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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 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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FroDown x Shea Moisture

FroDown x Shea Moisture

Shea Moisture came through as a brand sponsor this year with a variety of products for FroDown attendees. With over 44 different collections, Shea Moisture provided products from lines such as the Raw Shea Butter line, the Jamaican Black Castor Oil line, and the Coconut and Hibiscus line to name a few.

Photo via Instagram @lasalle.curlyincollege

We love Shea Moisture because they have something for everyone. Whatever your hair needs, you can find a product line that suits you. (more…)

Favorite Deep Conditioners

Favorite Deep Conditioners

  1. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

I discovered this deep conditioner about a few months ago when I was looking for a conditioner that would work safely with my newly colored jet black hair. I tried using deep conditioners and my curls were very dry and brittle. I thought, maybe I should add an oil such as Olive Oil or Coconut Oil to my hair but unfortunately my hair was just too dry for my liking. I asked a friend about what she used for her deep conditioner and she referred me to (more…)

The Ultimate Curly Girl Gift Guide

The Ultimate Curly Girl Gift Guide

With the holidays quickly approaching; like seriously, it’s right around the corner! I know a lot of you may be stressing at the idea of what to get the curly girl in your life; sometimes there can be way too many hair products to choose! And once you do decide, how do you know that you’re getting the right one for their specific hair type or texture? Well, I’m here to help! (more…)

What Do Men Know About Natural Hair?

What Do Men Know About Natural Hair?

Since black women of every texture and type started embracing their natural hair, we’ve been all about it; new styles, how to take care of, what works and what doesn’t. I love it!

We’ve also focused on what other people think of our hair. But what about our black men and their opinions and knowledge of natural hair? I asked around to find out just what they do (and don’t) know about our crowns. (more…)