“curly hair”

PuffCuff Hair Clamp Review

Posted on April 25, 2014

Hola everyone! I was very excited to try this product because I have been tired of using my bootleg version of black ponytail holders – I cut the feet of pantyhose to tie up these rizos. I am extremely tender headed (who would’ve thought with all this hair, huh) and that was my only remedy of rockin’ a ponytail or messy bun without pain until I received the PuffCuff Hair Clamp in the mail.  It claimed to be the only hair clamp for thick, coily,Read More

Wash Yo Rizos day! Dark & Lovely Anti-Breakage product review

Posted on March 11, 2014

For the most part, you all know that I LOVE the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage line.  So when I found out they were launching the anti-breakage products, I was suppppper excited to try it.   So here we go –  below is 8 day dirty pelo.   BEFORE WASHED WITH PRODUCT  AFTER Process Time: 1 hour and 7 minutes Products (l to r):   Ecostyler styling gel, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Root to Tip mender, Dark and Lovely AuRead More

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage launch

Posted on March 2, 2014

I was invited to celebrate the launch of Dark and Lovely’s New Au Naturale Anti-Breakage line at the New York hotspot No. 8.  Try to imagine a room full of gorgeous women (and some men) with beautiful, flowing, lustrous manes.  From long to short hair and loose ringlets to fabulous up-do’s.  It was TOTAL sensory overload – I think I’m still suffering from whiplash, LOL!   Also, there was a special performance by Marsha Ambrosius and the delicious food was provided by Chef Roblé.   Check it out! Read More

Be Yours!

Posted on February 14, 2014

Location: Highland Park All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies (All the single ladies) Now put your hands up! Ok Ok I’m putting my hands down…. I believe Valentine’s Day is just like any other day.  The only difference is you wait longer for a table at a restaurant and you may feel a little down if you are dateless.  But don’t fret!  Here are five ways to beat your Valentine’s Day blues: 1.  Treat yourself toRead More

Wash Yo Rizos Day! My niece Zoë

Posted on January 31, 2014

I visited my niece a couple of weeks ago and it was WASH DAY!  I was excited to see the regimen my sister created for her and the hair care products she uses. Below Zoë had 7 day dirty hair.  BEFORE Washing her hair requires a team effort Process Time: 39 mins Wash: 2X with Everyday Shea Moisturizing Shampoo (Vanilla Mint scent).  Condition/Detangle:  Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan oil conditioner.  First wide toothed combed hair from ends to root and then flat brushed hair from root to ends.  Rinsed under lukeRead More

Chrisette Michele talks music and natural hair

Posted on January 30, 2014

Dark and Lovely invited me to stop by their booth at the 1st annual Bennett Career Institute  & C. Allan Systems First Annual Celebrity Beauty Weekend with guest artist Chrisette Michele and it went a little something like this… No shrinkage makes us HAPPY! The End Special Thanks to: AriJazmin (video and photos)  Check out Dark and Lovely on Facebook and Instagram Abrazos, Mel

In Black y Blanco

Posted on January 25, 2014

Location:  Highland Park My favorite thing to wear this winter is a crisp suit. I normally wear them to work but I decided to switch it up and rock it with comfy sneakers in my fav color combo, black y blanco. Photos by: Maleznaz Blazer: Koton Shirt:  Forever21 Pants:  Zara Sunglasses: Chanel Sneakers:  Converse Jack Purcell

Play With It Project by Vaughn Dabney

Posted on January 19, 2014

The Play With It Project (http://youcanplaywithit.com) is the missing conversation that sheds light on the natural hair movement as well as some of the experiences of the journey. Including exclusive interviews from women such as: Celebity Natural Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood, Natural Hair Guru Mae (Natural Chica), Author Alex Elle and ME! Using film and photography, Vaughn Dabney, has been working on this project for the past four years while living in Atlanta, Georgia. The coffee table book will highlight theRead More

Dominicans con RIZOS – (Part 5) Meet Stephanie!

Posted on January 11, 2014

Tell me about your hair journey. I decided to go natural two years ago.  Up until then I was the “typical” Dominican girl going to the salon every week.  One day I decided I was tired of straight hair and wanted to try something new.  A friend encouraged me to go natural after seeing my natural hair while on vacation. In the beginning it was really hard as I navigated through diffident products and various styling methods. When I visitedRead More

Curly Girl Diaries- Episode 1

Posted on January 8, 2014

Heeeeeeeey! I am honored to be the very first segment of the Curly Girl Diaries Project for 2014!  This project was created by my super creative and talented buddy Pete Monsanto of FlyLifeImages. I’m not sure if you all remember him but he was the photographer of my post ‘Impromptu Shoot- NYC’.  Ok so here’s how it all went down.  As I arrived on location, I introduced myself to the lovely makeup artist Nicole Frances and Shayne Brooks filming behind the scene video and stills andRead More