Have Your Say: Castor Oil or Coconut Oil? Pick One.

I don't know what it is, but my hair is literally addicted to/loves/adores/craves Castor Oil!!

I've tried both Coconut Oil & Castor Oil as a sealant, scalp oil, prepoo etc. and my hair ALWAYS responds better with Castor Oil. Am I the only one?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Coconut Oil....I still like it and use it every wash day in my conditioners, however, Castor oil is the #1 oil that I leave on my hair (as a sealant and scalp oil) making it extremely soft. For some reason, if I use Coconut oil the same way I would use Castor oil, I end up with hard/crunchy hair.

I'm curious to know what you prefer out of these oils. Please let me know :-)


Lacey Brown Hairstyle

Credit: Michael Becker/FOX

Lacey Brown, I love the look, soulfoul voice, she's cute and I love her hair too.
Her rendition of "What a Wonderful World" from Hollywood round was great and very endearing and what a great attitude about not getting through last year. I really liked Megan Joy (who got thru instead of her) but Megan didn't quite deliver although she was good. I'm glad Lacey was given another chance this week. Some people say her hairstyle is called "The Suspicious Duchess".

Must Watch - What A Wonderful World

Lacey Brown - Somewhere Over the Rainbow Audition

Sunshyne in Essence Magazine March 2010 Issue

BIG THANKS going out to Creme of Nature, I love your products and to ALL MY HAIRLISTAS!! You all have been soooo supportive, encouraging, and loving with the messages, emails, comments and blog posts congratulating me. I`m so grateful :-)

I just had to share this with you all. My sis picked up the mag for me this weekend and I took some pics for those who do not have access to Essence Magazine.

Obama and Michelle, lovely couple♥

Congrats to Beauty Bloggers Renee, Leila, Nadege, and Afrobella! You ladies are glowing :-)

Me! (pg. 103)


*Surprise* MORE Creme of Nature Contest WINNERS!!

Since the Creme of Nature contest was such a HUGE hit here @ Hairliciousinc.com (over 900 people entered), it's best that 10 lucky winners are chosen rather than just 5 - fair right?!

So, here are the other 5 lucky winners!!

  1. Angelina
  2. Jasmine Tinsley
  3. Auvaje
  4. Tonya
  5. Jmason

Please check your emails and respond back with your Full Name & Shipping Address so that I can send you all the Creme of Nature Power Pack you just won ASAP!! Thank you again for participating

Congrats to you all :-)


February 2010 Hair Update + New Goals

Below are some recent hair photos. I stretched my relaxer out to 13 weeks - it was quite hard at times I must admit. The most my hair (especially since it's so coarse and highly textured) can tolerate is 10-11 weeks post. The longer I stretch, the more hair I lose Smiley. I learned my lesson! LOL

Moving on...I lightly trimmed my hair twice since I last relaxed in November 2009. I did this because I noticed some split ends and they had to go because I'm in the Healthy Ends Challenge on Hairlista Inc.

I feel like I haven't gained much length this time around (plus I gave my scalp a break from JBCO for a while..don't worry I will continue using it again starting tonight..I slacked off big time. No more excuses). Overall, I'm pretty happy with the health - which is most important.

FYI, I'm still on my quest to MBL...it's taking some time...but I'm loving the journey nonetheless Smiley.

Goals I Met from June 2009 Personal MBL Check Up:

  • CONSISTENTLY Apply Jamaican Black Castor oil (not a fan of the regular Castor oil - sorry) to scalp 3x/week part of the Castor Oil Challenge Pt.2
  • Increase/maintain thickness (hair & ends)
  • Keep up with light protein weekly
  • Incorporate more oils into regimen
  • Co-wash 1x/week part of the Summer 2009 Co-wash Challenge
  • Take Multi-Vitamins Daily & Fish Oils

New Goals:

  • Apply JBCO to scalp 3 times a week after wash day
  • Take Multi-Vitamin and Omega 3-6-9 capsules daily
  • Drink 8 glasses of water daily
  • Exercise 3 times a week (I got a new membership..YAY Me!)
  • Increase shine and soften texture (hard goal but I'm willing to take on the challenge)
  • Buy a new steamer (my Hair Therapy Wrap broke..will explain later)
  • Simplify regimen and products even more!

Check'em out:

Find more photos like this on HAIRLISTA INC. Healthy Hair Network


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Creme of Nature Giveaway WINNERS!!

First of all, I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in this Contest. The response to this particular contest was much more than I expected.

With that being said, stay tuned for more product giveaways on Hairlicious Inc. :-)

Now, let's announce those winners!!

Congratulations to....

1. Jasmine

2. Sheliah

3. Vail Franklin

4. Brittany

5. Needra

Please check your emails and respond back with your Full Name & Shipping Address so that I can send you all the Creme of Nature Power Pack you just won ASAP!!

Stay tuned for more Giveaways :-)


Heal Dry Hair Spells with a Creme of Nature Giveaway!


Now, you all know I LVE CON (Creme of Nature)!!

Well, here is a chance to win some of my FAVOURITE products from this line (hopefully you'll like them as much as I do).

Five (5) lucky winners will each receive the entire “power-pack”(3 products) consisting of Creme Of Nature professional Sunflower and Coconut Detangling Conditioning Shampoo, Nourishing and Strengthening Treatment and the Moisture Extreme Conditioner.

All of these products are moisture based, therefore providing a great way to increase moisture levels in your regimen or jump start your hair journey if you are a newbie :)

Check out my personal reviews on each product!
  1. Creme Of Nature Professional Sunflower and Coconut Detangling Conditioning Shampoo
  2. Creme Of Nature Professional Nourishing and Strengthening Treatment
  3. Creme Of Nature Professional Moisture Extreme Conditioner

You must be in Canada, United States or the Carribbean to enter this contest. Sorry :-(

The contest is simple, just fill in your name and email address (double check to make sure it's accurate) and you'll enter your chance to win!

Contest Begins: Thursday Feb 4th, 2010
Contest Ends: Thursday Feb 11th, 2010

Good Luck


The Emo Subculture

Emo, is a term which is given to the subculture of hardcore punk and pop, which originated from the Washington DC area, but which later spread like wildfire to the rest of the US and also to other parts of the world. Emo has since evolved into a musical and fashion experience which is embraced by quite a number of young adherents.

The word “Emo” actually originated from the term "emocore" which refers to the hardcore punk music scene which started in the mid-1980s. The term is a variation of the word "emotive hardcore", which is what the bands in the DC area sounded like. They have developed a unique punk-rock style of music, which blended the characteristics of the electric guitar with smooth sounded mellow tracks, which are typically screamed from the top of the lungs, hence the term emotive hardcore. Amongst the bands which pioneered this genre were groups such as One Last Wish, Embrace, Fire Party and Moss Icon.

The Emo subculture is also heavily influenced by the Indie scene, with the likes of people such as Fugazi heading off the first wave of Emo, with bands which included Far and Texas Is The Reason, which pumped Indie music into the Emo subculture.

The sound feels more like a chaotic blend of instruments laced with emotional singing which emanates deep inside the lungs. This attracts crowds of young people. Their chants and raves have become characteristic as far as Emo concerts are concerned. These concerts have in turn become some of the most vibrant in the entire rock industry.

The Emo culture is not all about music however. There are fashion statements and stereotypes associated with the Emo subculture which spread to other facets of culture. Black is considered the color of choice in the Emo universe and it permeates almost all aspects of the Emo dress code. The hair is typically dyed jet-black, and in some instances it is spiked and can contain other colors as well. For the ladies, black nail polish is also widely used. In the Emo world, make-up is utilized by both males and females.

There is now a wide range of products which cater to the needs of the Emo subculture. Cities such as Austin have fully embraced it and have great places which have an Emo theme such as restaurants, record stores and other joints. It is now common to even see special clothing lines, merchandise, toys and even TV programs and movies. Today, the Emo subculture has caught influences from both pop and rock and is beginning to be accepted as a lifestyle choice.

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A woman’s hair is one of the most forgiving characteristics about herself; it is one that she can easily change and redefine to invent new looks for herself and to keep reinventing new looks with time. And this is one of the few things that she can change about her own physical appearance that doesn’t take more than a few minutes to accomplish and doesn’t cost much money. In addition, the changes that a woman makes to her hair are never permanent, so even if she does not like the finished look, haircuts can always grow out and hairstyles can always be re-done. The short haircut is a very chic look that has become very fashionable among the teenagers and even older and more mature women. Some of the popular and fashionable hairstyles for short hair will be discussed herein.

One of the most popular short haircuts among teenagers and young women is the layered haircut. More and more of the younger women and teenagers alike are choosing the layered haircut over any other because it is most easy to maintain. In addition, the layered haircut is one that can be easily worn the same way for a formal event as for a casual event without being out of place – the short layered haircut can in fact be either flipped out or flipped inwards. Either effect has the same though – they are both chic and fashionable and can be adjusted to suit any event. The layered hair flipped inwards creates a more sophisticated look that some of the more mature women would prefer, whereas the flipped out hairstyle for those with short layers creates a trendy and hip look.

Another of the favorite hairstyles worn by young women and teenagers with short hair would be the bobbed haircut. This haircut can be worn with layers, bangs or highlights to create the soft but feminine touch to what would otherwise be a severe look. The bob can also be cut asymmetrical to create a hairstyle that is funky but nonetheless feminine. Another alteration of the bob haircut with a soft feminine approach is the A-line bob hairstyle; flipped inwards to create a sophisticated look with a futuristic appeal.

The mature woman however will neither go for the flipped out short hairstyle nor the A-line bobbed hairstyle. Instead she looks for a hairstyle for her hair that is conservative but not severe; trendy but not flamboyant; manageable but not plain. The short bob with a high crown and low side is ideal for the mature woman with the long thin face. This hairstyle however is softened by a side path and a simple bang that just teases over the forehead or at the side of the face. Highlights and side burns are other creative modifications that the mature woman could choose to incorporate into her short hairstyle.

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Short emo hairstyle like Adam Gontier.

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Creme Of Nature Sunflower & Coconut Detangling Conditioning Shampoo

Regular Formula for Normal Hair.

A new Creme of Nature detangling and conditioning shampoo, featuring organic sunflower and coconut oils to gently cleanse and condition, leaving the hair soft and silky.

Wet hair. Apply shampoo and work into lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat. Next, condition with Creme of Nature conditioner.

Ingredients: Water - Aqua , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Glycol Stearate , Polyquaternium-10 , Cocamide DEA , Amodimethicone , Polysorbate 20 , Polyquaternium-7 , Isostearyl Ethylimidazoliniumethosulfate , Citric Acid , Tetrasodium EDTA , Coconut Oil (Certified Organic), Sunflower Seed Oil (Certified Organic), Peppermint Leaf Extract, Basil Extract, Polygala Senega Root Extract , Watercress Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Thyme Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Glycerin , Fragrance - Parfum , Benzyl Benzoate , Coumarin , Hydroxycitronellal , Limonene , Linalool , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Red 4 - CI 14700 , Yellow 5 - CI 19140 , Red 33 - CI 17200 , Blue 1 - CI 42090.

The Truth: Finally!! Okay, I've been secretly itching to try this shampoo for a while now based on the good reviews that I've read. I pretty much have my staple shampoo's, however, I wanted to try this one out to see how it compares to the original shampoo and if I could recommend it to other folks.

I'm shocked to say that you can't even tell that this is a sulfate shampoo. It detangled, cleansed and moisturized my hair all in one shot. The creamy liquid easily penetrated and melted my tangles away effortlessly. This shampoo restored my natural moisture balance and smoothed out my cuticles allowing them to lay flat preventing dryness & flyaways. After drying my hair with the t-shirt method, my hair literally felt soft and silky :-)

It was very gentle on my hair despite the fact that it contains the sodium laureth sulfate detergent (since you barely recognize it, I don't know why they added it). Overall, I was extremely pleased with the results I achieved with this shampoo. I would highly recommend it.

Price: $5.99 -7 CAD 8.45 Fl. Oz.

Hairlicious Rating: (5/5) Excellent


Update On The Udo's Oil Blend 3-6-9 & Multi-Vitamins

Back in October 2009, I started taking Progressive Women Multi-Vitamins along with Udo's Oil 3,6,9 Blend (look here for a quick recap) for overall health. I took these supplements consistently (until finished) and I did see an improvement in my skin and nails.

The multi-vitamins were somewhat annoying because you have to take 3 pills daily and majority of the time I took 1-2 a day since I would always forget. My skin looked vibrant and remained somewhat clear of acne (did get a few pimples here & there). My nails stopped breaking and started to grow strong. Overall, the vitamins were good. I had high hopes that it would perform better, but I should have taken it the right way in order to see optimal results. Next time around I will buy a vitamin that only requires me to take it 1-2 times daily.

The taste of the Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend was AWFUL!! (kind of a nutty flavor). I dreaded taking it every single day. Most days I had to chug it down with juice, food....whatever I could find!! I promised myself that when I finished the bottle, I would purchase capsules (no taste) so that I wouldn't have to go through that horrible process again. I must say that it did improve my digestion where food was concerned. No bloating or heaviness after eating :-)

Oh, I almost forgot, NEVER take this oil on an empty stomach or else you will feel extremely sick and nauseated. That was another "con" in my opinion. If I do repurchase this product, I will purchase it in capsule form.