Friday, September 23, 2016

Review: My Experience Using Green Chef

Hey Curlies,

Remember that healthy living section I talked about last week? There's a new post on the page!
This post is all about healthy eating, what I've been cooking as of lately and how I get some of my fresh ingredients using Green Chef.

If you're looking for the section, it can be found on the menu bar above, all the way on the right.

You can check out the post here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Creating a Natural Hair Regimen for Fall

Hey Curlies,

A lot of you all have been asking me how to convert your summer hair regimens into regimens for the fall. Not everyone wants to or even needs to change their hair routine, it solely depends on the person. but changing up products could be helpful.

This is also a great time to try out those stretched styles you've had your eye on.

If you are looking for a few tips on changing your hair regimen for the fall, look no further.

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  • Colder months usually mean drier hair, but you can beat this system by replenishing moisture often. You may want to consider co-washing, deep conditioning and moisturizing and sealing often.
  • Changing how often you wash your hair depends on you. If you experience lot of breakage and shedding, you may want to consider stretching out your wash days. The exact opposite goes for those with a flaky and dry scalp. You may want to wash and condition frequently.
  • Be careful when using coconut oil as the weather gets cooler. If you have authentic and organic coconut oil, the oil will turn into a solid once it hits cooler air. This means if you apply and then proceed outside, you hair may feel stiff. I recommend applying this oil before bed.
  • If you haven't already, pretty soon you will be breaking out the scarves and jackets. Be careful with your clothing, in that your hair can catch on to the fabric and cause breakage. I recommend wearing updos or protective styles more often.
  • You may want to consider using heavy oils and creams. This can prevent your hair from drying out during the day. Try shea butter or castor oil.
  • If you are the one who wears protective styles often, you are ahead of the game. Protective styling can help you retain length and moisture. It can also prevent breakage and large amounts of shedding. Try braids, twists and buns. Get creative!

YOU'RE INVITED | Curls & Canvas, Oct. 23 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PHOTOS: Sip & Share 2016 | Indianapolis

Hey Curlies,

Thanks to everyone who attended Sip & Share yesterday. There was a good crowd and even better conversation happening. You can check out my Instagram for videos but following, I have some photo highlights.

We got to talk about hair products, styling techniques, haircare and more about ourselves in general.

If you missed this event, don't worry, the next event is already on the calendar for Oct. 23 (Curls & Canvas 2016), so be sure to grab your ticket!

Sip & Share photos
Sip & Share 2016 | Indianapolis

Monday, September 19, 2016

Natural Hair Event: Sip & Share Indianapolis is Tomorrow

Hey Curlies,

Sip & Share is tomorrow and I'm super excited! If you aren't familiar with this natural hair event, Sip & Share is a time for you to unwind with a glass of wine and share your natural hair story in a speed dating-like event in Indianapolis.

It will take place Sept. 20 (tomorrow) at Shiraz Wine Experience & Art Cafe on Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis. We will start at 5:30 p.m., but free free to come in a little after if you please.

This event is free, and I would love to see all of you there tomorrow. It's going to be a great time.

Missed the Facebook live? You can find it at the bottom of of this post.

natural hair event in indianapolis
Sip & Share Natural Hair Event in downtown Indianapolis.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Natural Hair Event: Curls & Canvas 2016 | Indianapolis

Hey Curlies,

Guess what? Curls & Canvas is back this year! If ya didn't know, Curls & Canvas is one of's annual events where you get to create a custom canvas design while learning how to care for your natural hair during the cooler months.

The event will take place October 23, 2016 beginning at 1 p.m at Mimosa and a Masterpiece, 614 Massachusettes Ave. in downtown Indianapolis.

Curls and Canvas is an annual event taking place each October in Indianapolis that allows women to learn more about caring for their natural hair and themselves as a whole. It is an opportuity to connect with other women in the city during creative expression.

Tickets can be purchased here.

So here are the details again:
natural hair event indianapolis october
Curls & Canvas 2016 will take place October 23 in Indianapolis. Don't miss this annual natural hair event.

If you missed last year's event, we had a great time!
Curls & Canvas 2015

natural hair event indianapolis

natural hair event indianapolis

Tickets can be purchased here.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 15, 2016's New Healthy Living Section

Hey Curlies,

If you haven't noticed, I've made an addition to this blog. The new "Healthy Living" tab is now on the menu bar above. I can't pinpoint one occurrence that inspired me to add a healthy living section on to this blog, but experiencing my own natural hair journey has a lot to do with it.

So, what is this new section?

Since going natural I've not only tried my best to eliminate chemicals from my haircare routine, but in my everyday life as well. I've traded out my toothpaste, deodorant and other items for natural brands.

The NEW Healthy Living section
In this space you'll find:

  • DIY all-natural beauty projects (how to make your own body wash, bath bombs, shampoo, etc.)
  • Tips on clean eating
  • Clean eating recipes
  • Self care lessons
  • and more!
I felt it was appropriate to create  a separate space than my natural hair blog, for those who may be interested in one, but not so much the other.

DIY natural beauty projects

I've always said this site was not just about styling the perfect twistout or growing your hair. It's really about your overall health and how you embrace your natural self.

Long story short:

Be sure to visit my new Healthy Living section often. I'll be updating it once a week.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Medium-Sized Two Strand Twists

Hey Curlies,

While flipping through some old photos, I remembered how much I miss my medium-sized and mini twists. The benefits are amazing and not to mention how convenient they are. So, there was no question whether I was wearing twists this week or not.

I began wash day by detangling my wash n go (I hated this process). I divided my hair in half, then applied a little water and tons of TRESemme Naturals conditioner to each side as my prepoo.

I created my normal two buns, like I do for every wash, and put on a plastic cap for about an hour and a half.

I washed and conditioned with products from the Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil line, then began to twist on damp hair.

Threaded hair

To style I used By Made Beautiful's True Hair Butter, then applied coconut oil directly to my scalp.

Finished two strand twists
All in all, I had about 20ish twists.

To keep my twists from shrinking, I divided them in half and began to thread them using the African Threading method.

In the morning, my twists were stretched and ready to go.