Friday, November 4, 2011

Reed Between The Lines

I am loving BET's Reed Between The Lines.  The first couple of episodes showed potential, then the next few delivered!  I especially loved the "Let's Talk About Hair" episode where the older daughter considers getting a relaxer to please a boy - of course we love this episode - and I really loved the episode where the son cheats in school and takes forever to admit it to his parents despite the fact that he had plenty of opportunity to own up.  Also a fav for me is the episode where the son is running for freshman class president and his sister enters the race to encourage him to do his best.  This show really is following the legacy of the Cosby Show, as Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross intended.  I'll be watching - you should too!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Natural Hair - Atlanta Happenings - September 2011


Atlanta Natural Hair Show 2011 will be held September 10 - 11, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA, located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337-4200.  Check them out at http://www.naturalhairshow.org/index.html.

‘Fro Fashion Week will be held September 17 - 25, 2011 at Hotel Melia in downtown Atlanta, located at 590 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30308.  Several activities and sessions will be held, so check them out at http://frofashionweek.com/ for the scoop.  Also happening that week, on Thursday, September 22 at 7 PM at Healthy Hair Dimensions at Northlake Mall is a meet and greet with the creators of Komaza Care, my favorite hair care line.  

Even more up-to-date information is available at http://atlantanaturals.com/.

It will be a great month for Atlanta naturalistas!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My Big-Chop-aversary


It’s my 2-year big-chop-aversary!  Two years in, I haven’t regretted my decision for a single nanosecond.  In that time, more people are going natural every day, more great natural hair care products have come out, independent stores have opened to carry these products, and our grassroots revolution continues to impact our world and concepts of beauty.  My hope for the future is that every person will see and embrace his or her beauty, unencumbered by narrow preconceived notions of attractiveness imposed by others.  Rock on, everybody.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Review of Komaza Care's Olive Moisture Mask

Yesterday I tried Komaza Care’s Olive Moisture Mask for the first time.  I LOVE IT!
Olive Moisture Mask
First of all, it smelled refreshing, almost like cucumbers, so it scored points for smelling good, but would it give my hair the deep conditioning treatment it promised? So I moved on to applying the product, which was nice and creamy with no greasy feeling to the touch. After washing my hair, I worked it through section by section, put on a conditioning cap, and wrapped it up in a scarf topped with a hat so I could head out to the grocery store, fix lunch, etc.  Later, I found the product was easy to rinse out and left my hair so curly and soft, I didn’t want to touch it!  After checking myself out in the mirror for a while, I went ahead and did my usual routine of putting in my leave-in conditioner (Komaza Care Coconut Milk) and styling products (Qhemet Biologics Honeybush Tea Softgel and Kinky Curly Curling Custard).  When my hair was done and dry, it was still curly, soft and touchable, just the way I like it.
Lovin’ it! (Ta-da ta-ta-ta....)

I just ordered the Komaza Care Moku Pre Shampoo Treatment using their Labor Day sale code - I’ll let you know how it works!

Qhemet Biologics now available at Sage Naturalceuticals

More exciting news in local Atlanta natural hair product availability... Qhemet Biologics is now available at Sage Naturalceuticals!  This adds to the already great line of products available there, such as AfroVeda, Karen’s Body Beautiful and Zenzele.  At the same time, however, QB is no longer available at Return to Eden.(wah, wah)... I will still visit RTE for Beautiful Curls products for my nieces and Bee and Flower soaps for Mom and myself, though ;-)  Peace & love.

Natural Hair Products in Metro Atlanta


I am so excited that there are more places to buy natural hair products in the metro Atlanta area!  My Mom recently visited Northlake Mall and discovered Healthy Hair Dimensions.  They also have a kiosk at Stonecrest Mall.  They carry my fav (Komaza Care!) as well as Donna Marie, Koils By Nature, Uncle Funky’s Daughter and more!  The owners are really passionate about hair care, and are good at helping customers find the right product for their hair.  The Northlake Mall store is located just inside the mall  at the Briarcliff Road entrance.  The address to Northlake Mall is 4800 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30345.  Visit soon!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Favorite Leave-In Condish

I love Komaza Care's Coconut Hair Milk!
Komaza Care's Coconut Hair Milk is my leave-in conditioner of choice.  I have been using it every since my big chop.  They recently changed their formulation to make it slightly thicker, and it is even better, as it is easier to apply and less runny.

I am also a huge fan of Komaza Care's Moku Hair Oil.

I typically use it a couple days after I've washed my hair.  I spritz my hair all over with distilled water, a little of Komaza Care's Vitamin Reign, then apply fingertip-size amounts to sections and ends of my hair to seal.  It livens up my curls every time!

Komaza Care's customer service is fantastic.  They are based in Sacramento, and every time I have ordered from them, the product is at my door in just a couple of business days.  I am also very happy that they are now sold in the Atlanta area!  When I buy my Komaza goodies locally, I shop at Sage Naturalceuticals in the Castleberry Hill area.  Sage also sells other great brands, like Uncle Funky's Daughter and Oyin Handmade.  If you're in Atlanta, check it out!

That's all for now... peace & love!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fiesta Latina - May 1, 2011

I went to the Fiesta Latina at Centennial Olympic Park instead of the Natural Hair Show.  Here's a lovely natural sista workin' it a slammin' graphic print dress.  One thing definitely to LOVE about being natural is being able to get your groove on without worrying about "sweating out a perm!"  It was hot out there too, ya'll!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Atlanta Natural Hair Show 2011 - April 30 - May 1, 2011

The Atlanta Natural Hair Show is this weekend, April 30 - May 1, 2011, from 10 AM to 7 PM both days, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA.  I hope to learn something new and enlightening!

Peace & blessings

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Natural Hair on TV!

Did anyone else see Ted Gibson do naturally curly girl Amanda's hair on What Not To Wear tonight?  She had always yanked her hair back in a bun and Ted made it big and fabulous!  I recommend checking out the before-and-after photos and video clips on the show's web site; also try to catch the repeat some time - Season 8, Amanda.  Fantastic.

Also, Amanda's a blogger!  Check out her blog Parenting By Dummies.  Before and after photos are there as well.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bee and Flower Soap!


This natural soap smells great, lasts long and costs little.  I've gotten these for as low as $0.79 each at Return to Eden (in Atlanta) and as high as $1.29 at Whole Foods, but you can order it online at a variety of places just by searching for "Bee and Flower Soap."  My favorite scents so far are Rose and Jasmine, but there are many.  Good stuff!

Peace & blessings!