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Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Long time no see curlies! Its been a really busy year and Im finally able to really sit down and blog about my experiences throughout the year. So here I am! I have done various hair shows this year that include: Jacksonville Natural Hair & Beauty Expo South Ga Naturals Hair, Health and Beauty Expo Fro Fashion Week Natural Girls Rock Annual Holiday Party CocoNatural Meetup HoneyChile HairLove Presents...the Curly Chat! PHEW! Its been a busy year! I have definitely been keeping myself busy educating, meeting and greeting and most of all enjoying so many beautiful naturals. So what has been up with you? Ive also been delving into new fashions and even nail colors! Its been fun and exciting to think outside the box! Chat with you soon curlies Im off to bed!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hey Curlies~!

What a day! God is good! I have been busy filling orders and I am appreciative to all of you! HoneyChile HairLove is alive and well! lol, so whats new! I have just introduced my new Deep Conditioner called HoneyLove! It comes in scents: Citrus Island, Frankincense & Patchouli. I aim to meet the demand for what we need in our community. So definitely check that out at Also there will be some giveaways coming up for my blog featuring one of my products and some other goodies so Stay Tuned!!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

DIY Deep Conditioner

1 Whole avocado
1 cup real mayo
3 tbs evoo
3 tbs coconut oil
Mixed with hand blender until smooth, leave on for 45min to 1 hour. Great protein treatment to strengthen hair. Add a few drops of lavender oil for the smell.

Here are some tips just for you!

Never comb dry hair. Always mist your hair with water or apply a small amount of pomade to your tresses to help the comb glide through your locks. Go slowly and if you come across a tangle or knot, try to detangle it with your fingers first before going for a comb. Avoid small combs with sharp teeth, which can tear the hair. Instead, use larger combs with rounded teeth and smooth edges.

• Don’t overbrush. Forget the old saying about brushing 100 strokes a day! The truth is, over-brushing can lead to breakage. Regular, gentle brushing is okay, but be sure to invest in a brush with firm bristles with rounded ends.

• Get your beauty sleep. Sleep wearing a satin scarf or bonnet, or if you prefer to sleep with your head uncovered, purchase a satin pillow case. Wool and cotton strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. If you live in a cooler climate, protect your hair from wool and cotton hats and scarves by wearing a satin scarf underneath your cap or by purchasing silk-lined winter accessories.

• Treat your scalp. Take a few minutes each day to give yourself a scalp massage “This simple practice increases the circulation in the scalp area and promotes healthy oil production,” says Jill Scott’s go to stylist Syreeta Scott, owner of Duafe Holistic Hair Care Natural Hair Salon in Philidaelphia.

• Turn off the heat. Blow dryers and curling irons can cause considerable damage to the hair and, in some cases, can permanently straighten your natural texture. Instead of heat styling, consider natural styles such as braids, twist-outs or a puff, which can be achieved without causing major damage to your hair.

• Keep your ends protected. Once your hair reaches shoulder length, the constant friction caused by your hair rubbing against your clothes often results in dryness and breakage. You can avoid this by wearing protective hairstyles, which don’t leave your ends exposed, and keeping your ends well condtioned.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Curly Demure Review

So I just woke up to an awesome review of HoneyChile HairLove Sweet Hibiscus Cream Conditioner. What a pleasant surprise! My dear friend Curly Demure offered up some realness and love for the product! Check her out today!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Deep Conditioning Benefits

Each strand of hair has 3 layers. Deep conditioning affects the outer layer which is called the cuticle. The cuticle resembles shingles on a roof. They overlap each other, and should lay down flat. When your hair becomes dry and damaged, these shingles will stand up away from the hair shaft. This is what gives hair the dull, frizzy look. Deep conditioning the proper way and with the right products will help to smooth the cuticle, making the shingles lay down again, giving your hair a smoother, shinier, healthier appearance.

Here is another important fact--deep conditioners CANNOT heal damaged hair or improve the quality of new hair grown. It is valuable however, because it can minimize any damage done to your hair, it can restore shine and manageablity to hair, and can add strength to hair until damaged hair grows long enough to be cut off. In other words, it is not a cure, but rather a preventative, to help protect the damaged hair from any further damage, until it gets to a length that you feel comfortable cutting it to. The only TRUE way to cure damaged hair is to cut it off and let new hair grow in.

Creme rinses (the type you put on after you shampoo and rinse out in 5 minutes or less), or detangler as they are also known, just coat the hair. They do not penetrate into the hair to help minimize damage. They do a good job of smoothing hair, making it shiny and helping to remove tangles, but that is all they do. You need a deep conditioner to go further into the hair to really help minimize damage.

Detanglers and creme rinses are a very good choice for use each time you shampoo, but a deep conditioning is best for longer lasting results. Depending on the condition of your hair, conditioning treatments can be done anywhere from once a week to once a month on average.

Some hints to look for when choosing a deep conditioner are: reading to determine how long the product is left on (if it stays on less than 5 minutes, it’s probably not a deep conditioner), look for a product that says you should use a plastic cap or plastic wrap on your head while it is working (plastic caps and/or plastic wrap help hold in heat on your head, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deeper for better results). Deep conditioning treatments usually stay on your hair an average of 15-20 minutes, but all products vary, so this is just an average time.

4. Part your hair from the front to the back of the neck in a center part. Next, part your hair from tip of ear to tip of ear. This will give you 4 sections. Clip each section up. Using these sections will make it easier for

you to know that you haven’t missed any areas when applying conditioner.

5. You can start in any section you like. Part through the section, starting at the top of the head by using your little finger. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it still gives you an idea of where you are applying. Make part about 1/2 inch wide, moving from one side of section to the other horizontally.

6. Hold slice up and away from the other hair and apply a thin coat of conditioner, starting at scalp and working it to the ends. You don’t want big globs of conditioner visible on hair, just a thin film that you can see and feel. When you have applied to the first slice, bring it over and lay it on top of your head. If hair is shorter, just let it stand up and away from the other hair.

7. Continue down the section making your parts and applying conditioner. When a section is completed, bring hair down from top of head so its not in the way of the other sections. Move on to next section, applying in the same manner,and complete the entire head.

8. IMPORTANT: When applying, be sure to apply to scalp and hair, not just hair. Your scalp gets dry too, and needs moisture as much as hair.

9. Place plastic cap or plastic wrap on head, making sure all hair is tucked in. Do not clip hair up if longer, just pile on top of head.

10. Now you have a few options to choose from. If you have a hood dryer (like the ones you sit under in salons), you can sit under it for 15-20 minutes with heat set on medium. You can also toss a towel in the dryer to heat, and wrap it around your head, leaving for same amount of time. If the weather is warm, go

outside and sit for the amount of time needed. You can even do what I do, which is a little housecleaning, to raise your body temperature, and generate heat to your scalp. Heat opens up the hair shaft, and along with the ingredients in a deep conditioner that work to open it also, you’ll get very good penetration and results with the extra heat.

11. When time is up, remove towels and plastic from head. Rinse, rinse, and rinse some more. Use as cool of a water temperature as you are comfortable with. Anything cool or cold will not only rinse away excess conditioner, but it will help to close the hair shaft, trapping the moisture from the conditioner inside. It does take a lot of rinsing, but it is worth the time.

12 When rinsing is completed, towel dry hair again. From here you can blow dry, style or let your hair dry naturally. That’s it! Follow these simple directions, learn to read labels, ask for help from salespeople, and before long, you will be able to recognize when your hair may need a little extra boost of moisture. Have fun!

Viva La Coconut!

So I love Coconut Oil in my hair! I use it to seal and condition my scalp. But check out a few other helpful ways to use Coconut Oil!

Liver: The presence of medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids helps in preventing liver diseases as they substances are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, thus reducing work load on the liver and also preventing accumulation of fat.

Kidney: Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps in dissolving kidney stones.

Pancreatitis: Coconut oil is also believed to be useful in treating pancreatitis.

Stress Relief: Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head followed with a gentle massage helps in removing mental fatigue.

Diabetes: Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also helps in effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

Bones: As mentioned earlier, coconut oil improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium which are necessary for development of bones. Thus coconut oil is very useful to women who are prone to osteoporosis after middle age.

Dental Care: Calcium is an important element present in teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in getting strong teeth. Coconut oil also stops tooth decay.

HIV and Cancer: It is believed that coconut oil plays an instrumental role in reducing viral susceptibility of HIV and cancer patients. Preliminary research has shown indications of the effect of coconut oil on reducing the viral load of HIV patients (Reference).

Finally, coconut oil is often preferred by athletes and body builders and by those who are dieting. The reason behind this being that coconut oil contains lesser calories than other oils, its fat content is easily converted into energy and it does not lead to accumulation of fat in the heart and arteries. Coconut oil helps in boosting energy and endurance, and enhances the performance of athletes


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