Deva Cut with Nevila

I desperately needed my ends cut after my new hair color but I decided to go for a new shape. Thanks to Nevila of Devachan for capturing my vision perfectly.

*FYI: I did not say much so you can see and enjoy the process*

To book an appointment: 

www.devacurl.com or call (212)274-8686  

* Ask for Nevila and tell her I sent you :-) *

xo,

Mel

Wash and Go routine: New Hydra Steam Moisturizing System by SoftSheen-Carson

Hey guys,

This is my first "How To" video!  I finally got the courage to stand in front of the camera to record my wash and go routine. Woooo Hooooo!

The awesome team of SoftSheen-Carson sent me the New Hydra Steam Moisturizing System, exclusively designed for use with steam treatments, which I try to do every time I wash my hair.  Infused with aloe vera, the system promotes frizz control and curl definition plus provides vital moisture to dry hair.  I really needed all the help I could get.  My hair has been really unmanageable because of this cold winter weather and my traveling schedule has not helped either.  Well, you'll see...

I hope you all enjoy my routine.  Feel free to leave comments and ask questions.

xo,

Mel

VERDICT:  I looooved the way it made my hair feel!  My hair felt super soft with minimal shrinkage and the scent is light and pleasant.

I totally RECOMMEND the Hydra Steam Moisturizing System!

Products I used:

Hydra Steam sulfate-free cleanser

Hydra Steam masque

Hydra Steam curl designing cream

Hydra Steam finishing oil

EcoStyler gel (max hold)

Tropic Isle Living Jamaican black castor oil

Dark and Lovely and Everyday People team up in NYC

Dark and Lovely® Au Naturale and Everyday People teamed up at New York City hotspot The DL to host the hottest Style Suite and brunch.

In their exclusive Style Suite, Dark and Lovely® celebrated its breakthrough Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage and Au Naturale Anti-Breakage lines: a range of treatment and styling products designed to address the unique needs of naturally curly hair textures. Guests gathered tips and tricks on caring for gorgeous natural curls from SoftSheen-Carson Director of Education Mezei Jefferson as beautiful models showed off some amazing styles. Attendees were also treated to one-on-one hair consultations from the Dark and Lovely Style Squad, sipped on a signature "Hey Honey" cocktail, rocked to tunes from DJ Rich Knight, and mingled with Everyday People hosts Chef Roblé, Saada and DJ Moma and other notable attendees!

WHO:

Chef Roblé (Celebrity chef and member of the Everyday People crew)

Saada Ahmed (Everyday People crew)

Geneva S. Thomas (star of BRAVO's Blood, Sweat and Heels)

Amanda Seales (comedian, host and DJ)

Chrissy Lampkin (stylist, fashion designer and reality TV personality)

Olivia (R&B singer and reality TV personality)

Cappie Pondexter (WNBA basketball player for the New York Liberty)

Les Nubians (R&B Grammy-nominated musical duo)

Wakeema Hollis (Au Naturale model)

DJ Moma (One of NYC's hottest DJ’s and member of the Everyday People crew)

DJ Rich Knight (One of NYC's hottest DJ’s)

Johnny Wright (SoftSheen-Carson Artistic Style Director and celebrity stylist)

Mezei Jefferson (Softsheen-Carson Director of Education)

 

Photos by: Pete Monsanto of Flylife Images/Dark and Lovely

Chrissy Lampkin

Chrissy Lampkin

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Les Nubians

Les Nubians

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The Dark and Lovely Au Naturale collections are now available in mass, drug and beauty supply stores nationwide for $9.99 each. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: @official_darkandlovely

Twitter: @darkandlovely

Facebook: Facebook.com/darkandlovely

YouTube: YouTube.com/Softsheen-Carson #AuNaturaleEveryday

Camille Rose Product Review - Curl Maker

Hey guys!  

I know it has been a reaaally long time since I have posted anything hair related (Sorry!) But I'm back at it.  Take a look as I tried Camille Rose's Curl Maker.

 

 

BEFORE

My hair looks exactly how it feels - DRY.  This is three day hair.

 

AFTER

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What a difference!  

I'm going to be honest with you all, I was nervous to use this product because I was not used to the texture and the consistency of it.  Also, the thought of having to rewash my hair stressed me out BUT it proved me wrong! Camille Rose Curlmaker made my hair feel great.  These pictures actually do it no justice because the biggest difference I noticed was that my hair was very soft and well defined. Oh I almost forgot, the scent is light and very pleasant.

So my verdict is: TWO Thumbs up!

 

Blissful Curls Tour DC Recap

I was so excited to be a part of the Blissful Curls Tour especially since it kicked off in my city- Washington, DC with over 300 attendees!  I really enjoyed being a panelist with fellow blogger/vloggers Whitney of Naptural85 and Yolanda of etcblogmag.com to discuss the natural hair movement and the importance of perfecting your brand to those who are aspiring to pursue a career in social media.  The highlight of the evening was talking to all the beautiful naturals and sharing hugs and hair tips.  

Huge thanks to the team at Curls for having me!

I hope you all enjoy the photos! 

xo,

Mel

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CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger

My coworkers Lauron and Tanya came to support! 

My coworkers Lauron and Tanya came to support! 

Yolanda of  etcblogmag.com

Yolanda of etcblogmag.com

CURLS Events Manager Julian Addo

CURLS Events Manager Julian Addo

The compliments were all so lovely.

The compliments were all so lovely.

Whitney of  Naptural85 , Yolanda of  etcblogmag. com  and CURLS manager Julian Addo

Whitney of Naptural85, Yolanda of etcblogmag. com and CURLS manager Julian Addo

Photos by: Vaughn Dabney of mrdabney.com

 

Outfit details

Blazer:  Koton

Top and skirt:  Forever 21

Shoes (not shown): Dolce and Gabbana