Claim your Spot for DIY with ClassyCurlies: Online Shampoo and Conditioner Course

Hey Curlies,

Guess what? Today is launch day!

Our online course - DIY with ClassyCurlies - launches today. In the course you'll learn how to create your own shampoo and conditioner using healthy ingredients.

Here is where you can see the course curriculum and enroll. 


The introductory price will only last for a few days and will increase soon. If you are interested in this course, make sure you take advantage of this sale.

See our promo video:


Only a limited amount of seats will be available, and the course will close August 22.

Hope to see you all in the online course!




How to Keep Your Hair Cute When It's 95 Degrees Outside

Hey Curlies,

So it's 95 degrees outside (give or take) and your hair is like, "whhaatt?!"

It won't lay down, it won't stay straightened and most of all - it's dry. What's a curly girl to do?

We've all experienced one of the following scenarios:
While summertime and warm weather is great for sundresses, cute sandals and sunglasses - it can be a nightmare for your hair if you aren't prepared.

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How to Keep Your Hair Cute When It's hot Outside - ClassyCurlies


Here are a few tips on "Keeping your hair cute when it's one million degrees outside."
  • If you live in an extremely humid area, you my want to avoid hair products with humectants (Ingredients that naturally draw moisture from the environment into the hair). Humectants will cause your hair to swell - which is a no no when you just perfected your twistout. This could be honey, glycerin, and others. You can find a full list here. 
  • Choose a protective style that's elegant but easy. Try these two styles below:

  • If you know the heat and humidity will be brutal in the coming days, start the week off with a good deep conditioner. I notice when I deep condition my hair, I don't experience as much frizz. One of my favorites comes from WonderCurl (Restoring Hair Treatment) - or you can mix up your own. Here's the recipe. 
  • Now is the time to play with colorful headbands and headscarfs (if the heat is tolerable). Learn how to tie one in less than 60 seconds below.
  • Most importantly, the best way to beat humidity is to not fight it at all. Embrace your hair texture and shrinkage. Believe it or not - shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair. 
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Want to learn to make your own all-natural, chemical free shampoo and conditioner? Enroll in our online course today.










Pros & Cons of Creating your own Hair Products at Home

Hey Curlies,

Thank you to everyone who tuned into our Facebook Live this past Sunday. I had a great time chatting about the pros and cons of creating your own hair products at home, along with answering some of your questions.

ClassyCurlies Facebook Live - pros and cons of making hair products

If you missed it, feel free to grab your favorite snack and tune in below:

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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 with classycurlies giveaway

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

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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.

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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
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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."

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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


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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:

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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
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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.

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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.