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Mello Hair Review – A Canadian Natural Hair Care Company

Mello Hair is a Canadian Natural Hair care company that you will definitely want to put on your radar. As a Canadian Naturalista, finding hair products for my kinky, curly hair is always nothing short of an adventure. So when Mello Hair reached out to me, and sent a sample of two of their products to review, I was extremely excited for the opportunity to show some love for something Canadian made!

Mello Hair | Hair Products for Canadian Naturals

What I received was the Hydrate and Seal Trail Size Duo, designed to… guess what? HYDRATE and SEAL! Which is exactly what your average Canadian Naturalista needs (and any Naturalista for that matter…). So let’s get right down to it.

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Meet Damola – Photographer, Content Creator, Beautiful Human Being

Instagram is officially my favourite method of discovering incredibly awesome women. It was through Instagram that I found Anna, (creator of Anna S. Lipstick), and most recently, how I found Damola: Photographer and Content Creator. As I scrolled through my news feed, I found that her images didn’t jump out at me, but rather that they sucked me in. Regardless of if she was photographing a person or an object, there was something intimate and almost private in how her scenes were set up. It was as though if I listened closer, or looked deeper, the subjects would let me in on a secret.

Damola Akintunde Photography | Black Photographer
Photograph – Damola Akintunde

I reached out to Damola asking for an interview, and was thrilled when she said yes. So here we are! I am glad to be able to give the world the opportunity to get to know her a little better:

“My name is Damola Akintunde, a college senior from North Carolina. I consider myself a Creative, since I’ve been performing and creating content for most of my life. My passions include photography and dancing.”

How did you get started? 

“I’ve always been very interested in visuals and the construction of art because I went to an art school for seven years.  I was able to invest in my love of photography in 2016 when I purchased my first legit camera, so it’s basically been a year since I’ve formally started. It really has been a whirlwind of a year. I managed to gain experience by having friends, and friends of friends reach out to me to shoot them and I’m still continuously growing and perfecting my craft.”

“I feel drawn to telling stories of those who feel like they have no voice…” 

This quote is visible on your website, what inspired it?
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Happy New Year | Goals for 2017 | 1 Year Blog Anniversary

Happy (Belated) New Year Everybody! As you may have noticed, nearly every blogger out there has a “Goals for 2017″, or a “Reflecting on 2016″ post, (or some combination of the two).  As I tried to keep up with this blogging trend by writing a similar post, I found myself growing anxious. I honestly lost count of how many times I started something, then continued to deleted it. I was struggling with authenticity, originality, and simply with trying to choose goals that I wanted to be held accountable to.

Through all of this, I was also coming to terms with a big risk I had taken. Before Christmas, I had put in my two weeks notice at a job that paid the bills (and a little more).  This was supposed to be a big positive step for my work/life balance,  but it weighed heavier on me than I had anticipated. It actually ended up doing the opposite of what I had hoped. It distracted me from being able to create any new content.

Then, I decided I needed a kick in the but; some motivation. I became obsessed with purchasing a day-planner specifically for my blog. I went and picked one out, and my significant other ceremoniously bought it for me to show his support.

It wasn’t until I sat down and started filling up some key dates, that I realized something:

My last day (in what I hope will be my last retail job ever), and my One Year Blog Anniversary, would fall on the same day : January 4th, 2017. This reignited me. Call it silly, call it fate, but I felt like there was something symbolic about these dates aligning. I even had jokingly said a couple months prior that I should quit the same day as my blog anniversary, but at the time, I wasn’t really sure what the date of it was.

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Empty Alert x2 – SheaMoisture JBCO Treatment Masque vs. Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Masque

Hello Everyone, we are back with another Empty Alert! This is a Two-For-One because I ran out of both of these products on the same Wash Day. Today, we’re talking about two Deep Conditioning Masques; the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Intensive Strengthening Masque and the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque.

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So…What are they? (In SheaMoisture’s Words)

JBCO Intensive Strengthening Masque

SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Treatment Masque makes even coarse, dry and over-processed curls and coils so soft and tangle free that you will love to love your hair. Heat style treatments like straightening and perming make hair dry, coarse and brittle. Damaged hair sheds easily, reduces in volume and looks unmanageable and unhealthy.

SheaMoisture Masque - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque - Best SheaMoisture Masques for Natural Hair

Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque:

This intense conditioning deep treatment infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended with antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig to restore and lock in moisture. Smoothes and fortifies follicles for stronger, healthier frizz-free hair.

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My Experience Wearing Senegalese Twists

I removed my Senegalese Twists (Or Rope Twists) nearly two weeks ago, yet I can’t believe I nearly didn’t blog about it! Since I posted a lot of pictures of my protective style on Instagram, I felt as though everyone had seen enough. Now, I have obviously changed my mind.

Towards the end of my London Trip, I got Senegalese Twists put in. Keep in mind, I have never ever had a protective style where extra hair was added in. No box braids, no twists, nothing. My natural hair is so thick, that it never really made sense to me to add to it. Since starting this blog, however, long term protective styles have been on my bucket list, so when my Aunt suggested I get it done, I was game.

As to not bombard you, let’s do this point form.

What I loved about my Senegalese Twists:
  • First of all, I felt like a Princess. Yes, it could be the Eurocentric beauty standard of having long hair that swings when you move talking here, but I’ll still admit it; I loved the feeling.
  • The EASE. With a protective style in, you do not have to think about getting ready at all! I was able to sleep in for an extra 30 minutes every morning, because I knew I didn’t have to think about what I was going to do with my uncooperative natural hair.
  • And then there were the options I had! Although I did not take full advantage of this, there are a lot of cool styles you can try with Senegalese Twists in. Personally, it was hard to stray from the half up, half down look, but I did branch out and try a top knot, a top bun, as well as two buns on either side of my head so I could try and pull of a Mini Mouse look for Halloween.. (I didn’t photograph the look, so I’m super upset.)
  • Also, it helped me retain length! I tend to see breakage at my ends when my schedule gets more hectic, and my natural hair regimen becomes a littles less regimented. Having the Senegalese Twists in as a Protective style allowed my ends to be protected from drying out, and breaking. I was truly surprised when I took my hair out, by how healthy it was!

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