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FroDown 2019 x Urban Hydration

FroDown 2019 x Urban Hydration

If you’re new here, #FroDown is the ultimate celebration of natural hair on college campuses! Every year we partner with brands that align with our mission and wish to empower college students — making it a little easier to rock your curls on campus.

For our 2019 FroDown College Tour, Urban Hydration will be sharing with student attendees their Honey Growth & Repair Daily Moisturizer. Yes, it does smell UHH-mazing.  (more…)

FroDown 2019 x CURLS

FroDown 2019 x CURLS

VEGAN HAIR MOUSSE…

Need we say more? A VEGAN hair product. We know, it sounds too good to be true, but with CURLS, it is more than excellent!

CURLS is helping out the conscious curlista by introducing their very first vegan line of products.

(Photo via Instagram @V.KnoxMedia)

If you’re new here, #FroDown is the ultimate celebration of natural hair on college campuses! Every year we partner with brands that align with our mission and wish to empower college students — making it a little easier to rock your curls on campus.

For our 2019 FroDown College Tour, CURLS will be sharing with student attendees their new, ‘The Green Collection’ which is to die for! We already love a good product that is dedicated towards curly hair textures but a product that is entirely green AND focused on curls?! *swoon* We are in love!

Photo via www.curls.biz

For 2019, CurlyInCollege is powered by not one, not two, but THREE brands and CURLS will be providing our FroDown attendees with their new Avocado Hair Mousse!

According to CURLS, their “Green Collection is for all curls. The Green Collection is everything you need for cleansing, conditioning, and styling. Create braids, twists, roller sets and more while nourishing your hair.”

Photo via www.curls.biz

Each product in the collection including their Avocado Mousse is certified organic and guaranteed to use the best, high-quality products.

The Avocado Mousse is fantastic for the hair that is prone to breakage and tends to be dull and frizzy.

After you cleanse, rinse and condition your hair, then set your curls with the Avocado Hair Mousse. This product is perfect for twist outs, for wash n’ go’s,, braids and more. Not only is this the ideal product for styling but it is impressive when it comes to preventing breakage and fighting frizzy, dull hair.

Personally, we can’t be more biased.  We love to represent products that help us care for our curls, but we fell in love even more when we found out the ingredients were ethical too.

Don’t miss out! Make sure you are one of the first 100 students in line at your school’s FroDown to receive a swag bag that includes products from CURLS and our two other sponsored companies as well!

You can also find CURLS products and the rest of ‘The Green Collection’ at CVS, Walgreens, Target, CVS, SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY, and other stores near you! Visit their website or sign up for SMS messages for easy ordering, exclusive offers, coupons, and more: www.curls.biz.

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow CURLS on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, so you don’t miss any special offers, events, or product launches. We can’t wait to see you at FroDown!

FroDown 2019 x EDEN BodyWorks

FroDown 2019 x EDEN BodyWorks

(Photo via @TequilaVidaRizos and  @ChristinaJonesPhotography)

 

Our favorite time of year has arrived, FroDown! If you are new to CurlyInCollege and our college tours, we are so excited to have you. We are the largest national network of multicultural college students with natural hair and FroDown is the ultimate celebration for natural hair on college campuses!

Every year we partner with brands that align with our mission and wish to empower college students — making it a little easier to rock your curls on campus.

We are excited to announce that this year, EDEN BodyWorks will be a brand partner for the THIRD year in a row!

For our 2019 FroDown, EDEN BodyWorks will be spoiling student attendees with their hydration custard from their Hibiscus and Honey line. One of our favorites from this line we must say, and it smells incredible!

We continue to fall in love with EDEN BodyWorks products because we know there is something for everyone. The Hibiscus and Honey products are packed with hydrating and moisturizing ingredients for straight and curly hairstyles.

Photo via Instagram @V.Knox Media

The Hibiscus Honey Hydration Custard is designed for thicker curls and coils to lock in moisture, give definition, and add shine but our friends tell us a little of this product goes a long way for looser textures. When you’re finished styling – add in just a little more over dry hair to avoid frizz.

We really can’t wait for you all to try it!

If you are as excited as we are, then you can’t wait to get your hands on this custard! Make sure you are one of the first 100 students in line at your school’s FroDown to receive a swag bag that includes products from EDEN BodyWorks and two other companies as well!

Photo via edenbodyworks.com

Don’t miss out on the FULL Hibiscus and Honey Line by EDEN BodyWorks. You can now find EDEN BodyWorks at Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY, and other stores near you! Visit their website or download their mobile app for easy ordering: edenbodyworks.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow EDEN BodyWorks on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, so you don’t miss any special offers, events, or product launches. Have fun at FroDown!

 

 

New Hair Oil from Palmer’s for Shiny Natural Hair

New Hair Oil from Palmer’s for Shiny Natural Hair

‪Oil your scalp, Sis!  You’re going to love 💛 Palmer’s Natural Fusions™ Ceramide Monoï Hair Food Oil! It’s a hand-blended cocktail of nature’s most nourishing and strengthening botanicals.

Palmer’s Natural Fusions™ Ceramide Monoï Hair Food Oil fuels hair and scalp with nutrients to help promote optimal growth and protect fragile hair.

Directions: For weak, brittle, thin or breakage-prone hair, apply sparingly to the scalp and work through hair.

Get your sample in our first CurlyInCollege Survival Kit. Are you on the list? Sign-up and we’ll send you the link to purchase. First 15 people who order get a FREE African Print Headrwap from CeeCee’s Closet NYC.

Curl Talk with CeeCee’s Closet NYC + CurlyInCollege

Curl Talk with CeeCee’s Closet NYC + CurlyInCollege

If you haven’t heard of CeeCee’s Closet NYC you’re missing out! They have the cutest African print headwraps, clothes, handbags and more. We’re so excited to be giving away a FREE Head Wrap to the first 15 individuals who purchase a CurlyInCollege Survival Kit! We asked the founders for some tips for our college curlies! Read more to hear what they had to share:

What would be your advice for someone transitioning from relaxed to natural hair for the very first time? 

Transitioning is a personal process and you can do whatever suits you best so don’t get caught up in trying to “do it right”! If you want to big chop, big chop, if you want to wear protective styles, wear protective styles. You choose your journey. When I transitioned in college, headwraps were a great help for me. Being new to natural hair, some of my styles did not come out quite right, on days like those, headwraps saved my look!

What role does your brand play in the broader Natural Hair community? 

Cee Cee’s Closet NYC celebrates the beauty and diversity of black women. We create our wraps with the purpose of empowering our customers to see the beauty in themselves and their heritage while also expressing their creativity. Much like your natural hair, your wrap is a canvas and you can create any look that makes you feel beautiful and confident.

How does your brand embody CurlyInCollege’s mission of “Embrace who you are, not who others want you to be?”

At Cee Cee’s Closet NYC we view headwraps as a form of self-expression. It’s all about you and what makes you regal. Any way you style them is the right way to style it!

What advice do you have for college students who may feel challenged on their natural hair journey?

Your hair is an expression of who you are but it can be a lot some days. Do what suits you and the time you have available. It’s OK to give yourself grace throughout your journey.

Featured Wrap: click here

You can follow CeeCee’s Closet NYC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Curl Talk with Scünci + CurlyInCollege

Curl Talk with Scünci + CurlyInCollege

Scünci is dedicated to making hair products for all women, with all hair types, including natural hair! They want every woman to feel confident with their hair and beauty!

At CurlyInCollege we love Scünci because they created the perfect hair elastic for our go-to campus style, the Afro Puff! A full sized package of their “No Damage, Extra Long Elastics” will be included in our very first CurlyInCollege Survival Kit!

Scünci’s goal is to empower women! They aim to create and embrace whatever makes them feel beautiful. We love their tagline — “ü got this” which is meant as a positive motto for women to strive for everyday.

 

 

Scünci prides itself on making affordable products. They partner with retailers from all segments to make sure products are as affordable as possible! If you’re on the go, a scrunchie is your must-have hair accessory. It’s the perfect way to style your hair during the day in a ponytail, puff or bun and it’s the best way to pull your hair up while you sleep for dent-free hair!

 

You can follow Scünci on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Curl Talk with Shea BODYWORKS + CurlyInCollege

Curl Talk with Shea BODYWORKS + CurlyInCollege

In our first CurlyInCollege Survival Kit we’re introducing subscribers to a few *NEW* Black, women-owned companies. One of which is Shea BODYWORKS. Their products are all natural and were created to nourish dry to extremely dry and sensitive skin.

This awesome brand was created by Saidah Pearsall, learn more in the interview below…

What would be your advice for someone transitioning from mainstream to natural products for the very first time?

When transitioning from mainstream to natural products do your research. All natural ingredients do not work the same. Make sure that the natural ingredients that you are using on your skin and hair are right for your skin and hair type.

What role does your brand play in the broader beauty and natural hair communities?

At Shea BODYWORKS we are in the business of creating skin experiences and not just skin care products. We often hear people say “I’m addicted to that Happy Hands and Feet Balm and I can’t stop using it”. When we hear comments like that, it confirms what we believe about creating experiences. Our brand is very simple and people seem to relate to us because of our simplicity. Every product is made with simple and natural ingredients that are easy to recognize and pronounce. We want people to feel confident in knowing that all of our products are made using only the best ingredients.

How does your brand embody CurlyInCollege’s mission of “Embrace who you are, not who others want you to be?”

We are an Indie brand, so we understand being unique. Our branding is a reflection of who were are, everything about Shea BODYWORKS says simple and natural. We feel it’s important to own your uniqueness and understand the importance of doing your own thing. When you truly stop worrying about what others think, you are able to stand in your greatness.

What advice do you have for college students who may feel challenged on their natural hair and skincare journey?

My advice would be to do your research and don’t be afraid to experiment with new products. There are a lot of brands catering to the natural hair and skin care community, so there are ton of product options. If you’re on a tight budget, go the DIY track and create your own products.

 

You can follow @SheaBODYWORKS on InstagramFacebook  & Twitter.

The 2019 Winter Edition of our CurlyInCollege Survival Kit is Here✨

The 2019 Winter Edition of our CurlyInCollege Survival Kit is Here✨

The time has come! We’re launching today! There’s only a limited quantity available.

BUY NOW >>>>> www.curlyincollege.myshopify.com <<<<<<

Our CurlyInCollege Survival Kit is a seasonal subscription box that includes everything a student needs to maintain healthy, natural hair! Each kit includes product samples, styling tools and tutorials that help them navigate life with curls on campus.

Important Notes on Shipping and Billing: 
Although orders will be accepted in December, shipments for the Winter Edition begin in January of 2019. This is a subscription, so your bank will be automatically debited one month before each box is released (every 90 days). Then you will automatically be shipped a new box seasonally (4x per year).

2019 Quarterly Payments Debited In: March, June, September, December

2019-2020 Quarterly Boxes Shipped In: April, July, October, January

** Again, all CurlyInCollege Survival Kits will be shipped approximately 30 days after your payment date. No refunds or returns available. **

CURRENT STUDENTS: If you’re a current student at one of the schools listed below use the respective code at checkout to order your kit and pick up your first box on-campus in January…

Purdue University – Code: PURDUE
LaSalle University – Code: LASALLE
Kentucky State University – Code: KSU
University of Massachusets Dartmouth – Code: UMD
FAMU – Code: FAMU
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis – Code: IUPUI
Rider University- Code: RIDER
Florida International University – Code: FIU
** School not listed? Membership opportunities coming soon to a campus near you! Stay tuned.
** We are shipping only to the United States at this time
Curl Talk with LivSo + CurlyInCollege

Curl Talk with LivSo + CurlyInCollege

In our first CurlyInCollege Survival Kit we’re introducing subscribers to a *NEW* company, LivSo. Their products alleviate dry, itchy scalp and repair brittle hair.

This amazing brand was created by Shari Hicks-Graham, a Board-Certified Dermatologist who also happens to be an African American woman! Get to know her in the interview below…

What would be your advice for someone transitioning from relaxed to natural hair for the very first time? 

Transitioning hair from its relaxed to natural state is a unique process for every individual.  It requires self-reflection and a tremendous amount of self-care which is always worthwhile, yet challenging during college.  I have two pieces of advice for the transition:  keep it simple and remain gentle with your tresses during this period because hair in this state is very fragile, particularly at the line of demarcation between new growth and relaxed hair.  Therefore, take care to detangle gently during shampooing and conditioning, try to avoid tension, and wash and condition the hair on a regular basis – at least once a week.  Remember that natural hair loves water and products that moisturize are key.  Scalp care is always important, and that’s where LivSo comes in.  The entire line including the Moisturizing Shampoo, Conditioner and Scalp Lotion will assist with detangling the hair, moisturizing the scalp, while helping to keep the scalp itch and flake free.  The simplicity of the line will help with maintaining your hair in a healthy state.  

What role does your brand play in the broader Natural Hair community?  

We understand that there are many fantastic brands out there for the Natural Hair community to enjoy.  LivSo is a specialized high-quality scalp and hair care product line that is also proven effective because of our clinical study.  It was important to me to develop LivSo because of my experience as a board-certified dermatologist who understands the needs of this community because I am also part of it.  The brand is a clean simple answer to the problem of dry itchy scalp for people with textured hair.  We wanted it to be easy to access and affordable while maintaining a high-quality look and feel.  Our samples and trade size offerings are available online with excellent service.   I have poured my energy into this product because of my love for my sisters and brothers trying to live a more healthy life.   

How does your brand embody our mission of “Embrace who you are, not who others want you to be?”

LivSoYou – we use it all the time as somewhat of a mantra.  We truly believe that people are at their best when they are manifesting their own unique attributes as it relates to personal thought, style, career goals, etc.  We developed the brand to help people live more confident, comfortable lives.  If you feel good, you will generally be more free to do the things that make you most happy.  This is why LivSo exists.  

What advice do you have for college students who may feel challenged on their natural hair journey?

Students usually have limited time and money!  Simple solutions to help you manage your natural hair will be key.  Find brands that have sample offerings first so that you will know how the products work before purchasing larger sizes.  Find a good hair and scalp product for cleansing, conditioning and moisturizingAlso make sure that you also have your favorite styling product on hand to make a few signature low-tension, low-maintenance styles work for you.  Resist the urge to rely exclusively on braids and weaves during the busy college years because I have witnessed that it contributes to hair loss over time.  You are your own best look, so master your look!  Try and keep it simple so that you will be able to keep up with your self-care.  Lastly, spend your time and money with brands who fundamentally support you and your health and beauty goals.    

You can follow LivSo on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

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