Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave-In Conditioner - Kinky, 4c Hair Product Review

Sometimes less is more and moisturizing my hair with Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave - In Conditioner is proof of that. 

I got this product in one of my curlBOX's a few months ago, but you can purchase it for around $10! It's affordable, smells great, and gives my hair life! Check out my review below and see what my typical results look like using this Elasta QP's Leave - In Conditioner below. 
Conscious about ingredients? See the ingredients list below the video. 


Ingredients: Water , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive Oil) , Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (Mango Butter) , Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan Oil) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil) , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary Extract) , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Shea Butter) , Tocopherol , Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean Oil) , Propylene Glycol , Dimethicone , Acrylamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride (Acrylamide Copolymer) , Glycerin , Polyquaternium 37 , Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , PPG-1 Trideceth-6 , Cetearyl Alcohol , Ceteareth 20 , DMDM Hydantoin , Phenyl Trimethicone , Polysorbate 20 , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Daucus Carota Sativa Root Oil (Carrot Oil) , Fragrance , Benzyl Benzoate , Citral , Citronellal , d-Limonene , Geraniol , Linalool
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Toni Daley's "The Big Chop" Natural Hair Wig - 1st Impressions Review

I love, love, LOVE tapered cuts, but I have a serious case of style remorse. I love to change up my look from time to time, so cutting my hair to shorter lengths isn't quite ideal.  However Toni Daley, a kinky natural hair vlogger and advocate of supporting black owned business (#SUPPORTASISTA), has changed all that. You see Toni also owns a small business of her own in which she sells earrings, hair tube wraps, and wigs designed to blend with type 4, kinky naturalistas. 

I snatched on of her latest wigs called "The Big Chop" which gives me all the kinky hair in a tapered cut life I need. I placed my order and received my wig within a week. So I just had to try it on! 

Check out 1st impression of Toni Daley's "The Big Chop"wig in the video below! Also feel free to get more specific details on The Big Chop wig and all of Toni's amazing wigs on her website ToniDaley.com.

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EASY Roll,Tuck, & Pin - Kinky,4c Natural Hair

Are you a lazy natural? No time to do your hair in the a.m.? No excuse! With this easy roll, tuck and pin tutorial, you can look sophisticated and well put together in no time. All you need is stretched or blown out hair (if you have shorter hair), bobby pins, a headband, and about 5 minutes (if that). This look is great for any occasion I promise you! Add a few pearl beads or an ornate accessory, and you've got yourself a formal updo. Hope you like this tutorial! Xoxo
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How I Blowout & Trim Kinky 4c Hair (for DIY Naturals)

The ability to learn and do most things on my own is something that I have always valued. It's no different when it comes to my kinky, 4c hair. Once I got my hair cut back in September 2014, I knew that maintaining my ends was something I just had to learn to do myself. I just am not about that "go to the salon and pay someone else to do what you can do" life. Sorry, not sorry! I haven't been in an actual salon in over 5 years (getting my cuz to cut my hair on his porch does not count). 
So after a trial run of blowing and trimming my own in January (2015), I had enough confidence to share how I blow out and trim my own hair. So after 6 months, I took out my camera to film the process for you. 


Kinky, 4c textured hair like mine can be pretty tricky to trim in it's natural state. With factors like shrinkage, it could be easy to snip away hair that looks uneven that really isn't. I find that the best way to prevent excessive snipping, is to blow out my hair before I trim it. I did my blow out on freshly washed hair, and I used the Carol's Daughter Sacred Tiare Styling Cream. It  says that it can be used as a blow out and flat iron cream. Get your clean hair, blow dryer, favorite heat protectant / blowout cream and see how I blew out my hair below. 
Based on the comments under the video below, many naturalistas have had terrible in the salon experiences when it comes to getting a basic trim. Trimming your hair on your own does not have to be a scary process at all. Not having eyes in the back of your head is no problema either! In the video below, you can see how easy it was for me to trim my hair from all angles. 

I know it's cheesy, but we can do anything we put our minds too. Just stop freaking out and get down to business.

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Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore Treatment Masque Review

Hey everyone! I've got another hair product notch on my belt. If you haven't seen my review on Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Treatment Masque, check it out in the video below.  If you've seen it, but wanted to see the ingredients check them out below the video. 
Thanks! xoxo

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PGPropyl Silanetriol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Vinegar, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract *Certified Organic Ingredient

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4C HAIR PRODUCT REVIEW: Carols Daughter Mirabelle Plum Conditioner

Hey everyone! I want to give you a review of one of the products that I did use from the February 2015 curlBOX. Check out the February 2015 curlBOX unboxing below. I promise it's short and sweet and not filled with rambling about a product that I'm just seeing for the first time.

The first product that I've been using is  Carols Daughter' s Mirabelle Plum Conditioner. With key ingredients like mirabelle plum, biotin, grapeseed oil, aloe leaf juice, and sweet almond oil, this conditioner claims to strengthen, moisturize, and improve the fullness of your hair. 

Here's my review of Carols Daughter's Mirabelle Plum Conditioner. Also see the full ingredients for this product listed below. Enjoy! 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Biotin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Methyl Gluceth-10, Panthenol, PEG-45M, Phytantriol, Polyquaternium-37, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Insititia Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trideceth-12, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

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Spring is upon us and that usually means another season is here as well. MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON! From my excessive use of caps lock, you would swear that I was going to Coachella or something. Unfortunately I don't have the funds to travel and experience something that is no doubt on my "Before I Turn 30" list. Pity not! It will happen eventually. Not all hope is lost for this year though. 
My favorite clothing store FOREVER 21 is giving away a MUSIC FESTIVAL GETAWAY! Forever 21 scored even more points in my book because they actually acknowledge the United States of the Virgin Islands as part of the United States of America by making us eligible for the giveaway.  I just had to spell everything out because a lot of US companies either ignore the USVI all together or consider us to be in the "International" category. So it's so refreshing to know that we're not completely invisible! Anyways, I digress.

All the details on how to enter are in the link above, but I wanted to share with you all my Pinterest board entry for the giveaway. 
Here are 21 items I would bring along if I were to ever go to a music festival this year. A lot of the pieces can be mix and matched into so many different looks! My style is definitely comfy casual, but you better trust and believe that a whole bucket of dark and edginess is mixed all up in there too.

Be inspired! Xoxo
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