hair down and finding something to get the volume I was looking for. Low and behold, light weight products and the diffuser were the answer to all my problems!

4.How do you think our society views natural hair?
I think most people view natural hair as "different". In ways this is a positive thing and in other ways it is construed as a negative thing. I believe that some people are intimidated by natural hair and even think it is considered "not done" (even though it could take us an hour to get a twist out perfect or accomplish the volume we want, etc.) Some people see it as "fun" but not professional which can lead to individuals with natural hair not climbing the corporate ladder in the work place all because of their natural hair (I've personally been there). I think it's so important for people to embrace their natural hair and every part of themselves for that matter. This is what we were with it and LOVE it!

5.How do you feel about hair typing? and do you type your hair?
I believe that hair typing can be very helpful for those individuals who are newly natural and trying to find what works for their hair. I do type my hair in order to give people an idea on how my hair texture is however I don't believe hair typing is as detailed as a persons individual strands. Porosity and density of hair is a factor as well as whether or not your hair likes particular ingredients such as glycerin, protein, etc.

6.Are you a product junkie? 
I am NOT a product junkie (even though my husband would state otherwise, lol). I know what works for my hair and I always go back to the same products when I want to accomplish what I think is the "perfect look" for me. I DO, however, have many products and try many products simply because I enjoy doing reviews for my blog and YouTube followers.

7.What are some of your favorite products?
Miss Jessie's Quick Curls (this is NOT an all natural product), Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Wen Fig Cleansing Conditioner, 100% Pure Jojoba Oil, CURLS Creme Brule, Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack and Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner are a few staples of mine.

8.What's the worst product you've ever used?
Kynx Products (they are not very moisturizing on my hair).

9.How do you perfer to wear your hair?
I wear my hair in various hair styles but my go-to style is down. Volume, volume, VOLUME! (:

10.Tell me your Tumblr and anywhere else we can find you.
You can find me at & www.YouTube./bossin88

Friday, June 22, 2012

I see you Dr. Miracle's

I plan to do a full video review on this product, Dr. Miracle’s Frizz Control Serum. I’m in the NYC area and it’s been HOT & NASTY. I applied this to my hair and definitely did the job! Oh did I mention I got this in my June curlBOX!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Calling All NYC Naturals!!!

Hey NYC Naturals!!!
Myleik Teele, CEO of curlBOX and Karen Tappin, CEO of the “Karen’s Body Beautiful” will be hosting a meet up in Brooklyn NY.. Free to all!!! I definitely will be there!!! Who’s coming?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Kid On the Block

So I'm totally new to this whole blogging world. This is actually the second time I'm setting this up. Hope this time it all goes well.
Anywho, I'm Melshary, Love Of All Things Natural Hair...