DIY with ClassyCurlies Shampoo and Conditioner Giveaway

Hey Curlies,

Now that we're less than two weeks away from the launch of our DIY shampoo and conditioner course - DIY with ClassyCurlies - I want to give you all a chance to win.

While our course will contain a handful of videos on how to make your own all-natural shampoo and conditioner, a full workbook to go along with the instructional videos, mini e-book, printable worksheets to help you achieve healthy hair (and a shopping list), you will need to pick up a few items from the store to get started (many of these items you'll already have in your kitchen).

DIY shampoo and conditioner giveaway - ClassyCurlies

For those planning to purchase the course after enrollment opens August 1, I'm giving away a prize basket to get you started.

RELATED | Online DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Course Launches August 1

The basket will contain:
  • 2 travel-sized bottles of castile soap (used in our shampoo recipe)
  • 1 $15 Target gift card used to purchase other items needed to make your shampoo and conditioner
  • 2 empty ClassyCurlies bottles for your shampoo and conditioner 
With this giveaway, I'm providing everything you need to get started once you enroll in the course.

The giveaway will open Sunday, July 23 and close Sunday, July 30. The winner will be chosen Monday, July 30.

You may enter here or below.
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PHOTOS: DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Class II Indianapolis

Hey Curlies,

I had a blast this past Saturday at our Indianapolis DIY Shampoo + Conditioner class and the ladies were so entertaining. Everyone asked questions, laughed and had a great time.

If you missed our in-person class, don't forget to sign up to get details once our online course, DIY with ClassyCurlies, opens August 1.

RELATEDHow to Make your own Rosewater for your Hair and Skin

The online course includes 10x more than the in-person class and features:

  • A handful of videos on how to make your own all-natural shampoo and conditioner
  • Full workbook to go along with the instructional videos
  • Mini e-book
  • Printable worksheets to help you achieve healthy hair
  • And more!
There is literally "more" and I'm not just saying that. I'm so excited about the launch of this product because I feel very strongly about using hair and body products without chemicals.

Here are some photos from Saturday's class:

DIY shampoo and conditioner class Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

DIY shampoo and conditioner class Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

DIY shampoo and conditioner class Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

Want to sign up to get details on the online course? Click here. 





How to Make your own Rosewater for your Hair and Skin

Hey Curlies,

In honor of our online DIY shampoo and conditioner class - DIY with ClassyCurlies - launching in just two weeks, I wanted to give you all a few more DIY beauty projects to work on until August 1 rolls around.

I use rosewater in both my hair and skin care routines and it's so easy to make, I wanted to show you all how to create your own at home.

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How to make your own DIY rosewater - ClassyCurlies

Rosewater has tons of benefits for your curly hair and skin including:
  • Adding moisture (to hair and skin)
  • Preventing acne
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Provides a light, floral scent
  • Can use used as a facial toner
  • Acts as a cleanser
  • Can help cure symptoms of eczema 
So how do you use rosewater?
  • For a hair spritz: Pour the rosewater into a spray bottle and mist hair or scalp as needed
  • For facial cleanser or toner: Spray cotton ball with rosewater, wipe on face as needed
RELATED | Online DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Course Launches August 1

Before you get started be sure to download our DIY Rosewater instruction sheet here. 

Don't forget to sign up to receive info on our online DIY Shampoo + Conditioner course that launches August 1. You can find more details here. 







An Open Letter About Natural Hair Discrimination

Hey Curlies,

The other day I had a friend who said, "Why do I always have to be the ugly friend" and it broke my heart (if you're that friend, you know who you are). Soon after she said it, I replied back with a "says who?!"

It really breaks my heart that other people can't see their own beauty. I know we all have our issues and things we'd like to improve on - but hearing things to that extent that makes me sad.

It reminded me to share an article with you all I wrote for NaturallyCurly.com titled, "An Open Letter About Natural Hair Discrimination."

RELATED | This is Why Type 4, Kinky Hair is Beautiful

An open letter about natural hair discrimination - ClassyCurlies

Here's a little snippet:
Dear coily girl,
You are beautiful. You are magical. Your hair texture is golden and your spirit is free. These are all of the things women with coily, kinky, and curly hair would love to hear. Instead, society throws different words and phrases into our view by calling our hair, 'nappy,' 'crazy,' 'wild,' or 'unacceptable.'
As a dark-skinned woman with kinky, coily type 4 hair I understand our daily struggles.
They tell you that you don’t fit the world’s view of beauty. They tell you your hair texture isn’t “good enough” because it has a few extra curls that most don’t have.

Read the full article here.  

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A Chat with the Founder of the Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer

Hey Curlies,

In a past blog post I introduced the Q-Redew handheld hair steamer to you and why I'm obsessed with it. Basically, it's an awesome tool that helps you restyle your stiff, dry hair without rewashing it.

Check out my video tutorial on how to use the Q-Redew below:



In this week's episode, we're chatting with the woman behind this wonderful curly hair tool - and her name is Heidi.

We're chatting with Heidi about how the Q-Redew was born, how it works and how you can save a little bit of money on your own steamer.

A chat with the creator of the Q-Redew handheld hair steamer - ClassyCurlies


RELATEDHow to Prevent Thinning Edges and Regrow your Hairline | 5 Hair Products with Organic and Healthy Ingredients

Listen to our interview below:






PHOTOS: Fearlessly SHE Summit Indianapolis

Hey Curlies,

This weekend I had an amazing time at the Fearlessly SHE Summit hosted by The Strength of SHE. During the event, I served as a guest panelist and speaker and got a chance to connect with amazing women of color who shared their self-confidence and natural hair insecurities.

I just felt so much positivity in the room, it was a great experience.

Here are some of the event highlights:

RELATEDOnline DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Course Launches August 1

Romper? Found it at Marshalls 
Myself and two of the other three speakers: Jessica (CurlGirlFitness) & Sierra (Eclectic Kurves)
The ClassyCurlies table
Big hair don't care!
A couple of ladies from the Strength of SHE team


The Strength of SHE team
One last selfie
RELATEDHow to Straighten Natural Hair Without Heat Damage | 5 Hair Products with Organic and Healthy Ingredients



Natural Hair: This is Why Type 4, Kinky Hair is Beautiful

Hey Curlies,

Looking for a little natural hair inspiration? I speak about hair discrimination in the natural hair community often and I strive for ClassyCurlies to represent those women with Type 4, kinky, curly hair.

Many times the women who are most popular in the natural hair community have a looser curl pattern that is usually referred to as "good hair." I talk more about this in an episode of Curly Conversations.

Every photo you'll see below is me and my hair in a work in progress. It has taken me seven years to grow my hair this long and I've enjoyed every bit of this journey.

RELATED | My weekly hair routineHow to Straighten Natural Hair Without Heat Damage

Seven years of natural hair growth by ClassyCurlies


Here is a little Type 4 curly hair inspiration from my recent Instagram posts.

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Natural Hair: Shea Butter Only Twistout

Hey Curlies,

I just wanted to drop some photos of my latest twistout. Last week I went to Orlando where I attended BlogHer and I must admit, my hair was bangin.'

I used absolutely nothing but shea butter and this twistout was the result of the wash day I completed in two hours flat (I was so proud of myself!)

See my wash day routine and tips on how to shorten your wash day here.

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Have you grabbed your ticket to our DIY Shampoo + Conditioner class in Indianapolis July 15? Get details here. Can't make our Indianapolis class? Our online course launches August 1. Sign up to be one of the first to get details here. 



The Best Hair Ingredients Found in your Kitchen

Hey Curlies,

I hope you all are having an amazing week - and it's almost the weekend!

I wanted to drop by and share my latest article with you from NaturallyCurly.com. I began writing for them earlier this month and am having a great experience.

This article talks about all of the perfect hair products can be found right in your kitchen. I'm sharing what these items are and a few healthy hair recipes.

Don't forget, our online do it yourself shampoo + conditioner class, DIY with ClassyCurlies, launches August 1.

Enroll in the online course that teaches you how to make your own shampoo and conditioner - ClassyCurlies


Without giving away too many details, it will contain the following:
  • A handful of videos on how to make your own all-natural shampoo and conditioner
  • Full workbook to go along with the instructional videos
  • Mini e-book
  • Printable worksheets to help you achieve healthy hair
  • And more!
Sounds good? You can get more details here. 




RECAP: BlogHer 2017

Hey Curlies,

To be quite honest, I don't have many friends who blog or create their own content - which means there is no one to vent to, cheer to or bounce ideas off of (except a few friends and family - and sometimes they still don't understand what I really do lol).

Earlier this week I attended BlogHer in Orlando and had an amazing time learning new skills and meeting tons and tons of women who are boss content creators.

I landed in Orlando Thursday but could not leave the Midwest and visit Florida without going to the beach. So what did I do? Rent a car and drove two hours (round trip) to Daytona Beach - and I'm so glad I did.

I don't know what it is, but I've always had a connection with water and I love the beach. From there I checked in at the conference at had a ball!

It was so amazing to see how creative everyone is with their blogs, businesses, YouTube channels and everything else in between. Special guests and keynote speakers included: Serena Williams, Carla Hall, Janet Mock and others.

Don't worry, I'll have a separate post on my hairstyle and such coming next.

Check out the photos below of my trip highlights:























I will definitely be taking another trip to next year's conference.

Have you grabbed your ticket to our DIY shampoo + conditioner class in Indianapolis July 15? All material are included. Not in the Indy area, sign up to receive info on our online DIY shampoo + conditioner course here. 



Your Summer Curly Hair Care Checklist

Hey Curlies,

I'm back with another free gift for you all. Remember that Spring Curly Hair Care checklist? Well, here is the summer checklist as we get into warmer weather.

These seasonal checklists are hair care products and tools I recommend for the current season.

Feel free to print out your copy and hang it up where you see fit. When you download, be sure to click on each item on the checklist for further details.

Download your summer checklist here. 

Download your free summer curly hair care checklist - ClassyCurlies


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Have you grabbed your ticket to our DIY shampoo + conditioner class in Indianapolis July 15? All material are included. Not in the Indy area, sign up to receive info on our online DIY shampoo + conditioner course here. 




Natural Hair: How to Tie a Headscarf in 60 Seconds

Hey Curlies,

Ever had a bad hair day? Of course you have and I've had dozens myself. You can try to think of a quick and cute curly hair style - some of which you can find here - or you can toss on a headwrap.

What I love about headwraps are how colorful and eye catching they are. You can choose a solid- colored scarf, or a printed one to match your outfit.

Many people ask, "do you have to wear a headscarf specifically made for your hair?" The answer is no.

Most of the headscarves I wear as a hair accessory, or when I go bed are regular fashion scarves you can find at Target.

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How to tie a headscarf on natural hair in less than 60 seconds - ClassyCurlies


No matter if you are having a bad day or are still waiting for your twists or bantu knots to dry (like I was), headwraps are perfect for lazy hair days.

Check out the video below on how I tied my headscarf:


Have you signed up for our DIY Shampoo + Conditioner course happening July 15? Get all the details here. 

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