Tuesday marked 1 year since the birth of kinkycurlsLA.com, yay (see the first post here)!!! And… Wednesday marked my 2 year naturalversary (see 1 year naturalversary post here)! It’s a celebration, I want a cupcake.
This journey has been awesome and I’ve learned so much. Kinkycurlsla will continue to evolve and improve as I grow and figure out how to better serve you guys. I appreciate you all. Thank you for your support! Please feel comfortable enough to share your opinions, content requests, and ask questions.
Have a great weekend! Take a shot for me. xoxo
Quite a few people have asked me for natural hair salon referrals, so I’ve compiled this list. It will be permanently placed under the ‘Curl Talk’ tab as ‘Salons & Stylists’. Additions will be added as discovered.
So far, I have not been to any of the listed salons, but I’ve met a few stylists at events. I typically do my own hair. Feel free to ask questions.
Keep it kinky! xoxo
Mahogany Hair Revolution 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 200W Studio 14 Los Angeles, CA 90035 310.286.9909 www.mahoganyrevolution.com Capella Salon 12930 Ventura Blvd #216 Studio City, CA 91364 818.506.1450 www.capellasalon.com REHAB Salon 1515 N. Cahenga Blvd. Hollywood, Ca 90028 323.461.1777 www.rehabsalon.com I Love Lulu 733 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90036 323.934.5727 www.iloveluluhairspa.com Leos Curls 11900 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, Ca 91604 818.783.7734 www.leoscurls.com Devachan Salon 9355 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 310.904.0161 www.devacurl.com Salon of Curls 701B Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291 310.701.9218 www.salonofcurls.com Oh My Nappy Hair 814 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.939.3999 www.ohmynappyhair.com
When I was a young girl
I had visions of fame
They were wild and they were free
They were blessed with my name…
I L.O.V.E. that song!
Anyway, one of my visions included attending Spelman College and stomping across campus chanting “Oo-ooop!” with the Delta’s or “Skee wee!” with the AKA’s. None of that happened. I missed the undergrad pledge opportunity, but at the end of 2011, I kind of joined a sorority called the natural hair movement.
I imagine the sisterhood, empowerment and bonding is pretty similar to a sorority. Don’t burst my bubble! (insert side eye)
Last month, my friend Angela hosted about two handfuls of her curlfriends for an au naturale girls day. It included girl talk, bonding, motivation, hair makeovers, sharing tips, a product exchange, yummy healthy food and adult refreshments.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience (minus sitting under the dryer) and gained a few new curlfriends. Good times!
Check out the photos below.
Angela & I gave Valeka a hair makeover using Curlformers
Everyone left with a bottle of Kinky-Curly‘s Knot Today & Curling Custard samples. Both were provided courtesy of Kinky-Curly, thanks to their PR rep Erica.
Yummy food & refreshments
On a mission to stray away from my signature high puff, I took the long and narrow Curlformers for a twirl. I applied them to the top of my head after washing and deep conditioning my hair. I slept in them overnight (not fun).
The following morning I removed them, check out the results in the first picture below.
At the end of day three, I took the pictures in the collage. I wore that style until Friday night without re-curling. I am pleased with the results of Curlformers but the jury is still out on whether the time, discomfort and cost are worth it.
Applying Curlformers to the top of my head took about 30-35 minutes. I imagine that the process will speed up a little once I am comfortable using them.
I purchased the Deluxe Softhood Dryer Attachment for use with Curlformers to allow my hair to dry with low heat and save time. Unfortunately, the Softhood did not do the job. Heat should be evenly distributed but no heat/air was released from the top of my Softhood. I contacted Hairflair to notify them, a representative responded in a timely manner and offered to refund the item if I returned it. The Hairflair Quality Control team is supposed to inspect the unit, if I hear anything I’ll let you know.
My dryer attachment was purchased online at Curlformers.com. I snatched the long and narrow Curlformers online from Sally Beauty Supply . I am a Sally’s Beauty Club member, so I saved a few bucks. I bought individual packages because I received a discount, an additional 25 percent off coupon code and free shipping. I purchased a Holdall from the Curlformers site for storing. All items are designed by Hairflair.
Within in the next few weeks I plan to try Curlformers again but I want to avoid sleeping in them. I need to set enough time aside to allow them to dry during the day or get another hood type dryer.
finger detangling: the process of removing tangles and knots from hair using fingers in place of a comb and/or other tools.
I mentioned that I finger detangle in the post titled My Hair Regimen. By finger detangling we tend to lose less hair than detangling with tools. Below HeyFranHey provides a step by step break down of how to do it.
Let me know if you try it.