Kimberly Elise’s Natural Hair Guide | Curly Halo

Many are familiar with Kimberly Elise, the film and television actress who has been in the industry for over 20 years. She is known for her roles in ‘Set It Off’, ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’, ‘John Q’ and ‘For Colored Girls’. Some are unaware that in addition to her acting career, Kimberly Elise advocates natural beauty and authentic living through her website KimberlyElise.com. She has even gone as far as to create an interactive eBook entitled, Curly Halo, to teach about the ins and outs of natural hair! 

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CURLY HALO eBook

 I would define Curly Halo as a “Natural Hair eBible” that is the perfect read for all naturalistas old and new. This eBook is jam-packed with useful information that not only teaches the importance of loving natural hair but also offers insight on how to maintain it properly. read more

HOT OIL TREATMENT

What Is A Hot Oil Treatment?

Massaging heated oil onto the hair and scalp to moisturize dry hair and treat/prevent damaged hair.

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What Is The Point?

What’s the point of adding oil to the hair if it’s just going to be washed out two minutes later? Well, washing the hair can involve a lot of manipulation and stress on the hair strands. Shampooing the hair, especially with shampo containing sulfate can strip the hair of its natural moisture. A hot oil treatment prepares the cuticle for manipulation while helping with moisture retention by protecting the hair from the dryness shampoo can cause.

What Are The Benefits?

  1. Smoothes the cuticle

  2. Softens dry and rough hair

  3. Seals moisture into hai

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What’s The Best Gel For Naturals?

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Nowadays, becoming a product junkie is super easy. Every day there is a new “must have” product and the next thing you know you are first in line at Sally’s Beauty Supply Store.

The following video, “Best Gel/Edge Control For Naturals”, will show how different gels and edge controls work on type 4 hair. This video can serve as a guide so you are not wasting money on endless products. Continue reading

Dreads and Afros Are Not Appropriate For School

        This story is very upsetting because a little girl is now traumatized for merely attending school with dreadlocks.

A 7-year-old girl named Tiana was sent home from her school in Oklahoma for having “the wrong hair style”. She was told that dreadlocks, afros, and mohawks were too distracting for the respectful and serious atmosphere that the school strives for.
After I watched the video the vision of this baby crying and saying “They didn’t like my dreads” kept appearing in my head. Continue reading

NATURAL HAIR CARE TIPS

I have heard one too many times that black people can’t grow long hair and this statement is absolute FALSE. We just have a different texture that requires more care in order to promote healthy growth. Our hair appears to grow slow because it can break off very easily. The culprit of breakage can be anything from incorrect grooming, tight ponytails (pulling at the edges), alcohol based gels, and more.  The following tips will ensure that you are able to retain hair length and grow healthy hair.

 

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