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New Edgestick Video


Hi All,

If you were still wondering about the Edgestick. Here is a video showing you all about this amazing tool!

The video shows is of an Edgestick styling techniques tutorial. Giving more information on the great ways the Edgestick can be used.



Remember 'No More Burns' Get your hands on one today
 
Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu


Event: Curlvolution presents Luv & Learn Your Hair


Curlvolution presents Luv & Learn Your Hair tour in London with Taren Guy 
and 
We will be there!!

The biggest name in natural hair ‘Taren Guy’ is bringing her super successful 'Luv & Learn Your Hair' tour to the UK for the very first time. For many UK naturals, this lady was the inspiration behind the decision to go natural and she will be sharing her personal natural hair journey, trials, triumphs and taking all your questions! Taren will also host a panel session and meet with guests.
Saturday May 24th 2014 
11:00am
Hilton Canary Wharf 
South Quay, Marsh Wall 
London, E14 9SH


Be inspired by a panel discussion session from style and beauty experts. Panelists include one of UK's favourite beauty blogger Gina of 'Natural Belle' , Taren Guy and natural hair guru Felicia Leatherwood.
Meet your favourite UK vendors, try and buy their amazing range of natural hair, beauty and lifestyle products 
Be educated by LIVE styling demos from our sponsors
Be pampered at our Nail and Beauty bar and get advice from top make up artists
Be entertained with LIVE music, Poetry and tonnes of Giveaways from our sponsors and vendors
Creating awareness and giving back by supporting the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust ACLT campaign
All held together by Mr Curlvolution himself...your host Action Jackson
Join in the excitement that is already building around this years show and help us put UK Naturals on the map!


Come and meet AfroDeity and find out about our new Joliette range, formulated with a Caribbean theme.

Caribbean Inspired and All Natural

Joliette is AfroDeity's own brand of natural products for both hair and skin formulated with a Caribbean theme. Our best seller the amazing Joliette Curl Me Soft is a light shea butter and aloe vera leave-in conditioner. 

There are 3 varieties: Guava & Prickly Pear, Mango & Papaya, and Caribbean Berry

Why did AfroDeity create Joliette Curl Me Soft?
Many people still believe that an oil can moisturise the hair but oils do not moisturise. They can seal moisture into the hair or act as humectants and draw moisture in but they do not actually moisturise the hair. Applying an oil to dry hair will not moisturise it. A build up of oil may even block moisture entering hair strands.

We created Curl Me Soft as a way to add much needed moisture to the hair. It is great for twist outs and doesn't weigh hair down, as it has a light formula. It contains all natural ingredients particularly fruit extracts. This product has a mild fruit fragrance from incorporating fruit extracts like pomegranate and cranberry, these particular fruits giving the product a beautiful pink colour. 


The ingredients include Aloe vera gel, Organic shea butter, Castor Oil, Green Tea extract, and fruit extracts inspired by the Caribbean.


Last few days to get tickets!
Get Your Tickets Here



http://www.curlvolution.com/buy-tickets.html


See You There!

Embarce Your Inner AfroDeity 
Leilu

Hair Update: March 2014


Hi All,

Its been ages since I did an update post. The last time was probably after my big chop, so I thought I would post an update of my hair journey over the past year since my big chop. It has been different.


So after starting my blog and growing in my bald patch and growing my hair to just beyond arm pit length I decided to go natural. I updated then in my post embracing the big chop, and really just a whole new me. Someone asked me what 'being natural' meant to me and I have to say Freedom... Freedom to express myself. I have alway been shy and not the most confident person and after the big chop I felt free to let the real me out. I know everyone wont feel this way and I know it sounds all very cliche and cheesy but I really do feel this way. Everyone who knows me says I've really come out of my shell. 



I learnt to love my teeny weeny afro and kept it like this right through the summer!

Then October came around and I got that awkward stage where I really didn't know what to do with my hair. After a while I opted for a weave. This last about a month before I took it out and canerowed it and was at that point participating in the AfroDeity Castor Oil Challenge.


October - December 2013

February 2014

March 2014 - Loving My Hair now!

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity 
Leilu

Jamaican National Dress and Miss Jamaica Universe

Miss Jamaica Universe 2013, Kerrie Baylis


Dancing the quadrille In Traditional Jamaican dress

My sister-in-law was asking me what the Jamaican National Dress looked like (I've forgotten how we got onto the topic, she had just gotten back from India). I always remeber vibrant reds and yellows and a plaid like design. This red and white chequred costume is often called the Bandana costume a mixture of African Kente and Scottish tartan. There is also often dresses based on the Jamaican flag black for hardship, yellow for the sunshine and green for those beautiful green lands.


Another variation of the Jamaican National Dress
(Source) Full Bandana Costume

These kids are too cute (Source) Calico & Bandana costume

I did a quick search as you do and found the traditional ones, but also found these beautful costumes worn in the last four years by Miss Jamaica Universe they were so stunning I had to share them with you.

2010 Miss Jamaica Universe, Yendi Phillips
(Curtesy of The Telegraph)



2011 Miss Jamaica Universe, Shakira Martin

Miss Jamaica Universe 2012, Chantal Zaky

Miss Jamaica Universe 2013, Kerrie Baylis


Just stunning dont you think! 

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity 
Leilu



5 of my Favourite Kids Products for Afro Hair


Hi All

As you know my kids have two different hair textures. One a bit more coily than the other. I probably am quite good at really looking after my little girl's hair but not paying too much attention to my son's hair. I was however able to find product I could use on both childrens hair.

1) Curly Q's Milshake

Curly Q's Milshake

This product is perfect for my daughters hair and I have used it in mine too. Great texture and not too runny. What I love most about it is the smell, just gorgeous, like caramel. Its not greasy at all and my for my daugters fine hair this is perfect. If you wanted to know more about how to style and take care of kids afro hair Click Here.

I first mist her hair with Root2Tip ColliKinki Honey Rain Juice which is another favourite and then apply this leave in. Perfect Curls Every time.

Ingredients: Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Certified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Certified Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Lecithin, Milk Amino Acids, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Certified Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Certified Organic Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Certified Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Juice, Soytrimonium Chloride, Allantoin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Caramel.

2) Root2Tip ColliKinki Honey Rain Juice


Another of my favourites, this is a great mist for hair when it needs refreshing and is a bit dry. I start all my daughters hair styles with this product. 

Ingredients:  Water, Aloe Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerine, Shea Butter, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methosulfate, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol & Chlorpeneisin, Parfum, Guar Hydroxyprpyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Honey


3) Sisay Flax Moisturiser

Sisay Flax Moisturiser

Another favorite of mine. Works for me and both children. Gives perfect curl defination on both of them and even for me too. My sis has started using it on her hair too and loves it. 

Ingredients: Behentrimoinum Menosulphate, Cetyryl Alcohol, Lunum Usitatissimum, Butrospernum Parkii(Shea)Simmondsa Xhinesis(jojoba)oil, Prunus amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium chloride, Hydrolised silk protein, panthenol, soy lechtin, capryl glycol, phenoxyethanol, fragrance oil.


4) Mixed Chicks Shampoo for Kids (and conditioner)



I bought quite a lot of this last year when the kids were swimming so haven't experimented much with any other shampoo and conditioner, but so far I can't fault them. The ingredient in the shampoo that keeps me with this set is the citric acid which is perfect for washing chlorine out of the childrens hair. I put shea butter on their hair usually Vintage from Hug My Hair before they go in the water to keep as much chlorine out of their strands as possible then I wash with the Mixed Chicks Shampoo and conditioner for kids. I look forward to trying California Baby kids swim shampoo too!

Ingredients: Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glyco, Caprylo Hydroxamic Acid, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil 

5) Hug My Hair Vintage



An natural moisturiser that I use before the kids go swimming. It is also packed with ingredients that promote growth, nourish the scalp and moisturise the hair. 

Ingredients: unrefined butyrosermum parkii (Shea Butter), cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, prunus dulcis (Almond) oil, olea europaea (Olive) oil, persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, castor (Ricinus Communis) seed oil, vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, lavandula officinalis (Lavender) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) oil, salvia sclarea (Clary Sage) oil, mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil extract, vegetable glycerin and Love! 

Also check out this article on dealing with lice in afro kids hair, how to rid their scalp of this pesky guest with natural oils and butters.

I am always on the look out for other gentle products to use on my kids hair, so comment and let me know what you use. Hope this is helpful 

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu



Natural Afro Caribbean Hair Styles on Pinterest




                                           

Hi All, 
I have mentioned the AfroDeity Pinterest Boards before in other posts but did you know we had a board of just Hair Styels!
Looking for inspiration or just bored of your current cut and colour, come and see whats new on Pinterest.
There is something for everyone, whether you have long or short natural curls, 2c or 4z hair. I love to rock a scarf and have been inspired to dabble in colour from these great images.