Monday, February 27, 2012

Model Your Natural Hair With My Tropical Roots!

My Tropical Roots has launched a new natural hair care line and is looking for 20 models to help promote their products! If you have natural hair, locs, or braids and are 10+ years old, you can submit your entry [HERE] for a chance to win $1,000 and numerous other great opportunities! 

I will be reviewing these products soon, but in the mean time, head over to and submit your picture or video! 


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beauty In Color: BeautyShort Ft. Caleb

Beauty Shorts: Caleb from AlexandraElle on Vimeo.

Alex, of The Good Hair Blog, has launched an amazing campaign in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area entitled "Beauty In Color". She is focusing on the young women in our community and helping them to see their inner beauty. 

The first event for "Beauty In Color" will be in March and in the weeks leading up to the event, she is sharing "BeautyShorts" that feature men & women expressing their point of view on a women's beauty. Check out the first BeatuyShort [HERE] and check out her blog [HERE] for more details.

Friday, February 17, 2012

How To Get Straight Hair Without Heat!

Total Style Time: 2 Hours
Products Used: Big Rollers, Water, Double Clip Pins

I took my Sisterlocks from curly to straight using mainly water and big rollers. The versatility of Sisterlocks is so amazing and the fact that they're designed to hold curls makes achieving a slightly bent straight hair super look easy. 

Introducing...Goddess Gemz Sisterlock Journey

There are Naturalistas all over the world; Goddess Gemz is sharing her Hair Story from the United Kingdom!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Introducing... Summyji's Sisterlocks Journey!

Summyji is new to the natural hair community and has recently begun her journey with Sisterlocks! Welcome her to the family and share and tips you have for a product cautious newly natural diva!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ouch! Too Much Styling With My Sisterlocks

I have been styling my hair daily as part of the 29 Styles Challenge [HERE] and after 7 days, its really taking a toll on my hair. As much as I've been enjoying coming up with different styles these past few days, I feel like my hair hates me for it! 

Right now, my scalp is really tender and pretty much for the past few days, in the middle of the day, the bobby pins or loc tie that I used to create my hairstyle start to cause me major pain; to the points its almost unbearable and I have to take down the style. In addition to the tender scalp, I am experiencing a lot of slippage and hairs creeping out of my Sisterlocks. Check out my Sisterlocks Vlog update [HERE] or below to see exactly what I'm talking about... 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

[Recap] NuGrowth Meetup @ OyinHandmade & XS

The meetup today was amazing, to say the least! The diversity of women that came out to the event was truly wonderful. There were women transitioning to natural hair, women with Sisterlocks, loose natural hair, and even someone that just did the big chop a week ago! In addition to the stunning women in attendance, the venues were really nice!

Friday, February 3, 2012

First Friday at OyinHandmade

Today is First Friday at OyinHandmade, which means the shop is open from 5PM - 8PM for mingling and shopping! I stopped by after work to check out the new product designs and meet some new people! 

First Friday OyinGoodies

While I was at the OyinHandmade First Friday event last night [HERE], I was able to pick up a few Oyin Goodies for my Sisterlocks and TB's Traditional Locs! 

NuGrowth Book Club: The Science of Black Hair

One of my personal goals for 2012 is to read more books because we have to educate ourselves; knowledge is key! If you recall, I posted a while back [HERE] about a few books that I am interested in reading, and figured its time to start! With that being said, the first book that I am going to dive into is The Science of Black Hair by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy.

Introducing... Victoria's Loose Natural Hair Journey!

Victoria is the Naturalista behind! She shares her adornment with natural hair and some of her favorite all natural products!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

MTV's True Life "Natural Hair" Casting Call

We've moved to!

I just found out about MTV's True Life "I'm Going Natural" casting call and I immediately sent in an entry! I think it would be really great to not only feature African-American women chopping off their relaxed hair, but also share a journey with Sisterlocks! 

Sisterlocks are a great way for African-American women to go natural and still have the versatility of loose natural or relaxed hair AND they're low maintenance. Check out my YouTube channel [HERE], CurlyNuGrowth; don't you think I'd be good on camera? 

If you can support me, send a quick email to with subject "CurlyNuGrowth" and say you'd like to see me and my Sisterlock journey!

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