5 Hair Products with Organic and Healthy Ingredients

Hey Curlies,

It was great talking with you all on Facebook Live yesterday when we chatted about all natural hair products that contain organic ingredients. These are some of the natural hair products I think are best for curly hair.

This topic is so important because the market can be very over saturated, leaving us confused on which products to use. I always tell people when they're overwhelmed, to go with the products with the safest and most natural ingredients.

Check out our lunch time Facebook Live below and leave some of your favorite hair products in the comments.

Natural hair products with organic ingredients - ClassyCurlies

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Have you purchased your ticket to our upcoming DIY Shampoo + Conditioner class July 15? Grab yours before they're gone.

Join Our Lunch Time Facebook Live This Thursday

Hey Curlies,

I hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday! I just wanted to drop by really quick to let you know about our lunch time Facebook Live that will take place this Thursday (May 24) at 1 p.m. on the ClassyCurlies Facebook page.

During our chat I'll talk about hair products with organic and natural ingredients you may want to try, and then I'll open up the floor for questions.

So bring your lunch, drinks, smoothies, coffee into the room with me - even if you're watching from your phone at your desk - to our lunch time Facebook Live this Thursday.

I can't wait to chat with you!

3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Tapered Cut on Natural Hair

Hey Curlies,

We've went from crochet braids to faux locs and now to the ever famous tapered cut for natural hair.

It seems like everyone has jumped on this style trend whether their hair is straight or curly, but I've seen a big response from the natural hair community.

Some months ago I was speaking with a small business owner - who rocks a cute tapered cut - and she believes majority of women will ditch their long curly hair for the short cut. Now I don't know if I completely see that happening, but I do think a lot of women like the look.

RELATED | Have you signed up for our online DIY shampoo + conditioner course? Get details here. 

3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Tapered Cut on Natural Hair - ClassyCurlies

Thinking of getting yours chopped? Here are a few things to consider and a few inspirational photos to get you started:

1. Not everyone is a master at cutting curly hair, so make sure you find someone who knows what they are doing before they start.

2. Tapered cuts require a lot of maintenance, so make sure this is really what you want. You'll likely have to visit a stylist or barber every few weeks to keep it in shape - so make sure you have the time and the funds.

3. Your new cut will require just as much care as your previous style. You'll still have to wash it, deep condition it and apply product

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Here are some of my favorite Instagram tapered cut photos:

Finally got these Bantu Knots together ➰! 1️⃣Started on co-washed hair and applied Shea moisture restorative conditioner and olive oil to moisturize & seal 2️⃣Applied Xtreme Wetline gel to define my curls on the sides and in the back 3️⃣Bantu knotted top section (on wet hair) using Crowned Curlies Moisturerizer 4️⃣Left Bantu knots in for 24 hrs (I recommend AT LEAST 12hrs air dry time) Dry time is crucial for these, it takes longer because of how Bantus are wrapped 5️⃣Untwist Bantus like a bottle cap 6️⃣Slightly untwist Bantu at root until you find a natural separation appear, then separate. (Take your time!) Find as many as you can to separate the section before moving onto the next Bantu knot out 7️⃣Fluff roots w/ pick, blending natural curls w/ the Bantu Knotout at top Done! ✔️ Watch the tutorial, link is in my bio !
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Have you signed up for our online DIY shampoo + conditioner course? Get details here. 

DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Class Indianapolis

Hey Curlies,

I've recently been talking about the online DIY shampoo and conditioner class being released this summer - but I wanted to hold an additional, larger class in Indianapolis for those who missed the first because it sold out.

This class will be held July 15 from noon -1:30 p.m. and contain all of the bells and whistles from the last class.

You can see photos from the last class here.

DIY shampoo and conditioner class in Indianapolis - ClassyCurlies

You will learn which ingredients are best for creating your own shampoos and conditioners at home, along with whipping up your own two bottles to take home. You'll be able to customize your mixes to fit your favorite scent. All materials will be provided.

You'll also get a chance to ask any hair care questions during the Q&A portion of the event.

Why should you attend?
  • Learn more about creating your own natural hair products at home
  • No need to purchase all of the ingredients to make your own product - all will be supplied
  • Interact with other like-minded women
  • Get all of your curly hair questions answered during the Q&A portion
Looking to purchase tickets? You can do so here, or below.

Catch up on Podcast Episodes of Curly Conversations

Hey Curlies,

This Tuesday I'm inviting you to catch up on episodes of Curly Conversations - our natural hair and healthy living podcast.

There will not be a new episode this week, however, there are 17 others with great content and interviews.

Curly Conversations - Culture Appropriation in the Natural Hair Community

I'd like you to listen to episode 11, where myself and my special guest talk about culture appropriation in the natural hair and black communities. You can listen here Tuesday at 7 p.m.

You can also find other past episodes here. Don't forget to catch new episodes of Curly Conversations every Tuesday on our Curly Conversations pageBe sure to subscribe on SoundCloudiTunes and Google Play so you don't miss an episode. 

How to Moisturize Dry Natural Hair with Q-Redew

Hey Curlies,

Some months ago I discovered another holy grail natural hair product, and I've been waiting for this moment to share it all with you.

I've been using the Q-Redew hair steamer to style and remoisturize my natural hair - and I've had some amazing results! People always ask how they can keep their curly hair moisturized or which product works best, and lately I've been recommending the Q-Redew.

So how does it work?

You simply fill the chamber of the hair steamer with distilled water, plug it up, let it warm up and begin steaming your hair. The experience is similar to using a handheld steamer to get wrinkles out of clothing.

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Q-Redew natural hair steamer review - ClassyCurlies

How does it work?

The warm steam makes your hair soft, moisturized, and pliable - meaning you can restyle your hair anyway you'd like without wetting your hair, washing it and starting all over from scratch.

It's the perfect tool to use if you quickly want to transition from one style to another. It also great for turning your shrunken wash-n-go into plump, stretched two-strand twists (or some other creation).

Even if you're not looking to restyle, it's good to just give your hair an extra boost.

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Want to see how it works?

Check out my video below of how I transformed my hair from a high bun to two-strand twists just using the Q-Redew and a little bit of oil to style.

**This is a paid sponsored post from Q-Redew**

Book Your One-on-One Curly Hair Care Consultation with ClassyCurlies

Hey Curlies,

I get tons of emails from women who enjoy ClassyCurlies.com's content on natural hair and healthy living, but they want a little more.

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to sit down with a woman who believed her hair just needed a little extra attention. She booked a 1-on-1 hair consultation with me and we chatted for about an hour or so and we put together a personalized hair regimen for her.

We talked about products she should use, techniques and lots more.

I love interacting with you all on social media and on other online platforms, but what I love even more is engaging with someone one-on-one, which is why I'm offering curly hair care consultations.

Book Your One-on-One Curly Hair Care Consultation with ClassyCurlies

If you've visited the Build You Brand with Us page lately, you'd notice I offer a lot of services for those looking to get their business off the ground - but the hair consultations is where you all come in.

Don't know if you need a personal hair consultation? If any of these apply to you, I encourage you to book an appointment:
You have...
  • Trouble with styling
  • Dry hair that won't stay moisturized and breaks easily
  • Trouble gaining confidence in your curly hair
  • Are just starting off and wanting to do the big chop but aren't sure of the next steps
  • Looking for new products to try
Basically, if you have a problem...let's chat about it. I'd love to hear from you.

Those in the Indianapolis area will get an in-person session, while those outside of the area will receive a video chat session.

Want to book your appointment? You can do so here. 

10 Reasons You Should Go Natural - and Begin Embracing Your Curly Hair

Hey Curlies,

So I've got this friend - well a couple of them - who have seen my natural hair flourish over the past six years and they want to know the secret.

If you read this blog often, you'd know I share tons of them. But, often their not really "secrets," just things I've learned along the way.

Some of my friends are on the fence about going natural but aren't sure if they should jump ship or not. While having curly hair does have pros, it also has some cons - but in my opinion, the good always outweighs the bad.

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Here are my top 10 reasons to go natural and embrace your curly hair:

1. Curly hair is versatile - you can wear curly hair one day and straight hair the next
2.  No more long Saturdays at the salon - if you invest time into caring for your own hair
3. Going natural eliminates the use of chemical relaxers - which contains the same ingredients in drain cleaners
4. Eliminating relaxers usually leads to an overall healthy lifestyle - you tend to eat better and pay more attention to your body
5. You can still wear weaves and hair extensions if you'd like
6. I found that the elimination of heat tools and relaxers helped my hair grow 3x as fast
7. You'll enjoy watching people's reactions when you walk in with short hair one day - due to shrinkage - and long hair the next - due to stretched styling
8. There are dozens of styles to try - like this one and this one
9. Likely, once you've begun to accept your hair - you become more comfortable with who you are
10. Because you'll be part of an amazing community where women thrive off their natural beauty.

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Was I convincing enough? I hope so.

Top 5 Detanglers for Curly Hair

Hey Curlies,

I'm going to be honest here - one of the reasons I sometimes dread washing my hair is because I hate the detangling process.

It used to take me what felt like forever to get a comb through my hair. My head would hurt, my arms would hurt and I would walk away frustrated. This was all until I learned I was using the wrong detangler. I needed something that was going to melt my curls.

Sound familiar?

To help everyone else combat this issue, I'm giving you some of my favorite natural hair and curly hair detanglers that will not only cut down your time but save you a headache - literally.

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Kinky Curly Knot Today
Price: $12
Where to buy: Target, NaturallyCurly.com, Whole Foods

Honey Baby Naturals Knot My Honey
Price: $12
Where to buy: Target, Honeybabynaturals.com

Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves
Price: About $5
Where to buy: Ulta, Target,

Creme of Nature Argan Oil 7-in-1
Price: About $8
Where to buy: Sally Beauty, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Dollar General

Aunt Jackie's Knot On My Watch
Price: About $10
Where to buy: Some Family Dollar Stores, Rite Aid, Walmart, Kroger

What's your favorite detangler? Drop them in the comments below.

Actress Kimberly Elise Talks Natural Hair, New Hair Care Product

Hey Curlies,

We have a very special guest to welcome to ClassyCurlies.com - actress Kimberly Elise.

You just may know her from her role in Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Almost Christmas" and countless other films. She has also worked alongside actors like Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, and Bruce Willis.

I chatted with Kimberly about her natural hair and healthy living journey, along with her new hair product, Alchemy 27. Check out the interview below (and learn where you can grab your discount code):

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Actress Kimberly Elise talks natural hair and new hair product, Alchemy 27 on ClassyCurlies.com

Briefly describe your relationship with your hair and how it has developed over your life.

It’s been an ever evolving love affair. My hair and I began as strangers and when I decided to become natural I learned to communicate with my hair. Learn its personality, what it likes, dislikes, what makes it thrive and what does not. As I got to know my hair better, I fell more and more in love with it.

Have you been natural all of your life?
No, I became natural in 2011. Before that I had everything from press and curl to Jheri curl to wigs, relaxers and braids and weaves. Natural is where I feel most at home and most beautiful.

Have you ever thought about getting a relaxer?
I haven't had a relaxer in about 20 years. I couldn't imagine ever getting one again. My hair and scalp were never happy when relaxed.

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Your hair and scalp elixir, Alchemy 27, is on the market! Have you always been interested in launching a hair product? 
Actress Kimberly Elise talks natural hair and new hair product, Alchemy 27 on ClassyCurlies.com
The process of getting to know my hair was a broad one. I not only learned from naturalistas who had mastered many aspects of natural hair, I also began studying chemistry and formulation. 

I have always loved learning and knowledge. I wanted to understand as much as I could about the science of my hair. In the process I began formulating myself. I, and others, saw great results in my formulations and I realized the things I was creating could help many people. 

As both an end user and a producer, I really understand both sides of what constitutes a great product.

What is the thought process behind the product's packaging?
Our brand is one of natural and beautiful. We wanted simple packaging that reflects that energy.

Why a scalp serum, instead of a twist cream or conditioner?
I believe in starting at the root. Healthy hair starts there. So many people are challenged with problem hair, you can deal with the symptoms by using products that cover things up or you can deal with the root. 

For hair that would be internal (diet, vitamins, stress management and general well being) and the scalp. Alchemy 27 addresses the scalp and roots. But also is a wonderful elixir for the hair itself as well.

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How did you go about naming the product?
It was a long and careful process. In the end we felt that with the blend of 27 powerful oils that can really assist ones hair to it's own best balance, Alchemy (defined as a seemingly magical process of turning metal to gold) is a wonderful way to describe our elixir.

Many of the ingredients are certified organic. Why was it important to include these types of ingredients?
We wanted to offer the best to our users. That means the elimination of as many pesticides and other questionable ingredients as possible. So we strive for the best we can find especially organic.

Being vegan, did this influence the ingredients used in the product?
Yes, I must be able to use the products I'm selling myself! So we create products that are both vegan and gluten free - like me!

Actress Kimberly Elise talks natural hair and new hair product, Alchemy 27 on ClassyCurlies.com

Are you hoping to launch more products in the future?
Absolutely. We have a lot of exciting things coming soon.

What do you feel is missing from the natural hair community?
More formalized accredited education for professional stylists. In my industry, entertainment, some of the highest paid most experienced hair stylists have absolutely no clue what to do with natural hair.

Occasionally they know how to style it, rarely do they know how to CARE for it. This is a shame to me. This lack of education is epidemic in all walks of life. Though one may choose to specialize in one hair type or another, stylists, whether in the entertainment industry or not, should be trained to style and care for ALL hair types. 

In my opinion, one should not be licensed otherwise. It has been my experience that many stylists want to broaden their knowledge in this way, but the resources for this type of continued education needs to be more fully created, implemented and required by professional and licensed stylists of all ethnicities and races.

Where can Alchemy 27 be found?
Alchemy 27 is available now at KimberlyEliseNaturals.com

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Ladies, you can grab your bottle of Alchemy 27 at a discount by using the code: ClassyCurlies at checkout.