A Community That Cares

Summer 2017 has been a season of ups and downs in The United States.  People are showing their true colors. Some good and some bad.  One thing’s for sure, it’s time to come together as a community. Work towards the greater good.  How about becoming a community that cares again.

The Problem

The rest of the world is watching and above all, God is watching.  Whether you believe this or not, that’s your opinion. With that said, this is my blog, and this is my opinion.

The situations in Charlottesville, VA and Houston, TX should be a wake-up call to anyone who is still sleep.  Negativity is not going to get anyone, anywhere. Whole communities are divided behind color, race, religion, and money.  It’s sickening!  What happened to loving thy neighbor?  What happened to sharing with one another?  What happened to simply being thankful for life?

People are literally losing their lives from one minute to the next. But we would rather argue about statues, marches, churches and money. None of that will solve a thing if our hearts are not in the right place.

Honestly, it’s hard for me to watch the news.  To scroll through my Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook feeds. Bad energy is no good for me or anyone else. People are arguing over internet and face to face instead of looking at the bigger picture.  If we don’t start looking within our own hearts, and make changes to become better human beings, nothing will ever change!

What can you do?

It’s time to work on looking within. Pray, mediate, read, and show yourself and others compassion.  When we take better care of ourselves we can than begin taking better care of others.  With so much caring going on, we may actually become a community that cares again!  When I say community, it could mean a group of neighbors, friends, family, school, co-workers, or even the natural hair community.  I’m down to at least try.  How about you?

So, until next time folks, Peace out!

Chocolate Kinks & Kurls Product Review

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a product review on the blog, but get ready! Today, I’m reviewing Chocolate Kinks & Kurls.

The black-owned business, Chocolate Kinks & Kurls, has been around since 2012. Juanita Henderson, better known as “The Kurl Koach” decided to do “The Big Chop” and started this wonderful business to encourage and inspire not only her daughter, but other naturalistas as well.

I had the pleasure of receiving 4 hair products from the Chocolate Kinks & Kurls product line.  They were sent to me by my Instagram Curlfriend @iamamazinglynatural to try.  Let me tell you,  I was so excited to try the products! I found out later,  Chocolate Kinks & Kurls was well worth the excitement.

The Products

Alma Island Fluff Deep Conditioner  featuring Aloe & Babassu Oil

This product smells like Alma oil, fruit, and coconut…Yum!  Castor oil the first ingredient.  This product had my curls juicy, shiny, and moisturized.

 Detangling Aloe & Babassu Oil Leave In Conditioner

This product smells like candy to me! It has Distilled water, Sweet Almond oil, and Marshmallow Root in it just to name a few.  It melted into my curls and spread nicely providing all the slip I needed to detangle my had effortlessly.

Avocado Twist & Kurl Defining Pudding

This product smelled and looked good enough to eat! It contained Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, and Apricot oil just to name a few. The consistency was exactly like vanilla pudding.  I had no problem spreading it evenly through my curls.  The moisture in this product alone will have you smiling from ear to ear!

Island Seal & Shine Glaze

Honestly, I was a initially worried about this product only because it contains beeswax.  I was afraid of build up.  But let me tell you, my fear melted away quickly.  This product gave my curls a special touch of gloss and shine that had me pleasantly surprised.  My hair felt so smooth while installing two-strand twists.  Once done, I felt confident that all the moisturizing ingredient used  were nicely sealed in.

Final Thoughts

I strongly suggest you give Chocolate Kinks & Kurls  a try if you haven’t already.  I know, for a fact I will be purchasing more products in the future.  The owner is a naturalista who is funny, warm, and authentic! She is a mom and who is spreading love and encouragement through her business.  I can’t help but support her I I hope you all do as well.  Please visit her at any of the below links:

https://squareup.com/store/chocolate-kinks-and-kurls https://www.instagram.com/chocolatekinksandkurls/ https://www.instagram.com/thekurlkoach/ https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateKinksKurls/

Until next time Curlfriends!

 

Natural Hair vs Racism

The United States as a whole is looking real unstable these days.  Especially with the recent, ugly events going on in Charlottlesville, VA.  I need you to understand racism has never left people!  It’s time to wake up, because this shouldn’t be a  surprise!   With so many people of color are now embracing their natural hair, the  negative comments are bound to happen now more then ever! Open discussion regarding your Natural hair vs Racism needs to happen and not be swept under the carpet.

Some may not agree with my words.  But I really don’t care!  I am an African-American female who decided after many years of chemically straightening my hair and having low self-esteem over my body, to begin embracing what God gave me.  He gave me my big lips, a big booty, and big hair. Nothing to be embarrassed over at all. And I love it all!  Unfortunately, there are still many in this world who do not, and have the nerve to make foul comments about it!

Real Talk

Many in the world are now threatened by the fact we are not shying away from our curls anymore.  It bothers them that we choose to embrace the things we used to try and cover up. It irritates them that we choose to wear our hair up and out the way it naturally grows. They claim it’s unprofessional and even try to control what hairstyles our children wear at school.

Back in the days we wanted silky, straight hair because it was seen as beautiful in America.  We wanted to have hair down to our butts, thinner noses, and a thigh gap because those were the type of females getting the most attention in media.

But guess what, some of us started to wake up and learn to love ourselves.  We started to realize we are, in fact, royalty the exact way we were born.  And guess what, media started to realize it too.  Now we got folks dying (literally) and taking ridiculous measures to have kinkier curls, darken their skin, get juicier lips, thicker thighs, and bigger booty.  This world is a trip!

The same things racists used to put us on display for, is now the same thing some of their own are trying so hard to get!  This is what scares them.  They are afraid of the power in our unity and realize as much as they try to mis-represent the Bible, we are not standing for that mess no more!

So Curlfriends, I say wear your Natural Hair proud!!  At the same time expect the foul comments that are sure to come now more than ever. When a racist decides to spit a negative comment in your face, or under your picture, remember how much Power you have and raise your head just a little bit higher! Smile at their own stupidity!

Conclusion

Pass this on guys. Share, like, comment, and subscribe.  I have plenty more to say on that subject and more. We need to show unity in the Natural Hair Community.  We have more power in numbers. There are people out there that are afraid to transition to natural hair just because they are worried about dumb, racist comments!  Let them know to not be afraid, but proud they are embracing their own culture and individuality.

Coloring Your Curls

Autumn will be here soon.  Have you thought about changing the color of your curls with the season change?  Well I am, so I thought I would pass on a few things to remember when coloring your curls.

The overall health of your hair is important. At all times.  It’s even more important when you are thinking about coloring your curls. Make sure you are keeping up with your water intake.  If your body is not properly hydrated, then your hair won’t be.  Hydrated and moisturized hair is highly important when coloring your hair because hair color naturally dries it out.  No one wants dry, brittle hair!  Also, make it a practice to deep condition your hair Every Wash Day (including a protein treatment monthly).

I highly recommend having a consultation with a hair stylist that specializes in coloring natural hair.  The standard stylist will not do, unless they are properly educated on natural hair health AND coloring natural hair.

Now if you chose to color your hair yourself remember you are taking a chance of an allergic reaction, the color not coming out the way you want it, or your hair falling out!  Yep, don’t sound good do it!

Coloring your curls can be a wonderful experience!  It’s a way to express your own individuality.  You can play it safe with just going a few shades lighter than your natural color.  Or, you can go all out with bold colors like blond, turquoise, bright red, or fuchsia.   Yes, color is so much fun in my opinion!   It’s a conversation piece.  Also it’s an additional gem to add to the crown you carry around daily Kings & Queens.

Whatever you choose to do, put some serious thought into it.  Whether you chose temporary spray-on color, a rinse, henna, semi-permanent, or permanent color do your research first. Weigh the pros & cons.  Then have fun!