Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beautiful


Evolution of my WnG

2008
When I started off in 2008, I had no idea what to do to my hair.  I found Nappturality and was happy that I could get tips, conversation , and laughter with other natural women. I didn't know that my hair was curly , coily, kinky, whatever turn you choose. I just said " what the hay" and went for it. I followed a lot of women down the road of trying to "Wash and GO'. It worked for me because all I had to do was add a styler, and shake. " Cool Beans"

So fast forward a couple of years and my "WnG's" still were the same length. I was disappointed. At one point I thought my hair wasn't growing so I started to protective style as much as possible. LOL, that didnt go so well because, well, I hate protective styling. Its just not me.  I can wear kinky twists, micro braids and even weaves for three weeks at a time, but protective styling with my own hair never works for me. I love touching my hair. Its a wonder to me every day because I never know it could be so beautiful.

Well anyway, no one told a sister about banding/stretching a wash and go. My hair doesn't show it length unless its been stretched for days on end. That's just the nature of it.  I could have BSL and my hair will still shrink to above my eyelids in a "WnG". I cant compare my hair to anyone's else because it is its own entity.

 I finally figured out that if I want a little length , I will have to ponytail my hair at night, and then take them out in the morning and shake. It still doesn't give me my true length but it gives me enough to where I'm happy.



2009





2010

2011
2011

2011


Ponytail'd
Later
2012









Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Show up Show out

 sounds very interesting , I think I will be in the building





SHOW UP SHOW OUT 2012
A Night To Celebrate The Natural You!!

Join us on July 28th 2012
from 7pm - 12am

Location: Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabbazz Memorial Center
3940 Broadway / Harlem, NY

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 19th, National Natural Hair meetup Day

 I will be in Brooklyn on Saturday,  Holla' if you see me or youre going to the event! You can check out this site to see if there are any events near you.



Event Details

TCC Logo

along with Diane Bailey Silhouettes & Mane Moves TV present 

Spring is in the HAIR
THE OFFICIAL
National Natural Hair Meet Up Day
 BROOKLYN MEET UP   

Join us as we celebrate our kinks, curls and coils in the ultimate NYC expression of style and glamour 

Fabulous Giveaways & Prizes
Fun & Interactive Activities
Specialty Cocktails
Swag Bags
Meet & Greet Fellow Naturalistas
Special Appearances
Product Swap
Ask the Expert
and much more.

See why Brooklyn is Natural Hairville USA...at the event of the season!

NNHMD


For More on National Natural Hair Meetup Day:





Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Heritage by Airest

Honestly I could really use three products on my hair and have it look as good as any high priced item. 

In my hair routine all I need is clay, henna , a moisturizer and a sealer. I was on instagram and someone liked a picture. I went to the picture and noticed it was a FAB picture of some hair. I went to the profile of the person and lo and behold she has a hair care line BUT what drew me is the fact that its two of my favorite items

Flax Seed Gel and Clay. The concept of this little company is cool because honestly Ive had great success in using Clays and FlaxSeed Gel myself. Its just sometimes I really dont feel like making it myself and go to ordering

I'm not knocking anyones product flow because I will always be intrigued by products for my hair , its just my thing

So I reached out to the company and shes provided me with all three items. If Shea butter is not for you , you might want to omit the moisturizer and substitute your own.

Cleansing Clay - seems a little thick. You might have to wet the hair and take your time smoothing it on the scalp and hair.

Moisturizer- chockful of shea butter

Flaxseed Gel- very loose, you might have to transfer to a jar with a pump.





Monday, May 14, 2012

A little too thick for you?

I love Taliah Waajids protective bodifier mist. It keeps my protective styles well moisturized alone. All I need is it and a shampoo whenever I am wearing a weave, micro's, or kinky twists. The only downside for me is, that it is kind of thick when you get to the bottom. I found the perfect solution. Adding a spritz to it that happens to be stellar itself but not as moisturizing.

Any of the Oyin juices!

Changes to staples


I am a happy camper when I find something I love, I am even happier when I find a leave in conditioner that I can use on my dense hair solo. I had found that in Beija Flors Natural Creme Brûlée. It was love at first touch. The consistency, the smell, the way it worked in my hair alone. It seemed as if the product angel came down and sung in my ears.

So I decide to purchase another bottle and guess what came. A jar! I knew right off the bat this staple was gone. Anything that goes from a botte to a jar to me means the consistency has changed. Well, the Creme was now like a thick butter. I know it was a little hard getting the last drops out my brûlée out of the bottle but dang, a sister is heartbroken.

I was able to use it in the past as a solo styler for my WnG. Now, it doesnt sink in or absorb as quick as before. Same great smell but performance wise, it doesn't blow me away anymore.

Bottle consistency
It's been scratched off the list!






Tiny bit of bottle on the left/jar consistency

instagram?

  Are you guys on instagram?  I am ...shawnyblaze is my name!

Im enjoying this Milky Way

This hair has been pretty cool so far, that is when I remember to tie it up at night.

Herbal Hair Mask recipe

 marshmallow root powder
 irish moss powder
 comfrey root powder
 slippery elm powder
 blue malva powder
 rhassoul mud (optional)
 honey
glycerin
olive oil/coconut oil or castor oil
12-14oz of hot water or aloe vera juice or coconut milk





Mix all the powdered ingredients together
add honey, oil and glycerin to hot liquid and stir well.
add hot liquid to the powdered herbs and clay, stir until a smooth, gelatinous, paste forms. Apply warm mixture generously to dry or wet hair and scalp, leave on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse well.

Nothing But.... Giveaway Winner




Thank you for all your participation, I really appreciate each and every one of you. The winner of the giveaway is Black Angel.


Please send me an email at ahappynappyaffair@gmail.com. Please respond in 24 hours ,if I do not receive your response I will move on to pick another winner.


Thank you!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nothing But.... Giveaway- CLOSED



I met the "hair Whisperer" at the World Natural Hair Show and explained to him  I tried the Curly Pudding and  the Curl Sealer.  He was nice enough to send the entire line to me so I'm in turn giving them away on the blog. I did a run down on the different products already on the blog,  you can read about them here.



 I will be giving away the Curly Pudding, Curl Sealer, Intense Healing Mask, Mold & Hold Wax and Clarifying Shampoo.

The deadline for the entire is May 11th, 2012  11:59 pm EST.

If I do not hear back within 24 hours of posting the winner  I will go on to the next person.

You must be a follower of the blog and/or like A Happy Nappy Affair on FB.

Leave a comment on why you would like to try the products?.



Thursday, May 3, 2012

B.A.S.K Beauty Mothers Day Sale



Happy Mother's Day from B.A.S.K.!  Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase from now until midnight, Sunday 5/6 EST


Enter coupon code: MOM20 upon checkout to receive your discount


(enjoy $5 flat rate priority shipping within the U.S. & a FREE sample w/ every order!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DonnaMarie/Terressentials for sale

I'm selling some items that you might want to try on Naturally Curly.

 Check out the link below if interested, Thank you.





Items

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