My 2016 Natural Hair Black Friday Shopping List

Hey Curlies,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had to work but I did find time to spend time with loved ones. For those of you who did Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, what did you get?

I'd love to know!

Of course my items aren't here just yet, but I thought I'd let you into my shopping cart. On Black Friday Skinny & Co. had a BOGO free sale so I jumped right on it! Their items aren't cheap, and a BOGO of any is a deal.


In reality I ended up getting six products for about $60 + tax, which is awesome! I ordered the following:

  • (2) 8oz coconut oil
  • 1 Oil pulling kit : lip balm, wooden spoon and peppermint coconut oil for pulling
  • Rose coconut oil whipped body butter (this stuff is awesome!) 
Two of those items will be gifted to others.



That night I also ordered some items from Butters-n-Bars: 

After using the hair masque
I've used both of the items before for different deep conditioning treatments. 

Learn more about how I've used each one by clicking their names above.

That's all I got. The items should be here within the next week. 

Don't forget to share your purchases!




Natural Hair Style: Mini Twist Twistout

Hey Curlies,

This style has been long gone, but I wanted to show you all the results of my mini twist twistout. If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek but here are more pictures.

Scroll down to learn more about how to install your own mini twists, how to stretch your twists and more.

Mini twist twistout -ClassyCurlies

Mini twist twistout -ClassyCurlies

Mini twist twistout -ClassyCurlies


Mini twist twistout -ClassyCurlies

Mini twist twistout -ClassyCurlies


Happy Thanksgiving from ClassyCurlies

Hey Curlies,

No real post today but I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

If you are able to, please spend this time with those you love. I know some of us, including myself, work the holidays, but any moment you can capture, try to cherish them.


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Honey Baby Naturals Product Review

Hey Curlies,

So after weeks of anticipation, I finally found some time to shoot my Honey Baby Naturals product review video. I've had tons of people ask about this product line since I started talking about it some weeks ago.

Just to recap, it's a honey-based hair and skincare line made for all hair types, but works really well with curly hair. It has none of the bad ingredients but includes those like milk protein, shea butter, coconut oil and others.

Let's get to the video!

RELATED | Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up Shop Indianapolis  | ClassyCurlies' Natural Hair Gift Guide 2016 | Natural Hair Black Friday Sales 2016




ClassyCurlies' Natural Hair Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hey Curlies,

It's that time of year again! If you're putting together your holiday shopping list for all of your curly-haired friends and family, look no further. The ClassyCurlies' Natural Hair Holiday Gift Guide 2016 has a little bit of everything from natural hair products to beauty sets for everyone.

This natural hair holiday gift guide showcases items from some of your favorite natural hair care and curly hair care brands, and even some new ones you've never heard of.

Natural hair holiday gift guide -ClassyCurlies

RELATED | 2016 Natural Hair Black Friday Sales

The brands are listed in alphabetical order.

ClassyCurlies


Natural hair holiday gift guide - ClassyCurlies
Sometimes we can tell when our hair has grown, and other times it seems as if it takes one year to grow one inch. Well, you won't have to guess anymore with the ClassyCurlies length check t-shirt. You can wear this shirt to measure your hair growth journey, or order it without the measuring lines to sport daily. Shirts typically come in either black ($12) or white ($15) but special orders can be placed.

For more information, visit the Shop section for order information. 


Curlkit

Natural hair holiday gift guide - ClassyCurlies

Where you (or your gift giver) is new to natural hair or not, Curlkit is a fantastic way to try out different haircare lines all at once. You can subscribe (or gift someone a subscription) to the kit for $20 a month and each delivery (monthly), you'll receive 5-7 hair care items. Some are sample sizes but many of them are full size. The products range from big to small brands and includes everything from shampoos to stylers.

For more information, and to get your discount code, click here.

RELATED | Get your free Curlkit Ebook with 24 Natural Hair Tips | Exclusive interview with CEO of Curlkit

Honey Baby Naturals

Natural hair holiday gift guide - ClassyCurlies

This is a new line of hair care and skin care products for the entire family, but they've already won multiple awards in the curly hair community. I was introduced to these products about a month ago and they are amazing (wish they were whipped up earlier!). If you must know, the owner is chemical engineer by profession so she knows the science behind a good hair and skin care product. Each product has at least two tablespoons of honey along with the good stuff we love (like coconut oil and Shea butter), without the stuff we don't like (parabens, petroleum, etc.). Your hair feels very moisturized and soft after using the products and detangling is a breeze! Learn more about the products here. Oh, and if you think these products are only for kids, think again.

For more information, visit Honeybabynaturals.com

Honey Pot


honey pot feminine wash review -classycurliesNow this product has nothing to do with hair care, but as women, it is a product we must know about. Honey Pot creates an all-organic and vegan feminine wash for women. I've been using this product since April and love it! (See my review here). All you need is about two pumps and you're clean as can be. I was never forced to use special feminine washes due to complications, but once I began using this product, I couldn't believe how "clean" I felt without irritation. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.

For more information, visit theHoneypot.co.


Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture

Natural hair holiday gift guide - ClassyCurlies

This new gift set, exclusive to Sephora, features a custom hair masque cocktail kit that comes with four products for a total of $38. One of the great parts about this kit is it caters to all hair types. It is, "A customizable deep conditioning hair treatment kit with Madam C.J. Walker's restorative hair oils in Brassica Seed, Coconut, and Jamaican Black Castor." It makes a perfect holiday gift set.

They also have other bundles available as well.

For more information, visit Sephora.com

RELATED | Wash n' Go using Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture | Twistout using Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture

NATURALICIOUS


Hello Gorgeous haircare system Naturalicious
If you're a no-shampoo kinda girl (or your gift giver is) the NATURALICIOUS collection just might be the perfect item to add to your shopping list. I've used the Hello Gorgeous kit before and it is a-ma-zing! (See my review here). The $50 haircare system comes with three products that are built to help shorten your wash day. The Moroccan Rhassoul clay alone takes the place of a cleanser, conditioner and detangler all at once.


RELATED | Twistout Using NATURALICIOUS system | Meet the First Black Woman to hold a Patent for a Natural Hair Product

For more information, visit naturalicious.net.


Shea Moisture

Natural hair holiday gift guide - ClassyCurlies

This bundle valued at $75 includes 10 items from Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Coconut & Hibiscus, Superfruit Complex, Fruit Fusion, Raw Shea Butter, and Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil lines. It includes both hair and body products.

They also have lots of stocking stuffers.

For more information, visit SheaMoisture.com.




Happy shopping!

How to: Moisturize and Stretch Mini Twists

Hey Curlies,

As promised, I filmed how I moisturize and stretch my mini twists before bed. It's just a quick video so you can see how it's all done.

At this point, I've had my mini twists in for two, almost three weeks and I plan to do a twistout this weekend before washing my hair next week.

See photos from week one and week two of my mini twist journey.

If you missed the step-by-step tutorial on how to install your own mini twists, you can find that here.

RELATED | How long to keep in braids and twists?

How to moisturize and stretch your mini twists. - ClassyCurlies


Enjoy!















Natural Hair: Mini Twists at Week Two

Hey Curlies,

It's been a little less than three weeks and it's almost time for my mini twists to come out. My hair is in very much need of a washing, so I'm looking forward to Monday.

Anyway, it's still week two and I always keep my mini twists in for three weeks.

Over the past couple of weeks, I've moisturized my hair with water then following up with either coconut or argan oil. I hadn't been doing that great of a job keeping my scalp moisturized, which is why I'm starting to get the itchies.

Here are some photos from week two! Missed week one's mini twist photos? You can find them here.

RELATED | How to Moisturize and Stretch Mini Twists

I plan to untwist tomorrow and wear a twistout over the weekend. Of course, photos to come.

Check out my Instagram for more photos.

RELATED | How to: Install Mini Twists

Mini twists at week three - ClassyCurlies

Mini twists at week three - ClassyCurlies

Mini twists at week three - ClassyCurlies


Mini twists on natural hair week two - ClassyCurlies


Mini twists on natural hair week two - ClassyCurlies

Mini twists on natural hair week two - ClassyCurlies

Mini twists on natural hair week two - ClassyCurlies

Mini twists on natural hair week two - ClassyCurlies

PHOTOS: Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up Shop Indianapolis

Hey Curlies,

This week has been a one wild ride thus far, but I wanted to circle back around to talk about last weekend's events, specifically my work with Honey Baby Naturals.

This new hair and skin care line for families has already taken over Target and Mejier stores, in addition to winning three Naturally Curly Editor's Choice awards - all within the last year!

I was invited to attend the company's pop-up shop in Indianapolis as well as their private event for mothers and daughters on haircare.

Again, I'll have an official review soon, (I told you it's been a wild and crazy week) but I can now proudly say Honey Baby Naturals is one of my top go-to brands for hair and skin care.

RELATED | Honey Baby Naturals Pop Up Shop in Indianapolis

Why?

Well the owner, Aisha Crump is everything! She is so sweet and down to earth and knows her
Honey baby naturals indianapolisbusiness. She is a chemical engineer and has worked with big brands like Miss Jessie's Dr. Miracles, L'Oreal and other big brands we know and love, but wanted to make something for herself.

She actually knows the science behind making good, wholesome, healthy products for families and that's what I love.

Also, the products are amazing! I kid you not, the first time I tried them my mouth dropped!

Anyway, here are some photos from the couple of events:

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies


Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

A video posted by V I C T O R I A (@classycurlies) on


Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies



Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies


Get Bouncy Curls this Fall using Hair Rollers

Hey Curlies,

The fall and winter seasons are perfect times of the year to experiment with hair rollers (flexi rod sets, perm rod sets, curlformer sets, etc.) and master your roller set, since there isn't much humidity in the air and your hair won't get ruined five minutes after you've styled it.

I've written tons of posts on hair rollers, from which one is best for spiral curls to those best for loose waves.

Following are some of those posts that talk about achieving the perfect natural hair roller set.

Find the perfect hair roller for natural hair


Click each link for details

Choose the Best Roller for your Hair

Jumbo Flexi Rod Set

How to get Defined Curls






3 Drugstore Heat Protectants you Need to Try

Hey Curlies,

The great part about curly hair is its versatility. Straight styles require a heat protectant to shield the hair from damage. I have listed a few heat protectants you can find at your local drugstore. 


Some are heat protectant sprays and great for flat ironing, while others are heat protectant oils and may be better for blow drying curly hair.


While using heat you must be very careful and always use a heat protectant to avoid damage. 



heat protectant sprays

Here are a few reminders for using heat as well as a recommendation list of great heat protectants. I have personally used all of them at some point.


Remember:

  • Healthy hair burns at 451 degrees F
  • Water begins to leave the hair at around 122-248 degrees F
  • Hair proteins begin to break at 311 F degrees 

Heat Protectant Recommendation List:

TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray

I used this product a lot when I decided to blow out my hair. I spray it on wet hair right before I begin working with the blow dryer using the tension method. This heat protectant spray can be found at most drugstores.







Drugstore Heat Protectants
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Nubian Heritage Heat Protect Keratin Spray

I use this product on damp hair before I blow out my hair by also using the tension method. It can be found at most Walgreens stores.

Grapeseed Oil

Drugstore Heat Protectants to Try
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Did you know that grapeseed oil is one of the best natural heat protectants? If I don't have any of the products above, this is what I use. You can find this oil heat protectant in most grocery stores where you'd find olive oil.













drugstore hair heat protectant