2018 Natural Hair Products, Brands & Events in Review

Happy New Year! Thanks to all my readers for riding with me in 2018, especially those of you who subscribe. It was an amazing year with all kinds of new products and trends coming out. Here are some of my favorites plus a few things to keep your eye on for 2019. My Favorite Products & Brands Women Who Write GR – This is a growing platform for writers to learn from each other, encourage one another and display their work together. I was able…

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Natural Hair Product Review: Take Command Curl Defining Crème By Curls UnLeashed

Happy Tuesday. I wanted to give you the low down on a product I tried this weekend. It’s by Curls Unleashed, which is a line of products for naturals created by ORS (formerly Organic Root Stimulator). It’s called Take Command Curl Defining Crème. This is not a new product. I’ve tried it a couple of times during my natural hair journey. I struggled to figure out how to use it best in the past so I’ve never use it consistently. I got it to work…

DaLoveLEE1 Has An Announcement

DaLoveLEE1.com Natural Hair & Social Blog has been around for almost three years now. There have been 3,000 visitors from over 30 countries around the world on this site. People seem to enjoy reading articles 5 Natural Hair Products from The Mane Choice, 5 Must -Have Products to Keep Your Natural Hair Moisturized All Summer and My hair regime. I’ve heard an exceptional amount of positive feedback about my We Show Love Around Hair series that promote local natural hair and social events. Promoting issues…

2017 Product Review: Kerry Kosmetics

I decided this year that I want to purchase one product each week from a black-owned business. This is an important endeavor for me because I believe that BOBs are an important pillar in the black community. In a times such as these when retail stores like Macy’s, Sear’s, and K-Mart are fleeing low-income urban areas, it’s critical that we invest in the small businesses around us in order to survive. In fact, I believe that through the creativity and ingenuity of black entrepreneurship, we can ensure that…

New Natural Hair Products For My Kinky Hair

I’ve been going through some old pictures that highlight my hairstory. It truly has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I’m so proud that I have almost mastered the necessary techniques for styling and maintaining my hair. I can tame it or unleash the beast. Regardless I’m a product junkie who is always looking for new products to try. I always have been and probably always will be  My most recent adventure has been with Camille Rose Naturals haircare products. I…

Product Review: Colossal Big Shot Mascara by Maybelline

.Maybe I’m beautiful. Maybe it’s Maybelline. That’s been me the last week. I got a complementary new Colossal Big Shot Mascara the company is promoting, along with their Master Precise Curvy Liquid Eye Liner. I was actually excited to receive it. That’s a surprise because I didn’t wear makeup for most of my life. Maybe a little eyeliner here and there in my late teenager years and early 20’s but nothing serious. I didn’t get interested in makeup until I turned 33. I really only…

Natural Hair Product Review: true by made beautiful

My stash was running low and I waited all of last week to get some new products. I wanted to try an entire line but I couldn’t decide which one. I wanted something I hadn’t tried before, maybe something that worked well for some of my Curl Friends on Instagram or in Facebook groups. I went to two Targets, a Walmart, a Meijer and two Sally Beauty Supply store before I finally set my eyes on “true by made beautiful”. I liked the label. The sea…

Training Your Natural Curls: What I wish I knew in the begining

Yesterday three different people ask me for hair tips. I love it! I’m really glad to help other people find joy in themselves. People who ask about my hair usually want to know one or two things – how I make my curls pop and how I retain moisture. I’ve shared my routine in the past (Click here for a refresher). Today, I’m going to give you an updated version to save you time and money.First and foremost, if you are thinking about embracing the natural life,…

Natural Hair Product Review: New Styler

I tried a new styler yesterday and I must say I’m happy with the results. As I Am Curly Jelly works well. I used what I had on my stash to co-wash (Shea Moisture Professionals Cocoa Shea Co-Wash) and condition (Tresemme Botanique to rinse out, Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Leave-In) my hair. I added the Curling Jelly while in the shower. I dipped my head under the water real quick then shake the excess water out. That’s funny but be careful if you…