Category Archives: Natural Hair Blogs

eBook Review: Curly Halo – Author: Kimberly Elise

Hey Maicurlies,

I am back with my 3rd book review and this time it is an eBook!

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The eBook is called “Curly Halo” and the author is the wonderfully talented and beautiful Natural actress Kimberly Elise!

DISCLAIMER: Please note, I want to make it clear that I was contacted by a representative working for Kimberly to see if I would be interested to to review her eBook on my Blog/YouTube Channel and I was pleased to do so.

I have always insisted on openness and honesty on my blog/channel and would never compromise my integrity to provide truthful information whether it is in the form of information sharing, a review, a DIY mix or a product suggestion. That holds true with this review, and having been sent the eBook did not influence my thoughts on it, one way or the other. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own honest opinions. I was not paid or compensated to state anything mentioned in the video and/or my blog post.

“Curly Halo – Your Natural Hair Care Reference Guide & Workbook”

Who are the target readers?: Those that have been natural for a while can benefit from the book thanks to the fact that it includes helpful information that any natural can use along their continued Natural Hair Journey (regardless of how far along they are). It includes hair and scalp care tips which again is why I suggest “long term” naturals can benefit from it. Now for those that are either considering going back natural, those transitioning or those of you that might have recently Big Chopped (BC) I highly suggest Curly Halo for you! It is packed with suggestions, tips and advice to help you along your journey (which can be a little daunting at first, especially if you are threading in unfamiliar water)! 

Pages & Chapters: The eBook consists of 80 pages (in total) and has been broken down into 10 chapters. 

How to “use” it: Since this is an eBook, I got a link with the eBook and then downloaded the file. It can be read on any software that allows you to read a PDF file. I actually used my eBookshelf (software I downloaded on my Samsung) but it can also be read on a regular PDF reader. 

Text: Curly Halo takes you through hair and scalp care right from the start and not only provides information on how one can provide healthy hair and scalp care but also some steps that can be taken in case you come across any hair/scalp issues throughout your journey. It is a really easy read, it is not jam-packed with too much text, includes images and tip boxes and most notably worksheets! The worksheets can be used as interactive pages that you can use for note taking – part of your Natural Hair Journal. (P.s. I highly recommend you get yourself a Hair Journal if you have not already done so)! The language used is very simple which makes it easy to read and digest and does not require you to have a science degree or even any prior knowledge of hair care. I love the simple yet elegant appearance of the eBook as well!

Highlights for me: First and foremost I LOVE the “holistic” approach Kimberly used in the eBook. This of course works really well with DIY hair care so you can be sure that I LOVE this aspect! Thanks to its simplicity it provides readers with easy to do healthy hair/scalp care options while still providing alternative suggestions for those that are not too crazy about taking a more “hands on” approach to their hair/scalp care (not everyone is tickled to death about DIY hair care). Another part of the eBook that I love are the worksheets. As I mentioned, they are interactive and can help guide you to make decisions, take note of experiences/thoughts and keep track of trial & error “experiments”. Having a place where you keep all this information is really important, regardless of whether you have recently returned back natural of have been natural for a while (we can not keep track of everything in our head)! 

Where can I buy the eBook?: 

Would I recommend the eBook?: In closing, YES I really did enjoy reading Curly Halo and do recommend others to pick up a soft copy from Kimberly’s site!

If you have come across the eBook please share your own personal thoughts, I would love to hear from you!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

My contribution work on Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

I have been a little off about posting the different articles I have contributed to Global Couture. If you haven’t already visited the site then you really should! It is a wonderful source of information and inspiration! 

I just wanted to share some of the previous articles along with the links to them. 

I would love to hear what you think if you read any of them.

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

7 Reasons to Start Making DIY Hair Care Products and How – Global Couture

Hey Lovely Maicurlies,

I wanted to quickly share my contribution article on Global Couture.

So, the article might be ever so slightly bias (seeing as I am obsessed with Do It Yourself mixes) but I did want to share my passion for DIY’s and perhaps encourage someone else to give it a whirl. I have come across a few people that have stated reasons why they “dislike” DIY’s (I am trying not to give the side-eye while thinking someone could actually dislike them LOL) so to counter-claim I wrote about: 7 Reasons to start making DIY Hair Care Products & How“.

I hope you enjoy the article! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Feature Story On Islandkynks

Hello Maicurlies,

Today I am honored to say that the story about natural hair journey has been featured on IslandKynks! Ms. Kesia (the brainchild of the blog) who by the way is an “old timer” Natural has actually been featured on my blog (here). She was kind enough to share my story on her amazing blog. Thank you sister! 😀 

https://islandkynks.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/natural-hair-blog-feature-ms-marianne/comment-page-1/#comment-953

You can read the full article here.

Apart from being a stunning natural beauty, she is one of the kindest and most supportive curlfriends I have had the honor of getting to know. Seriously, she comments or hits the “like” button on nearly every single post I write (I truly appreciate the support so much)!

IslandKynks is packet with information about natural hair, styles, product reviews and yes natural hair stories of a group of really inspiring ladies. Please do take a peek at Kesia’s blog, you will not be disappointed! 

Thanks again Kesia 😀 

Maicurls

Maicurls

How To Become Your Own Hairstylist – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

I wanted to share my lasted contribution article on Global Couture: “How To Become Your Own Hairstylist”.

How to become your own hairstylist

                                                   How to become your own hairstylist

Now I know what you are thinking, “wait a minute don’t you always say you are not a hair guru”… I am not. However, I am not talking about becoming a styling professional or hair “artist”. The article is more about how to become more comfortable with styling your own hair.

For some of us going back natural and having healthy hair also means having control of our hair in terms of styling it by ourselves. For many years hair stylists, hair dressers, mums, aunts, cousins, friends etc. might have been our go to person in terms of getting our hair done. So it can be a little intimidating to finally start to style our own hair.

The article was written to help encourage new naturals, those considering going back natural or even those who already are natural about how to overcome that initial hesitation of self-styling.

Click on the link at the top of the post to read the full article on Global Couture!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

 

The Natural Hair Blog Directory GIVEAWAY!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

The NHBD Giveaway

The Natural Hair Blog Directory (NHBD) has officially been up and running for 6 months and are about half way there to their 500 blogger/vlogger goal! 

In case you haven’t heard of the NHBD, it basically works as an online “naturalista directory”. If you are a natural hair blogger or vlogger you can sign up with the directory (for free) and get your blog/channel listed! If you are looking to find new bloggers/vloggers for styling inspiration, natural hair advice or suggestions then all you have to do is visit the directory and click away on any of the beautiful naturalistas on there. 

So, they are doing a giveaway to say thank you for all the support!

“In celebration of such a great momentum to this point, we want to thank all of the naturalistas that have used and helped spread the word of the directory! One lucky naturalista will win a box of the following items listed below”.

What’s the giveaway? I have to say I am amazed at how much there is! 

  • Raw Shea Butter from AntiguaBarbudaGirl
  • T-shirt from Aphrodite Kinks
  • Aussie Moist Conditioner and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie from Lovethyintrovert
  • Curlkit by Nappyfu.com
  • Waist Beads from Natural Hair Junkies
  • 2 Eden BodyWorks products from Naturally Glam
  • BYOB tshirt from The Confetti Collective
  • Jewelry from Fro and Bro
  • Design Essentials Stimulations Super Moisturizing Conditioner from Natural Nicole
  • Sample sizes of Motions Light Styling Foam, Phyto Specific Moisturizing Styling Cream, Parnevu T-Tree Shampoo, Parnevu T-Tree Ultra Deep Repair Conditioner, and Parnevu T-Tree Cream Glosser from Tresses and Treats
  • Maxi Hair Bows from Yellospace
  • Natural High T-shirt from The Natural High Blog
  • Jewelry from Overxposedkc91

Like I said AMAZING right?! 

So how do you sign up for a potential win?

To enter, click the link below to get to the NHBD page and follow the instructions there.

Good Luck Maicurlies!

Maicurls

Maicurls

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

My article on: How to take care of an itchy scalp – in Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies!

I have a new article on Global Couture about: How to treat an itchy scalp.

This is a screen shot of the article which you can read in full here.

How to Care for an Itchy scalp

                                                     How to Care for an Itchy scalp

I would love to hear your feedback! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls