Review: Natural Hair, Inc.

by Jackie

I’m hair lazy. Every now and then, I get inspired and do a meticulous twist-and-curl style, but for the other 50 weeks of the year, I alternate between wash-and-gos and the occasional blow out. I’m pretty sure this qualifies me for a spot on the bench on #TeamNatural, but not everyone was made to be a starter, and I’m ok with that. The folks at NaturalHair, Inc. seem to understand just how little effort I am willing to put into my hair and sent me some no-fuss products to try.

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The Juice is a detangling spray, and the appropriately titled Hair Crack is a luscious conditioning hair mask from Natural Hair, Inc.

Following the product instructions, I deep conditioned my hair with their Hair Crack and The Juice. The Juice is a detangling formula that I sprayed on my scalp and roots and the Hair Crack is a conditioning mask that I raked through my hair from root to tip with my fingers. I then used a shower cap (thanks for sending that along, too!) and let the combo work its magic for about 30 minutes while I straightened up my room. I co-washed like I normally do and used a paddle brush while in the shower. At first, it seemed like every other conditioner, lots of slip and shine.

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I’ll never use a wide-tooth comb again. The paddle brush detangled and clumped my curls. It’s the truth!

After air drying (which takes a long time, like a really long time) I noticed that my hair is much softer and seems more moisturized than when I deep conditioned in the past. While it is a tad bit pricier than I’m used to, I think I’ll be back for another hit of that Hair Crack!

Day 2 hair: big, soft, and fluffy.

Day 2 hair: big, soft, and fluffy.

Beauty in the Office: GlamSquad Makeover

by Sherria

I’m so happy it’s Friday. With a week full of calculating media impressions and editing lengthy monthly client reports, my brain is dead. Luckily, my supervisor surprised the team with a time block of relaxation courtesy of the GlamSquad.

glam squadThis super-chic service provides on-site hair styling, including blowouts, braids and curls. The idea behind GlamSquad is genius. According to the website, obviously “not everyone has time for a traditional salon appointment” so the ladies of GlamSquad bring the salon experience to you – from the home to the office.

While I would have loved getting a full hair wash and blowout, we do not have  community sink in the office (at least not for hair washing) so the GlamSquad team performed dry styles on our hair. Many of my co-workers got the trendy “one-braid” style while others preferred curls.

My style was inspired by Carey Mulligan:

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Pantone Reveals Radiant Orchid As 2014 Color Of The Year

by Sherria

pantonePantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, today announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014.

Whether you decide to wear Radiant Orchird colored clothing or accessories, just remember to be creative with your choices!

Take a few cue’s from my favorite Style Diva, Kelly Osbourne: kelly osbourne

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Pantone Press Release

Can I Touch Your Hair?

by Sherria

I’ve had so many discussions with my female friends regarding the reactions of “non-blacks” when it comes to natural hair. It often seems as if people are amazed at our hair texture and the different styles we can create. However, some of my friends have expressed that they sometimes feel like animals at a petting zoo when White people ask “can I touch your hair?”  Antonia Opiah, Founder of Un-ruly.com, not only had this experience in Paris, but she also started a hair blog for black women. Now, her latest endeavor is to take the streets on NYC by storm with a FREE Art Exhibit, titled “Can I Touch Your Hair?”

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*In an effort to “take one for the team” and further explore the tactile fascination with black hair, un’ruly will be holding an interactive public art exhibit in New York City, on June 6th and June 8th 2013, dubbed, You Can Touch My Hair, where strangers from all walks of life will have the welcomed opportunity to touch various textures of black hair.

The FREE event will take place in Union Square between 2pm – 4pm. Get a reminder about the event by RSVP-ing on Facebook or learn more here.

*Information directly from Antonia’s May 28th article on The Huffington Post, “Can I Touch Your Hair?”