Curlie Review: Organix Coconut Curls

Coconut Curls Curlie Review, Ask Me About My Hair Blog

Have you ever picked up a product because of how it looks?  How about because of the smell?  Or simply because it was made by a company you like?  Well all three of these is the reason I picked up the Organix Coconut Curls hair line.  It has been one of my summer staples, and I feel I have used it long enough to share my thoughts with you.  Stay tuned for the review…

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Beyonce Bloggers Part Two – “Work It Out”

Beyonce Bloggers, Ask Me About My Hair Blog

I certainly cannot single-handedly stop those bloggers who purloin the original work of others; but I may have a solution that will help to deter the unethical “borrowing” of original writing, videos, and ideas.  It will take the coming together of the natural hair b(v)logging community…

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Beyonce Bloggers Part One – “Signs”

Beyonce Bloggers, Ask Me About My Hair Blog

I am a writer.  I started writing poetry and then short stories; and I have a unique voice that I lend to my natural hair blog.  I am a blogger.  I currently consider myself a ’boutique blogger’ because I offer a certain experience, writing style, and voice to my readers.  And my reader base, although steadily climbing, is still pretty small.  Nothing wrong with that – I love that they find something on my page.  I have a certain design flair that I incorporate into my blog design – a design I have created from scratch and have taken years to get it to where it is today as I learned the language of HTML and some coding basics.  I chose to blog about natural hair because I have worn my hair in it’s natural state for over 15 years.  I went natural when it was not even a little bit popular to do so, and I chronicled my experiences – both good and bad, successes and failures, thoughts, feelings, and honest insecurities – as they happened to me.  Still do.  Most of my posts come from ‘eureka’ moments, or experiences that happen to me and my natural hair – and I have to share them with my readers because I figure we all go through the same experiences or share some of the same thoughts and feelings about our journey.  I just do it with a bit of humor and a lot of creativity – because that is how I roll.  Most of all I love. natural. hair.  Truly and obsessively so…

Why do I share all of this?  Well, it certainly isn’t to pat myself on the back.  I share this because, well, I think the natural hair blogging community has a small problem…

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Heated Topic | Rethinking the Diffuser

Rethinking the Diffuser - Ask Me About My Hair Blog

So this morning, I slathered on my newest cream-based curling styler right after my shower while my hair was still dripping wet, and watched as the cream turned my hair white.  I sighed – not again, not this product, too!  So I turned on the fan to see if the cool air would help to dry my hair, miraculously absorbing the white styler into my strands leaving them shiny and black.  But as the cool air hit my head, so did the realization that the fan was futile.  I quickly turned it off and thought that I should let the steam from the shower do its thing.  But it was too late for that, and I thought…

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Going Broke for Natural

Going Broke For Natural, Ask Me About My Hair

I thought this would be appropriate after my two subscription box posts, and my huge beauty supply store haul.  Seems like the more companies that decide they want to offer products for the ‘natural-haired’ woman, the more dollar signs I see going out the window.  Is it product junkyism, inflated prices for a newly-discovered hair texture, or both?  Sometimes I think I’m going broke for natural…

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