Dominicans Con RIZOS – (Part 6) Meet Karen

Posted on January 16, 2014

What does being Dominican mean to you and why? This seems like a simple enough question, right? Wrong. Born and raised in New York City, on paper at least, I’m American, first-generation to be exact. When I asked my father what I should consider myself he said, “You were born with a blue passport, so you’re as gringa as they come.” Ugh…that reply just didn’t sit well with me. You see, I was raised in the northernmost part of Manhattan, otherwise knownRead 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

Dominicans Con RIZOS – (Part 2) Meet Jackie and Addison

Posted on December 24, 2013

You are a first time mommy! Congrats! How has your routine including your hair routine changed?  My routine as a first time mommy has changed and sadly, not for the better.  Before returning to work full-time, I used to deep condition my hair on a weekly basis. I also used to wear the curls out all the time. Since becoming a mom, I’ve found that time is a precious and rare commodity when it comes to beauty/hair care. I noRead More

Dominicans Con RIZOS – (Part 1) Meet Belissa

Posted on December 18, 2013

A couple of months ago I had a conversation with my good friend Karen about hair- well our conversations usually lead to a hair discussion because what else is there really to talk about? Right? Haha just playing (not really). We discussed our hair routines, go to products, and her recent haircut experience at Devachan with my well, shoooot, OUR hair angel Nevila.  Our conversation got a little deeper and I started asking her questions about how she felt since going natural andRead More

Nighttime Routine

Posted on November 20, 2013

Hola! I have been asked on several occasions what my nighttime routine is and I’m here to show you. Step 1: I use a satin pillowcase- it reduces friction to my rizos and aids in maintaining moisture.  Another benefit is that it reduces stress to your skin!   Step 2:  I lift my hair from underneath Step 3: I lay down with my curls over the folded over part Step 4:  SLEEP! Photos by: Jada Roams   Just that simple!Read More

I got a HAIRCUT at Devachan! Ok it was just a trim…

Posted on September 10, 2013

So between working my nine to cinco (five), coming up with new ideas to post, and working on some projects – I was able to squeeze in a much needed trim.  In my previous Wash Yo Rizos Day post I noticed a lot of hair breakage all over and plus I knew I needed to reshape my pelo (hair).  I was super excited to be able to get a last minute appointment with my hair angel (yep, that’s what IRead More

YES Zara YES!!!!

Posted on August 12, 2013

So I probably shouldn’t have been shopping this weekend but I can NEVER resist the urge to just “walk” into Zara.  It is one of my favorite stores because you are bound to find something super cute and inexpensive.  While “walking” around Zara (with a pair of new pants in my hand) I saw this t-shirt and literally said YEEEES out loud.  She is definitely rockin’ her rizos!!! This t-shirt definitely made me proud.  Looks like I will stopping byRead More