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Tribe Called Curl & Karen's Body Beautiful Holiday meetup!

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Just before jetting off for the Christmas holidays, I attended the holiday meetup/conversation/get-together hosted by Tribe Called Curl and Karen’s Body Beautiful.  Tribe Called Curl is an up-and-coming online community dedicated to natural hair.  Imani (the founder) and Karen (from KBB) started the discussion, provided advice and shared experiences on living with natural hair.  There was lots of information, camaraderie and bonding with other naturals!  Of course the product junkie in me had to do a little holiday shopping and picked up some Sweet Ambrosia!! Have you guys tried this?? I had a wonderful time at the event and even had dinner at a really good Egyptian restaurant, Black Iris.

Shout out to Dasheeda!!

So here are a few pics!  Did anyone attend??

Karen (right)

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Are you America's Next Top Naturalista?

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Karen’s Body Beautiful and upcoming online community Tribe Called Curl are holding a natural hair model search.

The Details

Seeking women of color, aged 18-50, to flaunt their fierce, fabulous tresses at our natural hair photo shoot. We’re looking for natural hair styles from TWAs, Faux Hawks and Wash & Go’s to long, lovely locs and everything in between. Straight heads should come on down too! All shapes and sizes, and every luscious color of the spectrum from French Vanilla to the richest Ebony are welcome. We want you and your gorgeous mane to help spark a natural hair revolution! Selected models will work with our glam team for professional quality digital photos.

Date

Friday, September 16, 2011

Time

4pm-8pm

Location

Simple Studios
134 West 29h Street
New York, NY 10001

Arrive ontime and bring a current photo. Be available for photoshoot on 09/18/11

Are you ready?

Earth Day beauties!

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Hey!

So last Friday was Earth Day, and slowly but surely, lots of cosmetic companies, big and small, have been embracing more natural and organic formulations.  So for you earth-conscious beauties out there, here are a few brands to look out for:

HAIR

  • Oyin Handmade – probably my favourite, natural haircare line for women with curly, kinky or coily hair.  I cannot live without the Burnt Sugar Pomade.  Really.  The Juices are also really good too! Still have to try their new Hair Dew.
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful – Another great line based out of my old neighbourhood of Fort Greene Brooklyn.  The Sweet Ambrosia is the go-to product.  But I am really excited for all the new products that will be coming out this year.
  • Qhemet Biologics – I think that their Amla and Olive Heavy Cream is amazing! It’s also their top seller.
  • Kinky Curly –  A very popular brand with products like Knot Today (my staple leave-in conditioner) and the Curling Custard (which I have YET to try, but summer is coming up so….).
  • Anita Grant – love from across the pond!!! And now they have a U.S. distributor – Hairrogant.  And right now they actually have a sale on the top 5 selling AG products!  I would recommend the babassu shampoo bars and the Rhassoul Deep Condish.
  • Aubrey Organics– available at Whole Foods and other retailers, I use their GPB conditioner as a protein conditioner and the Honeysuckle Rose conditioner as a deep moisturizer.
  • SheaMoisture – Love their Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and their body butters! Available at Target and Walgreens.

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Updated haircare routine

So have have not been buying a lot of products as of late, but I’ve been loving a few items. I usually wash and condition every other week. The process is done in four sections.   I wear my hair in a protective style for one week then as a twist-out/bun for the next.  I definitely will be experimenting with more styles this year! So here’s what’s hot with me!!

  • Prepoo: Organic Coconut oil.  Just applied to my strands a few hours before washing.
  • Shampoo: Well I stopped using regular sulphate shampoo years ago, and I have been loving the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. My hair never feels dry with this product!

 

I use the shampoo with the tan label, image courtesy of Shea Moisture

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Karen's Body Beautiful after-work Natural Hair Mixer

Hey!!!

So last Friday, I went to the KBB after-work event.  It was a great day in the Big Apple, nice weather, a taste of spring, so I was game to going.  So I trekked over to my old nabe in Brooklyn and the place was packed! People spilled out onto the sidewalk.  Lots of beautiful women, great natural hair, different textures, colours and styles.

KBB event, it was packed!!!!!

That’s always pleasing to see.  I pretty much spent the time meeting other amazing people, bloggers, YTers, and chatting about different techniques and styles.  There were some better known bloggers there like Jenell from KinkyCurlyCoilyMe, Yvonne from AfroCrownDiva, Zara from Leave In The Kinks, Milan from A Grl Can Mac, Yardley, Editor-In-Chief of The Coil Review, YTers Sweeteababy0427, Chery818, SumKindaWndrful and Taren916.

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