“natural hair”

Whoa Wednesday! Meet Jason

Posted on June 11, 2014

I know it has been a while since I have done a Whoa Wednesday feature and I couldn’t think of anyone else to kick it off but my buddy Jason.  I had the pleasure of meeting him through a mutual friend and my initial thought was  Woooow, his locs are awesome!  I mean his style was on point also but there was something about his energy that was intriguing and I was right.  Everyone meet Jason… 1. Name and where youRead More

Under the Sea

Posted on May 9, 2014

Location: Highland Park  Washington, DC This weather could not be crazier!   One day it’s gorgeous and 80 degrees and the next day it’s cold and you have to wear a coat.  I have been dyyyying to wear this dress and couldn’t think of a better background to capture the beautiful colors.   Hope you enjoy! Hugs, Mel Photos by: Maleknaz Dress: Leifdottir Clutch: Zara Lipstick: MAC Flat Out Fabulous

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

To the Max!

Posted on April 10, 2014

This is the outfit that I wore the second day in Austin.  It was a huge difference from what I was rockin’ to the airport – layers of clothing and boots.  This maxi dress was perfect and super comfy to explore the city.  The weather was absolutely beautiful!  85 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.  Oh yeah and no humidity!  Holy happy hair day! Stay tuned. More pics to follow… Dress, scarf, sunglasses, bag and shoes:  all Forever 21 Jacket:Read More

Primavera por favor

Posted on March 24, 2014

Location: Highland Park Primavera por favor (Spring, PLEASE) This has been the longest winter EVER and I can’t wait for the warm weather!  So, I just had to recreate a bright day indoors and treat myself to my favorite snacks from back in the day, especially an ice cold Goya Malta.  YUMMMM! Fun facts:   Chifles plantain chips are made from all natural ingredients and are a healthy alternative to potato chips. They are gluten free! A tasty snack for those that suffer fromRead 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

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

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

Dominicians con RIZOS (Part 4) Meet Ixchel

Posted on January 7, 2014

Tell us about Ixchel! (As told by her mommy Ishtar) Ixchel Inanna Rojas (Ixchel is the mayan Moon Goddess, hence her nickname Luna Inanna is the Summerian goddess of love). She is 3 1/2 years old and in Pre-k. She is of Dominican, Venezuelan, and Colombian descent – Quite the mix, huh?  She has 3 older brothers, one of which is 10 years old and rocks an awesome afro as well. As a mommy of a little girl with natural hair, can you explainRead More