Repair Hair Damage with Infusium Repair + Renew Hair Care Collection

The things we put our hair through in the name of beauty can be pretty damaging. Hair, of course, can be resilient, as long as you nourish it and repair the damage you inflict. We’ve been using Infusium since it was called Infusium 23 and while we switch out the products we use on our hair (a must to do as hair reacts to things like seasonal changes, overall health, changes in your diet, and other factors), we always keep Infusium in rotation. To repair the damage we’ve done to our hair, we rely on the products from the Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection.

The Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection features five products: Repair + Renew Shampoo, Repair + Renew Conditioner, Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment, Infusium Repair + Renew Smoothing Serum, and Infusium Repair + Renew Leave-In Creme. The collection boasts Argan Oil and Keratin to help build your hair’s strength, elasticity, and smoothness, leaving you with softer, shinier, smoother hair. The Repair + Renew Shampoo formula gently cleanses fragile strands, and the Repair + Renew Conditioner formula helps rebuild hair strength from root to tip.

The Repair + Renew Leave-in Treatment formula coats hair with lightweight conditioners to help mend split ends, tame flyaways, enhance shine and improve hair manageability throughout the day and night. The dual-functioning Repair + Renew Smoothing Serum helps protect wet hair from styling friction and breakage and amplifies shine and smoothness when used on dry hair. The Repair + Renew Leave in Creme features a thick, rich conditioning formula provides targeted moisture to help control frizz and smooth split ends.

Infusium’s salon heritage dates back 88 years. They made a breakthrough in the hair care category in 1976 by introducing their Original Leave-in Treatment formula, which quickly became the “leave-in to believe-in” among both professional stylists and consumers alike. Since then, they have continued to introduce new hair care products to the marketplace creating the next generation of multitasking treatment offerings that combine professional quality with everyday ease for a healthy no-fuss hair routine.

Strengthen your weak, brittle hair with the Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection, available for $6.97-8.49, at Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.

NaturallyCurly Kicks Off NYFW with Texture On The Runway

It’s a known fact that black women are trendsetters. From our fashions to our attitudes, to our hair, our style is coveted. It was an amazing pleasure to see that unabashed style and celebration in abundance at the NaturallyCurly Texture On The Runway event, sponsored by Sally Beauty. In its third year of celebrating textured hair and hairstyles, the NYFW kick-off event invited more than 700 influencers, media, and VIPs to experience an innovative runway show and to connect with leading textured hair care brands like Aphogee, Jamaican Mango and Lime, and the hair care brands participating in the runway segment. For this event, fashion took a back seat to hair. It was all about the textured hair.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Monica Mo Stevens, Karonda Cook, and Michelle Breyer (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NaturallyCurly.com co-founder Michelle Breyer hosted the event alongside professional hair stylist Monica Stevens of MoKnowsHair, and Sally Beauty Director of Merchandising Karonda Cook. It was an evening filled with not just textures on the runway, but culture and pride on the runway as well. From luscious ‘fros and cascading waves to wild ringlets and tribal braids – Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Creme of Nature, Curlformers™, Mielle Organics and SheaMoisture headlined the runway show, featuring their unique vision for textured hair. Highlights of the night included each brand’s original interpretations demonstrating their expertise in texture and highlighting the beauty and versatility of texture.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Creme of Nature during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

While Cantu brought an amazing series of step and tap dancers rocking the coolest of hairdos, Creme of Nature wowed with elegant brown ballerinas. Carol’s Daughter had 90’s Brooklyn style and hair in full effect and showed that when it comes to hair, you either go big or go home.

Curlformers was highlighted with the absolutely adorable Instagram stars, Anais and Mirabelle Lee; while Mielle trotted out a bevy of golden goddesses who “slayed” the runway from beginning to end.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Anais and Mirabelle Lee walk the runway for CurlFormers during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Models walk the runway for Mielle during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

Last but certainly not least was SheaMoisture brought the house down with textured hairstyle fit for a queen (keep an eye out for their crowning glory “Egyptian crown” hairstyle).

 

We had a wonderful time and look forward to attending again next year. What did you think of these textured hairstyles? Any favorite styles from the Texture On The Runway show?

Smooth Operator: The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler

Ladies, have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend doing your hair? The amount of time we women spend on our hair in our lifetime adds up to years, and for some of us, maybe even a decade. Wouldn’t you like to cut that hair styling routine time down and use that time for something more useful? With the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler, you really can. This revolutionary 2-in-1 hair styling tool combines the power of a hair dryer and the precision of a styling tool right in your hands.

Say goodbye to having to dry, brush, then style your hair, and hello to smooth, frizz-free blowouts in no time. Why dry and style your hair separately? With the revolutionary Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler, you are able to dry AND style your hair at once, cutting your hair routine in half. This unique hair dryer is boosted by ionic technology for faster hair drying and a smooth, shiny finish. This one step is all it takes to achieve beautiful, frizz-free hair styles by detangling, drying and smoothing your hair. The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler boast a large paddle brush, two heating and cooling settings for maximum styling control, and flexible tangle free bristles.

Available at Walmart

If you’re wondering how long does it take, it depends on how wet your hair is and how much hair you have. For us, our damp hair, which is extremely thick, took about half an hour (it will take longer for wetter hair). Because of our hair texture, our hair wasn’t completely straight on the first try but a few more passes and it got straighter. We loved how very easy, lightweight, and comfortable the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler was to use. Ladies with thinner and shorter hair than ours will fall head over heels with this device (pun intended).

The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler retails for $49.99 and is sold nationwide at Target, Ulta Beauty, Walmart, Amazon.com, and Walgreens.

Leading Beauty Innovator, Reshma Beauty, Comes to the US

More and more people are adopting natural beauty practices and products made with natural ingredients, with many looking to other cultures’ beauty secrets. South Asia has been the leading innovator of beauty secrets from the beginning of time. We were recently introduced to a range of haircare, and skincare products that use age-old beauty secrets and ingredients the mainstream public is just now discovering. Reshma Beauty products, the finest quality of innovative henna-based hair and skin care products, which has completely blown us away, was founded on the science of natural herbs.

Reshma Beauty products share the tradition of all-natural, green, healthy and safe beauty options that the people of the South Asia region have been enjoying for centuries, with the world. Their wonderfully affordable range of products includes Classic Henna, 30 Minute Henna, Skin Care, Oils, Beauty Soaps, and the newly added Henna Infused Deep Conditioner.

We’ve been having one hell of a time indulging in the various Reshma Beauty products. Two of our all time favorite products are the above Reshma Multani Mitti-Fuller’s Earth Mask, $7.99, an all-natural cleansing and clarifying clay mask that comes from a rock originating from India. A clay mask that works wonders on acne-prone and oily skin and is amazing at removing excess oil. leaving your skin feeling fresh, clean, radiant and toned; and the Reshma Ubtan Exfoliator and Face Mask, an all-natural mask, boasting a special blend of herbs, such as turmeric, that brightens and exfoliates your skin by removing toxins. The Ubtan Exfoliator and Face Mask, $7.99, also helps remove dark circles and bags under the eyes and leaves skin soft, smooth and radiant. Our skin is always left feeling incredibly soft and smooth, like baby’s butt smooth. So soft we can’t stop touching our face.

Another Reshma Beauty product we’re addicted to is the Reshma Turmeric Soap, $5.99, a deep moisturizing, powerful antioxidant and anti-aging bar infused with orange peel, rosemary, and an infusion of various oils, such as olive and coconut oil. Although we haven’t tried it yet (we’re still happily using the Turmeric soap), Reshma Beauty also offers a Rosemary Soap, $5.99, that is designed for oily skin, helps prevent inflammation, moisturizes, tones and rehydrates your skin. There are so many amazing products to fall in love with from Reshma Beauty, such as their Henna Infused Oils, $7.99, available for dry and damaged hair, normal hair, and dry scalp & thinning hair; and their Henna-Infused Deep Conditioning Hair Mask, $3.99, which increases moisture and repairs hair damage.

Hair product lovers and all colorists will find themselves weak to the Reshma Beauty’s Classic Henna, and 30 Minute Henna Hair colors ($7.99 each). These 100% Natural Henna semi-permanent hair colors contain no ammonia or peroxide, the henna not only conditions your hair as you’re coloring it, it also protects your hair from the sun and dirt. We haven’t tried it yet but we’re dying to try the Natural Midnight Blue. Our aunt used the 30 Minute Natural Black and she loved the results, noting her hair was left with a variety of deep rich tones that still looked very natural.

Reshma Beauty is named after its creator, Reshma Dordi, a former Miss LA India, director, and producer who created and maintained this leading and in demand henna beauty business in the South Asian market for over the last 20 years. Reshma Beauty is ready to introduce their innovative haircare and skincare products to the US market, especially as we beauty lovers are straying further and further away from chemical-based beauty products

Want to try some of Reshma’s healthy and environmentally friendly beauty products? Visit www.reshmabeauty.com to begin your journey.

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil: The All Season Hydrator

As one who has used an almost immeasurable amount of body moisturizers to keep our skin hydrated throughout the year and through the various and vastly different seasons, we can 100 percent say there is nothing like the hydrating and protective benefits of coconut oil. Of course, the best coconut oil to use is a high-quality one that leaves the raw nutrients intact; that coconut oil is 100% virgin coconut oil, Skinny & Co Coconut Oil.

Skinny & Co Coconut Oil is the only raw, 100% alkaline coconut oil in the world; it is made with hand-picked wild-Harvested, not plantation grown coconuts. What makes Skinny & Co Coconut Oil even more amazing is that is cold-processed, not just cold pressed, thanks to their patent-pending Nutralock System. You already know coconut oil has over a hundred uses. You can cook with it, substituting it for butter and other oils, condition your hair, Oil pulling, and of course use it as a moisturizer on your face and body.

You will immediately notice the difference between Skinny & Co Coconut Oil and other brands. It absorbs much better into your skin and keeps it hydrated and moisturized all day, even on the coldest winter days. We’ve been using Skinny & Co Coconut Oil for two seasons now and our skin couldn’t be happier. It’s become our go-to lip, scalp, and skin moisturizer, makeup remover, cuticle hydrator, and cooking oil.

The 100% raw coconut oil isn’t the only product we’re loving from Skinny & Co Coconut Oil. You’ll love the Coconut Oil Bar Soaps (available in five scents); the deeply hydrating Skinny Shampoo Bars that delivers intense hydration to your hair without creating excess oils (your hair will love you for this); the Whipped Body Butter that’s perfect to use as an all over moisturizer, hair mask or conditioner, or shaving cream; the Skinny & Co. Sugar Scrub, a pH balanced scrub that can be used as an all-over body exfoliant, prep for self-tanner, and as a lip scrub; and a Clarifying Moisturizing Facial Oil for blemish-prone and oily skin types. We know what you’re thinking – why would I put oil on my oily skin? This 100% oil moisturizer helps clarify and balance by removing impurities and congestion from the surface of the skin. These wonderful products are just some of the great skincare products from Skinny & Co, check out their site to see more.

Do you use coconut oil in your beauty or skincare regime? Are you looking to trying a great coconut oil? Don’t take our word for it, check out Skinny & Co’s customer reviews and see who else is loving their coconut oil.

What’s New in Beauty: Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products

We love being introduced to new beauty products, especially if we’re seeing beauty products and tools, unlike anything that’s already out there. We were recently introduced to Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products and their wonderful products. They offering many of your beauty category favorites – matte lipstick, bath bombs, magnifying and lighted makeup mirrors, mud masks, cleansing brushes, and our favorite, hair straightening tools. Because we’re blessed with a head full of very thick hair, we’re incredibly excited to try the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology; and because matte lips are oh-so-in right now, we’ve become fans of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks. We’ll be highlighting both those beauty products in this post.

Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron

If you’re a woman with hair longer than two inches, chances are you have several haircare tools taking up space in your bathroom. Those tools could include a hairbrush, curling iron, and flat iron, and if you’re African American, possibly a hot comb. What if one beauty tool could eliminate those others, saving you time, space, and money? That’s exactly what the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology will do. This versatile beauty tool is a Flat Iron with ceramic plates that heat up quickly, distributing heat evenly across the iron, ensuring your hair is not damaged by hotspots; a Hot Brush that uses shine ionic technology which emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in dry hair; and a Curling Wand with three temperature settings (High 392°F / Medium 356°F / Low 320°F) to best fit your hair type. The best part, this Olaxer beauty product is available on www.amazon.com for only $24.99.

Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks

We all know a matte lip is at the top of the beauty trends list right now, and Olaxer is offering you six stunning matte lip colors for such a low cost. What makes these lipsticks different is they glide on like a lip gloss dries like a matte lipstick. It has the staying power of a lipstick, we’d call it a matte lip cream. It even comes with a lip gloss wand for nice, even full application and coverage. The texture of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipstick is softer and more delicate. It boasts a long-lasting, non-stick formula which contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel against your lips. How much does this amazing lippy set? Can you believe it’s only $19.99 on www.amazon.com? Talk about a steal!

What are your thoughts on these Olaxer Cosmetics beauty products? Are you excited to try these?

Treat Yourself to Fabulous Hair at the Angelo David Salon

If there’s one thing we don’t do enough of, it’s treating ourselves to more pampering. Sometimes dealing with life’s ups and downs can make you forget to take care of yourself. I’m not talking about the basics like food, shelter, I mean rewarding yourself. We’ve been a bit on autopilot over here and we’ve forgotten about treating ourselves. Luckily we know some amazing people, like the Angelo David Salon, who remind you that you deserve a little pampering. So at the tail end of NYFW, I was treated to an afternoon of fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon in midtown Manhattan.

Don’t get me wrong, my natural hair is fabulous and amazing in its natural state (see photos below) but sometimes I want a different look; sometimes I desperately need a hair trim; sometimes I’m tired of doing my own hair and having my arms get tired from the day long routine of washing and styling. Again, this is about getting pampered, so someone else handling the task is always a welcomed treat. So taking a break from our daily top knot or low ponytail, the result of my fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon is what you see above.

Once again, our girl Ivy (pictured below), a staple everyone must visit at the Angelo David Salon, hooked us up with a head full of lush flowing locks and we left the salon in peak fabulousness. We advise everyone looking for great hair results book themselves an appointment for their own day of fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon.

Not only do they create wonderful experiences, Salon Owner Angelo David Pisacreta, world-renowned hairstylist and thinning hair expert, is known for his high-quality, luxury solutions to thinning hair, including highly-customized human-hair extensions, additions, fillers, wigs, and a genius at hair color. Along with his team of exceptional beauty specialists, like Ivy, they will fulfill your every hair need, no matter what it is. The Madison Avenue salon recently opened its Couture Hair Boutique, to showcase the range of extensions, wigs, and additions available to make it easier for clients to choose an option that suits them and their lifestyle.

Could you use a little hair pampering right now? Are you ready to treat yourself fabulous hair at the Angelo David Salon?

This Winter, Indulge Your Hair in Brazilian Beauty with Novex Hair Care

The cold winter weather can create a bit of havoc on your hair, why not treat it to a tropical escape, specifically, a Brazilian one. There’s no denying that Brazilian women have some of the most enviable hair. Now you can achieve a head full of incredibly soft, lush hair with Brazilian hair care brand, Novex Hair Care, and their six collections of hair care products formulated for your various hair needs – Novex Brazilian Keratin (smoothing and deep repair), Novex Olive Oil (deep hydration), Novex Bamboo Sprout (hair growth and strength), Novex Argan Oil (frizz control), Novex My Curls (curls and hydration), and the newest launch, Novex Coconut Oil (nourishment and silkiness). The cold weather can cause split ends, dry scalp, leave you with dry frizzy hair, and non-stop bad hair days that can last the entire season. Your hair is literally crying out for more moisture. Are you ready to give your hair back the strength, moisture, and beauty it knows with Novex Hair Care?

Novex Brazilian Keratin

Keratin is the primary protein found in hair particles and is essential for healthy hair. However, 70-80% of the keratin in hair is lost due to blow drying, curling irons, straighteners, sun rays, excessive heat and dryness and other harmful chemicals. Novex Hair Care Keratin reinforces the structure of the hair and results in shiny, soft hair with natural movement.

Novex Olive Oil

With an innovative formula using the finest Portuguese Olive Oil, Novex Olive Oil treats dry hair by giving deep hydration and protection. Ideal for curly and wavy hair, the family of Olive Oil Shampoo and Conditioning Treatments will provide all day shine, protection, and life into curls.

Novex Bamboo Sprout

With super concentrated actives from Bamboo and enriched with a mixture of amino acids, minerals and Vitamins A, B and C, Novex Hair Care Bamboo is ideal for broken/weak hair that needs an extra dose of strength and growth. The shampoo and conditioning treatments are specifically developed to naturally strengthen the hair and stimulate the roots for growth.

Novex Argan Oil

Enriched with pure Argan Oil from Morocco, Novex Hair Care Argan Oil is full of powerful moisture and natural antioxidants for the hair. Ideal for straight hair and extensions, Novex Argan Oil repairs damages on the cellular membrane of the hair particles, increasing the strength of the capillary fiber and restoring shine and smoothness on hair. Split ends are reversed and hair is no longer frizzy, dry or dull.

Novex My Curls

Novex My Curls is specially created to take curls and give them movement and lots of hydration. Since curly hair requires a lot of moisture, Novex combined 7 hydrating oils into the My Curls products. These include Olive, Argan, Ojon, Monoi, Coconut, Shea Butter and Moringa Oils. This special mix of oils will bring curly hair intense hydration, nutrition, anti-frizz and spectacular shine. Cranberry, the small but powerful fruit, also helps shape the curls perfectly while maintaining shine.

Novex Coconut Oil

The newest Novex Hair Care products are enriched with the purest Coconut Oil from Brazil and Vitamin E, resulting in an intense treatment to repair dry and undisciplined hair. It restores shine and prolongs a smoother and straight effect on the hair.

Could your hair use a little Brazilian beauty escape and rescue from hair damage? Then you will love these Novex Hair Care products.