Product Spotlight: EDEN BodyWorks

As a black girl going through the whirlwind of emotions when starting your natural hair journey, our first question we ask ourselves is, “What products should I try for my curls?” or “Will this product work for my texture?” We go from Cantu to Creme of Nature to Curls, Miss Jessie’s and many more to achieve those beautiful braid-outs and trendy twist outs but to complete this look we need the one essential product that every curly girl should have: a to-die-for edge control.

EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Control Edge Gel has my heart wrapped. During my journey, I recently stumbled upon this gem when looking for a gel that would lay and SLAY my edges and honey, this product will lay your edges to the edge GOD. When I first opened the product, I was skeptical about how much would be in the jar but there are about 6 ounces worth of product that can be used for about 6 months to a year. This product has a very lightweight consistency and doesn’t cause your hair to flake like snow around the edge of your hair.

Trust me, I wouldn’t want for you to look like Santa dusted his snowy jacket off on your edges girl, because I understand how bad that can be. Trust me, this product will have the maximum hold you need for the entire day.

When I first started using this product, I was shocked that it gave me the maximum hold I needed for the day. I probably had to reapply it once more after being in the sun all day but understand that sweat absorbs products so if you are a person who perspires a lot, you may have to reapply product. The good thing about this is, the product retails between $8.45-9 and at $8.75 plus shipping and handling on Amazon.com and is also available in different sizes if you don’t want to splurge on the big jar for your first try. You could also buy the big size for day to day purposes and the smaller size for travel. On the go products are a must when going through your natural hair journey and of course, edge control is too.

It is very important to also disclaim, this product was made without sulfates, dyes, parabens, mineral oils such as petroleum. Products with these chemicals can cause breakage to your hair follicles and thinning as well. It is very important that you read more about the pros and cons of chemicals in your products prior to starting your natural hair journey. After months of achieving those beautiful curls, you want to make sure you’re using products with ingredients that will help you maintain those curls.

For all of my animal lovers, this product is cruelty free and has not been tested on animals. So just a few reminders when choosing your to-die-for edge control, always check for chemicals, never splurge on $13 edge control, always purchase a travel size for on the go, purchase a silk/satin scarf from your local beauty supply store, and bam! Beautiful curls and edges that slay!

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#FroDown powered by EDEN BodyWorks Fisk Edition

Written By: Jazzmine D. Brooks

 

Nat·u·ral-  /ˈnaCH(ə)rəl/ — existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.

 

Curly hair seems to be taken as a sign of rebellion when it’s simply the act of existing. Having your existence looked at as an act of resistance can sometimes get you down. CurlyInCollege brings life to the dead ends we face with our hair and society’s perception of naturally curly hair.

Fisk University is so excited to be hosting FroDown 2017 powered by EDEN BodyWorks on Saturday April 1st. FroDown is an event that gives curly men and women a safe space to be themselves and boldly embrace their natural hair.

This is an opportunity to learn some of what it means to be natural and see the love and community that comes from just having a mutual appreciation for natural hair. It’s expected to be a time of fun and information to inspire women who are already curly and future curlies to fall in love with the beauty nature gave us all.

These Fisk students are loving on their hair and you can too when you come to FroDown 2017 powered by EDEN BodyWorks!

 

“Being natural is learning how to love myself, giving myself a chance to be happy as I am.”

— Sadara Welch, Fisk University freshman

 

“Being natural is appreciating and loving your crown [despite] the prolonged conditioning that has caused so many of us to hate and mistreat our hair.”

— Mekka Abdullah, Fisk University sophomore

 

“Being natural is accepting myself as I am and the beauty God gave me. For a long time I hated my natural hair and now I’m able to embrace it.”

— Mickey IntVeld Sutherlin, Fisk University junior

 

FroDown is an event you don’t want to miss. Be there to get the tools you need to resist the societal norms of what makes “good hair.” Naturally curly hair is not an anomaly. It is beautiful.

 

FroDown 2017 powered by EDEN BodyWorks Fisk Edition will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 12pm.

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