Daily Archives: March 6, 2013

Pearls & Curls eVent Schedule 2013

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Hey guys!!! Remember I told you about the Pearls & Curls Virtual eVent a little while ago?!? Well, it’s this weekend and the complete schedule is up now!! Check out the line-up and I highlighted my chat session for your convenience (guess that poll was so close, I have to talk about both!! LOL!!)!! Hope some of you will be “dialing” in for the fun!!! 

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Pearls & Curls eVent Flyer (Updated)via Pearls & Curls

Alright, Ladies!

The Pearls & Curls eVent Schedule is OFFICIALLY released!

We are making HISTORY!!! This is the FIRST Online Natural Hair Expo!

Be sure you are registered EARLY! 

Thanks so much for your support and participation in the Pearls & Curls eVent!!! 🙂

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Friday, March 8, 2013 (8-10pm EST)

Virtual Soiree…My fancy way of saying “IT’S A PARTY!!!”

Join us for Open Chat and of course GIVEAWAYS!!!

All are invited! I hope you are able to make it!

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 (EST)

9 am

Nina “BeautifulBrwnBabyDol” (TBD)

10am – Open & Giveaways

11 am

Lockology (Loc care and Maintenance)

All Things O’Natural (Natural Hair Dryness and Moisturization)

12noon – Open & Giveaways

1 pm

Naturally Glam (Steps for a Successful Natural Hair Journey)

EatRelateLove (Munching the Moments: How to Emotionally Eat the Right Way)

2 pm

Baroness Countess (The L.O.C. Method)

Napturalite Radio (Becoming a Naturalpreneur)

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 (EST)

10am – Open & Giveaways

11 am

Hairscapades (How to Retain Length/Styling Multi-Textured Hair: When the WnG Doesn’t Work for You)

12noon – Open & Giveaways

1 pm

SportyAfros (Workout Hair Care Solutions)

LexiWithTheCurls (Loving Your Hair For What It Is)

2 pm

Afro Divas (Tips For Transitioning to Natural Hair)

JamPoet (TBD)

As you can see we have a FULL lineup with some of the greatest ONLINE Natural Hair Personalities! I am looking forward to each of their sessions and the information you will share with YOU!

Be sure to register TODAY!!!

Dance with the King!

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Shea Butter v. African Butter

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I don’t use shea butter a lot, but it is a natural product that I incorporate into my hair regimen in a couple of ways. When I first started experimenting with it in 2010, I found it was too heavy and waxy to use as a sealer for my ends. It just sat on top of my hair like wax and made it look dull and ashy. Coincidentally enough, it just sat on top of my skin as well. My skin would be shiny …and  it would just come off on my clothes and chairs!!! So, I started using shea butter by mixing it with Eco Styler Olive Oil gel to smooth and control my edges. And, it works great for me using it that way.

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I also include it in my coconut oil whip that I use mostly for my hair now (it wasn’t doing much for my skin, which had become more and more miserably dry and cracked with natural remedies … had to go back to the old school stuff with water and parabens!! But, I haven’t given up on natural entirely yet. Just haven’t had time to research a new “formula!).

Anywho, above is the shea butter that I use. Nothing special … no name brand. Just “Raw African Shea Butter.” Wei picks it up for me from the vendors in Harlem!! It says 100% natural … but, doesn’t say 100% raw shea butter … so who’s to say if it is? BUT, I think it is shea butter because it’s off white and very solid. Some “shea butter” that is sold is yellow/amber in color and the reason I’m writing this is to share that yellow “shea” may not actually be shea butter. A couple of years ago, I watched a YouTube video by DuchessGabrielle wherein she shared that the yellow butter is from a different tree and is actually called African butter. She explained that both butters are beneficial, but that they are not the same. So, just wanted to share her videos on shea butter and African butter for those of you who are interested in knowing the differences between the two and the benefits!

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Shea Butter 101: Off-White Shea Butter

Shea Butter 102: Yellow Shea Butter

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Do you use “shea butter?” If so, which one do you use, off-white or yellow, and how do you use it? If you use both, do you see any differences?