Luv & Learn Your Hair Tour Hosted by Taren Guy – DC visit

Posted on October 31, 2013

I attended the Luv & Learn Your Hair event held at the Midtown Partyplex.  It was founded and hosted by the one and only natural hair vlogger Taren Guy!  It started off with raffle prizes and awesome gift bags by Motions, to a hair style demonstration, and concluded with a panel discussion with Yolanda Renee of Etc Blog Mag, hair care expert Jennifer Rose, and vlogger Kirsten Walker.  Everyone spoke candidly about their personal hair journey including the triumphs and struggles.  The discussion was anRead More

Giveaway Winners! T-Shirts by NaturalSince_

Posted on October 24, 2013

Yaaaaaaay Chicas!!!!!Congrats to @grassylocks and @beautyandcurls on your new t-shirts from @naturalsince_Please e-mail your name and mailing address to: Krystal@NaturalSince.Co. A super BIG thanks to those who participated.   xoxo, Mel Presents You Can Touch My Hair, A Short Film

Posted on October 22, 2013

I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the private screening of “You Can Touch My Hair, a Short Film” presented by in partnership with Pantene Pro-V in New York City. held a two day public art exhibit on June 6, 2013 in Union Square – the crowd and emotions that it created were astounding….Check it out! DAY 1 DAY 2 The screening of the film was followed by a panel discussion featuring expert cultural critic and writer Michaela Angela Davis, Un’ruly founder Antonia Opiah, model/vloggerRead More

My FIRST Giveaway! T-Shirts by NaturalSince_

Posted on October 16, 2013

Hola mis amigos! A couple of ya’ll asked me about how to purchase this shirt and I figured why not GIVE IT AWAY!  I had the wonderful opportunity of working with Krystal Ugo, the founder of NaturalSince_ and we agreed to giveaway not one but TWO t-shirts! Ok so here’s the deal, to enter: You have to follow me (@rock_yo_rizos) and Krystal Ugo (@naturalsince_) on Instagram, @naturalsince_ on Twitter Post your best natural pic with the hashtag #naturalsincegiveaway – FYI: not limitedRead More

WHOA Wednesday! Meet April

Posted on October 16, 2013

  1. Name and where you are from?   April Kayganich; Made in LA but raised in the fine land of Michigan. 2. How would you describe yourself?  Super Virgo, goofy, smart ass, perfectionist, ambitious, and hard working  3. Tell us something about you that will make us say WHOA!   I once found a large insect wing from an unknown bug in my hair when I took it down from a ponytail.  I couldn’t shower for weeks without freaking out wondering whereRead More

Wash Yo Rizos Day! Jane Carter Solution Product Review

Posted on September 30, 2013

I was awarded the opportunity to try out the Jane Carter Solution Natural & Curly Hair Care Essential Kit!  I was eager to test these new products out because I have heard such great things about them and I have never used the products.   So here we go! Below is 8 days dirty pelo.  Check out the process below… BEFORE PREPOO CONCOCTION STEAM PREP AFTER STEAMING AFTER PRODUCTS USED Process Time: 3 hours and 12 mins Products (l to r):  JaneRead More

TAL·ENT·ED- Bonafide Rojas

Posted on September 26, 2013

I had the opportunity of randomly meeting Bonafide while walking the streets of Soho over a decade ago and our curly Boriqua connection lead to a friendship.  I was always very intrigued on how one person could bear so much talent but he DID!  Check out what I mean…. How would you describe yourself?  Well usually I am father to a wonderful little boy named John Pablo, who almost everything I do is for him in some shape or form, I’mRead More

Fashion Facebook Contest featuring ME!

Posted on September 24, 2013

It’s DC Fashion Week!  In celebration, I was given an assignment: Create a chic outfit only using the Louis at 14th theme colors: Pink, Green, Purple, Black and White (all colors did not have to be used). So, who wore it best? “LIKE” the picture to vote – You can vote for as many people as you’d like! The person with the most “Likes” by Monday, October 7 wins a $350 Four Seasons Gift Card.  A special Thanks to the folks at DesignRead More

Wash Yo Rizos Day! – Dark & Lovely Product Review

Posted on September 19, 2013

I was given the opportunity to try out the new Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage Beyond Gentle & Sulfate Free Wash and Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage Sheen Sealing Nectar.  I was excited to try these new products out because I have used the Hydrating Soak Shampoo and I LOVE it.   Below is 7 days dirty pelo.  Check out the process below…   BEFORE   WASHED WITH STYLING PRODUCT  (excuse the red eyes – some soap got in them)  AFTER ProcessRead More

Whoa Wednesday- Meet Rellani!

Posted on September 18, 2013

I had to pleasure of meeting Rellani in the hallway of my office building.  I had to introduce myself and that followed by the longest “Woooow”!  I have to be honest, these pictures do not do her rizos any justice- they are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!  Folks, meet Rellani! 1.     Name and where you are from? Tirow (Hello)! I’m Rellani Ogumoro, born in Honolulu but raised on the beautiful island of Saipan, a tiny island in the northwestern pacific. 2.     How would you describeRead More