Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Short, Blonde & Curly!

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My mom finally let all the relaxer grow out of her hair & I absolutely love the curly look on her! 

She normally wears her hair flat-ironed and in a "spiked" hairstyle, but today she decided to do a Wash-N-Go!

Simple Tied Loc Bun Style

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Check out the post on the new website, "Simple Tied Loc Bun Style". 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to Dr. JoAnne Cornwell

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Dr. JoAnne Cornwell

Today is the birthday of Dr. JoAnne Cornwell, Creator of Sisterlocks™!
You can head over to her Facebook page [HERE] to wish her a Happy Birthday!

My Lock Loops Are Here!

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Check out the post on the new website, "My Lock Loops Are Here!". 

Friday, November 11, 2011

[Event] NSBE Regional Conference & Natural Hair in Corporate America

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I am really excited to be speaking to the members of the National Society of Black Engineers tomorrow at their Regional Conference! I will be hosting two workshops, "Natural Hair in the Workforce" & "Locs in the Corporate World".

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

[Event] T.A.N.G.L.E.S. “Locs & Transitioning Informational Session” @ Howard University!

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I am really excited to be speaking at the T.A.N.G.L.E.S General Body Meeting today about Locs &  Transitioning to Natural Hair. T.A.N.G.L.E.S. is a student led organization that stands for "Transitioners And Naturals Growing, Learning, and Educating Students". If you haven't heard about T.A.N.G.L.E.S, check them out on their Facebook Page [HERE].

When: Wednesday, November 9 2011 @ 6 PM

Where: Howard University School of Business Room 418

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

[Event] Celebrating the Sisterlocks Revolution

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The lovely ladies at Sisterlocks™ are hosting the "Baltimore & Beyond...Sisterlocks Revolution" in a few weeks! The event will have something from everyone, including vendors, hairstyling demos, entertainment, raffles, instructional classes, and much more. It will be a great opportunity to meet other women with Sisterlocks, Locs, and Natural hair in the area...and beyond!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

[Recap] Happily Natural Day

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I didn't even know about this event until the day of, but I am sooo glad I got the chance to attend! Nadira of Adiva Naturals referred me to this event from the Embracing Your Beauty Natural Hair Extravaganza after we chatted for a few about Locs and natural hair care.

[CLOSED] Kynk Hair Care Products Giveaway

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Have you heard of Kynk Hair Care products? If not, be one of the first to try some of there new natural hair care products! Kynx has agreed to send the first 25 people to comment on this post FREE samples of their products!

[Recap] Embracing Your Beauty Natural Hair Extravaganza Event

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I woke up early to get to the Embracing Your Beauty Natural Hair Extravaganza by the 11 AM start time because the organizers announced they'd be giving away goodie bags to the first 100 attendees! And guess what? I snagged one!

After getting my goody bag, I met up with SouthernGryl, a fellow naturalista & member of my NuGrowth Meetups group. She was rocking the must beautiful flower in the back of her Bantu Knot out and everyone was amazed by it, even me!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

[Recap] Koils By Nature's "Natural is Not a Fad" Event

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Last weekend, I attended the Koils By Nature's "Natural is Not a Fad" event with Alex of TheGoodHairBlog and our friend Dee.

I had a great time, even though we arrived for only the last hour and a half, it was well worth it! We were able to see and meet the models from the Fashion Show, which rocked the most beautiful Loc styles and fashions!

Monday, October 17, 2011

[CLOSED] Win Two FREE Tickets to the Embracing Your Beauty Natural Hair Extravaganza

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I am really excited about attending the Embracing Your Beauty Natural Hair Extravaganza [more details HERE] this Saturday, October 22nd in Richmond, VA! This event is going to feature great vendors, products, hairstylists on site, and MUCH MUCH more! I would love to see some of you at the event, so in conjunction with we'd like to giveaway TWO free tickets!

What is Slippage?

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Check out the post on the new website, "What is Slippage?". 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

[Event] “Natural is Not a Fad”

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Koils By Nature is hosting their 1st natural hair event in the DC area this Saturday at the National Harbor! As Koils By Nature says "this is not just another natural hair meetup or expo……it’s an experience!" and I am excited to attend. Also amongst the attendees will be Aevin Dugas, naturalista & owner of the world's largest natural afro, so be sure to bring your cameras!

Nappturalite Radio Recap: Owning a Natural Hair Beauty Supply!

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Congratulations! Mahogany Roots Giveaway Winners…

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Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway, took the time to check out Mahogany Roots products, and also those who became fans of the CurlyNuGrowth & Mahogany Roots Facebook pages!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

[CLOSED] Mahogany Roots Hair & Body Products Giveaway

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I am really happy to announce the CurlyNugrowth giveaway featuring samples of a few amazing hair & body products by Mahogany Roots! There will be a total of SIX winners of Mahogany Roots Hair & Body product sets.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OyinHandmade x Dominion Ice Cream Social Recap

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Over the weekend, NaturalNouNou and I, went to the Ice Cream Social Meetup hosted by OyinHandmade and we had an AMAZING time!

(R -L) CurlyNuGrowth (Me), Jamyla & Honeybaby, NaturalNouNou (Art)

We ended up arriving at about 4:30 PM, unbeknownst to us that the event started at 3:00 PM, so we were a tad bit late lol, but that didn't stop the fun. In fact, I think getting there after everyone had cleared out was best!

How To Discover Newness in the Natural Hair Community

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The vast amount of information in the natural hair community can be overwhelming at times and it can also become mundane getting the same content time and time again.

Well, being the nerd that I am, I stumbled upon a great way to get information that you're interested in, from blogs you may never even knew existed, delivered right to your inbox; Google Alerts. Many of you may not know what I'm talking about, so let me explain.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September NuGrowth Meetup!

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Teaming up with Alex from TheGoodHairBlog & Art from NaturalNouNou, I am really excited to announce the September Meetup will be happening at T.G.I. Friday's in DC! There will be door prizes, giveaways, and jewelry on sale from ShopALS.

Space is limited (only 25 seats) for the event, so you must R.S.V.P on the NuGrowth Meetups page [HERE]. Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 9, 2011

CurlyNuGrowth Partnership Announcement!

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I am so excited to announce that CurlyNuGrowth has become a Syndication Partner with Nappturalite Radio!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Teleconference with Pi Nappa Kappa & Nappturalite Radio

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The Natural Hair Sorority, Pi Nappa Kappa, has teamed up with some fabulous experts in the natural hair community, including Dawn of Nappturalite Radio, to present a natural hair learning session. The teleconference, titled “How To Grow Your Fro & Maintain Your Mane” will help to answer natural hair and lifestyle questions.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

[Video Tutorial] Fly & Fabulous Transitioning Hairstyle

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While perusing Facebook today, I found this hairstyle video tutorial posted on StrawberriCurls' blog [HERE]. I think this hairstyle is really cute and is great for women that are transitioning, women that are already natural --even with locs! I plan to try this style on my Sisterlocks sometime in the near future!

New Shampoo For My Sisterlocks

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Check out the post on the new website, "New Shampoo For My Sisterlocks". 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Embracing Your Beauty Natural Hair Extravaganza

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Embracing YOUR Beauty will be hosting a Natural Hair Extravaganza in Virginia this coming October! The Extravaganza will feature giveaways, vendors, stylists on site, informational hair sessions, and much more!

When: October 22, 2011 @ 11 AM - 5PM

Where: The Comfort Inn
3200 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

To purchase tickets to the event, visit the Eventbrite Page [HERE]. If you would like more information, contact the Embrace Your Beauty team via their Facebook Page [HERE] and make sure to follow them on Twitter(@EYBeauty).

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Are people that “mildly” relax their hair still natural?

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This is a topic that was presented by TheStrangeFruitGirl [HERE] on YouTube a few weeks ago. In her video [HERE] she discusses how a client of hers put a mild relaxer in their natural hair, but doesn't admit to doing so because she just combed the relaxer through to help loosen her curls.

Friday, July 29, 2011

And the winner of the CurlyNuGrowth Giveaway is…Corea!

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Giveaway Winner Corea

Join me in congratulating Corea, you remember yesterday's Hair Feature [HERE], on winning the OyinHandmade Gift Set [HERE]! In addition, Corea's natural hair journey video that she submitted for her giveaway entry will be featured on the homepage the entire month of August!

She is going to receive four fabulous products from OyinHandmade, including Honey Wash Shampoo, Burnt Sugar Pomade, Juices & Berries Leave-In, and Honey Hemp Conditioner! Make sure you check back in August to check out her journey video [HERE]! And again, congratulations Corea & enjoy your new @OyinGoodies!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DMV Meetup on Sunday, July 31st @ Busboys & Poets at 5pm

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This Sunday, July 31st at 5pm** is the DMV Natural Hair Meetup hosted by! I am really excited to meet everyone and exchange advice & tips, eat good food, and share some good laughs!

**The start time for the meetup has been pushed back to 5pm - 7pm, instead of 2pm - 4pm, in order to accommodate the number of attendees that have RSVP'd!

We will be meeting in the Loft Room at Busboys & Poets @ 5th & K. When you enter the restaurant, come up the grand spiral staircase to the second story loft. The Loft Room overlooks the entire restaurant & will be a great mingling area for everyone.

For more details, see the full listing on the NuGrowth Meetup Page [HERE].

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Check out the Natural Hair iPhone App: Curls on the Go

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I recently discovered an app by called "Curls on the Go". The app gives product recommendations, reviews, helps you to locate a hair salon, and features the Frizz Forecast™.

Curls on the Go Startup Screen

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TWA Hairstyle: Mohawk w/ Flexis

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My Client found this cute hairstyle online and wanted something similar to the picture below…

I flat twisted her sides and then set the middle of her hair on Flexi-Rods. The pictures are before the Flexi Rods are plucked out. This style will last about two weeks.

DIY: Relieve Dry Scalp w/ Apple Cider Vinegar

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Check out the post on the new website, "Relieve Dry Scalp w/ Apple Cider Vinegar". 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Natural Hair Meetup w/ @Glamswagger on August 13th

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The fierce fro rocker, Glamswagger, will be hosting a meetup at Vapiano’s in Chinatown, DC!

When: August 13th @ 6:00 PM

Where: Vapiano’s in Chinatown in DC

You can RSVP via the Nu Growth group [HERE] or tweet @Glamswagger for more details. I hope to see you there!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Natural Hair Meetup: July 31st in DC

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CurlyNuGrowth will be hosting a meetup in the DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia area for Naturals @ Busboys & Poets!

When: Sunday, July 31, 2011

Time: 2 – 4 PM   5 – 7PM**

Where: Busboys & Poets @ 5th & K, 1025 5th Street NW Washington, DC

To RSVP & get more information about the upcoming meetup, visit the NuGrowth Meetup Page [HERE]. I look forward to meeting those of you in the DMV area! Make sure you spread the word!

**The start time for the meetup has been pushed back to 5pm – 7pm, instead of 2pm – 4pm, in order to accommodate the number of attendees that have RSVP’d! Nice! B-)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

[CLOSED] OyinHandmade Gift Set Giveaway

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The OyinHandMade Gift Set Giveaway has ended. I appreciate all the video entries that were submitted, and everyone that tweeted, liked the CurlyNuGrowth fan page, and shared this giveaway with others!

The winner is Corea!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's #NaturalHair Day!

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If any of you naturals are on Twitter, join us today (June 28th) for #NaturalHair day! We are trying to make #NaturalHair a trending topic on twitter so just include the '#' in front of 'naturalhair', like this #naturalhair, in your tweets!

I look forward to tweeting with all of you today about how fabulous #naturalhair is! My twitter name is @CurlyNuGrowth, of course :) leave your twitter name and I'll be sure to send you a shoutout today!!

Join in on #NaturalHair Day:

Friday, June 3, 2011

Introducing...TB's Loc Journey

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Check out the post on the new website, "Introducing...TB's Loc Journey". 

Naturally Lighten Your Hair Color

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Before & After Pictures of Henna Hair Lightening

Many naturals want to change the color of their hair, especially in the Summer months, but they don't want to sacrifice the natural lifestyle. Luckily, there are several all-natural alternatives to chemically based products!

Henna is one option. Henna is a plant that has natural dying properties, and is often used to dye skin, hair, and some fabrics. I have personally tried several Henna brands and I love how they changed my hair color and also conditioned my hair, leaving is soft and increased my curl pattern. If you are interested in trying Henna in your hair, I made a tutorial [HERE] of exactly what to do and also one of my recipes [HERE] to give you a richer color. For more information about Henna, I referenced the Henna for Hair website [HERE].

Another option is lemon juice. Yes, all natural lemon juice in your hair and a few hours under the Sun will naturally lighten your hair shade. I tried this last Summer and I loved the results. I am really excited to see how it will work in my Sisterlocks this Summer.

Friday, May 20, 2011

[CLOSED] $25 Cash Giveaway

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I will give $25* to use on the website to one lucky CurlyNuGrowth fan at 6pm EST on May 21st!

The winner is @SimplyMe_JESS! Congratulations!

  *The product purchase must be made by May 25, 2011. If you have any questions about this giveaway, email me at

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Troublesome Curly Nape...

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This one little patch of hair won't loc...after 6 months it remains curly. I will keep you updated on its progress....or lack thereof... 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My, How Much I Miss Henna...

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I was going through my camera and I found an old picture that I never got a chance to post of my hair after a henna treatment. I love the Auburn tint that the henna always added to my hair, simply lovely! Also, great  the conditioning affects of henna was what always kept me coming back! :)



To achieve this color, I used the Henna Hair Dye technique as shown in this tutorial [HERE]. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sisterlocks 4 Month Update

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Check out the post on the new website, "Sisterlocks 4 Month Update". 

Marriage & the 'Fro..

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Carlos Santana recently got married to Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz's Drummer) and she has the most beautiful wedding pictures...and of course she is a natural! :)

When I get married, if I no longer have my Sisterlocks, I would definitely rock my 'fro like this..absolutely stunning!

Cindy Blackman's Wedding Style
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