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SoftSheen-Carson Optimum Launch with Cynthia Bailey & Johnny Wright

I had the amazing pleasure of attending a launch event for the SoftSheen-Carson Optimum AMLA Legend range of products. What exactly is AMLA Legend? AMLA OIL is a well kept and legendary Indian beauty secret. Derived from the AMLA Superfruit, AMLA is renowned for it’s natural rejuvenating properties, providing intense nourishment and conditioning to damaged hair. If you thought Argan Oil was good for your hair, you’ll love the ALMA Oil based products from Optimum Salon Haircare.

Hosted by RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey and SoftSheen-Carson’s Artistic Style Director, Celebrity’s Hairstylist and the First Lady’s Hairstylist, Johnny Wright, the event was held at the AIRE Ancient Baths and featured the six products in the range.

The range of products in the collection include:

Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye Relaxer
Body Filler Hair Wash
Body Filler Hair Cream
Damage Antidote Oil Moisturzer
Billion Hair Potion
1001 Oils Cream Night Wrap

I also got a chance to interview Cynthia Bailey on what’s happening on RHOA, see video of that interview filmed on my #HTCOne below (I swear I love this phone):

Motions Haircare Celebrates Global Ambassador, Ursula Stephen

Motions Haircare held and sponsored an event celebrating the birthday of Celebrity Stylist and Motions Global Ambassador, Ursula Stephen (wearing a fab french vanilla-colored Roland Mouret dress) at Boudoir. Guests, fellow media and celeb attendees enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, great cocktails and non-stop body shaking music courtesy of DJ Kiss

Guests included superstar and hair chameleon Rihanna (whose Chanel Sunglasses I love), Actress Taraji P. Henson, ANTM’s Toccara, Celebrity Hairstylist Keith Campbell, and Motions Brand Manager Karen Smith

Though I didn’t stay long, I had a great time talking hair (and hair products) with my fellow bloggers and beauty lovers. It was also great to wish Ursula Stephen a spectacular birthday.

Got Curly Hair? Get Frizz Free Curls with CURLS Haircare

During the summer, I’ve been taking a college student, an English major to be exact, to a few events as part of Real World Experience experiment which will hopefully help craft her future endeavors. As stated, she is an English major, so naturally her experience involves covering an event or two and product reviews. So with no further delay, here is the first from Sharlene Cassius, Sophomore at Grambling university.

This is my hair, untamed and uncombed.

It’s not exactly Shirly Temple curly. It’s not even as curly as actress Rachel Tru’s tresses. However, it’s a little wavy and very frizzy, but there is definitely some curl potential for my crowning glory. That’s why I decided to put the Curls for Women five hair care products to the test.


They are – Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Coconut Sublime Conditioner, Quenched Curls Moisturizer, Curls Milkshake (light curl lotion), and the new Cashmere Curls. These fabulous finds are from Curls’ product line designed especially for multi-ethnic women of all hair types. Overall, I would say I am satisfied with these goodies. If you are one those girls who has to deal with your naturally kinky or curly, frizzy, tangle-prone, moisture-craving hair, you’re appreciate how much these products can leave your hair feeling so much more manageable, silky, bouncy and moisturized.

My favorite, out of the five products is Cashmere Curls (shown above), because it caters especially to kinkier hair textures like mine. I can apply it to my twists, undo them, and voila, I have an excellent, nicely moisturized twist out.

Apart from these amazing benefits (especially how the products made my hair less frizzy), I loved the wonderful scent of coconut that stayed with me after using these products. Yes, scent matters to me. One of the first things I do when I’m shopping for hair products is inhale their fragrance and these products made me want to take a second, and a third whiff. And off course, price is extremely important to me. Curls’ products for women (which include a number of products I haven’t had the opportunity to try out) range from a retail price of about $12-$25. I would say that that’s reasonable considering the great results. So, if you want the Curls experience, find these products and Curls’ two other products lines for kids and babies (Curly Qs and It’s A Curl) from top retailers across the US and international countries; better yet, order them online at www.curls.biz .

And, if you believe in giving back, I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that Curls’ Founder, Mahisha Dellinger, works with adoption agencies across the US donating Curls products and teaching multi-ethnic hair care to parents who adopt across racial lines. You go girl!