Twizted T!

Thank you  Get Twizted for sending me this casual natural girl t-shirt. I am definitely a 'Natural Girl living in Natural World'... :-).  Here is more about the founder of  the t-shirt line Twizted Tees:

"Twizted Tees founded by Tanisha L. Blakemore a t-shirt line celebrating, embracing and promoting natural hair. After two attempts of transitioning from relaxed to natural, 2007 finally marked the year when she no longer wanted to “lye” to herself. She followed thru with the BIG CHOP. Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair for approximately 6 months has evolved into much more than a physical transformation, an emotional and spiritual expedition as well. As a result of this 5-year journey; her self-esteem has skyrocketed, becoming infatuated with her coils, embracing the healthiness, versatility, and texture of her chemical-free hair. Get TWIZTED Tees is the foundation to Tanisha’s overall vision to establish awareness to better living. Her long-term vision for the future is to develop a company that offers organic apparel, chemical free hair and nail services, along with a juice bar, and holistic store. The natural hair revolution broadens the definition of beauty to include unprocessed hair including afros, locs, and flowing spirals of kinks, coils and curls. Get TWIZTED Tees mission is to encourage a foundation of self-pride, embracing hair in its natural state, while promoting products that display self-expression."   Website: www.gettwizted.comFacebook:

Motions Mix & Mingle Event - New Orleans

For anyone who will be in New Orleans in July, Motions Style Bar will be hosting a great Mix & Mingle event.

When:   Friday July 6th and Saturday, July 7th 1pm to 5pm
Where: W New Orleans on Poydras - Great Room

Motions, the leader in multi-textured haircare along with Celebrity Hair Stylist, Ursula Stephen, MC Lyte, Rocsi Diaz and Hosea Sanchez will be in NEW ORLEANS for the music festival.  To RSVP, click here

Fashion Forward Paper Dolls - Danielle Meder

Check out this fashion forward paper doll designs by Artist Danielle Meder. She creates and shares her designs on Final Fashion.  I remember when I was younger, I use to love playing with paper dolls. But they never had fashions like these! Danielle is a fashion illustrator and a trend theorist. To learn more about this talent, go to her website

Motions New Natural You! Hair Care Line

Motions has a new collection of hair care products created specially for women with natural hair textures. The new line of hair care products are labeled Naturally You!, and included Moisturizing Cleanser, Smoothing Conditioner, Conditioning Masque, Hydrate My Curls Pudding, My Curls Creme, and Radiating Gloss.  The line features special blends of shea butter, coconut and avocado oils that deeply moisturizes the hair, providing curl definition, softness and manageability. To learn more about motions, go to their website

Bead For Life

BeadforLife is a great organization that helps women in Uganda, by teaching them life skills that will help them to get jobs. In order to help the women in Uganda, BeadforLife sells Shea Butter Soap, Peppermint Lip Balm and more. 

"BeadforLife, a non-profit organization, was founded by three American women to help the women of Uganda learn skills that would allow them to earn livable wages. BeadforLife began by teaching women to make beautiful beaded jewelry out of recycled paper. They launched a second income-generating project in northern Uganda in 2010, creating a livelihood for the extremely poor women who farm and gather Shea nuts. BeadforLife makes the Shea nuts into Shea butter products, including creams, soaps and lip balms.  The sales of these products have the potential to empower tens of thousands of women.  Currently, BeadforLife is working with 740 women, most of whom are farmers, to educate them about how to improve the quality of their farms and bring their agricultural goods to market." - BeadsforLife

If you would like to help this organization, you can purchase the items shown here at their online store, or you can volunteer to host a BeadParty. They will send you the beads, you host a party where you sell the jewelry, and the funds are returned to BeadforLife to benefit the women in Uganda. For more information about BeadParty's, go their their Q & A page.

Canann African Art

Amazing Art by  Canaan African Art.

No Heat Curls from 'My Invisible Chyrsalis'!

Here is a great video from MyInvisibleChyrsalis! She shows us how to use flexi-rods, with out heat, to get great beautiful curls.  As well as being animated and beautiful, the video blogger, is also hilarious.  She has a great energy and look forward to seeing more of her videos.  To see how she got these great curls, watch the video below: 

How To Video - Great Curls by KaiRox!

Great video from Kai Rox (KaiRox146) on youtube. She shows how to quickly curl your hair using jumbo flexi-rods.  

Customized doll couples & New Male Dreadlocks Dolls

Having fun expanding the Natural Girls United customize doll options. Now featuring male dolls with Loc's/Dreadlocks!   Couple dolls also available upon request. I love Ruth and Ashley's comment from Facebook.


Check out the great products from Shielo! My favorites are the complexion moisturizer and scrub!!
They also have a moisturizer shampoo, hydrate mist, vibrancy conditioner and flexible hair spray. Sheilo's website also offers great tips on foods that promote healthy hair. 

"Shielo Hair Technology & Care was created in New York City in 2001" [based on a] need identified among top salons in New York City and their clientele for styles, while including the effort to enhance and fortify hair care products protecting elements."  Shielo's products are animal cruelty free, Vegan ad Natural Based. 
"Our products contain the highest quality ingredients from nature, combined with advances in haircare research to ensure desired performance and ultimate results. As an organization, we have committed to developing naturally-based formulas infused with organic botanicals harvested from plants grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemicals."

TwistedSista Giveaway Winners!

The representative from TwistedSista has choosen three lucky winners for the giveaway hosted a few weeks ago. These three winners have each won the TwistedSista Leave-In Conditioner & 30 Second Curl Spray.  

The winners are:
Kafi Farrell
LifeNowLuvin - Ojuolape Junaid
Beauté Naturelle

Congratulations! Please send me an email, confirming your that you are one of the three winners and your ship to address. I will then forward your shipping information to TwistedSista.  Thank you to everyone that participated in the giveaway.

Meet Actress & Model Felizitas Cipolla

Name: Felizitas Miracle Cipolla

Q: What is your hair story?  Have you always loved your curly hair?
A: I decided to go natural during my freshman year of high school. I had been perming my hair since 4th grade and had just added highlights to my do which resulted in a very thin, unhealthy head of hair. I was teenager who, like most teenagers, was very critical of myself because my peers were; because of this I wasn't brave enough to cut my entire perm off and start fresh. I slowly grew my hair out and cut off my permed ends little by little. The in-between phase wasn't fun and at times I considered giving in to the chemicals, but I hung in there and as my curls emerged my love for them quickly grew. Now I love my curls because they are soooooo low maintenance. I love the versatility of my hair; I can flat iron it for that nice sleek look and be back to my crazy curls the next day with a little water.

Q: As a model, have you run into any issues with wanting to embrace your natural hair? Or have you had any pressure to change your image to fit in?
 A: I haven't run into many issues with my curls as a model. People typically LOVE my big crazy hair and it definitely fits my free-spirited personality. However, as "Bay Bridge" in the Miss CA USA Pageant 2013, I  am feeling the need to get a long straight weave, or clip-ins or something for the pageant, because I feel like that is what the judges will be looking for. If would greatly appreciate any help with my pageant transition,  so feel free to contact me on twitter or my facebook fan page if you’re a hair stylist who has experience dealing with natural hair and weaves (esp interested in "fusion" hair extensions).

Q: What are three products you can't live without for nurturing/styling your hair?
A: #1 "Curls" Brand "Cocunut Curlada Conditioner" #2 "Kinky Curly" Brand "Knot Today Natural Leave-In Conditioner" #3 "Kinky Curly" Brand "Curl Custard Natural Hair Gel"

Q: What would you say to someone who's thinking about embracing their natural hair, but scared about being rejected in various parts of their lives?
A: I would say be like Nike and "Just Do It" lol No, but seriously, there are MANY different ways to tame and style natural hair so for anyone who's considering "going natural" they shouldn't be apprehensive due to free of being rejected. It may take sometime, but you will find a natural style that works for you. In your personal life, those who truly love you for who you are wont reject you just because you decide to embrace your natural mane. In your career, you may have to tone down your natural style in certain instances (i.e. interviews), but it's called adaptation people; once your out of that interview or off from work you can let your hair down, or out so no worries =)

Q: How can we keep up with you and your modeling ?
A:  Welllllll although I'll never turn down an opportunity to model (because I love it and believe in being well-rounded), I am focusing on pursuing my acting career. I am also representing "Bay Bridge" in the Miss CA USA Pageant 2013. Anywhoo, to keep up with my acting career, as well as my journey to the Miss CA crown you can "like" me on Fan Page and follow me on twitter @felizcipolla. Thankies loves =).

Style Galore!

Great styles for curly and kinky hair textures; and loc's! For more style options, check out the photo albums on Naturally Beautiful Hairs Facebook album or go to the Naturally Beautiful Hair Websites Hair Gallery.