Friday, April 30, 2010

Mothers Day from Razzamatazz

LOOKING for a great Mothers day Gift?? Give the gift of good hair! Razzamatazz has $25, $50, $75 and $100 Gift Certificates that can be purchased for a 10% discount on the site!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The BUZZZ... BEE MINE review and giveaway

Bee Mine BEE HOLD Curly Butter

This shea butter and aloe based curly butter is packed with rich moisturizing nutrients to give you long lasting moisture and promote growth. It has a soft touchable hold that will help to defrizz your frizzes and give great definition. This Curly Butter is wonderful for twists, finger curls, puffs/pony tails and especially for laying down unruly hair. Great for naturals, relaxed, texlaxed, everyone.

Ingredients: 100% Shea Butter, 100% Aloe Vera Gel, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Rosemary Leaf and Chammomile Extract, Silk Powder and Perfume

Our Experience:

I am adding BEE HOLD to my list of FAVORITES!!! This stuff is amazing. I detangled J's hair and it had started to dry so it was getting pretty frizzy and not looking good at all, I applied BEE HOLD Curly Butter and raked it through her hair with my finger and her curls immediately spring back. I achieved a curl that I would normally have to wrap each section around my finger to achieve. I sent J to bed expecting her hair to be a mess (as usual) when she woke up but her curls still looked awesome in the morning. She wanted puffs and BEE HOLD molded them perfectly into place with just a little spritz of Bee Mine Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz.

We're Loving BEE HOLD Curly Butter!!!
I used the tropical Mango scent which is Awesome....It also comes in Coconut Cream and Unscented

Moisturizing Daily Spritz
Bee Mine Juicy - Moisturizing Daily Spritz is an excellent moisturizer for natural & relaxed hair. It is loaded with organic aloe vera juice, ayurvedic herbs and nourishing essential oils to stimulate the scalp and strengthen your tresses. Use daily as a mid day refresher bedtime moisturizing treatment.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Herbal Infused Purified Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pure Glycerin, Ayurvedic Herbs, Select Herbs, Polysorbate 20, Essential oils of Tea Tree, Peppermint & Grapefruit, Vitamin E Tocopherol Oil, Fragrance.

Silicone-free / SLS-free / Paraben-free
Currently comes in Island Mango Scent

99% Natural & Organic
Our experience:
After Cowashing J's hair and towel drying I sprayed BEE MINE JUICY Moisturizing Daily Spritz
into her hair to moisturize and de-tangle. This light weight moisturizer is just so easy to spray on after washing, in the morning or before bedtime. I used it this morning to revitalize and moisturize J's curls before styling.
BEE MINE JUICY Moisturizing Daily Spritz comes in a Tropical Mango scent which I expected to be pretty perfumey but it's actually a light herbal soft of scent. It's not what I expected but it's nice!!
(No Sulfur)

 Bee Mine No Sulfur Serum & Moisturizer is a Fabulous Growth Serum as well as a Moisturizer and Sealer. Bee Mine No Sulfur Serum & Moisturizer can be used on your hair & scalp for optimum health and growth for your tresses. Great for hot oil treatments pre-poos sealing your ends as well. A little goes a long way!

100% Natural and Organic Hair Growth Serum Scent Mango Not only is this a wonderful hair growth serum but it's a moisturizer and a sealer to seal in moisture as well. 8 fl oz

Directions: You would use Serum daily or every other day for best results. This is a oil based Serum and a little goes a long way not much is needed oil entire scalp so use sparingly. Make sure you apply to the areas that need it the most. This Serum does not contain sulfur and can be applied to the scalp and hair.

With this and any other of our products please do a patch test prior to full use.

Our Experience:

I sectioned J's hair into a small section at a time and used a small bit of Bee Mine No Sulfur Serum & Moisturizer on her scalp. After applying I massaged into her scalp. J's scalp tends to get very dry and this oil soothed and moisturized her dry scalp nicely. The smell is very herbal which J and I did not mind.
As far as the growth benefits, I am going to have to post and update. The whole family is trying to grow their hair longer so they can't wait to try this growth serum. We will measure their hair and give you a growth update in about a month, then again in 6 months to see how much growth they achieved!!
Now you've heard the Buzz I bet you can't wait to try some BEE MINE products.
Bee Mine has generously offered $50
 (YES $50!!)
In products to one lucky reader!
You choose which products you'd like to try
To Enter:
Visit the BEE MINE website, 
Come back and leave a comment telling me which products you would like to try.

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One winner will be chosen at random (using On May 10th at 12 midnight!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Razzamatazz review and giveaway

I recently had the pleasure of trying several different products from Razzamatazz

Razzamatazz has a great line of  Curly Hair Products and  Biracial Hair Products


Here are my favorites!!

BioPlus Leave-in Conditioner:

One of our original hits, the BioPlus Leave In Conditioner does it all! One product that inhibits breakage, protects against heat styling, retexturizes, strengthens and detangles. Aloe Vera's wonders on hair are no secret. Thousands of hair and beauty products around the world have Aloe Vera in them, but the Razzamatazz BioPlus Leave In Treatment uses Aloe in combination with other key ingredients such as honey to produce a unique unmatched effect on your hair. Beauty experts have long known that honey is full of humectants that nourish and moisturize the the hair, skin and the body. Honey can be used on just about every body part and is sometimes used to soften scarred scalp tissue and encourage the growth of new skin, and in turn, hair growth. This product was specifically designed with those of you in mind that are experiencing hair fall, hair breakage or want to protect their hair against the harmful effects of heat styling.

Key Ingredients:

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Carrot Root Extract, Honey, Spirulina, Wheat Protein

 Our experience:

I Used the BioPlus leave-in conditioner on both my son and daughter's hair. It made de-tangling sooo much easier and really made their hair feel soft.  There really is almost no scent so my son appreciated that fact. He hates when I put perfumed products in his hair. 

 Tri-Protein Deep Conditioner:
 This product provides total deep conditioning for dry, damaged, coarse or chemically treated hair. One of our best selling fast-acting conditioners, this will give you the benefits of a full treatment in only 60 seconds. Three unique restructuring proteins condition the inner and outer layer of the hair shaft. Botanical extracts revitalize depleted, stressed hair and control frizz. Produces a healthy luster and provides exceptional manageability. Designed for fragile, damaged or chemically treated hair.


Rice, Wheat and Corn Proteins

Directions: After shampooing, apply a small amount of conditioner to hair and distribute evenly. Leave on 1 minute for general conditioning or up to 5 minutes for more intense conditioning. Add heat for a deep conditioning treatment. Rinse completely

Our Experience:

J tends to have pretty dry hair, though we don't use chemicals or heat on her hair. This is a great conditioner for dry hair. I used it to co-wash J's hair then I used it as a deep conditioning treatment for 5 minutes. Her hair was very soft after and easy to de-tangle. I allowed her hair to dry naturally and could see the difference in how her hair looked. 

**Razzamatazz offers GALLON sized hair products at up to 75% discounts compared to the regular 8 oz or 4 oz sizes? Better for the environment and your wallet!!**

LOOKING for a great Mothers day Gift?? Give the gift of good hair! Razzamatazz has $25, $50, $75 and $100 Gift Certificates that can be purchased for a 10% discount on the site!!

Thanks so much to Razzamatazz for allowing me to review their products and offering the following GIVEAWAY!

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The Giveaway

 Razzamatazz has offered $25 in Products to one lucky winner. You select what products you would like to try!

To Enter:
Leave a comment below stating which products you would like to try from Razzamatazz
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One winner will be chosen at random (using On May 8th at 12 midnight!!!

please direct any questions to

This contest has ended

Congratulations to #18 QuietSpirit!!

Please send you contact info. within 72 hours!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


One reader (Hi ANDREA!) wrote in to let us know that Dollar Tree stores have Goody ouchless ponytail holders in black/white, multi-colors, and design (depending on location) for $1.00!! Great deal! Thanks for sharing!!

I am currently working on reviews...trying out new products in hopes of coming up with a list of top natural hair products. There are some AWESOME giveaways in the works!!

Z is growing his hair out and it's just at the verge of being long enough for me to braid. It's actually driving us nuts because he plays with his hair ALL THE TIME! I keep telling him he's going to cause breakage with all the twisting he does.

J wants dreads but I really like experimenting with styles and I just think dreads are too permanent for her right now. Maybe when she gets a little older. For now I can give her the feel of dreads by twisting her hair.

My Hubby is STILL trying to dread his hair. Right now his hair is twisted with a bit of 100% bees wax and we're hoping it will dread up. Time will tell...

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

SideWinders Review and Giveaway


Hair Holders and Hair Styles

 I have to admit that at first I tried them as FRO accessory and got them all tangled up in J's hair. The SIDEWINDERS worked so much better in J's hair stretched or in braids or twists. If you check out the website there are a BUNCH of cute style ideas. These Cute little spirals come in an array of colors and can be used for many different styles!!

Thanks to HairHolders.Com for allowing me to review SIDEWINDERS

The Giveaway:
2 Lucky readers will receive 2 packs of dark purple SideWinders!!
To Enter:
Check out 
Leave a comment below letting me know you'd like to win a pack of SideWinders!!!
Yepp!! It's THAT EASY!
A winner will be selected at random on May 1 at 12:00 pm!

This contest has ended:
This contest has ended #3 Mom2curlyT and #2 Andrea are the winners!!! CONGRATS Ladies!! please e-mail me your contact information by May 4th at 12pm to

If your contact information is not received another winner will be selected!

SLS Facts

Top Ten Reasons to Avoid SLS
Stephanie Greenwood
August 15, 2007

There are a lot of rumors out there about Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate. Is it really a carcinogen like those e-mails say? .What about an endocrine disruptor and skin irritant? What's truth and what's myth? I've written this article to clear up the confusion about the debated chemical. I don't need to spread lies...the truth is scary enough. To make it easy I'm going to refer to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and its even more evil twin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate from this point forward as SLS.

Here are my top ten reasons you should not use anything containing SLS.

1. It is a known skin irritant. 

When cosmetic companies need to test the
healing properties of a lotion, they need toirritate the skin first. What do they use to do this? SLS, of course. If you have dandruff, dermatitis, canker sores, or other irritated tissues or skin, it could be due to SLS.

2. It pollutes our groundwater.  It is toxic to fish and other aquatic animals and has the potential for bioaccumulation (meaning it accumulates in the bodies of the fish.)  It also is undetected in many municipal water filters, getting into the tap water that you drink.
3. It is actually a pesticide and herbicide.  It is commonly used to kill plants and insects. Makers of SLS recently petitioned to have SLS listed as an approved pesticide for organic farming.  The application was denied because of its polluting properties and environmental damage.  
4. It emits toxic fumes when heated. Toxic Sodium Oxides and Sulfur Oxides are released when SLS is heated.  Makes a hot shower with an SLS shampoo seem not quite as nice...

5.  It has corrosive properties.  According to the American College of Toxicitythis includes corrosion of the fats and protiens that make up skin and muscle.  SLS can be found in garage floor cleanrs, engine degreasers, and car wash soaps.  

6.  Long-term permeation of the body's tissues.
 A study from the University of Georgia Medicine showed that SLS had the power to permeate the eyes, brain, heart, and liver.

7.  It's an eye irritant.  It was shown to cause cataracts in adults, and is proven to inhibit the proper formation of eyes in small children.

8.  Nitrate and other solvent contamination.  Toxic solvents, including carcinogenic nitrates are used in the manufacturing of SLS, traces of which can remain in the product.

9.  Manufacturing process is highly polluting, emitting cancer-causing volatile organic compounds, sulfur compounds, and air particulates.

10.  It helps other chemicals get into your body.  
SLS is a penetration enhancer, meaning that its molecules are so small they're able to cross the membranes of your body's cells.  Once cells are compromised, they become more vulnerable to other toxic chemicals that may be with the SLS.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

DevaCurl Review and Giveaway

Botanically infused and always 100% sulfate-free!
Check out DevaConcepts

Depart from the ordinary with this exclusively designed hair care system for curly, wavy and chemically processed hair. Deva's interchangeable product line allows for individuality, simplicity and the freedom to address your hair's specific needs.

"Americans are addicted to lather" says the tress-obsessed curly girl Lorraine Massey, author of the must have book, Curly Girl (Workman Publishing,2001). Massey warns, "laundering curly hair (which is what most people are doing with ordinary detergent shampoos) just about guarantees a mass of over-dry, frizzy, shapeless locks." That's why Lorraine, along with co-owner Denis daSilva, world-class chemist Ralph Zissel and Devachan's acclaimed Color Director Shari Harbinger developed the Deva product line. This unique system, with its own unique blend of botanically infused moisturizers and cleansers, will rejuvenate, restore and respect your hair's natural order without the use of harsh chemicals.
What is in the Deva System? The answer is what is NOT in the Deva System. We took the poo out of shampoo, the harsh lathering and dehydrating detergent found in most shampoos that has no inherent value in the cleansing process. We've removed all unnecessary chemicals that often play on hair's vulnerability. We added extra botanical and moisturizing ingredients that cleanse, condition and re-hydrate the hair, more than any products existing on the market today. Each product has it's own unique blend that will enhance the overall quality of dehydrated hair.

Before Pics...J wore her hair in a ponytail to school. She was not so happy to have her pic taken with it out.

DevaCurl's non-lathering, conditioning cleanser creates the ultimate healthy, bouncy curls. With its unique blend of botanically infused moisturizers, No-Poo provides maximum frizz prevention. Refreshingly scented with Peppermint and Turkish Rose.

The first time I used NO POO I used it on wet hair. I watched a DevaCurl Video on youtube that suggests on my daughters "corkscrew" hair type that you use on dry hair. It worked great on her dry hair. After smoothing through her hair we rinsed and dried a little with a paper towel. Devacurl suggests you dry with their towel or a paper towel because a regular towel will absorb too much moisture.

I have been using this product for her last couple of cleansings and also used it on my husbands hair. It made their hair amazingly soft. I love the fact that it's all natural and is sulfate free.


DevaCurl's ultra creamy, daily conditioner keeps curls shiny and manageable. With the invigorating scent of Lemon Grass.

After rinsing the NO POO and lightly paper towel drying I smoothed the ONE CONDITION through her hair. I detangled with my fingers..which was sooo easy with a generous amount of ONE CONDITION in her hair.
AnGelA lightweight, moisturizing curl defining gel for maximum frizz prevention that holds without feeling stiff or sticky.

I have never used a gel that was so lightweight and not sticky but actually worked. I smoothed AnGel through J's curls and they bounced back to pretty! It has a great hold...I even used it for her twists for a BBQ last week, they were soft and pretty but STAYED IN PLACE with no residue. 


Put an end to frizz with this 24-48 hour moisture lock for long-lasting hold. Made with shine-enhancing Beeswax and Olive Oil and scented with zesty lemon-lime.
For high frizz factor, spray on wet hair, then again on dry hair. Or spray Set It Free in the palms of your hands and scrunch on dry hair

When I first used this product I did not use it correctly. The product is awesome for revitalizing curls, it hold them in place and makes the stretchable and almost mold-able.I sprayed her hair like crazy then tried to detangle you would with a detangling spray...BAD MOM!
I then watched the video and used SET IT FREE as it was meant to be used and it's awesome!! It's almost like a hair spray because it hold the curls but instead of making the curls feel dry and sticky SET IT FREE actually softens and moisturizes the curls. It's really like NO OTHER product I have tried!!

Heaven In Hair

This deep treatment moisture remedy with botanicals from the rain forests in Brazil quenches thirsty curls with maximum hydration. Infused with Cupuacu, Murumuru and Cocoa seed butter.

I used this HEAVEN IN HAIR to deep condition J''s hair. I applied to damp hair and used a plastic cap to allow it to penetrate into her hair. She wore the cap for a couple of hours then rinsed and her hair was unbelievably soft !!! She loved the smell...she kept hitting the top of her plastic cap so that the scent would come out. It was really funny. It does smell really nice, natural and the other DEVACURL products but with a little more kick.

After Applying AnGel

Still wet

Soft curls

Here J's hair has dried, it's feeling soft and smells so nice!! Normally I have to finger curl her curls to get them to really look curly and not just frizzy. I have done NOTHING to her hair but use the above products and stick in a barrette. I didn't use a brush or comb I just de-tangled with my fingers when the ONE CONDITION was in her hair. I LOVE DevaCurl and will continue to use it on my family's curls!!

for allowing us to review your products!!!

SOOOO I bet you'd like to try DevaCurl??!! One reader will win this DEVACURL travel size kit. 
Retails for $30.00

To Enter:

Visit DEVACONCEPTS and leave a comment below stating what product you would most like to try

Additional Entries: (original entry must be entered first)

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This giveaway has ended!

Since we did not hear back from the original winner another winner was selected.
CONGRATULATIONS #2 "Alexis and Derek"

Please e-mail me your contact information by May 8th at 12pm to

If your contact information is not received another winner will be selected!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring Style

We got this style idea from BeautifulBrwnBabyDol HERE

We have done this style a few times, it's easy, doesn't require elastics or over-stress the hair. Today we adapted it a bit beacause J wanted to wear her hair down.

We got this style idea from BeautifulBrwnBabyDol HERE

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kinky Curly Giveaway Winner

The Kinky-Curly Giveaway Winner (chosen at random using is #56 Ambs

Please Contact me within 48 hours at
with you name and address

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Preview: DevaCurl

Review coming soon!!

Step 3: Maintain


Now that you know…what will you do? How you can get involved!

CURLS™ loves their customers and are counting on them to play a role in this new and exciting venture. By becoming a CURLS™ Environista, customers are showing their commitment to the three “R’s”: Recycle, Reuse, and Refill. For example, instead of purchasing a new bottle of product every time they run out, CURLS™ asks their Environistas to instead buy the larger value sized 32 oz. products to refill the bottles they already have. CURLS™ Environistas will be rewarded for their efforts through becoming members of the CURLS™ VIP Club, receiving little gifts like plantable postcards, T-Shirts, promotions, discounts, and more! No purchase necessary to sign up!!

· Become a CURLS Environista one of two ways:

1. When you place your next order at you will be able to select a box at checkout that says “I want to become and Environista!” or

2. To sign up before your next purchase Go to and click on Login on the upper right hand corner of the home page. You will need to sign into your account or create a new account. Next select Account from the upper right hand corner of the page and Select Modify Profile. Select the box that says “I want to become and Environista!”

Do One Thing…You can make a lasting impact just by changing one thing that you do. Change brings change.

· Purchase our 32 oz sized products and use them to refill your smaller bottles. This will reduce the amount of packaging you use!

· Help the CURLS Street team meet their goal of raising $2000.00 to donate to New York Cares. Click Donate Now! Every dollar donated to New York Cares equals $6 in service to the community. Visit to learn more. Every bit helps!

· Spread the word-Share this info with 5 of your curly friends.

The Giveaway:

One CURLS Environista T-shirt (pictured above)

To Enter:

Leave a comment below stating what your "one small change" will be!

It does not have to be one of the items mentioned above...Be creative :)

One Winner will be chosen Wednesday April 21st at 12pm

Sunday, April 11, 2010

SNAPS by Snapaholics (and giveaway)

"Once you snap
you'll never go back!"

Big thanks to Snapaholics for letting me try their Products :)

For this style we used:

I changed up J's Mo-hawk style by 2 strand twisting each section of hair. I used green, white and pink beads from the pastel bead collection and beaded her twists using the handy little beader that Snapaholics provided me :). I ended each twist by twisting the end around the joint of the snap and closed the very tiny piece of hair left over into the pink and green snaps.

Hair snaps, or mini hair clips, are a great way to secure the ends of braids and twists. They also hold beads on without the use of foil or rubber bands. Simply wrap the very end of the section of hair around the hinge of the snap, and capture it in the closure.

It's Impossible to find snaps in my area...I'm so happy I found SNAPAHOLICS. Snaps stay in so much better than barrettes and have a neater appearance. If you like the traditional barrette look SNAPAHOLICS has those as well, along with beads, beaders, other hair adornments, hair style ideas, pics and videos!!

So I thought ya'll might want to try some snaps
So we are offering one lucky reader a set of black and white beads, 2 small beaders (one comes in the beads) and a set of Style #3 Black Flower Snaps
beader and snaps provided by SNAPAHOLICS!!

Close-up of Black Flower Snaps with rhinestones

To enter:
  • Check out the Snapaholics website
  • Leave a comment letting me know if you have tried snaps or not. If you have please let us know how they worked for you!!

    This Giveaway Ends on May 1, 2010 at 12pm
The winner of this giveaway is EMMA'S MOM!!! CONGRATULATIONS please send me your full name and address to

If winners information is not received by May 4th at 12pm another winner will be selected!