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Fall In Love with Your Curls Workshop & Expo (Richmond, VA)

#naturalhair September not only marks the beginning of Fall, but for the event of the year featuring celebrity natural hair stylist, Felicia Leatherwood and her “Loving Your Hair With Natural Care” workshop. You have the opportunity to get answers to your most burning questions on everything natural hair!

Felicia Leatherwood has been traveling from coast to coast to present this workshop and it is an opportunity not to miss in Richmond, VA. Workshop topics include:
• Knowledge of High End vs. Low End Products

• Hair care maintenance the natural way

• We are what we eat and that includes our hair…

• Understanding of what type of hair you are working with “What’s on your Head?”

• Q&A: What Should I Do With This Hair

And the workshop does not stop there. The workshop also includes a hands-on demonstration of hair styles and up-dos and Swag Bags for all. 

Along with the workshop, there will be an opportunity to mingle with other naturals during the “Fall In Love With Your Curls” Marketplace which will include vendors with all sorts of goodies! Get your tickets now…you don’t want to miss this one!

Fall in Love With Your Curls Exhibition: 

When: Sept 17, 2011 1145am-145pm

“Loving Your Hair With Natural Care” Workshop with Felicia Leatherwood:

When Sept 17, 2011 2pm-5pm

Where: Hilton Garden Innsbrook

4050 Cox Road Glen Allen, VA 23060


For tickets, please visit: http://loveyourcurls.eventbrite.com/

For discounted room rates, please visit: www.richmondinnsbrook.hgi.
comuse group code “FLC11”

*Vendors interested in participating in the Marketplace, please contact Katrina T. Mazyck at akmayproduction@gmail.com.

*Bloggers/Vloggers are welcomed to capture this event! Opportunity to interview Felicia Leatherwood also possible.  If interested please contact Ashley Robinson @ vabknatural@gmail.com

#naturalhair So after going 2-3 months of just doing wash n gos on my hair (thanks to 1rst trimester sleepiness and laziness), mid June, I really took some time to examine my hair and decided that my hair was in major need of a trim. Although my trim was only .5 inch to maybe a little more, I started thinking to myself, every season I did not want to even have to trim THAT much if anything.  It was time to really focus on pampering my hair as I did before and make my main goal one of maximizing the health of my hair.

So first things first; with my journey to maximum health of my hair was narrowing down my hair products, figuring out what worked best for my hair and sticking with it.  I decided I wanted to go back to all natural products when it came down to shampooing and leave in conditioners.  I hated the way my hair felt after using sulfate shampoos. As of right now, my choice of shampoo is the Kinky Curly Come Clean shampoo.  The shampoo is not stripping to my hair and I definitely feel that after using it my hair is clean.  Another plus is that it suds, I do like the idea of shampoos sudding :) As far as my leave in conditioner I am using my variation of Kimmaytube’s Leave In Conditioner.  It’s all natural and it helps close the hair cuticles.  My hair feels AMAZING afterwards.

Secondly, I decided on a hair regimen that worked for me and was consistent.  My hair regimen looks like this:

Week One:

  1. Pre-poo with an oil
  2. Shampoo
  3. Deep Condition (moisture enriched) (deep conditioner product still varies for me; I’m still looking for the best DC for my hair)
  4. Apply Leave In and Style

Week Two:

  1. Pre-poo with an oil
  2. Shampoo
  3. Protein Treatment (currently using Anata Naturals Protein Conditioning Treatment)
  4. Apply Leave In and Style

After doing research upon research, I came to the conclusion that moisture-protein balance is a must. I want my hair to be strong as well as moisturized.

Third decision in my healthy hair journey was to use protective styling.  This decision came along accidentally.  A couple of weeks ago I decided I just wanted to try mini-twists.  Well I did and enjoyed the low maintenance of it and the cute styling options.  I even ventured off and did some flat twists and individual twists.  One of my favorite Youtubers, Kimmaytube, raves about protective styling, along with other naturals whom I’ve seen their amazing hair results, so I figured, why not.  My protective styling will be simple.  Either mini twists or some sort of twist style will be done on Wash Day (normally Saturday) and worn until mid week, after that I will unravel my twists for a twist out until Wash day.  So far this has been going well.  I have to say it again, I love the low maintenance of this option!

This pretty much sums up my changes I have added to my haircare regimen.  I will probably give an official update sometime in late September/October; whichever marks the beginning of the Fall Season, which will be the time I will examine my hair for a trim.  

What does your regimen look like and what is helping your hair maintain its healthy state? Also, what is your favorite Deep Conditioner?  I am in need of a DC to use consistently! Questions/comments welcomed!

What Do You Do?: The Ultimate Mini Twists

#naturalhair So this week I’ve reached yet another milestone (in my Y-Tuber PhillyDiva voice): It’s a Milestone, Baby! lol.  That milestone was my first set of mini twists.  I have to admit, I thought I wasn’t going to like them.  At first I felt like I had miniature locs and was back to feeling like I did when I first went natural last August, like I needed to “dress myself up” in order to feel feminine.  But after playing around with pin up styles, I began to like what seems to be my new favorite thing.  

Sorry gals! I didn’t take any pics of my hair in the twists, but what I did was after shampooing and conditioning my hair, I twisted my hair into small twists and wore them as so from Saturday evening until this morning (Wednesday).  I plan to wear my hair out in different twist styles throughout the rest of the week and repeat the process sometime Saturday.

My question to you gals is, what do you do to get the ultimate set of mini twists?  I’ve been watching a few Youtube videos and see that some ladies use gel for the ends or even when twisting, etc, but I want your input! Let me know what you use and even post pics! :)  Look forward to seeing some responses!

#naturalhair My review of Richmond-based product line, Anata Naturals.  This line is very good. I was very impressed in the unique choice of ingredients creator, Dawn Easter, has chosen for all of her products.  For more info on the products and other products available, visit www.anatanaturals.com

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The main ingredient in my Sweet Coco Pomade, cocoa butter! Head over to my blog to check out the recipe… http://theGOODHAIRblog.com

alexthreetimes:

The main ingredient in my Sweet Coco Pomade, cocoa butter! Head over to my blog to check out the recipe… http://theGOODHAIRblog.com

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