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So, I just realized that we do not have any reviews on google which bad! We have reviews elsewhere, however, Google reviews are just as important, especially for a small but growing business like Skatsz.
So if you’ve ever bought, won, or even received Skatsz as a gift and love it, please leave us a quick review using this link: https://g.page/Skatsz/review?rc
This little piggy went to Nigeria and got this bomb hairstyle done
Now the hair was cute and I got sooooo many compliments on it! But..
Well fast forward to 6 weeks I believe (that’s typically when I take down my hair if it’s been in braids/twists)
Chilllleeeeeee the way my edges went down with it? Ha! I just sat there looking at where my edges USED TO BE. I couldn’t cry, I was just like welp these are the risks of doing tight ass, cut ya edges type, nonetheless cute hair styles in Naija.
So as the universe and great amazing Ancestors would have it, Edge Naturale reaches out to me to review their product. Now at first I was verrrry hesitant because when my edges fall out like this, its usually castor oil and patience to the rescue; I’m talking months of patience and TLC tho.
Anywho, long story short, I agreed to do the review and let her know that I plan to be super honest bc at this point I’m talking from a place of pain yall, like don’t waste my time sis.
I received the beautiful God sent jar of love and kindness:
So I start to put it on my edges every day after getting out the shower, for a month straight and yalllllll:
Now let me say this, the instructions says to apply twice a day, I didn’t want to clog my pores (lemme stop lying yall, I was just too lazy to apply twice) so I did it once a day. worth noting is that you will feel a little tingling and warmness in the area applied – I just chucked that up to the fact that its working.. because it sho was!
Here’s another angle, even my eyebrows ends grew after 5 weeks use!
Also, I added a little bit of water to my edges prior to applying the Edge Naturale Cream (really it was the steam from my shower I used as moisture) but you can add just a smidge of water to your edges enough to make it damp but not completely wet, just so the cream can really penetrate your pores/hair shaft.
Yall, it really works and I’m super grateful the folks over at Edge Naturale really saved me and my edges and eye brows!
So, I’ve been wanting to switch to a natural toothpaste (because of the harmful side effects of fluoride) for sometime but didn’t know which exactly. I knew the brand had to be Black-owned sha.
Fast forward to seeing Liv with nature’s page on IG + decided to give it a shot – purchased the All Natural Peppermint Toothpaste. Chiiilllleeeee when I say I am grateful I did!!!! OMG ITS SOOOO GOOD! You can legit smell the peppermint right when you open the package, I’m talking bout the delivery package not even the actual toothpaste container. Right then and there I knew this joint was finna be bomb & I was right! I LOVE IT! It keeps my breath fresh and minty ALL DAY!! I done told 50-11 people bout so I figured why not blog bout it.
It’s all natural plant based, preservative free ingredients are listed under the container, about 5 in total – which is amazeballs!
I will say this, it takes some getting used to because it doesn’t get foamy and bubbly in your mouth like other toothpastes. Also, there isn’t that obnoxious aftertaste in that lingers for too long. Furthermore, expect to spit out black substance hahaah because of the charcoal – even though it seems obvious now, trust me you will forget & get a little weirded out when you’re brushing. Another point to note is due to hygiene purposes I wouldn’t recommend sharing this toothpaste with too many people since you have to dip a tooth brush inside..
Our prayers have been answered by the braids gods! We can now learn how to braid/cornrow for $5?!?! Whaaaat?! No more shame, no more “You’re Black and you don’t know how to braid?!” Whew chile, I’m dancing in my rite na! You’re telling me I get to learn how to braid from the comfort of my home and all I’m paying is $5?!?!?! Yes, I know there’s Youtube, but those tutorials aren’t real time and when you have questions, no body to answer, AAANNNND this is a Black owned business? Chileee I signed up so fast!
The classes meet twice a week on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. EST and 1 p.m. EST on Saturdays. You can sign up here: www.nianib.com
The queen that created this safe space is Niani Barracks.
Here’s an excerpt from her Essence Mag & Blavity feature:
Detroit hairstylist Niani Barracks has a digital cure for Black girls who don’t know how to braid. The “A Safe Space for Black Girls that Never Learned How to Braid” course was originally designed to be an in-person class for parents who want to learn how to style their children’s hair. However, like many other events, Barracks had to cancel due to the ‘rona.
“With the spreading of COVID-19, the schools closed down and I knew that working in the salon was not going to be a possibility for me anymore because I have two children,” she told Blavity. “This was a major loss of income for me, and anxiety began kicking in. I needed to come up with something fast while still doing something that I love, so I thought ‘why not teach the class online?’”
For only $5 a class Black women and girls from all over can learn proper parting, basic plaiting, and how to execute cornrows ranging from basic to styles with intricate details. The one-hour classes are held twice a week, Thursday at 9pm and Saturday at 1pm. Because the sessions are on Facebook Live, they’re interactive, where Niani reads questions from students and responds in real time. And the vibe is positive and inviting in this judgement free zone where Black women can support and encourage each other.
Niani concludes, “I hope that it continues to grow after this has passed,” she concludes. “I’ve gotten tons of messages, tons of DMs of people thanking me and saying that I’m God sent and I’ve answered their prayers. And I never expected that. I didn’t realize how many people were actually interested in learning and how deep this was. They feel like it’s a part of our culture. It is a part of our culture. It’s bigger than just learning how to braid.”
I know it’s been a while but here I am! Consistency doesn’t come natural for some of us but that’s no excuse so I will be more active here now, because well, why not! Plus I’ve found some really cool stuff to share 🙂
I hope you all have been staying safe, staying home & washing your hands.
In lieu of the corona virus aka covid-19 and the hysteria it has caused worldwide, I thought I’d share this helpful video I found on how to make your own hand sanitizer with two simple ingredients: Aloe Vera & Rubbing Alcohol.
Now we all know the 90’s was super iconic! From the movies & TV shows to the music and of course the fashion! I personally love just how colorful & vibrant and yet so simple the 90’s were in terms of fashion. The hats were something serious too, celebs rocked kangols hats, bucket hats, beanies, Kofi hats and bandanas as hats & etc. Crazy thing is they made it all look so good!
This has nothing to do with hats but come on, would it really be a 90’s tribute without this iconic scene from House Party? Hmm? Hmm?
But seriously, the whole world can’t seem to get enough of the 90’s fashion & it’s evident in today’s constant tribute to the sensational decade, can’t say I blame though. Somebody send us a time machine already, puh-lease!
Now as we all can tell, Old Man Winter is here to collect all the moisture and sunshine out of our lives to leave our lips, skin & hair parched 😒 But no worries, I have compiled some quick & useful tips on taking care of (y)our hair during the winter. Now bear in mind as I am compiling this mini list, I am also educating myself as I go along. Also, I’m quite lazy when it comes to things like this (judge me not) so I’ve selected the simplest steps to do below:
1. Wash hair less often –
Great news for those of us that dread wash day! Because shampoo tends to strip your hair of its natural oils, you want to lessen how many times you wash it. So, if you were washing your hair 4x in a month, you can reduce it to maybe 2x instead. You can also opt for Co-wash – short for “conditioner-only washing.” It means skipping shampoo and relying solely on conditioner.
2. Deep condition like crazy! –
As often as possible, I would say once or every two weeks should suffice. I was using the Hollywood Beauty dc for a while but I now make my own deep conditioner DIY Deep Conditioner but any over the counter conditioner should suffice. Please make sure to read ingredients before purchasing.
3. Wear protective styles – such as braids, twists, weave, crochet wigs; this way your hair gets to rest, while your ends are protected & aren’t exposed to the harsh climate. The duration of time you keep your protective sytles in is entirely up to you.
4. No shower cap!
Yes, you read right, leave that shower cap alone! The steam in your bathroom while taking a shower will do wonders for your hair’s moisture retention. What I do after I shower is I seal the moisture my hair just retained by applying oils (I use Olive oil/Castor oil). If you’re antsy about not wearing a shower cap at all, you can poke holes into it, that way you’ll still get some sort of moisture.
5. Wear hats with satin/silk lining –
Kinda like Skatsz hats ha! Would you look at that, 😂😅 No, but seriously there’s no point in doing all that work to retain moisture only to throw on a cotton/wool hat that’ll suck out it all right out; leaving your hair brittle & dry and prone to breakage! Whoo chilay hahaha I wish you guys could hear me laughing so hard as I write these blog posts yo!
Do you have any winter hair care tips you would like to share? Comment below xx