Saturday I was able to hang out with some fellow naturals who are also BLMGirls. Let me tip my hat to my blogger pals, Schea at Curves & Confidence for the invite & fantastic photos (you can check out her post here), Roodlyn at Anointed Heels for tagging along with me and Ashley of A Sassy Woman for meeting us later for lunch and a tiny bit of shopping.
The Naturals in South Florida held a one year anniversary celebration hosted by the lovely YouTube natural hair guru Charjay who I was able to meet as well as Danyelle aka MsDainty1. Danyelle is a fellow Seminole and can beat her face to perfection. There were so many beautiful women in the room with every shape, size, styled, color and texture of natural hair. I wanted to do a fist pump and say loudly, “I’m natural and I’m proud!”
I’m really stoked that Karrie stood up for the event. Y’all know I’ve been in a love/hate relationship with this thick head of head that seems to never curl/coil and shrinks to a size zero. I kid not! Early in the week I decided to try two new products: Curls Unleased curl defining cream and the moisturizing conditioner. My hair hated the conditioner and has done well with the curl defining cream. I went back to my tested, tried and true Elasta QP mango & olive oil butter. My hair likes thick creamy styling products.
Once concern is buildup but I’ve managed to find the right combo over the last few days. So far, so good. I wet my hair at night to set it for bed so I only have to moisten it in the am. For the look featured here. I used the LOC method (liquid, oil and cream) after washing, added my oil mix to the wet hair, added the Elasta QP butter, then the curl defining cream and rubbed it down the sections of my strands until my curls were poppin’ as we say in the natural hair world. I sealed with Softee castor oil grease and viola I was ready for the event.
I received so many compliments that after a successful twistout on Monday, I rewet my hair and returned it back to this style although my twistout photographed well. Stay tuned to see it tomorrow.
Tank: Forever 21
Denim Jacket: Marshalls
Bangles: Charming Charlie
Ring: Plato’s Closet
Watch: Fossil via Macy’s
Shoes: Sam Edleman via TJMaxx