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“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world” - Buddha || ૐ || Pictured above is the ‘om’ and lotus symbols strung with crystal, dyed coral and water pearl. 

I will also be selling the goods at a pop up shop in Capitol Hill tomorrow but you still have time to pick up a bracelet or two online over at  Cerulean Blue. $1 shipping on everything this week. Sneak preview of the ANKH-lets are coming! ;) ( hint, hint)

“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world” - Buddha || ૐ || Pictured above is the ‘om’ and lotus symbols strung with crystal, dyed coral and water pearl.

I will also be selling the goods at a pop up shop in Capitol Hill tomorrow but you still have time to pick up a bracelet or two online over at Cerulean Blue. $1 shipping on everything this week. Sneak preview of the ANKH-lets are coming! ;) ( hint, hint)

coldheir asked
Any tips for reducing volume in hair? Sometimes I just want it to lay a little flatter than usual.

Say whaaaat? Girl, the bigger the hair the closer to Goddess ;). In order to reduce volume, try using an oil or heavier cream and diffuse your hair while stretching or pulling downward on your curls. The oil/cream will make your curls heavier and pulling on your curls will allow them to dry a bit more stretched out. Besides that, two strand twists are always an option! Namaste xx

For those of you who live in DC and are all about that healthy lifestyle — Broccolifest is this weekend! They’ll have healthy eats, gift bags, yoga and zumba classes, performances and tons more!

For those of you who live in DC and are all about that healthy lifestyle — Broccolifest is this weekend! They’ll have healthy eats, gift bags, yoga and zumba classes, performances and tons more!

Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to.

Carol’s Daughter Product Reviews.  ♡ O V E R V I E W: I bought a few products from  Carol’s Daughter and I must say — I am sold! I really liked every product I tried. One thing I love and appreciate about the line is that it is very diverse. You have everything from a Rosemary Mint Clarifying Conditioner to a Mimosa Hair Honey Pomade. I love Shea Moisture, but sometimes I feel like some of their products are too similar to each other. I wanted to try almost every Carol’s Daughter product I came across in Target! They smell good, they look good —and so far — they work good! The price is on par with most other natural hair brands and full of moisturizing ingredients. Their website is very helpful, too! You can browse by their collections or by your main “concern” (ie dry hair, locs, big chopper, transitioning, etc.) and it will suggest products for you.  ♡ B E S T S E L L E R S  This list is based on what I have seen naturals using or reviewing most around the natural hair community:  Monoi Repairing Hair Mask  ||  Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Leave - In Moisturizer  ||  Hair Balm||  Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Spray   ♡ T R I E D 1.  Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner  I really liked this leave-in because it isn’t heavy and has a subtle moisturizing property to it. It sprays on light, but you can feel the moisturizer in your hair. I think it’s a great primer if you use a thicker moisturizer on top, or it’s great alone if thicker moisturizers are too much for your hair. If you have really dry hair like mine, you will definitely need something else. I coat my hair with this after my co-wash, seal it, then put my regular thick, creamy moisturizer on top. It’s light enough that it doesn’t over moisturize your hair and gives a very subtle boost in moisture that can make a big impact. 

     2. Hair Milk Refresher Spray I am not a big ‘curl refresher’ natural. I find ‘refreshing’ my curls on the second or third days just matte my curls. If I moisturize well enough on my co-wash day then I can normally go two days without re-moisturizing in any way. I wanted to try this product anyway and I can see why many naturals like this. First, the spray top is wonderful! Second, the refresher re-wets, coats and moisturizes hair pretty well; and Third, it’s easy! No more having to guesstimate and mix and match ingredients on your own. It isn’t very penetrative, hence why it’s a refresher, so don’t rely solely on this and get lazy. Continue to deep condition and co-wash while using this in between.  Works really well with all hair types and lengths. It smells good, too!  

     3.  Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie I chose this product because I loved the ingredients: Cocoa, Shea and Pro-Vitamin B5! It sounded like a creamy, moisturizing dose of hair goodness. Lo and behold, I was wowed the very first time I used this!! It completely brought my hair back to life. I left it in for a full day because I actually thought it was a creamy moisturizer as opposed to a deep conditioner, lol! I washed it out the next day and my hair was soooo soft and moisturized. The second time I used it I left it in a few hours. My hair turned out good and moisturized, but I believe it’s true potential is maximized on those days you need a serious deep condition!

      4.  Black Vanilla Hydrating Conditioner  I am a Conditioner snob, so the bar was set high. This is creamy enough for a good slip. I do have two complaints: Firstly, the Black Vanilla product smell is a bit iffy for me. I love it in the bottle but on my hair, it smells different to me. People love it on my hair and have been complimenting me, though. However, what ever possessed them to put that tiny ass pump on a CONDITIONER is beyond me! Does any natural truly adhere to ‘a little’ or ‘dime-size’ amount!? I use practically a half a bottle per co-wash so I need a top that can just pour the product in my hand.  ♡TIP:: Tell them what you love about their products and get a 15% discount on your online purchase!

Carol’s Daughter Product Reviews.

♡ O V E R V I E W: I bought a few products from Carol’s Daughter and I must say — I am sold! I really liked every product I tried. One thing I love and appreciate about the line is that it is very diverse. You have everything from a Rosemary Mint Clarifying Conditioner to a Mimosa Hair Honey Pomade. I love Shea Moisture, but sometimes I feel like some of their products are too similar to each other. I wanted to try almost every Carol’s Daughter product I came across in Target! They smell good, they look good —and so far — they work good! The price is on par with most other natural hair brands and full of moisturizing ingredients. Their website is very helpful, too! You can browse by their collections or by your main “concern” (ie dry hair, locs, big chopper, transitioning, etc.) and it will suggest products for you.

♡ B E S T S E L L E R S This list is based on what I have seen naturals using or reviewing most around the natural hair community: Monoi Repairing Hair Mask || Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Leave - In Moisturizer || Hair Balm|| Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Spray

♡ T R I E D

1. Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner I really liked this leave-in because it isn’t heavy and has a subtle moisturizing property to it. It sprays on light, but you can feel the moisturizer in your hair. I think it’s a great primer if you use a thicker moisturizer on top, or it’s great alone if thicker moisturizers are too much for your hair. If you have really dry hair like mine, you will definitely need something else. I coat my hair with this after my co-wash, seal it, then put my regular thick, creamy moisturizer on top. It’s light enough that it doesn’t over moisturize your hair and gives a very subtle boost in moisture that can make a big impact.

2. Hair Milk Refresher Spray I am not a big ‘curl refresher’ natural. I find ‘refreshing’ my curls on the second or third days just matte my curls. If I moisturize well enough on my co-wash day then I can normally go two days without re-moisturizing in any way. I wanted to try this product anyway and I can see why many naturals like this. First, the spray top is wonderful! Second, the refresher re-wets, coats and moisturizes hair pretty well; and Third, it’s easy! No more having to guesstimate and mix and match ingredients on your own. It isn’t very penetrative, hence why it’s a refresher, so don’t rely solely on this and get lazy. Continue to deep condition and co-wash while using this in between. Works really well with all hair types and lengths. It smells good, too!

3. Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie I chose this product because I loved the ingredients: Cocoa, Shea and Pro-Vitamin B5! It sounded like a creamy, moisturizing dose of hair goodness. Lo and behold, I was wowed the very first time I used this!! It completely brought my hair back to life. I left it in for a full day because I actually thought it was a creamy moisturizer as opposed to a deep conditioner, lol! I washed it out the next day and my hair was soooo soft and moisturized. The second time I used it I left it in a few hours. My hair turned out good and moisturized, but I believe it’s true potential is maximized on those days you need a serious deep condition!

4. Black Vanilla Hydrating Conditioner I am a Conditioner snob, so the bar was set high. This is creamy enough for a good slip. I do have two complaints: Firstly, the Black Vanilla product smell is a bit iffy for me. I love it in the bottle but on my hair, it smells different to me. People love it on my hair and have been complimenting me, though. However, what ever possessed them to put that tiny ass pump on a CONDITIONER is beyond me! Does any natural truly adhere to ‘a little’ or ‘dime-size’ amount!? I use practically a half a bottle per co-wash so I need a top that can just pour the product in my hand.

♡TIP:: Tell them what you love about their products and get a 15% discount on your online purchase!