Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Top 3 Silliest Hair Choices I Ever Made...Not Knowing I Was A Curly!

Hey, Curlies!

It could either be my Back Down Memory Lane button has kicked into overdrive, or the "feel goods" my lovely dentist just gave me on my visit the other day, but SOMETHING got me laughing about my mane last night. You know, that serious "What WAS I thinking?!" man in the mirror type of stuff. So here it is, ladies - The Top 3 Silliest Hair Choices I Ever Made...Not Knowing I Was A Curly:

#1) The Jheri Curl Shag. Coupled with a set of oversized chompers I had yet to grow into because they were bigger than my face....yeah. My class pictures were just adorable.
#2) Going through the trauma of a "press n burn" only to sit up up for the next two hours painstaking spiral curling my strands with a super skinny iron -knowing they'd only last one stinky day.
#3) Mary J. Blige asked for "Real Love".....I asked my momma for the same blonde hair she had in the video - flipped & with a baseball cap. Pressed EVERY DAY to keep the flip action tight & my ends properly fried with some good ole' Blue Magic. Don't trip: I rocked the combat boots/shorts/jersey, too! Sing it with me now, "I-I-eeee-I-I'm searching for a real love!"

The list goes on & on for me....I hang my curls in shame.

What about you,ladies? What were your biggest hair shenanigans?

There's 2 sides to every frizz,
natural dancer

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two Years Since My Last Relaxer!

Great day, Natural Beauties!
It's been BUSY couple of weeks for me: DANCING, DANCING, DANCING & more DANCING! ......but I wouldn't have it any other way, Ladybugs!

So yesterday, I realized it was 2 years to the date since my last relaxer, woo hoo! (October is 7 mos post BC). I wanted to share a couple of quick pictures of my mane with you along with a new secret I discovered totally works on my thankful coils. Take a close look. What do you think

is on it? NO GEL!

Drumroll please.....
.......and the winner is: S-Curl Activating Moisturizer, Shea Butter & Castor Oil! That's it! Chunky Twistout Day 3 & my curls are still bouncy, soft, shiny & DEFINED.

This was an accidental epiphany of sorts. I tossed my Eco Styler to the side one day. Opting for Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Styling Cream with the S-Curl. After lasting through 2 days of dancing & wanting to hang on to my beloved Madagascar a bit longer, I thought regular Shea mixed with an oil would do the trick. It not only blessed my budget, but was courteous to my thirsty strands. I am in love.

So there you have it, ladies. Fluke? I don't think so. I'm going to keep this trio together & see if lightning strikes forever! Maybe, just maybe I have a fall reggie happening.

Natural Month Seven: I'm in HEAVEN!

There's 2 sides to every Frizz,
natural dancer

Monday, September 19, 2011

If It Ain't Broke......

Great Monday, Lovies!

So over the wonderful weekend, I had my first natural panic attack! Ok, not really but I came THISCLOSE. See, I felt the need to be prepared for some pretty big events my dance company was at this past weekend. Blunder #1 followed: I thought I could prep a quick twist-out for the weekend late Thursday after teaching a dance class. Whomp whomp! For the first time since my curly livelihood, my hair was WET in the morning upon takedown. Are you serious!? So I quickly dropped some Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk down my coil's throat & chased it with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel before heading to the job.

Looked great, but the crunchiness was making that little side vein pop out of my neck. Hmmmmm. Normal that feeling wears off, but this time it didn't. So I tried again with Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz combo'd with Eco Styler Clear Gel. Again, fabulous, sort of bouncy coils that didn't look ashy or dry with marvelously coiled ends. I had a bit of bounce, but missed the swing in that thing!
I had to dip into my mane again because it just kept feeling so DRY & I'm not used to that. So I sat up frustrated.

Wow. Was this unresponsiveness to my staples typical as I've heard so many curlies raise the white flag on? I mean, things have been going so well between me & my 'fro - let's not break up now! Arrgggg!!!!!


In my mind wandering (which I do quite often) the answer smacked me square on my jaw: I accidentally removed S-Curl from my mix. (Sticking my forehead out for you to pop me on it). Yep, naturalistas, I hadn't realized how much my hair relies on glycerin for its moisture. One simple step threw me off course. So last night I doused my strands with S-Curl, captured my curls into three pineapple puffs & called the Sandman. Today, my hair is soft, bouncy & well defined. Don't know what I'll do come winter (which I hear doesn't play nice with glycerin) but for now this works. And my curls are ever the happier for it!

What about you? Have you ever inadvertently changed your routine only to have you mane cop an attitude with you?

There's 2 sides to every Frizz,

Natural dancer

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Getting Down To Frizzness: Dancer Kimberly Gipson!

What began as an inquiry to uncover what's behind one of the most fantabulous afro's gracing the stage today, ended up being a spirited dialogue bursting with inspiration about curl-power, self-esteem & achieving your dreams!
Intelligent, sweet, insightful, & confident in the very essence of her natural identification, she's a BEAST on the dance floor, backing up none other than the mommy-to-be herself - Beyonce! She was a joy to speak with, & you'll want to get to know her too: The gorgeous & empowered Kimberly Gipson

So you just got back from rocking a killer performance at the 2011 VMAs!
KG: Oh my gosh, the VMAs are like double anxiety: stressful & exciting! It's live & so many things change at the last minute. It's a wonderful experience BUT (laughing) stressful.

How did you come to dance with Beyonce?
KG: I auditioned in 2007 for "The Beyonce Experience"...and didn't make it. When she opened up auditions again, I told myself "This is my job; I'm going to get it!" I took dance classes in stilettos, & focused on nailing the moves. I bought a one way ticket to Atlanta & was one of only two dancers that got a call back from there. I never looked back.

Rehearsals must be insane!
KG: Rehearsals are intense, especially close to shows....sometimes 12-15 hours! And we're in heels from the moment we come in. I had to take Tylenol....

That is serious!
(Giggles) It is! But rehearsal is a growth period, a journey. A time to strip everything away & start learning the basics.

Who are you on the dance floor?
KG: FIERCE KIMMIE, ha ha! But in reality, I'm a simple Jersey girl who likes to giggle. I'm really a geek; I embrace my geeky! I love to be at home, read, good company & laughing at corny jokes. People think dancer's lives are so glamorous, that we're always at parties. Not this girl. I'm very simple.

Have you always rocked your frizzness?
KG: Yes, but....when I was 13 my mother let me get a perm. It never took - my edges were straight & I still had an afro in the middle! It's tough. People don't always associate beauty with afros. Once I embraced my hair, I embraced who I AM. And that's when I got the jobs (after being turned down for both the Philadelphia 76ers & Beyonce the first time). My hair is BIG & will always be big!

Natural hair doesn't define who we are, BUT......
KG: totally makes me who I am! It's about realness, acceptance &purity. It's how you approach everything in life.

What do you do on days when you mane cops an attitude?
KG: I've learned accessories will make a bad hair day rock! I'll put my hair back into a mini 'fro with big hoop earrings & make my statement another way. I'll wear a hat or a nice scarf.

How do you maintain your crown?
KG: It depends on breaks, or if we're in the middle of a promotional year for Beyonce. Pretty much, I'll get it deep conditioned to make it nice, healthy & strong. The amount of stress you put on your hair can undo its health in a week!

Do you manage your own hair on tour or does a stylist take the reins of your 'fro?
We do our own hair. All I need is my water & conditioner!

Do random people attempt to touch your 'fro?
KG: All the time!!!! It doesn't matter the race; personal space becomes non-existent, ha ha! They especially ask overseas in Asian countries. They see this big group of beautiful black women with amazing natural hair & I accept that it's not normal for them to see.

What's the biggest hair "uh-oh" you've made?
KG: Perming my hair in the first place. Back then, Sunday night was "hair night." I spent hours in front of the TV getting my hair done. I dreaded it. I thought perming it would make it easier.

I love your positive, confident energy! Where does that come from?
KG: Thank you! Growing up, you don't know who you are. I never cared if I was pretty, I just wanted to dance! The 76ers, Beyonce....I auditioned for so many things & didn't make it. It wasn't until I embraced my natural hair that I felt "I'm beautiful enough, I'm talented." The afro is a symbol of power & beauty; it's a push of confidence. It's my secret weapon - I rehearse in my afro puffs! With an afro, people see you from a mile away. You gotta own it - you can't let your afro own you! It's not a costume. It says "This is who I am."

What are your natural hair rules?
KG: That rules are meant to be broken! I don't want anything restricting me. Not even my hair. It's tough to manage because you can't predict it (natural hair) but, you can train it.

What do you love the most about your afro?
KG: It's so liberating, so FREE! It's an unspoken language. I am who I am, and if you don't accept it - that's your loss.

What advice can you extend to some of the natural newbies?
KG: Hang in there, it's totally worth it! During that "in between" stage, braid it, rock afro puffs or whatever, but embrace naturalness as a whole. Then go on about your day. The reward is so worth it!

What are you working on now?
KG: Kimmestry! It's a motivational dance workshop for young girls. It teaches self empowerment, acceptance & love. Love YOU because you are worth it! I enjoy working with young girls & my mission is to teach them you don't have to jump through hoops to be beautiful. Your life can be what you want it to be. I want little girls to know & own how beautiful they really are. It's the "ME Movement!"

How can our readers find you on the web?

Twitter: @kimmiegeedotcom
Facebook: Kimberly Gipson

AUTHOR'S NOTE: It was an absolute pleasure speaking with someone who has been blessed to travel the world, yet rooted in a home called HUMBLE. Keep an eye out for Kimmie....this natural's star will most definitely continue to rise!

RE-PURPOSE: The Necessity of Invention!

Good morning, Curlie-Pies!
I was just thinking about you today. How blessed I am to have you reading my quirky little musings. I really want to say "Thank You!" for sharing this journey with me.

It's September now, & media folk are already discussing Christmas, signaling the impending end to another year. I don't dabble in New Year's resolutions - but I do set new goals for myself each time I'm blessed enough to hop on Life's latest revolution. I've got one toe propping that door to the BIG 4-0 open, so there's no time like now to re-purpose my position! So today I ask: will reflecting on 2011 write a smile on your pearly whites, or a heart harder than a clogged artery?
How many of this year's "I can't wait to's" will become next year's "I should have's?" When troubles rose to their greatest to knock you down....were your ashes turned to beauty?

Are you still standing?

My hubby & I took some serious hits from 2011 - but we emerged as each other's first responders. Re-purposed.

I always wanted to be a top-shelf journalist.
I re-purposed into a natural hair blogger.

I thought if I was to be beautiful, my mane should flow freely down my back.
I re-purposed into a spiral curled naturalista with confidence to feel beauty birthed from within.

I was always pleased to serve in the background, assisting others with their dreams - not answering the call on my life GOD had for me.
GOD re-purposed me into a leader set to make a difference in the lives of His people!

Have I done all I intended to do this year?
Not by the mile of curls running down Troy Polamalu's back! I've got a book to finish, a play to birth & far much more dance in me to slow down now! But the year is not over. And even when it is....I plan to never settle for where I am. I want to keep striving to be all God wants me to be.


How do YOU plan to re-purpose?

There's 2 sides to every Frizz,
natural dancer

Friday, September 9, 2011

Getting Down To Frizzness: Actress Danielle Mone' Truitt!

Great Monday, Curlie-Pies!

UPDATE: Danielle will be performing “3” on September 16th at 8pm and September 18th at 6pm at The Living Room in Van Nuys, California and then will be preparing to do a tour. She's also currently performing in a concert series called "For The Record" in Los Angeles. Check out her website for some other cool news that she’ll be sharing in the next few months.

If you're in the LA area, be sure to check out "3" this week! Show and ticket information can be found on

So think about the last film you went to see at the movies. Good plot? Well acted? Kept it movin until you were on the edge of your seat, curls dancing on top of your crown? What about the actresses? How many were African-American? Sadly, even though there's a plethera of black actresses who are beasts when it comes to breathing life into endless scripts, their cinematic opportunities seem to be on the downtrend. For quite some time now. If they're not on Tyler Perry's payroll, it almost ain't happening!

That's what makes me elated to share this inspiring story with you today: She didn't let limited options decide her destiny....she created OPPORTUNITY! She embraced her natural tresses, spinning them into solid works of art. Her confidence & style were so striking, even Disney had to stand up & pay attention - paving the way for her to provide the persona, essence, body movements & facial expressions of Princess Tiana, the film giant's first African-American princess in the Academy Award ® nominated movie: The Princess & The Frog! (I adore that movie!!!!). And September 16th, she will star in a new one woman show "3" as part of the Nappy Hair and Other Black Girl Blues Series. She is actress Danielle Mone' Truitt, a gorgeous natural armed with a truly inspiring journey!

Greetings! Tell us about yourself and your one-woman show, “3”. What is its foundation & where was it birthed from? I’m originally from Sacramento, California but I currently live in Los Angeles. I am an actress and a singer and I am happily married to my Husband of 4 years. I gave birth to our first son, Jackson, this past March. He’s an Angel. Lol. He’s totally changed my life. His birth mirrored a rebirth for me and really inspired me to really make this show and series a reality.

In 2007, a friend of mine was playing in my hair and found a bald spot the size of a silver dollar. I was completely horrified! I was shocked, terrified, and embarrassed all at the same time. For a moment I even thought I had a terminal illness (I am very dramatic). Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. In the meantime, my hair continued to shed because I was stressing about the fact that I had a bald spot. This unexplained hair loss made me so insecure and I realized that I have quite a love affair with my hair. I began to think about how important my hair has always been to me – how the many different ways I’ve worn my hair were based on where I was in my life or who I wanted to be at the time. It still amazes me that at almost every major event in my life I can remember how I was wearing my hair!

It baffled me that something as fragile as hair could be so tightly knit to my self-confidence. I didn’t know whether it was a good or bad thing, but I knew that I wasn’t the only woman who felt that way. So with this revelation, the idea for Nappy Hair and Other Black Girl Blues was born.

About 6 months prior, I was talking to a friend about writing plays and providing opportunities for artists to express themselves, and she came up with the title Nappy Hair and other Blues Black Girls Got. I loved it, and while dealing with my own hair issues the title came back to me. I decided I wanted it to be a one-woman show that spoke to the issues of self hate, self-love, and identity, all centered around hair. I called my long time friend and fellow theatre geek, Anthony D’Juan and asked him to help me write this show.

We came up with so many drafts and characters over the years that this concept grew into an actual series. “3” is the first installment of the Nappy Hair and Other Black Girl Blues Series. “3” takes a look at the lives of three women connected by friendship and history, while delving into the breakdown, growth and resurgence of female esteem rooted around hair.

There are so many fresh, stunning images of natural models/actresses in print & film at every turn! Do you find your opportunities as an artist are limited, or strengthened by your “natural identity”? Well, opportunities for minority female actresses are declining at an alarming rate. Being a woman in entertainment is hard enough, but being an African-American actress is even harder. There just aren’t as many opportunities. In my experience, casting directors have loved my natural doo, but it has become a fad so there are at least 30 other sisters at the same audition rocking the same look. The thing I LOVE about not having a relaxer is that I can rock it kinky curly one week and then flip it up and rock a flat ironed look if I want. I think our strength as African-American actresses, other than talent of course, is our versatility in the way we can present ourselves.

Tell us a little about your “Princess Tiana” experience. Princess Tiana… I feel so blessed to have been a part of History! No, I wasn’t her voice, but I was her essence, her movements. I helped bring her to life. It really was a great experience and it was really important to me for the cartoon to have the essence of a black woman. There is a certain grace about us – a strength that I wanted to shine through and I believe it did. The animators that were drawing my facial expressions and body movements really allowed me to make her who I wanted her to be. The process was amazing – one I will never forget!

Now, about that hair…….

How long have you been rocking your frizzness? I have been relaxer free since 2003. So 8 years. It was the best decision I made.

Did you desire a second date following your BC/End of transition, or did you make reservations for a party of ONE? I chopped it into a short flip style (like Halle Berry in Sword Fish) and let my relaxer grow out from there. It took about 1 or 2 years for all of the relaxer to fully grow out.

Natural Hair doesn't define who you are makes you confront WHO you are and gives you a wonderful self confidence if and when you embrace it.

What was the moment of epiphany in your journey? Well mine was more of a slap upside the head… MY HAIR KEPT FALLING OUT!!! I was a poor college student giving myself box relaxers and my hair became over processed. I had no choice but to cut it into a short style. Once I did, I decided I would never relax it again. As I got familiar with the real texture of my hair again I realized that I have a beautiful head of hair. My hair is not “bad” and it is not “unmanageable.” Many times we try to manage our hair according to how others manage their hair. The problem with that is we have totally different textures and grades of hair!! HELLO! Lol. I embrace my mane. I wear my hair however I want. I do not limit myself. My only concern is keeping my hair as healthy as possible!

Because natural manes are so unpredictable, how do you combat feeling defeated on days when your crown seems less than stellar (based your OWN criteria)? Oh man… this JUST happened to me this past weekend. I went to a wedding on the beach. I had just flat ironed my hair and put a pretty wavy curl to it. It was super windy and humid so by the end of the ceremony my hair was a poof ball. It made we wish that I wouldn’t have flat ironed it at all. All that work for nothing… lol. I was so irritated, but I got my handy bobby pins and pinned my frizz up into a cute lil doo and enjoyed the rest of the wedding. Bobby Pins really are a girl’s best bud!

Do random people attempt to lay hands in your mane? When I rock my curly fro people think it’s a wig and the hands start reaching. When I flat iron it people try to be slick and try to do a “Weave Check”. That cracks me up. I think that irritates me more than people just wanting to feel the texture of my fro. You trying to be slick, running your fingers thru my hair looking for tracks is just wack!!

Do you find your mane becoming the grand topic of conversation? Mostly around white people! Lol. They can’t believe how often I change it and how it always looks so nice. I think it’s pretty cool! I also get to hear about how they feel about their hair. It will surprise you how unhappy some of them are with their own mane.

CONFIDENCE CHECK: Has natural hair allowed you to dance as if no one is watching, or has your aurora remain unfazed since your relaxed days? I feel so much more free with natural hair, and I have more money! I can manage it on my own and keep it healthy without having to go to the hair salon every 2 weeks!

Share some secrets leading to a fabulous, happy, HEALTHY mane...promise we WILL tell! Paul Mitchell Moisture is awesome! It keeps my hair shiny and I don’t even have to add much oil if any to my hair. Get your hair trimmed every 6 weeks!!!

What was the WORST mistake you’ve made along the way? Putting heat on my hair constantly. It can damage your hair more than a bad relaxer.

What advice can you bless new, transitioning or frustrated kinky curly queens with? GET CREATIVE!!! Try new things and don’t limit yourselves to one look. Try knots, twists, wash and wear, braids... The more styles you try the more likely it is that you will come up with some really cool and unique looks!

What natural experiments put the glam in your crown? Which ones ended up filed under Campaign EPIC FAIL? Knots are my best friend! The twists don’t do much for my hair. I looked like a 10 year old when I tried that look!

What's the most fabulous part of your journey to frizzness? The confidence I gained in accepting my hair for what it is! Looking in the mirror and saying “Hi Danielle Moné, this is YOU! Love you lady… God does.”

Outside of your gorgeous mane, what inspires you? My son, Jackson has to be my biggest inspiration right now. He is 5 months old and beautiful. I look at him sleep in my arms and I realize that the peace that he has is what I need. The way he depends his dad and me for love and provision is how I need to depend on God. Just to be secure in His love for me and convinced that He only wants to give me what is best! My son has also inspired me to reach for more – to push harder in all areas of my life. Many women become mothers and abandon who they are. I realize that I would actually be doing my son a great disservice by giving up on my dreams. He needs to see us striving and achieving so he knows that anything is possible. I love the song by Mali Music that says “So the sky ain’t the limit no more. No cuz the sky is way way to low… Nothing’s impossible. Sorry if you think so. All things are possible.” My Little Man changed my life, and all for the better!

How can our beautiful readers find you on the web?
Check out my website
follow me on twitter @danimonetruitt
or Facebook “Danielle Mone` Truitt”

What’s next for you? I’ll be performing “3” next week and then we will be preparing to do a tour. I am also currently performing in a concert series called For The Record in Los Angeles. Check out my website for some other cool news that I’ll be sharing in the next few months.

Many thanks & blessings for getting down to frizzness! Thank YOU!! So great chatting!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Frizzness Product Review: Darcy's Botanicals Deep Conditioning Mask!

Hi there, Sugarlumps!

Over the last few weeks or so, I've been fumbling around in my spirals more than usual, excersing some products against my frizz! And guess what? Only one of them forced my mane to cop an attitude! (More on that infiltrator later). Other than that one minor snafu, my curls are comfy some days & other days bring to mind one of my favorite "So You Think You Can Dance" pieces ever w/2 of my favorite dancers in life: Alex Wong & Twitch -Get outta yo mind!

I digress.

My strands were calling in some serious "me" time, so it was a perfect day to rest them in Darcy's Botanicals Deep Conditioning Mask. One word from my coils: SIMPLY AMAZING. Ok, that's two. But math was never my strong suit in academics.

Darcy's all natural conditioner had my coils literally swimming in moisturized goodness! The consistency is comforatable to the touch, sort of like a frilly, girly lotion. Without an offending perfume boxing your helpless nostrils. Any product that doesn't feel goopy & disgusting on my hands is less likely to nauseate my coils, so that's a plus as well. My curls were perfectly defined, soft and tangle free upon application, with an instant feeling of a stronger foundation within each strand. My only alt against it? The instructions call to apply the treatment on WET HAIR. I don't care for soppy, wet hair (for 20 minutes to boot) so I may play rebel next time I do it & test it out on dry or damp tresses. If my mane throws up, I'll go back to drawing board. I'll be sure to let you know my results.

So that's it, Curlie-Pies! My coils sent me a thank you note for blessing them with a product so soothing, it was like Chap Stick to cracked lips. (And you KNOW how that hurts!) My curls are still smiling.......

There's 2 sides to every Frizz,
natural dancer

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Getting Down To Frizzness: Jen of Blank White Frames!

Great Wednesday, Curlie-Pies! I pray you all had a blessed Labor Day Weekend; mine was busy,busy, busy!
So I came across this little lady on one of the blogs I love to frequent: College Curlies! I adored her style, envied her twist-out & got all Kool-Aid when glancing at her infectious smile. I'm telling ya'll, just one hour in her closet & I'll be a happy, fulfilled curly! I think you'll love her too & I'm honored to feature her on The Frizzness! She's Jen of Blank White Frames

Tell us about your blog, Blank White Frames…especially where that awesome name came from! My blog is a virtual diary for all the things that I love. From fashion to food its my place to share a piece of me with the world. The name, well, naming a blog is a lot harder than I thought. I tried about 6 names before I landed on this one. When I moved into my house I had all these empty white frames that I have since used to make inspiration boards above my desk, but at the time were just leaning against the wall. So I thought what the heck and it worked no one else was using the name.

Ok, so I was seriously suffering from textile envy flipping through your blog photos; and forget about that shoe candy! What’s at work behind the styles? I dress for my figure and have learned over time what works and doesn’t work for me. I do have a lot of favorite stores that I frequent, but I don’t discriminate. I go from the thrift store all the way to Neimans, you never know what treasures you can find. And the shoes, I just buy what I love.

Now, about that beautiful, perfectly coifed hair…..

How long have you been rocking your frizzness? I have been natural since November of 2009.

Did you desire a second date following your BC/End of transition, or did you make reservations for a party of ONE? Reservations for one ;)

What was the moment of epiphany in your journey? I really don’t know if it was an exact moment. It has been a long journey but I love the end result and my hair is healthier than it’s been in years!

Because natural manes are so unpredictable, how do you combat feeling defeated on days when your crown seems less than stellar (based your OWN criteria)? Well, I learned early that a twist out doesn’t last THAT long so I came up with the style that I wear in a lot of my posts. The poof at the front and a side pony. When in doubt pull it back or pin it up.

Do random people attempt to lay hands in your mane? Nope not yet.

Do you find your mane becoming the grand topic of conversation? Not usually, it was when I first started to wear it natural but now everyone that I am around a lot has gotten used to it.

CONFIDENCE CHECK: Has natural hair allowed you to dance as if no one is watching, or has your aurora remain unfazed since your relaxed days? Well I must say, I did this before I had natural hair. I’m a pretty outgoing person in general.

What was the WORST mistake you’ve made along the way? Not doing enough researching in the beginning and not keeping my hair moisturized enough.

What advice can you bless new, transitioning or frustrated kinky curly queens with? PATIENCE, it’s a long journey but with trial and error and a lot of reading you will find what works best for you. You Tube and advice from fellow bloggers has helped a lot.

What natural experiments put the glam in your crown? Which ones ended up filed under Campaign EPIC FAIL? I haven’t experimented too much out of the natural hair box, so I must admit I haven’t had any serious epic fails yet.

What's the most fabulous part of your journey to frizzness? Having healthy hair!

Outside of your gorgeous mane, what inspires you? Being an inspiration for other people. Is that cheesy?

How can our beautiful readers find you on the web? You can stop by my blog: or email me at If you want an answer right away I usually answer my email within 24 hours.

Many thanks & blessings for getting down to frizzness!

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Frizzies Are Ready For The Weekend!

Happy Friday, Curlie-Pies!

I pray everyone is geared up for a SAFE & EXCITING holiday weekend!
OSP is dancing/ministering at TWO outdoor events this weekend.....just as God blows a cold front our way, woo hoo! Well, correction: a less-than-skin-frying-like-pork-rinds front! Ahhh, the wonders of summer. * Sigh* I've been rocking a twist out all week with.....Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner (review coming up). Can you believe it? I think tonite I'll refresh with Darcy's Madagascar Styling crème; my 'fro will be seen by thousands this weekend, so I want to rock out with big hair - you'll only see my mane coming!

Just wanted to share a quick tip that I picked up from the ever lovely Naptural85 - this has really made my spirals smile! After setting your hair in twists, stretch them across the OPPOSITE side of your head & pin them in place. (I just pinned the front straight back). Once you take the twists down, your curls will be flossing some serious hang time & you might hurt your neck from all that whipping back & forth you'll be doing! This technique really does work. Check out this fabulous lady's You Tube Channel for more.

See you next week, with some wonderful updates, product reviews & an interview or two (ok I am squealing on that one). Share your smile this weekend - and don't skimp on the hair care just because it's Labor Day,'ll regret it in the morn-ting!

There's 2 sides to every Frizz,
natural dancer