Thursday, September 30, 2010

World's Next Top Natural Hair Model

Taliah Waajid Products are looking for the World's Next Top Natural Hair Model to grace the cover of the 2011 World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show souvenir book cover, website and all show promotional advertisements. It could be you! The winner will receive cash, a trophy, a trip for two to the Bahamas, Taliah Waajid Products, a professional photo shoot, publicity and the possibility of being the spokesperson for Taliah Waajid Black Earth Products for a year!

Contest entry form

Model Release form

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hair in your drain?

Natural Review by L just wrote a review of the Turbo Snake. She bought one because her hair was clogging her drain. I commented that I use a drain cover, so I thought I'd share.

I have a plastic drain cover like the one below:

I purchased it at Wal-Mart for less than $8.00.

I googled drain covers and got these below:

The idea being that the best way to stop a clog is to prevent it.

No matter how ugly you think a drain cover is, this:

is far more ugly.

Monday, September 27, 2010

And the winner is....

Leslie will receive the Rings in Natural Set from Tomoka's Twists.
You will be contacted directly by Tomoka's Twists through your e-mail.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Product Review - LUSH Coolaulin Conditioner

LUSH Coolaulin Conditioner
Size- 3.3 ounces
Scent: Henna
(also available in 16.9 and 8.4 ounces)

Coolaulin conditioner has a load of coconut milk and fresh coconut flesh to make dry, curly and processed hair soft and shiny. Exotic, Eastern essential oils of vetivert and benzoin gum calm irritated scalps. Hair will be instantly moisturized and be easier to tame.

I got this product at a product swap. The original owner seemed underwhelmed, so I had low expectations. It was in my shower in a pinch so I decide to try it for a co-wash. I was surprised to find it left my hair soft, squeaky clean but not feeling stripped.

The smell is another story. If you want your product to smell like a dream this isn't for you. The smell of henna has been compared to fresh, strong hay and this stuff smells like henna.

I give it three out of five Knaps because the scent may put some off and the high price tag.

The product is available at The LUSH store or LUSH online.

Friday, September 24, 2010

See Monica on Afroniquely You

Ms. Sasha-Shae of Afroniquely You was kind enough to feature me on her beautiful and informative blog here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Huetiful Steamer Event

You can pay in advance through PayPal before the event.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Today Hair: How fro can you go?

Monica NEEDS make-up in photos.

Wash-Go with flat twists

Time to Complete: 30 mins

Products Used: Water and Taliah Waajid Protective Bodifer mist (on a recycled puff)

Tools Used: Rattail comb and Denman brush

Reason for style: I was in a hurry. :)

Lessons Learned: No matter how long my hair gets it will shrink enough for a wash-n-go.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Valerie June...a little late

When I blogged about a student being expelled from school for wearing locs I used the photo below:
Many people asked about the photo, it was not a photo of the actual student. I choose it because the woman pictured had beautiful locs. The woman pictured is Valerie June . She is quite beautiful and so is her hair. Here are a few more photos:

She is a musician and can be supported through her site linked above.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tomoka's Twist Giveaway

Rings in Natural

Our friend at Tomoka's Twists have sponsored a giveaway. She will be giving away Rings in Natural. It is a new item debuting in this giveaway!

Here are the rules:

1) You must follow this blog.
2) You must comment leaving a valid e-mail address.
3) You must comment telling why you like Rings in Natural.
4) If you like Knaps on Facebook you will get an additional entry.

Kinks and Curls - I want this one!!

Visit Tomoka's Twists here to view all new items.
You can also see her items here on Facebook.

The giveaway will end on Friday Sept. 24.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Today Hair: Wrap-A-Locs on loose hair

Style: Puff with Wrap-A-Loc Bangs

Time to Complete: 45 - 1 hour to roll, 2 hours to air dry

Products Used: AvoCoco Cream, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic

Tools Used: Wrap-A-Loc

Reason for style: I was asked to review the product :)

Lessons Learned:
1) I can roll my hair with the right roller.
2) Wrap-A-Locs work on loose natural hair.
3) I have to create a style worthy of these smooth shiny tight curls.

I give Wrap-A-Locs four of five Knaps. They help the roller impaired create beautiful curls. I wish I had the long ones.

They are available at:

The full YouTube review is here.

added 9/23:
Essence Magazine September 2010 the Wrap-A-Loc product is featured on page 84 under Hotlanta Hair.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Curls & Cocktails (lost blog)

Tress Talk Atl hosted Curls & Cocktails, sponsored by Seraphin Cognac, August 30th at Glambar Salon. The salon was beautiful and the complimentary Perfect Angel martinis were original and light despite the use of cognac. The highlights of the evening were the demonstrations by the ladies of Tress Talk Atl. Each lady took one of the following topics: transitioning, finger-styling and two-strand twists.

Kimberly counsels transitioners with sound advice.

Transitioners listen

The core of the Gorgeous Atlanta Naturals were present:

Mahogany Knots

Perfectly-Pretty Sherita

Lexi with the Curls & Natural Chica

Adrienne of Me,My Hair and The City
not pictured: yours truly, Elaine of Atlanta Natural Hair Care, Elise of Natural Review by L and Cherie Huff of Nappy Rutz.

Guests were given goodie bags containing samples of Mizani's True Textures line, a Seraphin key chain and helpful hair tips from Tress Talk Atl.

My favorite quote of the evening:

Q: What can I use to make my hair curly?

A: Only Jesus can make your hair curly, some products can help the curls you have show.


Today's Hair-Twist out from Twisted Side Curls

Style: Twist-out from flat and two strand twists

Approximate time to complete: 30 mins to take down hair, 10 mins to mist and put in barrette

Products Used: Eco Styler Gel, AvoCoco Cream, Burdock Root Butter Cream (on twists), water

Tools Used: my hands and a barrette

Reason for style: Can't waste perfectly good twists by not wearing a twist out too.

Lessons Learned:
I'm still low-maintenance.