It’s the holiday season and everybody is getting their shopping on because the sales are plentiful. I know I’m late to posting what my holiday picks are and I might eventually do a video but umm…I don’t actually celebrate any holidays and I haven’t actually paid for a hair product in forever-ever so unless a company emails me directly about a discount – I don’t be knowing, cause it just isn’t on my radar. Sorry ladies. But I love y’all enough that I’m finna get the post up before Cyber Monday is over and I’m typing my little heart out in the middle of a work meeting. You besta appreciate my love!
First up, before I advocate you spending any of your coin. Please be an educated shopper. It don’t ever hurt to ask about a return policy, especially if you are buying from a big box store (Target, Walmart, Whole Foods). I just don’t believe in having to use hair product that you don’t like – but that doesn’t mean to exploit small business owners either. Do your research before you purchase. My word ain’t the golden rule, each persons hair is a personal experience. Okay, okay, we good now? [click to continue…]
It’s cold outside, hopefully if you’re listening to Christmas music on repeat it’s the MoTown or Cee-Lo x-mas albums and your hair is probably telling you that your summer time moisturizing process ain’t giving you the fluff you had during those long sunny days. Unfortunately, I do not have the magical answer on how to make everything all better with balancing the cold air and moisture in your hair. Because even if you do get a moisture regimen under wraps, it’s very likely that you’ll have to do it ever few days, leaving you with your hands in your hair a lot, a lot. And hands in hair, leads to breakage my dear. So here we are at a pinnacle. Yup, protective styling is a must during the winter time. It does mean you can ever rock your natural steez, it just means you might want to reserve that for more special occasions, especially if you’re focused on retaining length. But never fear, I’m here with some dope styles that you can rock during the colder days. Follow along. [click to continue…]
It’s an oldie but goodie, that is so overlooked on my channel!
Here’s a great hairstyle for the work week that’s simple to achieve with flexi-rods and some bobby pins. It’s also a semi-protective style so it’s a great option if you want to wear your hair out during the winter time, without it taking too much of a beating. You can also jazz it up and wear it to a special occasion. I just really love this style because since the curls sit on top of your head, you can sleep on it and it should last 3 days (if you don’t use any holding product) or through the week (if you do use a holding product).
Remember to always style on damp to dry hair! You’ll see why in the video!
The question I get asked the most…how do I moisturize my 4C natural hair? What can those poor poor souls with the extra crunchy coils use to get their soft and moisturized. The emails from ladies who are at their wits ends with their hair, I see them all. And here’s the answer ladies! [click to continue…]
There are facts of life. Natural progressions that we all know are to come one day. I know that as I grow and come of age so do my parents. I always knew that they were to get older and so I’ve placed them in my future memories of growing old, but more of a wise and sage type old. They would be there with heads full of gray hair as my siblings and I marked grand occasions in life that are a part of adulthood. College graduation, engagements, marriage, grandchildren – continuing to guide the family that they helped build.
I thought I was ready for this – watching my parents age. I grew up with my grand and great-grandparents. I know what old age looks like. I know what to expect and somehow watching my Father age has been a frightening, anxiety inducing experience in my adult years. It’s like I blinked and suddenly there were wrinkles in his neck, his eyes have yellowed and his voice changed. That’s what is most harrowing, I could hear his age over the phone. Maybe it’s just something I took for granted, considering that Black don’t crack and I was so use to being surrounded by older people who never looked my age. My Father looks his age. To me he looks rather unhealthy, but my brother who lives with him, often dusts off my questioning and concerns as simple paranoia. But it’s there and I told my brother I was going to scream and shout about it while Dad is here, because I want him to stay here. I don’t want to have to re-write any of my future memories without him here because I won’t have any emotional concern if it comes to that with those who are screaming and shouting in despair when Dad is longer no here to hear them. You know my Father always said to give him flowers while he’s here, no use decorating a grave when he can’t smell the roses. So I’ve been throwing flowers at him, asking him to take better care of himself. [click to continue…]
Working 40 hours a week and having your hair done everyday is a lot of work. Especially if you have 4C natural hair that is prone to dryness and therefore needs to be re-moisturized every few days. I’ve used the Entwine Couture line of products previously in my 4C Guide to Curls series and they are some bomb products, so when they contacted me about reviewing their products again, I was on it! Yes ma’am! Their Exotiqüe Butter-Crème Hydrator is one of my FAVORITE moisturizers. It leaves your hair super soft with a great shine and will last for up to 5 days. It’s also a great moisturizer for the winter time because it has the right balance of humectants to keep your hair moisturized without counteracting in the cold air. [click to continue…]
This wig is very popular on the YouTube circuit. And for very good reason. At just under $30 the Sensationnel Fab Fringe wig is perfection in short dobby wrap for anyone that wants to switch up their look while protecting their own coils. You know everyone considers cutting their hair super short at least once in their lifetime, and for various reason we don’t do it or more like can’t bring ourselves to do it again. It’s that annoying grow out stage that no one wants to go through. So enter the Fab Fringe part of the Sensationnel Bump collection.
I combed the wig over in the front to give it a more classic look and I love love love love it! I loved it so much I went back and ordered it in 1B (the one above is color: Caramel).
Check out my review below and be sure to check some of the other styles from my $30 weave series. [click to continue…]
t, Hi, I’m Jouelzy and I carry about the babies. I also can’t stand the treacherous Sallie Mae and I thought I would impart some words of wisdom onto the youngins. If you’re a parent with a young adult child, share this video with them too! I’m not that far off from my college years, though I am far enough off that I can’t get any more deferments from dear S. Mae. Touché. I also speak to working smarter not harder and taking advantage of opportunity even if it requires a time commitment. 24 or 25 is not that old, ladies!
Watch the video below and let me know what you think! Do you have any other tips to give to the college students?
I got some thangs going on in September and I would love to meet you ladies out and about as I host TWO events in Washington, DC and make my way down to Atlanta, GA where I’ll be putting together my own small event.
First up is the two events I’m hosting in DC the weekend of the 21st! It’s almost like we’re having a sleepover, lol. Let’s make it a weekend of great fun. You know I like to keke and have a good cocktail (or a few)!
Saturday, July 21st I’ll be hosting Chic & Kinky’s DC’s Naturals Night Out from 1pm – 7pm in Downtown DC at the Washington Marriott. Tickets are $20 for one and $30 for two +++ you can get $5 off when you use coupon code ‘Jouelzy’. This is an all out event feature panels/workshops/vendors/swag bags & giveaways. Come out and support what is guaranteed to be a good time. Please don’t wait till the last minute to get your ticket, after planning my own event I can’t began to tell you how nerve wrecking it is to have everyone wait till the day before to get their tickets and it also makes it harder for folks to be prepared. So get your tickets here!
Then after you get holy at the morning service (yeah beaux no later comer service this Sunday – cause I wants to see you) come through the Shop the Aisle event at the Wal-Mart in Laurel, MD. Yes, I’m aware of the current politics in DC with regards to the Walton family and their enterprise, but I’ll reserve my opinion on that matter till after that event, cause for right now I just want to shot the breeze and educate y’all on how to properly select the right products for your hair. This event is FREE.99! But you must REGISTER!! Please ladies, understand the importance of registering as you let the event planners know that they can expect a good crowd! This gives them the incentive to 1.) be properly prepared to make sure you have a good time and 2.) come back and do more events in the area. So head right over to that Eventbrite page and cop your free ticket.
You know I published this post and FORGET ABOUT MY OWN EVENT! Smh. Anywho, I”ll be in Atlanta on Saturday, September 28th and I’m bringing my workshop with me. This is not another BHK Hair Expo. This is a MUCH MUCH SMALLER event and hopefully it can sell out before I get to Atlanta and then I’ll finish so much better, cause I got too much going on to stress over an event. But I do it cause I love y’all and it would be great to meet some of the ladies who watch me from Georgia. I’ll be doing my 4C Natural Hair Workshop and Pam Jenkins of Koils By Nature along with Trudy of 4C Hair Chick will be presenting workshops as well. This is a laid back afternoon mix + mingle event with food & cocktails available for order. Tickets are $12 and you can get $2 off w/ coupon code ‘Jouelzy’. You can purchase tickets here. Hope to see you there!
Yes, I am slowly catching up on all my product reviews. And here we are with the Koils By Nature product line. KBN is owned by Pamela Jenkins, who is one tall ball of fun and she does great workshops/events on natural hair care. If you can catch an event that she’s at, she’s definitely worth hearing speak. And of course I have to plug that she will be speaking at my Beyond Kinky hair event in Atlanta, Georgia this month!
Check out my video below and of course, there will be individual, detailed product reviews posted on BlackHairKitchen! I’ll update this post with links as I put the reviews up! Girl, I am so behind it’s horrible. In the mean time, in between time…check out some of the pictures of the va-va-voom hair I achieved with KBN!
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