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Friday, October 31, 2014

Natural Hair: ClassyCurlies.com Length Check Shirts

Hey Curlies,

The new ClassyCurlies length check shirts are now on sale! I am so excited about this shirt because it give all of the readers and I a chance to check our progress. I also have other shirt styles that can be converted into length check shirts as well.

The newest shirt- $12

All shirts are a women's fitted t-shirt. Normally I wear a medium, however my shirt is a small so keep that in mind when ordering.

Here is the other shirt style: $10 (as is); $12 (length check added):

I also have mugs ($8), perfect for the fall weather, and tote bags ($12):



To order please contact me at ClassyCurlies@gmail.com.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Natural Hair: Two Strand Twists Using Flax Seed Gel

Hey Curlies,

I hope you all enjoyed my flax seed gel tutorial. If you haven't seen it yet, click here. I couple of days ago I gave my hair a good wash and condition with my usual (Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil shampoo and TRESemme Naturals Conditioner).

This week I wanted to give my hair a rest and put some twists in. I thought about blow drying it first but then I decided against it because of time and the look I wanted to achieve. It's weird, sometimes I want to wear a shorter look. In that case I just style my hair while it's wet without stretching.

For my twists I used:
  • Butters-n-Bars Shea Butter
  • Flax seed gel
The last two weeks I had been wearing wash-n-go puffs so I did not detangle my hair. This detangling session was rough! lol.

Here are the results. I ended up creating a cute pin up style for work.








Sunday, October 26, 2014

Natural Hair: Flax Seed Gel Tutorial and Benefits

Hey Curlies,

As promised here is my fax seed gel tutorial. Flax seed gel is an all-natural alternative to traditional hair gel and is much cheaper as well. Only cost me $3!


Why Flax Seed Gel?
  • Only 13 cents to make
  • Great hold
  • All-natural (seriously)
  • Dries quickly
  • Easy to make
  • Rich in Omega-3
  • Doesn't flake
Traditional hair gels contain tons of alcohol and other harmful ingredients that cause dryness and breakage. While the texture of flax seed gel is a bit different, it still gets the job done!

Tutorial

Afterward
Save your gel by storing it into a container with a lid into the fridge. This will keep your gel fresh for two to three weeks at a time.

Tips for creating your own
  • Be sure to not let the gel thicken up too much when making or it will be extremely hard to strain
  • You won't always gel all of the gel strained, that's OK
  • You can strain the seeds and gel using pantyhose or a tea strainer, the latter works best for me
  • Practice makes perfect
  • I purchased my seeds at Kroger in the organic/health food section
  • Tea strainers can be purchased at most grocery stores

Friday, October 24, 2014

Natural Hair: Wash-n-go Puff Using Flax Seed Gel

Hey Curlies,

I have been swamped with work these last couple of weeks. I work full time as a newspaper reporter so I'm constantly on the go. Anyway, my style for the last couple of weeks has been pretty boring lol. I've been washing my hair and wearing wash-n-go puffs.


My line sister bombed my photo lol.


I didn't really take any "hair" shots because like I said, I've been super busy but I will say my curls were VERY defined! I've been using flax seed gel as an alternative to regular gel and my hair loves it! I have a video for you all coming this weekend.

I achieved my wash-n-go puff by washing with Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil shampoo, conditioning with TRESemme Naturals conditioner, spraying on ApHogee's leave in conditioner, applying an oil, then the flax seed gel.

Coming up next:


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Natural Hair: Free Curlkit Ebook

Hey Curlies,

I am so excited to be apart of Curlkit's new free ebook titled "Top 24 Tips." This ebook shares some of the best natural hair tips from some of the most well-known natural hair bloggers and vloggers in the community.

To read my tip an others, click here for your free copy!

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Natural Hair: Thank You!

Hey Curlies,

Thank you to everyone who entered ClassyCurlies.com's 3 Days of Giveaways last week! The winners have been announced on the previous post. Please check back often for more giveaways. I really do appreciate the support!



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Natural Hair: 3 Days of Giveaways

Hey Curlies,

This will be the most unique giveaway thus far on ClassyCurlies.com. The giveaway will take place over the course of three days throughout the week. Each day participants will have a chance to win a different prize. These prizes were hand-picked by myself and are some of my favorite hair and body products.

The giveaway will be open Oct.13,14 and 16 and there will be a different way to enter each day. Below is the giveaway line up so be sure to take note and find time to enter considering each giveaway will only be open from midnight of the start date to midnight of the next day!

Monday,Oct.13: L.A.C.E. Supreme Herbal Butter-Milk & Honey (Oct.13 12 a.m.-Oct.14 12.a.m.)
This is one of my favorite hair and body butters! For my formal review, click here. It is perfect for the cooler fall months and improves the health of your skin over time. Trust me, it has the perfect texture!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
Tuesday, Oct.14: ClassyCurlies.com length check t-shirt (Oct.14 12 a.m.-Oct.15 12 a.m.)

This is the newest ClassyCurlies.com shirt and is perfect for doing length checks to record your hair growth over time.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
Thursday,Oct.16: Butters-n-Bars Original Conditioning Hair Masque (Oct.16 12 a.m.-Oct.17 12 a.m.)

I have used this masque a handful of times and I love this company. Butters-n-bars.com sell almost any natural ingredient you can think of. This is the masque I use that contains the Australian Pink Clay. Click here for my application process.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
How to enter:

All giveaways will open at midnight the day of the giveaway and will close at midnight the next day. Enter above using the widgets by completing tasks to earn entry points. Good luck!!

NOTE:
  • Prizes will only be shipped within the U.S.
  • Two of the three products are sponsored